Category Archives: Events

Returning bison to Banff: A step closer?

The initiative to return wild plains bison to the Rocky Mountains is in the news again with Wild Rose MP Blake Richards Friday (Jan. 23) accepting 3,000 postcards signed by supporters of restoring plains bison to Banff. Richards promised to … Continue reading

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Canmore: Juxtaposed

Canmore: Juxtaposed An exhibition of blended photographs, February 2015 I’m working with the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre to create an exhibition of blended photographs (superimposing historical photographs into modern ones) for February as part of the 2015 Exposure Photography … Continue reading

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Blended photographs of Canmore: exhibition summer 2014

Good news on the blended historical/modern photographs of Canmore front: I’m working with the Canmore Museum to put together an exhibition of blended photographs for next summer. Look for a fundraiser beginning relatively soon. The museum will raffle off blended … Continue reading

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Oil, Water and Blood: The Dieppe Journal of Doc Alexander

In honour of the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid and Remembrance Day, please  join me Thursday Nov. 8 as I share my grandfather’s story at Dieppe with Oil, Water and Blood: the Dieppe journal of Doc Alexander a lecture … Continue reading

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Canmore Then and Now: What’s left and what’s gone

What’s left, what’s gone and what’s evolved? Join me May 24 at 8 p.m. following the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre annual general meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., for a presentation on “Canmore Then and Now.” How much has … Continue reading

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Preservation Week at the Library

Ever wondered how best to care for your family documents, photographs and heirlooms? The Canmore Public Library and Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre will be giving an interactive talk on Monday, April 23rd at 7:30pm at the Canmore Public Library. … Continue reading

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The Loxleys and the War of 1812

The War of 1812 may seem very distant to us living in the Bow Valley of the Rocky Mountains, given that it took place in Eastern Canada and the eastern U.S., but our connection to that war will soon be … Continue reading

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Lost Mines of the Bow Valley

New mining exhibit at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre When mining is referenced in the Bow Valley, talk inevitably turns to coal. And for good reason, as coal mining was a major factor in how the Bow Valley developed … Continue reading

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Reintroducing plains bison to the Rocky Mountains

It appears Parks Canada is one step closer to restoring wild, free-roaming plains bison to the Rocky Mountains. Environment Minister Peter Kent will be in Banff on Friday (Jan. 27) and he is expected to announce the details of a … Continue reading

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Canmore Miners’ Union Hall restoration

  Stumped for ideas for a Christmas gift this year? Do you have people on your list who love local history? Then consider donating to the Canmore Miners’ Union Hall restoration project under their name.   This $350,000 project, undertaken … Continue reading

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