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Town of Canmore

Community Guide Programs and Services l Fall 2013 Registration begins Monday, August 19 at 7 a.m.

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Town of Canmore

Community Guide Welcome to the Town of Canmore Community Guide! This guide was created to provide you with comprehensive information about the Town of Canmore’s programs and services in one easy to use place. The guide provides information on Town courses offered from September to December 2013. It also identifies community services and information relevant to day to day life in Canmore. Helpful information for new residents and visitors is included in the General Community Information section. If you looking for information on fitness classes, aquatic programs, recycling, parks, trails or special event, there is something for everyone in the guide!

Canmore Town Council Left to Right: Councillor Jim Ridley, Councillor Vi Sandford, Councillor Sean Krausert, Mayor John Borrowman, Councillor Hans Helder, Councillor Gordie Miskow, Councillor Joanna McCallum. Please note: There will be a municipal election on October 21, 2013. Watch the local paper and Town of Canmore website (www.canmore.ca) for election details. The council pictured above will be active until the election. Photo by Colin Ferguson – Mountain Light Studio

2012 - 2013 Town Council All Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Town of Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue. Agendas will be posted to the Town’s website www.canmore.ca/Town-Council/Minutesand-Agendas.html on the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Live webcasts of Council meetings can be found on the website by clicking on “Town Council” then “Council Webcasts.” Recorded webcasts are available for viewing 24 hours after Council meetings. Council usually meets the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month with additional meetings as needed. Meetings are advertised on the Town page in the Rocky Mountain Outlook and on the Town’s website.


Table of Contents z

Program Registration Information

z Elevation Place Membership Information z Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

Registered Programs Professional Development Pre-School and Youth Swim Lessons

z Elevation Place Fitness

Core Fitness Classes Registered Fitness Classes

z Dance z Workshops z General Interest z First Aid z Skating z Languages z Preschool and Child & Youth Programs z Early Friday Dismissal Programs z Big Fun Day Camp Programs z Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Core Drop In Programs Registered Programs Child and Youth Registered Programs

z Canmore Recreation Centre z Family and Community Support Services z Bow Valley Parent Link z Canmore Public Library z KidSportTM z Sustainability z Community Recycling Information z General Community Information z Parks and Playgrounds

Contact Information 2 4 9 11 11 13 20 20 21 25 26 27 28 28 29 30 33 34 36 38 39 41 44

Civic Centre Phone l 403.678.1500 Fax l 403.678.1534 Address l 902 - 7th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 3K1 Elevation Place Phone l 403.678.8920 Fax Reception Desk l 403.678.8934 Fax Admin Offices l 403.678.8935 Email l elevationplace@canmore.ca Address l 700 Railway Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.8920 Address l 1900 8th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2 Public Works Phone l 403.678.1580 Fax l 403.678.1586 Address l 100 Glacier Drive Canmore, AB T1W 1K8

Town Office Closures September - December 2013 Civic Centre and Public Works September 2, 2013 l Labour Day October 14, 2013 l Thanksgiving November 11, 2013 l Remembrance Day December 25, 2013 l Christmas Day

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December 26, 2013 l Boxing Day

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December 27, 2013 l General office closure

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January 1, 2014 l New Years Day Canmore Recreation Centre December 25, 2013 l Christmas Day

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January 1, 2014 l New Years Day

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Elevation Place December 25, 2013 l Christmas Day January 1, 2014 l New Years Day

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Community Advertisers 71

Cover photo by Craig Douce.

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Registration Information

Program Registration Information Things You Should Know The Aquatic and Recreation Departments offer a variety of courses and programs for all ages. Please view the courses and programs listings starting on page 10. For Family Community Support Service (FCSS) program listing and registration information refer to page 45. For Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) program listing and registration information, refer to page 52.

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from September to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m. Registration Dates Mark the following dates in your calendar: August 19 - 25 – one week pre-registration period for Town of Canmore residents, MD of Bighorn residents and community members of Elevation Place. Open registration begins on August 26 to both residents and non-residents.

How to Register On-Line Registering for Town of Canmore recreation and aquatic programs is convenient and good for the planet. Through online services you are able to view and register for up-coming recreation community classes, day camps and swimming lessons. For first time users: in order to use this service, you will be required to create an account with your current email address. Please send an email to elevationplace@canmore.ca or stop by Elevation Place Customer Experience Desk to notify us that you would like to utilize this service. Once we have your email address, we can provide you with your personal login and password and you will be able to get started with on-line registration. For repeat users: ensure that you have your on-line login and password ready for Registration Day.

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To access on-line registration services: Visit www.canmore.ca and click on “On-line Registration” (listed under Resources on front page of website). If you have any on-line registration questions, please call 403.678.8920.

By Phone or by Fax Call 403.678.8920 and leave a message with your name, phone number and registration information. A customer experience representative will respond to your request by the end of the business day. This automated service is available 7 days a week. Fax a completed registration form to 403.678.8934. Payment is due upon registration by Visa or MasterCard. No course registrations will be accepted without payment or confirmation of a bursary. You will be contacted if the course is full, otherwise you can assume your registration has been processed. A receipt will be mailed to you.

In Person or by Mail Complete a program registration form and stop by the Elevation Place customer experience desk in person. Or mail the form to the following address: Elevation Place 700 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Customer experience desk hours of operation: Monday to Friday l 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Waitlist and Cancellation Policies Waitlist: If a program or course is full, you may place your name on a waitlist (current contact information is required). There is no charge for this service. If a space becomes available, you will be contacted immediately. If your plans have changed and you decline, then the next person on the list will be contacted. Cancelled Classes: If a class is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a customer experience representative will contact you by phone to notify you that the class has been cancelled. At that time, patrons have the choice of a full refund or to leave the credit on the account to use towards future programs or courses. Cancellation Policy: Once a course has begun, no refunds or credits will be given unless it’s for medical reasons and the request is accompanied by a medical note. Refund requests prior to one week of the course start date are fully refundable. There are no refunds, transfers, or credits if you cancel within one week of the course start date.


An evening to celebrate and honour those who have contributed to the arts in our community

Mayor John Borrowman, Arts and Events and the Community Public Art Committee present

Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts Thursday, September 26, 2013 l Canmore Miners’ Union Hall ARTIST, CHAMPION, MENTOR CHERYL BAXTER

Recognized for her significant contribution to the arts in Canmore

RUNS IN THE FAMILY

Joe & Allyse Ernewein i Colin & Fiona Ferguson i Ralph & Breanna Temple Recognizing two generations of artists – established and emerging

COMMUNITY BUILDER MARTIN FINNERTY

Recognized for his long-term commitment to the arts community in Canmore

Find us on Facebook Tickets are $20 l For more information or to order tickets: 403.678.1546 l artsandculture@canmore.ca

www.canmore.ca/mayorsspotlight

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Elevation Place

Membership Rates Membership Type

Go Beyond

Splash

Peak

Fit

Two Parent

$119

$91

$91

$91

One Parent

$86

$66

$66

$66

Adult l 26 - 64 Years

$55

$42

$42

$42

Senior l 65 - 79 Years

$41

$32

$32

$32

Student/Young Adult l 18 - 25 Years

$41

$32

$32

$32

Youth l 12 - 17 Years

$31

$24

$24

$24

Children l 3 to 11 Years

$23

$18

$18

N/A

Family

Individual

*Rates are monthly, based on an annual membership.

Membership Categories

Membership Categories

Family l 2 Adults Includes two parents/legal guardians with all children living in the same household and attending school up to and including high school (or age 17).

Student/Young Adult A young adult is an individual between the ages of 18 and 25 years.

Family l 1 Adult A single parent/legal guardian with children living in the same household and attending school up to and including high school (or age 17). Adult An adult is an individual between the ages of 26 and 64 years. Senior A senior is an individual between the ages of 65 and 79 years. Senior+ A senior+ is an individual 80 years of age and older. Seniors+ received a complimentary membership. Applies to Canmore residents only.

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Youth Youth are individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 years. Children Children are individuals between the ages of 3 and 11 years. Children under 3 are complimentary. Add Ons Individuals may “add on� a membership to an existing membership. The most expensive membership is charged at 100% of the list price, then additional memberships receive a 10% discount provided there is a single payer. All membership rates quoted are monthly and exclusive of applicable taxes.


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Membership Options

Go Beyond Membership

Peak Membership

Go Beyond and get the most out of your recreational experience under one roof. This membership is our most comprehensive and includes:

Rise to the pinnacle of your potential. Our Peak membership offers a “world class”climbing gym with wall heights from 15 to 45 feet that will develop your skills and challenge your ability. • Access to core climbing gym programming. • Member rates on registered climbing gym programming. • Complimentary Belay test. • Climbing gym access. • Guest pass discount. • Change rooms are not available for this membership category.

• Access and use of our spectacular aquatics centre with water slide, lazy river, zero beach leisure pool, 8 lane 25 metre lap pool, 25 person hot tub, and steam room. • Access to our core programming led by expert instructors. • Access to our “world class” climbing gym with courses from beginner to extreme skill levels. • Use of our 2,000 square foot weight room and cardio centre with modern equipment. • Access to change rooms. • Member rates on registered programs. • Complimentary belay test • Pre registration for programs. • Guest pass discount. • Complimentary public skating and shinny at the Rec Centre. • Multi-purpose room discount. • Merchandise discounts. • Child minding discount.

Fit Membership Commit to fitness and health and discover your potential. • Access to our 2,000 square foot cardio and weight training centre with modern equipment. • Access to core group exercise classes. • Member rates on registered fitness programming. • Complimentary orientation to fitness equipment. • Guest pass discount. • Change rooms are not available for this membership category.

Splash Membership Interested in year-round fun and recreation? Our Splash membership may be for you. • Access and use of our spectacular aquatics centre with water slide, lazy river, zero beach leisure pool, 8 lane 25 metre lap pool, 25 person hot tub, and steam room. • Access to change rooms. • Access to core aquatics centre programming. • Member rates on registered aquatics centre programming. • Guest pass discount.

BE ACTIVE, BE WELL, BELONG... with a membership at Elevation Place

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Town of Canmore

Facilities Available for Booking Contact: Facility Booking Coordinator at 403.678.7135 or facility_bookings@canmore.ca

Canmore Recreation Centre

Elevation Place

1900 - 8th Avenue, Canmore

700 Railway Avenue, Canmore

Ha Ling Conference Room

Room 119 (Adjacent to Pool)

Capacity: Seating for 25 - 35 l Size: 660 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: TV, DVD, Screen, Free Wi-Fi, White board,

Capacity: 22 l Size: 41 m2 Amenities: Tile floor, Sink Configurations: U-shape, Square Space Options: Classes, Meeting, Birthday Party Rates: Non-profit: $15/hr; Private: $22.50/hr

Flipchart, Podium

Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom, Theatre, Wall Flower Space Options: Meeting, Presentation, Workshop, Birthday Party Rates: Non-profit: $13/hr; Private: $20/hr

Lady MacDonald Community Hall Capacity: Up to 120 seated, up to 240 standing Size: 2,800 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Round tables, Rectangle tables, Banquet chairs,

Plastic chairs, Bar facility including: fridge, sink, ice machine and freezer. Commercial Kitchen (at additional cost) AV Equipment: TV, DVD, Screen, Stereo, Mic, iPod connector, Free Wi-Fi Configurations: Theatre, Classroom, Banquet (full or 1/2 rounds), Trade Show setup, Conference, Workshop, U-shape Space Options: Meeting, Presentation, Workshop, Banquet Rates: Non-profit: $21/hr; Private: $45/hr

Room 207 Capacity: 42 l Size: 52 m2 Amenities: Tables, Chairs, Vinyl cork floor, Sink Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Crafts, Birthday Party, Meetings Rates: Non-profit: $15/hr; Private: $22.50/hr

Room 208 Capacity: 51 l Size: 63 m2 Amenities: Tables, Chairs, Vinyl cork floor Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Meeting, Workshop Rates: Non-profit: $15/hr; Private: $22.50/hr

Room 209 A

Civic Centre 907 - 7th Avenue, Canmore

Classroom

Capacity: Seating for 25 - 35 l Size: 468 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: White board, Screen Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom Space Options: Meeting, Presentation Rates: Non-profit: $7/hr*; Private: $13/hr*

Atrium

Capacity: Up to 45 seated, Up to 70 standing l Size: 1,377 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: TV Configurations: Theatre, Trade Show setup, Presentation Space Options: Special Event, Trade Show Rates: Non-profit: no charge*, Private: $35/hr*

Plaza

Capacity: Up to 120 standing l Size: 3,663 Sq. Ft. Amenities: Rectangle tables, Plastic chairs AV Equipment: Power outlets Configurations: Opening presentation, Outdoor market set up Space Options: Celebration, Special Event Rates: Non-profit: no charge*

*Civic Centre bookings are subject to a Building Monitor at a rate of $17 per hour plus GST.

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Capacity: 75 l Size: 9 m2 Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Room 209 B Capacity: 77 l Size: 89 m2 Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Room 209 A&B Capacity: 188 l Size: 178 m2 Amenities: Athletic floor Rates: Non-profit: $50/hr; Private: $75/hr

Room 212 Capacity: 53 l Size: 71 m2 Amenities: Vinyl cork floor AV Equipment: Screen Configurations: U-shape, Square, Classroom, Theatre Space Options: Meeting, Workshop, Classes Rates: Non-profit: $25/hr; Private: $37.50/hr

Atrium Size: 548 m2 Space Options: Special Events Rates: Non-profit: $70/hr; Private: $105/hr

Please note:

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Elevation Place. AV cart is available at time of booking. $20 per booking.


Welcome Parents and Children

Lil’ Bears Den Child Minding at Elevation Place Child care services are available for children ages 6 months to 7 years old, for those parents using Elevation Place facilities and programs. Hours of Operation: Sunday/Holidays: CLOSED Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop in Fee: Member $2.75 per 1/2 hour l $3.50 per 1/2 hour

What to expect: Activities Your child will enjoy arts and crafts activities, books, toys, puzzles, and coloring. Health and Safety Toys and equipment are disinfected daily to ensure a clean and safe environment. If your child is showing signs illness, please refrain from visiting until healthy again.

Snacks and Meals Parents are encouraged to pack a snack for your child. Snacks with nut products are not permitted. Names on food containers and bottles are a plus. What to Wear and Bring Indoor shoes must be worn at all times in the Lil Bear’s Den. If your child has a special object (blanket, stuffy, etc.), please bring it along. Comfort and Care There is a washroom and diaper-changing facilities located in the Lil’ Bears Den. Your child will be cared for by professional staff with child-minding training/experience. Staff will have security clearance and possess a current First-Aid certificate. If your child has difficulties adjusting to being left in child care, please allow some extra time to make them feel comfortable and secure before you leave.

Town of Canmore

Community Events Mark your calendars!

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September 26, 2013 l Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts October 18 & 19, 2013 l Festival of Eagles December 31, 2013 l Party on the Pond December 2013 l Lantern Workshops Hosted at the Lantern Studio. Bamboo Lanterns (Advanced): Sundays, December 8, 15 & 22 l 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Globe Lanterns (Beginner): Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17 l 3 to 6 p.m. Drop In: Sundays, December 5, 12 & 19 l 4 to 7 p.m. For event information please visit www.canmore.ca/celebrations or email events@canmore.ca.

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Start Your Career in Aquatics!

Ever wondered what it takes to become a Lifeguard, Swim Instructor or Aquatic Fitness Instructor? We are looking for qualified lifeguards and swim instructors to join our dynamic team at our brand new Aquatics Centre at Elevation Place, and we want to make it easy for you to attain the proper certification.

How to become a

How to become a

How to become a

LIFEGUARD

SWIM INSTRUCTOR

CALA AQUATIC FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

STEP 1: Bronze Medallion •

Must be 13 years or older

STEP 2: Bronze Cross 14 years old OR completion of Bronze Medallion •

STEP 1: Assistant Water Safety Instructor •

Must be 15 years or older

STEP 2: Water Safety Instructor Must be 16 years old • Completed AWSI

STEP 3: Standard First Aid & CPR “C”

• Must

STEP 3: You are a SWIM INSTRUCTOR!

be 12 years or older

STEP 4: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) • Must

be 16 years old Bronze Cross • Standard First Aid •

STEP 5: You are a LIFEGUARD!

STEP 1: Vertical Water Training STEP 2: Group Aqua-fit OR Water Running Aqua-fit Specializations STEP 3: You are a CALA CERTIFIED AQUA-FIT INSTRUCTOR! (Canadian Aqua-fitness Leaders Alliance)

For more information on how we can help you qualify, or to apply for a position contact the Aquatics Department at 403.678.8930

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

Elevation Place Aquatics Centre Elevation Place Aquatics Centre Registration for ALL Recreation programs from September to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes Thanksgiving weekend (October 12, 13, and 14) and Remembrance Day weekend (November 9, 10, and 11). Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Supervisor of Aquatics, Fitness & Wellness: Michelle McLaren 403.678.8930 mmclaren@canmore.ca Aquatics Coordinator Ryan Baird 403.678.8918 rbaird@canmore.ca

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Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Aqua-Fitness

Aqua-Fitness

Aqua-Fitness

Aqua-Fitness

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Aqua Tabata

Aqua Yoga

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Aqua-Fitness

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-In Programs are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission

Core Aquatics Programs Aqua Fitness Programs You don’t need to be a swimmer to enjoy these water-based fitness classes, which incorporate cardio, muscle conditioning, and flexibility exercises. The water can be used to offer the level of intensity that is right for you. Participants must be comfortable in deep water for some classes.

Aqua Tabata This fitness class is based around high intensity interval training where an aqua-based exercise is done at high intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds rest. Each set lasts a total of 4 minutes. Tabata training has been proven to be a very effective way of achieving weight loss.

Aqua Yoga Immerse yourself in warmer water and try this yoga infused aqua class. The class is designed to flow from one sequence to another. Options will be provided to accommodate varied levels of ability.

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Please register at least one week in advance. Classes with insufficient registrants have to be cancelled.


Professional Development CANADIAN

Assistant Water Safety Instructor

RED CROSS

This certification course is the prerequisite to the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course. Candidates will be introduced to the foundation of instructional skills by focusing on the theoretical knowledge that supports learning and teaching. After completing the classroom components, candidates will have to complete 8 hours of co-teaching, as well as individual selfstudy assignments before they can become certified. Pre-requisite: Must be 15 years old.

Triathlon Training l Masters Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday l 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday l 12:10 - 12:50 p.m. Please contact Don Tremblay: coachdontremblay@gmail.com to register

Adult Fitness Swim Taken swim lessons but not quite ready for Masters? Looking for a quality workout? Pick up some stroke tips, add strength, endurance, and distance to your workout. Relax in the hot tub and steam room afterwards. Pre-registration is required. September 24 - November 12 8 classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $115 + GST l #9610 September 24 - October 17 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $115 + GST l #9611 October 22 - November 14 8 classes l Tuesdays & Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $115 + GST l #9612

Teen and Adult Learn to Swim This class is for adults who would like to increase their comfort in the water and learn some stroke skills. Classes are taught by a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and are designed to be flexible to allows instructor and participants to tailor the curriculum to meet individuals’ needs. Pre-registration is required. September 26 - November 14 8 classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $76 + GST l #9613

September 27, 28 & 29 Friday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $335 + GST l #9709

Bronze Medallion Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn both tows and carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is the prerequisite for the Bronze Cross award. Pre-requisite: Swimming ability and 13 years old. October 18, 19 & 20 Friday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $158 + GST l #9711

Bronze Cross Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and life guarding, the principles of emergency procedures, and teamwork. Lifesavers learn how to rescue a spinal-injured victim and a pulseless victim. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite award for all advanced training programs in lifesaving, life guarding and leadership. Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion. December 6, 7 & 8 Friday l 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $158 + GST l #9712

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Junior Lifeguard Club

Federal regulations require all operators of motorized boats and personal watercraft to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card in accordance with the standards and guidelines established by Transport Canada.

Learn lifesaving skills and techniques, develop physical fitness, and learn teamwork skills to participate in a mini Lifeguard competition on the final day. For ages 10 and up.

The Lifesaving Society’s Boat Operator Accredited Training (BOAT) program offers boaters an opportunity to learn about many aspects of safe boating, including: Navigation regulations and “rules of the road”; How to respond to emergencies; and • Knowledge about operating a pleasure craft (i.e. safety equipment, loading limits, buoys, beacons, weather, fueling procedures).

September 26 - November 28 10 classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. $100 (Non-member) l #9738

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All candidates are required to pass a Transport Canada standardized written exam to receive their Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card. Boaters with previous experience and knowledge can write a special “exam only” option.

Registration for Aquatics programs begins on

Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m. Registration information is listed on page 2.

Study guides available for $15.00 and exam writing for $35.00. Please call the Aquatic Department at 403.678.8918 for more information.

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Re-Certifications Water Safety Instructor CANADIAN

RED CROSS

This is a re-certification to a previously held WSI award.

November 24 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $94 + GST l #9713

National Lifeguard Re-Cert This is a re-certification to a previously held NL award.

Preschool and Youth Programs Free Assessment for Lesson Placement We are happy to provide a free, informal, water evaluation of your child to help determine which swim level to register them in. Please contact the aquatic department at 403.678.8918 to arrange a time.

November 3 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Private Swim Instruction

$83 + GST l #9714

Preschool to Swim Kids 10 l Adults

Lifesaving CPR and Automatic External Defibrillation This is a re-certification to a previously held CPR award. October 28 Monday l 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. $39 + GST l #9716

Aquatic Emergency Care & Standard First Aid, Level C CPR & AED This is a re-certification to a previously held AEC and/or SFA award. October 6 Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $78 + GST l #9717

One-on-one instruction is available. September 28 - November 30 (No class October 12 and November 9) 8 classes l Saturdays #9719 #9718 #9721 #9722 #9720 #9723

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 9:35 - 10:05 a.m. 9:50 - 10:40 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.

Swim Kids 1 - 10 l Adults September 23 - October 21 (No class October 14) 8 classes l Mondays and Wednesdays #9730 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. #9732 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Swim Kids 1 - 10 l Adults October 28 - November 25 (No class November 11) 8 classes l Mondays and Wednesdays #9731 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. #9733 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $240 + GST

Please register at least one week in advance. Classes with insufficient registrants have to be cancelled.

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Parent and Tot Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle are parented programs for children.

Starfish l 6 months to 18 months • Orientation

to water for babies and their parent/caregiver. enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up. • The goals are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through songs and play in the water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety. • This level is participation-based only, without formal evaluation.

Orientation to water for toddlers. • Age is the only condition for entering this level. • Swimmers learn, through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sea Otter once all criteria have been successfully completed.

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Duck l 18 months to 36 months to water for toddlers and their parent/ caregiver. • Age is the only condition for entering this level. • Swimmers learn how to use floating objects for support and explore different water movements through games, songs and active water play. The parent/caregiver also learns age-specific water safety. • This level is participation-based only, without formal evaluation.

Sea Otter • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides, and swim 1 metre. They also learn age-appropriate water safety skills. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Salamander once all criteria have been successfully completed.

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Salamander • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sea Otter. • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 2 metres, further develop basic floats and increase their distance on front and back glide. Front swim and roll-over glide are also included, and swimmers learn appropriate water safety skills such as how to jump into chest-deep water and how to use a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). • Safety skills development includes water orientation, safe entries and exits and only swimming when an adult is present. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sunfish once all criteria have been successfully completed.


Sunfish • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Salamander. • Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres, increase their distance using buoyant objects, increase their front and back glide with kick, and develop their roll-over glide, side glide and front swim. Safety skills include deep-water skills and use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). • Safety skills development such as water orientation, safe entries and exits and always asking for permission before going near the water. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Crocodile once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Crocodile • Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sunfish. • Through games and other fun activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres on their front and back, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. They also progress with kicking drills and increase their swimming distance to 10 metres. • Safety skills include jumping into deep-water and performing surface support for 10 seconds, recognizing when a swimmer needs help and using a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) in deep water. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Whale once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Whale Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Crocodile. • Through fun activities, swimmers perform a front and back swim for 10 metres. Swimmers work on developing their flutter kick and perform a distance swim of 15 metres. • Safety skills include identifying safe swimming areas, jumping into deep water, swimming 5m, surface support for 20 seconds, a return to safety, throwing assists and sitting dives. • Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and complete the program once all criteria have been achieved. Children 6 years or older are ready for the appropriate level of Red Cross Swim Kids.

Red Cross Swim Preschool September 28 - November 30 (No class October 12 and November 9) 8 Classes l Saturdays l $49 #9614 #9620 #9626 #9634 #9642 #9650 #9658 #9665

Starfish Duck Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

9:35 - 10:05 a.m. 9:35 - 10:05 a.m. 10:10 - 10:40 a.m. 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 11:20 - 11:50 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:10 - 10:40 a.m. 10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

September 24 - November 12 8 Classes l Tuesday Evenings l $49 #9628 #9636 #9644 #9652 #9663 #9667

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

September 26 - November 14 8 Classes l Thursday Evenings l $49 #9629 #9637 #9645 #9653 #9664 #9668

Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish Crocodile Whale

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Red Cross Swim Preschool

September 23 - October 21 8 Classes l Mondays and Wednesdays l $49 (No class October 14) #9616 #9622 #9630 #9638 #9646 #9654

Star Fish Duck Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

October 28 - November 25 8 Classes l Mondays and Wednesdays l $49 (No class November 11) #9617 #9623 #9631 #9639 #9647 #9655

Star Fish Duck Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from September to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m.

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September 24 - October 17 8 Classes l Tuesdays and Thursdays l $49 #9618 #9624 #9632 #9640 #9648 #9656

Star Fish Duck Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

October 29 - November 21 8 Classes l Tuesdays and Thursdays l $49 #9619 #9625 #9633 #9641 #9649 #9657

Star Fish Duck Sea Turtle Sea Otter Salamander Sunfish

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.


Swim Kids 6

Red Cross Swim Kids In this Canadian Red Cross learn to swim program. Participants will be challenged in three areas: Swimming, Fitness Activities and Skills and Water Safety (Red Cross recommends all children entering into the program be 6 years old on the first day.)

Swim Kids 1 Swimmers receive an orientation to water and the pool area and work on floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build their endurance by working on the 5m front swim.

Swim Kids 2 Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at the surface. Swimmers work on the front swim (5m) and learn about deep-water activities and proper use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Fitness activities include the 10m flutter kick and a 10m distance swim.

Swim Kids 3 This level provides an introduction to diving, and teaches swimmers how to make wise choices about where and when to swim. Endurance is achieved by building strength in the flutter kick and a 15m swim.

Swim Kids 4 This level introduces the front crawl (10m) and back swim with shoulder roll (15m). Swimmers work on kneeling dives, surface support (45 seconds, deep water) and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25m swim.

Swim Kids 5 This level introduces the back crawl (15m), sculling skills, whip kick on the back, stride dives and treading water. Front crawl increases to 15m. An introduction to safe boating skills is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50m swim.

This level refines front crawl with a focus on hand entry and breathing (25m), back crawl with a focus on arm positions and body roll (25m), and introduces elementary backstroke (15m), safety on ice, and rescue of others with throwing assists. Swimmers demonstrate the front dive and their ability to tread water in deep water for 1½ minutes. Endurance is built through dolphin kick and a 75m swim.

Swim Kids 7 This level builds skills and endurance for the front crawl (50m), back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m) and introduces whip kick on the front. Swimmers learn about airway and breathing obstructions, reach assists and stride entry. Swimming endurance is increased to a 150m swim.

Swim Kids 8 This level is an introduction to breast stroke (15m) and feetfirst surface dives. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults, and standing shallow dives. Swimmers participate in timed treading water activities using the eggbeater skill for 3 minutes to improve their ability to remain at the surface in the event of an unexpected fall into water. Endurance is built on a 300m swim. Front crawl and back crawl distances are increased to 75m each.

Swim Kids 9 This level refines the front crawl (100m), back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), and encourages swimmers to combine different kicks for fitness (3 mins). They also work on head-first surface dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400m swim.

Swim Kids 10 This level is a final assessment of the strokes for technique and distance (front crawl 100m, back crawl 100m, elementary back stroke 50m, breast stroke 50m and sidestroke 25m). Swimmers learn about sun safety, rescue of others from ice, and head-first and feet-first surface dives. Endurance is built using the dolphin kick (vertical) and a 500m swim.

Participation in Red Cross Swim may qualify you for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit.

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Red Cross Swim Kids

September 28 - November 30 8 Classes l Saturdays (No class October 12 and November 9) #9669 #9673 #9677 #9681 #9685 #9689 #9693 #9697 #9701 #9705

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. $49 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. $49 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $49 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $49 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $56 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. $56 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $67 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. $67 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. $67 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. $67

#9671 #9675 #9679 #9683 #9687 #9691 #9695 #9699 #9703 #9707

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $56 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $56 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67

October 28 - November 25 8 Classes l Mondays and Wednesdays (No class November 11) #9672 #9676 #9679 #9684 #9688 #9692 #9696 #9700 #9704 #9708

Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. $49 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $56 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. $56 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $67

September 29 - December 1 8 Classes l Sundays (No class October 13 and November 10) #9902 #9903 #9904 #9905 #9906 #9907

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Level Level Level Level Level Level

5 6 7 8 9 10

3:15 - 4:00 p.m. $56 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. $56 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. $67 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. $67 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. $67 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. $67


Aquatics Centre Information Parents, Coaches and Caregivers Children under your care must be supervised at all times. The safety of your children is your responsibility. Program Cancellations Swimming lessons will be combined or cancelled one week prior to the program start date. Swimming Lesson Policy Please help the Lifeguards and instructors ensure everyone’s safety by keeping your children close at hand and not entering the water before or after your lessons. Once your child is with their instructor, parents/caregivers are required to leave the pool deck and watch their children from the viewing area. Participants with Special Needs We encourage participants with disabilities and special needs to participate in our program. Please inform the Aquatic Supervisor prior to registering, to ensure a positive program experience.

Pool Information Pool Fouling Unfortunately, on occasion, the pool has to be closed in an untimely manner due to pool fouling. Health regulations require that our pool be closed anywhere from 1 to 36 hours for the necessary disinfecting. Please exercise precaution and feed your child after their swim or a few hours before. Have them use the washroom before entering the water and during lessons or leisure swimming. Diaper Requirements Swim diapers with waterproof pants over top are required for all patrons who are not toilet trained. They are available at the customer experience desk for a nominal charge. Pool Deck Requirements for Shoes and Strollers For health and safety reasons, outdoor footwear and strollers are not permitted on the deck or in the change rooms. Shoe racks are provided at the change room entrance. Strollers can be left at the “Stroller Parking Lot” and exchanged for “pool” strollers to be used on the deck and in the change rooms.

Pool Schedules Please note that the pool is shared with other activities during some scheduled times. Drop in activities can be cancelled and are subject to change due to maintenance, lessons, rentals or special events. Please visit www.elevationplace.ca for the most up to date schedule. Local Kayak and Swim Clubs Bow Valley Kayak Club: riverscum@gmail.com Riptides Winter Swim Club: info@riptides.ca Coho Summer Swim Club: swim@canmorecoho.com Masters Swim Coach: coachdontremblay@gmail.com

Registration for Aquatics programs begins on

Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m. Registration information is listed on page 2.

Admittance and Supervision Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied IN and OUT of the water by an adult 16 years of age or older AT ALL TIMES. (1 supervisor to 4 children max.)

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Elevation Place Fitness Classes Elevation Place Fitness

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from September to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m. Elevation Place: 403.678.8920 Supervisor of Aquatics, Fitness & Wellness: Michelle McLaren 403.678.8930 mmclaren@canmore.ca Recreation Program Coordinator: Marie-JosĂŠe Guay 403.678.8919 mguay@canmore.ca

Core Fitness Classes Bootcamp Wake up soldier! Come join this high energy, easy-to-follow, challenging, and fun fitness workout! Develop cardio, strength, tone, and balance in an ambiance of camaraderie. This class will include a short muscle conditioning and core work component.

Core and More Target and strengthen your abdominals and improve your overall core strength. This session emphasizes safe and effective exercises for abdominal and oblique muscles. Improving your core strength will enhance your range of motion and add support for your lower back while increasing the intensity of your training!

Morning Flow Yoga Start your mornings off right with this vitalizing style of yoga. The focus is on flow, flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness and building a sense of community. The focus is to have fun and the time is NOW! Investing in your health is the best investment you can make.

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Yoga Flow All levels are invited to join in this rhythmic yoga class. Modifications will be specified to suit your daily needs. The focus will be to flow enough to work out the stagnation from a day of work, as well as clear the mind and ease the body. A great class if you say you are too stiff to practice yoga.

Yogalates This is a user-friendly fitness style of yoga and pilates suitable for all. The emphasis on pilates focuses on developing the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso and strengthening core abdominal and back muscles. The focus of yoga is to breathe, stretch and feel. The non-impact resistance eliminates stress on joints, realigns muscle imbalances and focuses on maintaining neutral pelvic and spinal alignment.

20/20/20 Join us for 20 minutes of heart-pumping cardio activity, 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of abs. We will finish this class with stretches that will increase your flexibility. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.

Sweat and Sculpt Get rid of the mid-week blues with this full-body conditioning workout. Challenge your cardio, develop stability and strengthen your core. Enhance your overall performance and build your endurance. Whatever your fitness level, this workout environment will inspire and keep you coming back for more!


Core Fitness Class Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Friday

Yogalates

Sweat & Sculpt

Morning Flow Yoga

Core and More

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Core and More

Yoga Flow

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

20/20/20

Sweat & Sculpt

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-In Programs are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission

Registered Fitness Classes • Registered classes require a minimum number of

registrants in order to run. Program may be cancelled one week prior to course start. Register early to avoid disappointment!

• Unless otherwise stated we accept drop-ins for

registered classes. The fee is $12 per class. Please check on our website at www.elevationplace.ca for up to date information.

Fitness and Wellness

Beginner Weights Not sure what to do with dumbbells? Not sure if you are using the correct form when you are exercising? Would you like to learn your way around the weight room? This basic weight-training course will also incorporate low impact cardio exercises that will help kick start your new workout routine! There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown October 2 - November 20 8 classes l Wednesdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $105 + GST l #9759

Ballet Fitness This class is designed for dancers and non-dancers alike. This class consists of moves that combine strength and grace which provide focused muscle toning, stretching, and stamina building. We will work on alignment and posture, agility and coordination. One can achieve a higher level of fitness with easy to follow exercises and techniques to help slim, strengthen, refine and tone the entire body. Elevation Place Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron September 27 - November 22 9 classes l Fridays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $102 + GST l #9762

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Bellyfit®

NEW! Drumming for Stress Relief

Bellyfit® is the fusion fitness experience exclusively for women. Relieve stress and get the sweat flowing with cardio moves infused with the ancient and beautiful fundamentals of Belly Dance, Bollywood and African Dance. Sculpt and tone with Pilates inspired core work, relax with Yoga inspired stretch, and be inspired and energized by the mindful Mudra Meditation. The unique Bellyfit® Music compilations are ethnoinfused techno, tribal rhythms and relaxing ambient tracks. No dance experience necessary. Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley

Let the beat of the drum melt away your stress, massage your muscles and clear your mind! Research has shown that group drumming can lower stress hormone levels and boost the immune system. Engage in a fun and exciting program to release stress and wrap-up the evening with gentle rhythms and breath work to slow the mind and set the stage for a good night’s sleep. No experience necessary. Drums are provided. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Kate Rive

September 16 - December 2 (No class October 14 and November 11) 10 classes l Mondays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. $117 + GST l #9760

Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 6 classes l Thursdays l 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. $105+ GST l #9868

Chi Kung Like other soft energy practices such as Tai Chi, Chi Kung works with the body’s own electromagnetic energy or “chi” to restore and balance the systems already in place in your body. This then connects us with the universal flow of energy, or the “Tao” around us all. This class will draw from 7 Lotus Chi Kung, a unique style of Chi Kung that uses ancient traditional Chi Kung styles and theory and blends them with yoga, bio-energetic postures, meditation and other techniques to accelerate the process of healing and restoration of body and mind. This results in improved health, balance, focus and connection in your life. Chi Kung is suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Experience your inner and outer smile through this amazing practice! Students need to wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring a mat or rug to practice on, water and a notebook and pencil. All levels and experience welcome. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Maureen Reeves Certified Instructor, 7 Lotus Chi Kung Canada September 15 - October 20 (No class October 13) 5 classes l Sundays l 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. $91 + GST l #9879

Commit to your fitness goals. Sign up for the whole class!

FUNctional Fitness l 55+ years This small group exercise class will include accelerated walking or other cardiovascular activity, strength training, flexibility and balance training and/or interval training. This class will focus on the FUN aspect of fitness in a pleasant social setting. You will improve your mobility, posture, coordination and help prevent injuries. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown September 23 - November 25 (No classes October 14 and November 11) 8 classes l Mondays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $77 + GST l #9770

Hatha Yoga This is a gentle and traditional style of yoga that focuses on proper alignment, breath connection and mindfulness. The basic yoga postures are combined with regulated breath and performed in a systematic and easy to follow sequence. This class will help reduce stress, increase energy, stretch and strengthen your muscles and encourage you to breathe more freely and fully. Elevation Place Instructor: Tanya Belireau September 24 - November 26 10 classes l Tuesdays l 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $117 + GST l #9582

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NEW! Just Asana Flow style class with less talk and more action! With a mix of upbeat tunes, we will integrate breath with movement to build strength, stamina and flexibility. It’s the perfect yoga add-on to your fitness routine. Come sweat and chill on your noon hour break and feel great for the rest of your day! Suitable for all levels of yogis or athlete! Elevation Place Instructor: Lindsey Williams September 24 - November 26 10 classes l Tuesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #9586 $105 + GST September 26 - November 28 10 classes l Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. l #9588 $105 + GST

Stott Pilates l Mixed Level This mat-based workout has a focus on body conditioning that will help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, as well as improving coordination and balance. Props will be incorporated to create variety and to challenge all muscle groups. Modifications will be provided for various levels. Elevation Place Instructor: Michelle McLaren B.Kin,RMT,STOTT Pilates Certified September 25 - November 27 10 classes l Wednesdays l 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $117 + GST l #9660

NEW! Tabata Training Tabata is a fun but challenging high intensity interval training protocol developed to achieve serious results fast! Blast through a series of 8 (20 second) intervals of an exercise before moving on to the next. Improves cardiovascular endurance and strengthens muscle all the while burning calories and toning your body. This workout is ideal for intermediate and advanced fitness enthusiasts looking to change up their routine and burst through plateaus. Elevation Place Instructor: Jessica Young September 19 - November 21 10 classes l Thursdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $117 + GST l #9754

NEW! Urban Poling This is the evolution of Nordic walking. All ages and fitness levels will benefit from this program. Less stress on the body than running, tones your whole body, improves posture and cardiovascular fitness. Participants with balance or mobility limitations may find this an ideal form of safe exercise. Explore the trails around town in a fun and social atmosphere. For more information visit www.urbanpoling.com. Urban Poles provided. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! First class meets at the outdoor plaza of Elevation Place. Instructor: Deborah Foley September 18 - October 23 6 classes l Wednesdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $78 + GST l #9755

Registration for ALL Recreation programs from September to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m.

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fitness wellness fitness Yin Yoga Yin yoga is a great class for athletes – climbers, runners, swimmers, skiers – who need the opportunity to allow their muscles to disengage and lengthen passively. Yin works on opening the hips, back and shoulders through long gentle holds. The class focuses on the deep yin tissues of the body, relative to the more superficial yang tissues of muscles and skin. Yin yoga opens up these deep, dense, rarely touched areas. Yin yoga brings the body back into a state of healthy circulation and flow and increases flexibility. Each pose is held for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Elevation Place Instructor: Anita Szabo September 24 - November 26 10 classes l Tuesdays l 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $98 + GST l #9585

Women and Weights For women that shy away from gyms you will feel welcomed, well supervised, and leave this class with a training plan that you will be able to keep up for years to come! This class includes a thorough orientation to each piece of equipment, opportunities to try new exercises and the development of an individualized training program. Build your confidence around cardio and resistance training equipment and take the first steps toward a healthier, happier you. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Jess Young October 10 - November 14 6 classes l Thursdays l 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $83 + GST l #9756

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Town of Canmore

Recreation Department Adult Co-Ed Drop-In Recreation Programs October 15 - December 21, 2013 January 7 - May 16, 2014 All Drop-In Recreation Programs are designed for adults 18+ and operate on a first come, first serve basis. Drop-in fee: $6 l Lawrence Grassi School

NEW! Co-Ed Pickleball Thursdays: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Co-Ed Volleyball Mondays: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. (No play October 14, November 11, February 17) Fridays: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Co-Ed Soccer Mondays: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (No play October 14, November 11, February 17)

Co-Ed Badminton Thursdays: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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Recreation Department Dance Singles or couples and those “with 2 left feet” welcome! Learn the basics of 3 dance styles (Salsa, Jive, Rumba) and the fundamentals of ALL social dancing – how to be a good “leader” and “follower”. Not sure if this class is for you? No problem, come and meet your instructor Deborah for a free demo class on September 15. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Deborah Foley

Don’t Let a Good Class Die Good classes sometimes die before they’ve begun because well-intentioned (and busy) people delay enrolling.

Please register at least one week in advance. Classes with insufficient registrants have to be cancelled. On-Line: Go to www.canmore.ca In order to use this service you will require an account at Elevation Place with an e-mail address. Please stop by the customer experience desk or send an e-mail to elevationplace@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today! In Person: Elevation Place Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. By Phone: Call 403.678.8920 leave your name, phone number and registration information. By Fax: At 403.678.8934

September 22 - December 1 (No classes October 13 and November 10) 9 classes l Sundays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $101 + GST l #9779

Zumba®! Ditch the Routine, Join the Party! Zumba® is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class combining fast and slow rhythms with cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Dance to Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and more. Dancers and non-dancers alike immediately and easily master a Zumba® class. It’s fun! Let loose, rock out, have a blast and burn calories. Zumba® is “exercise in disguise”. Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Instructor September 25 - November 27 10 classes l Wednesdays l 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. $144 + GST l #9781

Zumba Toning® When it comes to body sculpting, the Zumba Toning® program raises the bar (or rather the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast! There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early! Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon, Zumba ZIN Member & Instructor September 25 - November 27 10 classes l Wednesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $144 + GST l #9780

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NEW! Beginner Social Dance


Workshops

Workshops NEW! This is How We Roll

First Degree Reiki

Do you have a foam roller but are unsure how to use it? Has your therapist recommended rolling to help release tight muscles? Foam rollers are the poor man’s massage. Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release technique that can help with injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as improving posture, flexibility and muscle recovery. Come learn how to use this effective tool and your body will thank you. Note: There are a limited number of spots available so please register early!

Reiki is a healing system that uses the Universal (Rei) Life Force Energy (Ki) to heal and promote balance on all levels: physical, spiritual, mental and emotional. The benefits include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Learn how to apply Reiki to others as well as yourself. Certificate and practice time included.

Elevation Place Instructor: Kiley Torti, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist

October 6 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $144 + GST l #9876

October 26 1 class l Saturday l 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. $22 + GST l #9764

NEW! BOSU for You What is a BOSU (bow-soo)? An acronym for “Both Sides Up”, this half dome stability ball like creation is the newest addition to a line-up of innovative functional training equipment designed to challenge your balance, stability and take your core workout to the next level. Come learn new exercises and how to put a twist on the old traditional by integrating the BOSU into your routine. We will also review exercises for the new BOSU ballast! Elevation Place Instructor: Kiley Torti, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist November 16 1 class Saturday l 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. $22 + GST l #9765

Elevation Place Instructor: Christi Adair, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master

Second Degree Reiki Second Degree covers theoretic and practical use of at a minimum the three traditional Reiki symbols, to enhance emotional well-being and practice distance healing. Full treatment practice and certificate is included in this class. Prerequisite: First Degree Reiki. Elevation Place Instructor: Christi Adair, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master November 3 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $144 + GST l #9877

Advanced Reiki Advanced Reiki covers theoretical and practical use of the Traditional Usui Master symbol, making a crystal grid, charge crystals with Reiki Energy and how to use a pendulum. Full treatment practice and certificate is included in this class. Wear something comfortable and bring a blanket and pillow, a journal with pen and water. Prerequisite: First and Second Degree Reiki. Elevation Place Instructor: Christi Adair, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master December 8 1 class l Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $144 + GST l #9878

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General Interest Creative Writing with a Mountain Twist

General Interest

Enhance your creative writing ability and strengthen your written word through instructive exercises and class discussion. Challenge yourself as we invent pieces to write and as you lengthen or complete a work that you already have underway. Bring with you a notebook and pen, a laptop if possible (occasional use), and an artistic mind. All levels of writers welcome. Elevation Place Instructor: Helen Rolfe, professional writer/editor September 23 - November 4 (No class October 14) 6 Classes l Mondays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $105 + GST l #9590

NEW! Writing the Seasons Our life patterns journey around in cycles and spirals. We will use the seasons summer, fall, winter, and spring as inspiration for self-reflection, to free our inner rhythms, to glean personal insights, to open up our creativity and unlock the muse. This will develop our courage as writers and help us become a more alert and vital human beings. Open to all writers. Elevation Place Instructor: Wilma Rubens September 26 - October 31 6 Classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $117 + GST l #9589

Monet for a Day� Acrylic Painting Workshop Come and enjoy the experience of acrylic painting. This course is ideal for people exploring painting for the first time as well as those wanting to improve their skills. You will be surprised how much you will learn and accomplish in just one day. Each participant will receive individual attention and will be introduced to various painting techniques and tips. The atmosphere in the class is relaxed with an emphasis on learning through enjoyment which makes painting fun and progress rapid. Upon completion of the course you will take home a finished painting you will be proud to display! Elevation Place Instructor: Alexander Ivanov Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. November 23 1 Class l Saturday l 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $83 + GST l #9775

Registration for all programs begins on

Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m. Registration information is listed on page 2.

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First Aid

First Aid

Skating

First aid course materials are included in the course fee. After successful completion of any of these courses, you will receive a Red Cross Card valid for 3 years.

Learn to Skate l Beginner

Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C

Skating

Basic life support skills for those with easy access to Emergency medical Services. Focus is on casualty assessment, airway management, control of bleeding, and prevention of further injury until medical help is available. Instructor: Mike Geisler Elevation Place December 7 1 Class l Saturday l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9872 November 21 1 Class l Thursday l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9873 $97 + GST

Standard First Aid l CPR Level C Increase your knowledge of first aid and CPR. This course complies with Occupational Health and Safety Standards. You will learn how to deal with respiratory and circulatory emergencies, broken bones, and head/spinal injuries. Instructor: Mike Geisler Elevation Place September 14 - 15 2 Classes l Sat. & Sun. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9869 December 7 - 8 2 Classes l Sat. & Sun. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9871 November 21 - 22 2 Classes l Thurs.. & Fri. l 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. l #9875 $128 + GST

CPR Certification Level C This course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children, and infants; intended for families, parents, general public, and child care professional. Instructor: Mike Geisler Elevation Place September 15 1 Class l Sunday l 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. l #9870 $56 + GST

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Would you like to learn how to skate? Skating is a great way to keep fit and a fun way to enjoy the winter months! This course is geared toward adult learners who have no skating experience, and is instructed by a NCCP Level 3 certified coach. Protective helmet is required. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Meghan Jones, NCCP Level 3 September 26 - November 14 8 Classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $105 + GST l #9740

Adult Power Skate The objective of the program is to train hockey players who already have basic forward, backward, and stopping skills. They will be taught the proper technique to develop maximum speed, balance, and agility. Each exercise will be learned correctly – which means slowly at first, and then increasing speed as proper technique is achieved. Protective helmet is required. Canmore Recreation Centre Instructor: Meghan Jones, NCCP Level 3 September 25 - November 13 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. $105 + GST l #9741

Avoid disappointment! Register for the course at least one week prior to start date. Hockey Skills for Women Have you watched your family members play hockey for years and secretly thought “Gee, that looks like fun” and you would love to give that a try? Why not give it a try in a fun, friendly environment that will focus on the fundamental skills of hockey – skating, stick handling, shooting and passing. Participants must be able to skate. Full equipment is a requirement. Canmore Recreation Centre September 27 - December 6 (No class October 11) 10 Classes l Fridays l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. $144 + GST l #9742


Languages NEW! Conversation at Lunch Time

French 3

Come brush up your French in a relaxing atmosphere! This course is designed for basic French speakers to improve their conversation skills for travel and everyday situations. Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni October 9 - December 11 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. $67 + GST l #9747

This course is designed for those who have completed French 2. You will continue to improve your French language skills through vocabulary expansion, practical conversation, pronunciation, and grammar exercises.

Conversational French

Build conversation skills in a relaxed group setting. Speak French more fluently and learn to communicate with confidence! Each class will include vocabulary-building and grammar, but the main focus will be on speaking and conversation. Topics for learning and discussion will vary with student interest. Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni September 30 - December 16 (No class October 14 and November 11) 10 Classes l Mondays l 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $125 + GST l #9745

French 1 Ready to learn French in a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere? Through diverse teaching methods, learn basic grammar, vocabulary and phrases necessary to communicate easily in everyday situations. Looking forward to seeing you in class! Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: Course textbook is included in the course fee. October 1 - December 3 10 Classes l Tuesdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $148 + GST l #9744

French 2 This course is designed for those who have completed French 1 or for those who have a basic knowledge of the language and want to take it to the next level. You will improve your French language skills through vocabulary expansion, practical conversation, pronunciation, and grammar exercises. Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: A course textbook will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. October 3 - December 5 10 Classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $128 + GST l #9746

Elevation Place Instructor: Magda Zablotni Note: Course textbook is included in the course fee. October 1 - December 5 20 Classes l Tuesdays and Thursdays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. $128 + GST l #9748

Spanish Language and Culture 1 This course is designed for people who wish to learn a second or third language. Learn basic grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills and cultural topics for travel or further education. Elevation Place Instructor: Annette Aarts MATS (Master of Arts for Teachers of Spanish) Note: A course textbook will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. September 30 - December 9 (No classes October 14 and November 11) 9 Classes l Mondays l 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. $157 + GST Member l #9749

Spanish Language and Culture 2 Broaden your understanding of the Spanish language! Basic Spanish speaker will be provided with more vocabulary and structures to improve the quality of their conversations when travelling to Spanish-speaking countries. Practice speaking and listening in many different thematic settings. As well, try out some colloquial phrases to develop more native-like expression. Elevation Place Instructor: Annette Aarts MATS (Master of Arts for Teachers of Spanish) Note: A course textbook will cost $20 and is available to purchase from the instructor. October 2 - November 27 9 Classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. $157 + GST l #9750

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Preschool and Child & Youth Recreation Community Classes

Preschool Programs

Registration for ALL programs from August to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m.

Preschool Programs NOTE: There are no-drop-ins for Preschool Programs so please register early!

Wiggle Jiggle and Jump l 2 - 3 Years Shake your sillies out with this class designed to develop agility, balance and coordination through energetic games. Toddlers will explore a variety of equipment such as balls, hoops, parachute fun, bubbles, games, and song time. Parents and caregivers must attend and join in the fun. What a great opportunity for you to meet and visit with others in your community! Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown September 30 - December 2 (No class October 14 and November 11) 8 Classes l Mondays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #9602 October 4 - November 22 8 Classes l Fridays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #9604 $56

NEW! Yoga Friends l 2 - 5 years Children aged 2 to 5 years can come enjoy a yoga class just for kids! Enjoy stories and games while exploring and learning about the poses and breathing involved with yoga. Parents and caregivers of our 2 year olds must attend and join in the fun. Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown Children’s Yoga Training Nosara Yoga Institute October 2 - November 20 8 Classes l Wednesdays l 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. l #9605 $105

Gym and Swim l 3 - 5 years For preschoolers with energy to burn, these classes will offer a great combination of fun physical activities and swimming in the pool. Children will play games, learn water awareness and use lots of equipment under the watchful eye of our instructors. Please send your child with a water bottle and a snack. Elevation Place Instructor: Meghan Brown September 25 - November 27 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l #9609 September 28 - November 30 10 Classes l Saturdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. l #9607 $139

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NEW! ArtVenture l 6 - 9 years Youth will explore the art of combining acrylic painting with collage and combining materials such as paint with pastel drawings or marker and watercolor. Silk printing is also on the menu as artist design and print on a t-shirt. Please bring a sketch book and a white t-shirt.

2013

festival of eagles

Elevation Place Instructor: Jola Muran Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. September 14 - October 26 (No class October 12) 6 Classes l Saturdays l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $83 l #9773

Registration for all programs begins on

Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m. Registration information is listed on page 2. NEW! ArtAttack l 10 - 13 years Youth will explore the art of combining acrylic painting with collage and combining materials such as paint with pastel drawings or marker and watercolor. Silk printing is also on the menu as artist design and print on a t-shirt or paper. Please bring a sketch book and white t-shirt. Elevation Place Instructor: Jola Muran Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. September 14 - October 26 (No class October 12) 6 Classes l Saturdays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $83 l #9774

NEW! Girls Movement l 8 - 12 years This class will utilize the exploration of sound and movement in order to dive into the concepts of self-acceptance, selfexpression, and connections to the natural world and to others. We will cultivate creation and cooperation, leading the way toward inner peace and strength for handling life’s twists, curves and bumps. We will move, breathe and create in order to joyfully celebrate ourselves and all of our experiences!

The magnificent Golden Eagles have begun their southward journey and are soaring thousands of feet above Canmore…

Festival of Eagles October 18 & 19, 2013 Come listen to guest speakers Colin and Julie Angus. “Bold visionaries with world changing dreams” ~ Outside Magazine For Festival information visit www.canmore.ca/festivalofeagles or contact events@canmore.ca

Elevation Place Instructor: Danielle Leigh Marron September 25 - November 27 10 Classes l Wednesdays l 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. $83 l #9767

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Child & Youth Programs

Child & Youth Programs


Child & Youth Programs

Child & Youth Programs Little Monet for a Day l 7 - 12 years

Zumbatomic® for Kids l 8 - 12 years

This acrylic painting workshop is a great experience for kids ages 7 and up. Your child will be guided through a step by step learning process to create an acrylic painting from start to finish. Children will learn to make a works of art in fun atmosphere. Instruction and encouragement will bring out their talent and creativity.

Designed exclusively for kids, these Zumbatomic® classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic® because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination.

Elevation Place Instructor: Alexander Ivanov Note: Program supplies are included in the course fee. November 9 1 Class l Saturday l 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $50 l #9772

Elevation Place Instructor: Maria Guilhon Zumba ZIN Member & Zumbatomic® certified instructor October 1 - November 5 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. $72 l #9782

NEW! Pilates for Kids l 8 - 12 years Pilates for children is an excellent way to add variety to their daily physical activities. These mat based exercises will help prevent injuries that can occur through sports or at the playground by increasing their muscular strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. There will also be a FUN focus by incorporating balls and bosus into the workouts. Pilates can help kids learn body awareness which can lead to improved motor development and greater self-esteem! Elevation Place Instructor: Michelle McLaren B.Kin,RMT,STOTT Pilates Certified October 3 - November 21 8 Classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. $83 l #9751

Teen Cardio Strength l 14 - 17 years Get your heart pumping and develop muscular strength and tone in this fun, strengthening and aerobic workout! In this 8 week program, you will challenge yourself to become your best as we sample many types of cardiovascular and strengthening exercises each week. No experience necessary and all fitness levels welcome. There are no-drop-ins for this class so please register early. Elevation Place Instructor: Jessica Young September 30 - December 2 (No classes October 14 and November 11) 8 Classes l Mondays l 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. $89 l #9752

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Please register at least one week in advance. Classes with insufficient registrants have to be cancelled.


Early Dismissal Fridays Kid Fit After School

Kid Fit After School

Looking for something for your kids to do during PD days and early dismissal Fridays? Have them join us at Elevation Place! A recreation-based program for children 6 - 12 years of age to explore a variety of activities including swimming, games, crafts, swimming, climbing and more! Elevation Place

Early Dismissal Fridays l $28 September 6 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9596 September 20 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9597 October 11 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9598 October 25 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9599 November 15 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9600 November 29 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9601 December 13 l Friday l 12:15 - 5:00 p.m. l #9880 Post Care Care for your child is available after early dismissal Fridays from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Free of charge, no pre-registration required.

In order to ensure a safe and positive experience with us, please note: • Participant information and a signed waiver must be completed prior to the program. Forms are available at the Elevation Place customer experience desk or on-line at www.elevationplace.ca • Please remember to send a swimsuit, towel, and lock. Participants will receive an orientation prior to entering the pool. • Supervised

lunch will take place from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

• Participants are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks. No nuts or nut by-products.

Join our group

Town of Canmore

• Please send your child with a water bottle and indoor footwear. Dress for weather as most days will have outdoor activities.

Register early! Minimum registration numbers must be met one week prior to start date of program to avoid cancellation.

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs

General Camp Information Register on-line at www.canmore.ca Click on ‘Online Registration’. In order to use this service you will require an account at the Elevation Place with an e-mail address. Please stop by the customer experience desk at Elevation Place, or send an e-mail to elevationplace@canmore.ca to find out how you can start using on-line services today!

In Person Elevation Place 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P4 Email: elevationplace@canmore.ca Phone: 403.678.8920 Monday to Friday l 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday l 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. Note: Payment is due at the time of registration. Programs are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy Once a camp has begun, no refunds or credits will be given, unless it is for medical reasons and the request is accompanied by a medical note. There are no refunds, transfers or credits if you cancel within one week of the camp start date.

Age Categories Unless otherwise stated, please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31, 2013 in order to register for camp (e.g. if your child is currently 6 years old and will turn 7 by December 31, 2013 they can participate in the Big Fun 7 - 11 year old Spring day camps).

The Town of Canmore is pleased to provide quality day camp programs for children and youth in our community. Children will have an opportunity to participate in activities that are FUN, safe, entertaining, and meaningful.

Pre and Post Care Care for your child is available before and after camp. This is a service we provide free of charge and no pre-registration is required (8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and/or 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.).

Lunches and Snacks

Winter Break Activities for Children and Youth

Children will need to bring a nutritious bag lunch and two snacks for full day camps or a snack for half day camps. No peanut or other nut products.

December 23, 27, 30, 31 and January 2, 3

Are you the parent of a child with a disability? We encourage children with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in our program. Please contact the Recreation Program Coordinator (403.678.8919) at least 2 weeks prior to their camp participation to set up a meeting during which the child’s special needs will be discussed and a detailed medical questionnaire will be completed.

Registration starts August 19, 2013

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Community Inclusion


Winter Break Camps Kinder Camp l 5 - 6 years

Big Fun l 7 - 11 years

Join us for a full day of cool games, crafts, and activities. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor Come in from the cold and join us for a full day of cool games, footwear and clothing. Each day will include swimming so crafts, and activities. Each day will include swimming (except trips), so please bring a labeled bathing and please bring a labeled bathing suit and towel. Whatever the reason, we’d like to invite you to be parton offield a Canmore tradition. See yousuit there! towel. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes and outdoor Elevation Place footwear/clothing. $33/day l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Elevation Place $44/day l *$56/day field trip day l 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. December 23 l #9881 January 2 l #9894 December 27 l #9887 December 30 l #9888 December 31 l #9889

January 3 l #9895

December 23 December 27 December 30 December 31

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#9890 #9893* #9891 #9892

January 2 l #9898 January 3 l #9899*

Each year hundreds of families come out for Canmore’s annual Party on the Pond . Perhaps it’s because we’re a community of outdoor enthusiasts or maybe it’s the old-fashioned charm

ON THE PO Y T R ND A P

★ ★

Every year on December 31 our community gathers at Canmore’s Party on the Pond to enjoy a festive evening outdoors. Join hundreds of families for an evening of skating, drinking hot chocolate and watching fireworks. It is tradition, a wonderful tradition. See you there!

New Year’s Eve 2013

6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Hot dog and hot chocolate stand. Sponsored by Sobeys. 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Music provided by Class Act DJ Services. Bonfires to keep you warm. Skating for the whole family! 9:30 p.m. ~ Family Fireworks at the Pond. Midnight ~ Fireworks at Millennium Park.

For more information contact 403.678.8939 or events@canmore.ca

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Big Fun Day Camps

Big Fun Day Camp Programs


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Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Elevation Place Climbing Gym Elevation Place: 403.678.8620 Scott McKay 403.678.8927 l smckay@canmore.ca

Climbing Gym Features •

Over 11,000 square feet of climbing surface

Wall heights of up to 45 feet

Three automatic belay systems

Varied terrain suitable for climbers of all abilities

Extensive bouldering terrain

Speed climbing wall

Over thirty rope equipped lines to choose from

Rocktopia ‘real rock’ wall

All routes equipped for lead and top rope climbing

Hours Open Access Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Statutory Holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Elevation Place Climbing Gym Age Guidelines

Supplementary Fees

4 - 8 years: May top rope climb and boulder with adult supervision. If top roping, the adult supervisor must have successfully completed a belay test. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay with adult supervision, provided both have completed an auto belay orientation.

Equipment Rentals Fee (+ GST) Climbing Shoes $5 Harness $5 Belay Device $2 Chalk Bag $2 Package (Shoes, Harness, Belay Device, Chalk Bag) $10 Member l Youth Package Deal $8 Top Rope Belay Test $5 Lead Belay Test $7

9 - 12 years: May top rope climb, top rope belay and boulder with adult supervision. Both the youth and supervising adult must have successfully completed the top rope belay test in order for the youth to top rope belay. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay with adult supervision, provided both have completed an auto belay orientation. 13 - 15 years old: May top rope climb, top rope belay and boulder without adult supervision. In order to top rope belay the youth must have successfully completed a top rope belay test. May lead climb and lead belay with adult supervision provided the youth and supervising adult have both successfully completed the lead belay test. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay after completing the auto belay orientation. 16+ years: Unrestricted access without adult supervision. May top rope climb, top rope belay, lead climb, lead belay, and boulder. In order to belay the participant must have successfully completed the appropriate belay tests. If the climber is over 35 kg (75lbs) they may use the auto belay after completing the auto belay orientation.

Climbing Option

Registration for ALL programs from September to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 am.

Getting Started If you’ve never climbed before you are in for a real treat – climbing is a great way to socialize, limber up, and strengthen up. During your first visit to the climbing gym you will be asked to undergo a brief orientation and complete a waiver form. Please note: Minors will need a parent or legal guardian to complete the wavier form. Afterwards, if you wish to climb on a rope or belay, you must pass a belay test. If you wish to boulder, you are free to do so.

Check in with Sign Waiver Orientation Auto Belay Control Desk Orientation

Pass Top Rope Belay Test

Boulder 4 4 4 Auto Belay Access 4 4 4 4 Top Rope Climb 4 4 4 4 Lead Climb 4 4 4

Pass Lead Belay Test

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Elevation Place Climbing Gym

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climb climb climb climb climb climb Elevation Place Climbing Gym

Monday

Intro to Movement

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Conditioning

C.O.R.E.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Friday

Saturday Intro to Movement

1 - 1:45 p.m.

C.O.R.E.

Conditioning

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Core Drop-In Programs are included with an Elevation Place Membership or Daily Admission

Climbing Core Programs Included with Membership or Day Pass Intro to Movement Like surfing, skiing, and snowboarding, climbing has an indescribable flow to it and like those activities climbing is a technically based sport, so no matter how strong you think you are it really takes practice for it to feel effortless. The trick is to learn the skills to get there. Intro to movement is a 45 minute class offered twice weekly for those looking to increase their technique and flow. FREE Mondays l 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Saturdays l 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

C.O.R.E Our core is the foundation to all the pushing and pulling we do in everyday life. It’s easy to forget that living well (not just climbing well) begins with inner strength. Check out our short, but effective core classes offered twice a week for 45 minutes. A strong abdominal group will not only improve your climbing, but also your overall fitness and structural integrity. FREE Wednesdays l 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Conditioning Believe it or not, our bodies get dependent and bored with the same daily routines. Conditioning for climbing is a fun, heart racing 45 minute blast workout to erase all the patterns of our common environment. With two class times to choose from, come in, and condition your body to be free and fit. FREE Tuesdays l 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Fridays l 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

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Registration for ALL programs from September to December begins on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m.


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Registered Programs

Learn to Climb l 13+ years

How to Climb Series

If you’ve never climbed before but are ready to learn, this popular and accessible program is just for you. Take the bull by the horns and learn to tie your own knots, speak the proper commands, belay your partner safely, and be aware of potential hazards. This is a liberating class in that once completed gives you the skills and knowledge to pass the top rope belay test and climb anything, anywhere, anytime in the climbing gym. It may also tempt you to try our lead climbing course when the time is right.

If you’re ready to take you’re climbing to the next level this is the group training and coaching program for you! Small group sizes and customized coaching will give you the technique and training tools you need to start climbing a number grade harder. Prerequisites: 13 + years and have completed a top rope belay test. Elevation Place

How to Climb 5.10

September 18 - October 9 4 Classes l Wednesdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #9820

Learn to Climb l 13+ years $42 + GST #9802

Tuesday, September 3

#9785

Saturday, September 7 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9786

Tuesday, September 10 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9792

Saturday, September 14 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9787

Tuesday, September 17 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9805

Saturday, September 21 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9788

Tuesday, September 24 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9806

Saturday, September 28 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9789

Tuesday, October 1

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9807

Saturday, October 5

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9790

Tuesday, October 8

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9791

Tuesday, October 15

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9808

Saturday, October 19

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9793

Tuesday, October 22

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9809

Saturday, October 26

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9794

Tuesday, October 29

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9810

Saturday, November 2

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9795

Tuesday, November 5

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9796

Tuesday, November 12 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9811

Saturday, November 16 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9797

Tuesday, November 19 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9812

Saturday, November 23 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9798

Tuesday, November 26 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9813

Saturday, November 30 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9799

Tuesday, December 3

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9814

Saturday, December 7

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9800

Tuesday, December 10 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

#9815

Saturday, December 14 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

#9801

Tuesday, December 17 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

How to Climb 5.11

October 16 - November 6 4 Classes l Wednesdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #9821

How to Climb 5.12

November 13 - December 4 4 Classes l Wednesdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #9822 $100 + GST

Skill Builder Series Skill Builder 1 This 4 week course gives students an introduction to all facets of the sport of indoor climbing. Topics include top rope belaying, movement skills, an introduction to training for climbing, and touches on more advanced skills such as rappelling and lead climbing. Prerequisite: 13+ years. Elevation Place September 26 - October 17 4 Classes l Thursdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #9823 $110 + GST

Skill Builder 2 If you’re a competent top rope climbing looking to break into the world of lead climbing while developing your movement skills, this is the course for you. Lead climbing and belaying, advanced movement as well as more advanced rope and anchor techniques will be covered in this jam packed course. Prerequisites: 16+ years. Participants should have passed a top rope belay test and be comfortable climbing 5.8 routes. Elevation Place November 7 - November 28 4 Classes l Thursdays l 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. l #9824 $145 + GST

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Mature Movement l 50 years +

Private Coaching

For older adults looking to round out their activities, look no further than the climbing gym at Elevation Place. With permanently set up top ropes and high quality route setting, there’s minimal impact on the body. In fact, it’s more like a vertical dance than anything else, and who doesn’t like to dance? Of course it builds muscle tone and sharpens the mind as well, but those are just some of the perks. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

The Town of Canmore is blessed to have some of Canada’s most talented climbers and athletes living and working right here in the Bow Valley. If you think you’re ready to push your physical limits and become the best climber you can be, then please call to book a private coaching session, or even a series of sessions with our World class staff. Call 403.678.8927 (Climbing Program Coordinator) for more information or to book.

Elevation Place September 24 - October 29 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #9849 September 26 - October 31 6 Classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #9853 November 5 - December 10 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #9855 November 7 - December 12 6 Classes l Thursdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. l #9854 $100 + GST

Learn to Lead l 15 years + Don’t let fear stand in the way of your dreams. Let our certified ACMG instructor’s help you take your climbing to the next level. Lead climbing inside, under controlled conditions is the perfect first step towards taking your climbing outside, but it’s also a way to broaden your accessibility to a greater variety of mind-blowing terrain. Participants should be comfortable top rope belaying and be able to climb 5.8 routes. This course has a maximum 1:4 instructor to student ratio but does require a minimum of two registrants, available by private booking by calling 403.678.8927 (Climbing Program Coordinator). Elevation Place 1 Class l $90 + GST

The Inside Out Program l 16 years + Take advantage of our highly trained staff and learn some of the technical skills you’ll need to enjoy climbing in all its natural glory. This is a popular program that is designed for the keen outdoor lover. Learn basic anchor building and cleaning, rappelling, basic rescue techniques, and much more all in the warmth and safety of our indoor facility. Participants will get the most out of this course if they have taken a Learn to Lead course or have previous leading experience. Available by private booking by calling 403.678.8927 (Climbing Program Coordinator). Elevation Place 1 Class l $120 + GST

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Corporate Retreats Everyone knows building a successful business means building a strong team. Getting everyone on board and rowing the boat in the same direction is the key to that strength. Our dynamic corporate retreats are designed to inspire your team, build trust, and solve problems creatively all while having a ton of fun. Call 403.678.8927 (Climbing Program Coordinator) to build a custom retreat package today!

School and Youth Groups Let’s face it, kids LOVE to climb. Trees, houses, rocks, you name it, and they’ll climb it. After all, it’s fun. So why not encourage them? The Elevation Place climbing gym is the perfect facility to accommodate a large group of students. We have the necessary equipment, staff and height to make any kid whoop with delight. We also have a progressive program for groups who come in on a regular basis. It’s not what they climb that matters, what matters most are the lessons they carry with them when they come down. Call 403.678.8927 (Climbing Program Coordinator) for pricing details and booking availability.

Birthday Parties l Rock Star! l 5 years + Don’t want them climbing your walls at home? Let them climb our walls instead. We offer a party experience where kids can scramble until their heart’s content. Our highly trained staff takes care of everything including harnesses and belaying. So just sit back and watch them soar. They might even be too tired to open presents and eat cake, but it’s not likely. Participants will need clean indoor shoes. Climbing Gym, Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue $99 +GST for four climbers $20 +GST for each additional climber. Total party booking: 1 hour of climbing and 1 hour of party room use. For more information or booking requests, please call our Customer Experience staff at 403.678.8920 or e-mail us at party_bookings@canmore.ca.


Climbing Child and Youth Registered Programs Wall Crawlers l 4 - 5 years Kids love to climb, and while they may not be ready for the bigger walls, they can cut their teeth on the kids wall, a lower angle, beginner friendly surface. If you think about it, climbing is just crawling on a steeper grade – it’s a natural evolution for them. They’ll love going up, but they’ll love coming down even more. Elevation Place September 24 - October 29 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. l #9851 September 26 - October 31 6 Classes l Thursdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. l #9852 November 5 - December 10 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. l #9856

LEAP l 6 - 8 years & 9 - 11 years Learn, Explore, Active, Playing. In today’s world, creative and cooperative physical activity is essential to the growth of our future generation. LEAP is designed to get your kids hooked on climbing! During this program they will learn some basic technical skills, some basic technique instruction, but most importantly how to have fun and stay safe in the climbing gym. Elevation Place 6 - 8 years: September 28 - November 16 (No class October 12 and November 9) 6 Classes l Saturdays l 10:00 - 11:20 a.m. l #9838 6 - 8 years: September 29 - November 17 (No class October 13 and November 10) 6 Classes l Sundays l 10:00 - 11:20 a.m. l #9839

November 7 - December 12 6 Classes l Thursdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. l #9857 $75 + GST

9 - 11 years: September 28 - November 16 (No class October 12 and November 9) 6 Classes l Saturdays l 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. l #9840

Junior Development Team 7 - 11 years & 12 - 16 years

9 - 11 years: September 29 - November 17 (No class October 13 and November 10) 6 Classes l Sundays l 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. l #9858 $89 + GST

The Junior Development program is designed for those youth looking to improve their skills in a less competitive environment. Sessions will focus on a physical and technical skill development with a strong emphasis on having FUN. Elevation Place 7 - 11 years: September 24 - October 29 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. l #9859 September 26 - November 7 (No class October 31) 6 Classes l Thursdays l 6:10 - 7:40 p.m. l #9861 November 5 - December 10 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. l #9862 November 14 - December 19 6 Classes l Thursdays l 6:10 - 7:40 p.m. l #9860 $125 + GST 12 - 16 years: September 24 - October 29 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 5:40 - 7:40 p.m. l #9863 September 26 - November 7 (No class October 31) 6 Classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. l #9864 November 5 - December 10 6 Classes l Tuesdays l 5:40 - 7:40 p.m. l #9863 November 14 - December 19 6 Classes l Thursdays l 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. l #9866 $163 + GST

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Town of Canmore

Birthday Party Packages It’s your party, so let’s celebrate! The Town of Canmore has a variety of children’s birthday party themes to choose from. Whether it’s making a splash, climbing the walls, or skating up a storm, your child’s party will be an event to remember! Every birthday party package includes: k k k k

Theme party of your choice A reserved party room A special treat for the birthday child A lot of fun!

Food and decorations are the responsibility of the renter. A minimum of three to five weeks booking notice is requested and rentals are subject to availability. Each participant will require a signed waiver by a parent or legal guardian. For more information or booking requests, please call our Customer Experience Team at 403.678.8920 or e-mail us at party_bookings@canmore.ca. Party times are available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Rock Star! l 5 years + Don’t want them climbing your walls at home? Let them climb our walls instead. We offer a party experience where kids can scramble until their hearts content. Our highly trained staff takes care of everything including harnesses and belaying. So just sit back and watch them soar. They might even be too tired to open presents and eat cake, but it’s not likely. Participants will need clean indoor shoes. Climbing Gym Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Member: $79 + GST for four climbers $16 + GST for each additional participant Non-Member: $99 + GST for four climbers $20 + GST for each additional participant Total party booking: 1 hour of climbing and 1 hour of party room use.

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Splash Party Make your party a SPLASH! Kids will love getting soaked with our spray features, swirling in the lazy river, racing in the lap pool, diving for rings, chillin’ in the hot tub, and zipping down our massive water slide. After you’ve worked up an appetite, take a break for cake in our pool side party room. Aquatic Centre Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Package rates are dependent on the number of participants and the length of the party. • Please contact party_bookings@canmore.ca for more information. •

Children 9 years of age and over require 1 adult per 6 kids. Children 8 years of age and under require 1 adult per 4 kids. Adults are required to accompany children in the water. Maximum 12 kids.

Scale and Splash l 10 years + Looking for a fun and unique party experience? This package gives your child the best of both worlds – climbing and swimming! Our highly trained staff takes care of everything and will have them climbing in no time. When they can go no higher let them make a SPLASH at the pool! Participants will need clean indoor shoes and swim gear. Climbing Gym and Aquatic Centre Elevation Place, 700 Railway Avenue Package rates are dependent on the number of participants and the length of the party. • Please contact party_bookings@canmore.ca for more information. •

Children 9 years of age and over require 1 adult per 6 kids. Children 8 years of age and under require 1 adult per 4 kids. Adults are required to accompany children in the water. Maximum 12 kids.

Movin’ on Ice l 5 years + Glide, spin, shoot and score! This cool party experience will keep kids movin’ and groovin’. The birthday child can bring their favorite tunes and kids can skate until their feet beg them to stop (or you do)! Parties on ice are sure to be a crowd pleaser, and our high quality ice conditions will not disappoint. CSA International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters aged 12 years and under and are highly recommended for all skaters. CSA International certified helmets are required to be worn by all hockey participants. Children 8 years of age and over require 1 adult per 10 kids. Children under 7 years of age require 1 adult per 6 kids. Canmore Recreation Centre 1900 - 8th Avenue $145+GST per booking. Total Party Booking: 1 hour of skating, 1 hour of party room use.

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Recreation Centre

Canmore Recreation Centre For more information or to book one of the above facilities, please contact the Facility Booking Coordinator at 403.678.7135 or by email facility_bookings@canmore.ca

Ha Ling Conference Room • • • • • • •

Ideal for meetings, workshops, presentations Capacity: 25 - 35 people seated Free wireless internet Projector screen Wall mounted tack-boards TV/ DVD Whiteboard; flipchart; podium (upon request)

Lady MacDonald Community Hall •

Ideal for banquets, year-end parties, wedding receptions, large meetings and presentations • Capacity: 120 people seated; 240 people standing • Bar facility (with refrigerator, freezer, sink and ice machine) included with rental • Kitchen (available for additional charge) • Free wireless internet • TV/DVD/CD/Audio connector (for iPod, MP3) • Projector screen • Wall mirrors – ideal for dancers! • Whiteboard; flipchart; microphone; podium (upon request)

Peaks of Grassi Gymnasium •

Ideal for birthday parties, gymnastics, martial arts, fitness and wellness programs • 50’ x 60’ spring floor • Gymnastics equipment: balance beam, spring boards, trampolines, parallel bars, uneven bars, vault, rings • Assorted mats and soft play shapes • Spectator bleachers • To book a birthday party in the gym, please contact the Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club: 403.678.4466 or canmoregymnastics@hotmail.com

Arenas: Alex Kaleta and Thelma Crowe • • • • •

Cascade Fitness Room • • • • •

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(2) 200’ x 85’ NHL size ice surfaces Electronic score clocks in each arena Audio system and microphone in each arena (upon request) 4 dressing rooms in each arena Alex Kaleta includes stadium seating for 700 spectators

Step machines, treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bicycle Hoist multi station, squat rack, incline bench Pilates balls, wobble board, assorted mats Free weights Mirrored walls


FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

Information • Classroom

Presentations – FCSS provides options and responds to teachers’ requests for presentations at Elizabeth Rummel, Lawrence Grassi, Canmore Collegiate and Exshaw Schools. Presentations include, but are not limited to; conflict resolution, relationships, bullying, friendship, suicide awareness and prevention, honesty, telling/tattling and good touch/bad touch.

• Community Courses / Workshops – Babysitting Safety, Writing Personal Directives, Home Alone Safely, Board Development, Parenting After Separation. • Community Resource Directory – A complete listing of Bow Valley groups and organizations www.canmore.ca/Service- Areas/Community-Enrichment/Resource-Directory.html

Support • Rainbows

– Delivered with support from other community agencies, Rainbows is divorce and separation support for parents and children. The program involves 12 sessions. The children receive group support at school. Parents attend evening sessions.

• Counselling – Short term, early intervention counselling for individuals and families. • The Volunteer

What is FCSS? Canmore Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a cost sharing program between the Province of Alberta (80%) and Town of Canmore (20%) to provide preventive social programs in our community. Local autonomy is a cornerstone of the FCSS philosophy that allows local programs to develop services that meet unique needs of individual communities.

What are Preventive Social Programs? Preventive social programs are activities that use proactive, strength-based and intentional strategies to help individuals, families, and communities develop skills required to form a strong sense of self, resulting in the ability to build healthy relationships with others.

What Services Does FCSS Offer? As the needs of the community continue to change, FCSS services change to respond to those identified needs. A variety of services are offered in three main categories. Here is a sample of services provided. For a complete listing go to www.canmore.ca/Service-Areas/Community-Enrichment/ FCSS-Services.html

Driver Program – On a cost recovery basis, this Banff, Canmore, and MD of Bighorn partnership program provides transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities to medical appointments in Calgary or Banff. Others requiring rides for medical purposes will be accommodated as resources allow.

• Alberta Seniors Benefits – Provide individual and group support to seniors so they are aware of all the Alberta Government supports available to them.

Referral • Call-Ins and Walk-Ins – FCSS is recognized as the key place to go to find out what support services are available and in supporting people to access them. • Individual Assessment – Staff will spend an hour with people who are unsure what type of counselling or support they require, so the best possible support or referral is made. • Bow Valley

Interagency – Co-facilitated by Banff and Canmore FCSS’s, opportunities for non-profit and social organizations across the Bow Valley to identify social issues, receive professional development and share various initiatives going on in the communities.

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FCSS

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Who Works at Canmore FCSS? Program Assistant l 403.609.3743 • General inquiries, course registrations, Mayors Awards for Volunteer Excellence, Resource Directory Mavis Sautner l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7129 Seniors programs, community workshops, Volunteer Driver and Specialized Transportation Programs

Lauren Moore l Program Coordinator l 403.678.7127 • Mentoring, community courses, and volunteer support Jan Brychka l Family & Community Worker l 403.678.7131 • Classroom presentations, small group support, individual and family counselling Tara Gilchrist l FCSS Supervisor l 403.678.7130 • Partnership opportunities, Rainbows Divorce Support, Roots of Empathy, Bow Valley Interagency, individual counselling

Where is FCSS? The FCSS office is located on the main floor of the Canmore Civic Centre at 902 - 7th Ave. Check us out on the web www.canmore.ca/fcss

FCSS Fall Courses 2013 Registration begins Monday, August 19. To register for FCSS courses, please call 403.609.3743 Driver 55 Plus Participate with AMA’s certified driving instructor in a classroom-only workshop. Learn how to adapt your driving to maintain your independence, receive safe driving tips, review the rules of the road, and discuss the changing nature of driving. Location TBA Facilitator: AMA Certified Driving Instructor September 9, 11, 16, 18 4 Classes l Mondays & Wednesdays l 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. $50 + GST

COMPASS l Care for the Caregiver Do you provide care for a family member or friend who is living with challenges due to disability, illness, or old age? You are a caregiver. The unexpected responsibilities of caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. Our workshop provides a safe and understanding environment to help you reduce stress, decrease guilt, learn how to get the most out of the system, and begin to care for yourself. Canmore Civic Centre Georgetown Boardroom Facilitator: Mavis Sautner September 26 - November 21 9 Classes l Thursdays l 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. l $40 + GST

Was It Something I Said? A Communication Workshop: Learn how to improve communication and build better relationships, with family, friends and coworkers. Enhance your skills in interpreting and sending verbal and nonverbal messages accurately. Please note that this course requires a minimum of 10 registrants. Can’t leave the kids at home? Call 403.678.7127 for free, on site babysitting. Location TBA Facilitator: Anthea Messier, BSW, RSW, BA Psych, Mediator September 16 1 Class l Monday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l $25 + GST

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Parenting After Separation Seminar (P.A.S.S.)

Family and Community Support Services

The Town of Canmore and the Town of Banff have partnered to offer this free six-hour seminar for parents who are going through separation/divorce. It provides information on how parents can help themselves and their children during this time of family transition. The course is mandatory for those applying for parenting, custody or access orders in the Court of Queen’s Bench. Lady MacDonald Hall, Canmore Recreation Centre Instructors: Lisa Grover and Shawn Carr

FCSS

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September 14 1 Class l Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. l No Charge November 30 1 Class l Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. l No Charge

Women and Money Today’s women are business executives, entrepreneurs and working professionals. With an increasing number of women in charge of essential financial and buying decisions, the investment industry is adapting to their needs. Join us for fresh outlook on investing from a woman’s perspective and to learn how to define and achieve your financial goals. Bring a friend and join us for an engaging discussion over a chocolate dessert. Location TBA Facilitator: Jamie Konecny September 26 1 Class l Thursday l 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. l No Charge

Babysitting Safety Course This course is designed to prepare participants for competent performance when guarding the health and safety of children in their care. Participants must be 12 years of age to receive the Alberta Safety Council’s Babysitting Safety Certificate. Certification requires attendance at all classes. Please bring a doll and a cold lunch for both days. Prerequisite: Must be 12 years old. Participants must attend both sessions to attain their certificate. Location TBA Instructor: Michelle Wulff September 28 & 29 2 Classes l Saturday & Sunday l 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Make a Difference... Be a Mentor Mentoring uses the asset building model in relation to children and youth resiliency. Research shows that children and youth who have a positive adult role model are more likely to cope well with life’s challenges. The Bow Valley Mentor Program is looking for adults who: Have one hour to spare during the week throughout the school year • Can meet with a student during the school day • Enjoy one-on-one and group activities • Can provide friendship, guidance and support Training and ongoing support provided. •

To volunteer or for more information call: 403.678.7127 or lmoore@canmore.ca www.canmore.ca/Service-Areas/CommunityEnrichment/Family-and-Community-SupportServices.html

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FCSS Emergency Preparedness

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HeartMath’s De-Stress Workshop HeartMath is a practical program that teaches skills for de-stressing and bringing more balance to our daily challenges, communications, and relationships. Participants will learn how to make clearer choices in challenging situations, consciously create more flow as they navigate through interactions with family, friends and co-workers, and learn how to apply these effective skills into daily life. Facilitator: Lauren Moore This course will be offered in both Canmore and Exshaw. Location TBA l October 3 1 Class l Thursday l 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. l No Charge Exshaw Community Hall l October 15 1 Class l Tuesday l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. l No Charge

Home Alone Safely This program is designed for children aged 10 to 12 and their siblings aged eight and nine to provide the whole family with tips and tools to prepare themselves for their children spending time without parental supervision. Parents attend the first and last sessions. This helps the family know what the course is about, how it will be taught, who will be teaching and how to address concerns. Location TBA Instructor: Jan Brychka, Town of Canmore Session 1 l Family: October 20 Sunday l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sessions 2 to 6 l Children Only: October 23 - November 20 Wednesdays l 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Session 7 l Family: November 24 l Sunday l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $30 Per Family

Grief Support Facilitated by Betty Piwowar, and supported by FCSS, individual and group grief support is offered on an ongoing basis. For more information about upcoming group dates or possible individual sessions, please contact 403.678.7127 for more information.

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Have you ever thought about how to prepare for an emergency? This Red Cross workshop will help you consider how to look after your family for 72 hours, cope without power or tap water, and ideas to stay connected with family to receive information. Leave the seminar with more knowledge of the risks and the opportunity to create a family plan. Facilitator: Red Cross representative Canmore Recreation Centre, Lady MacDonald Hall October 9 1 Class l Wednesday l 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. l No Charge

OM l Power Teen Girls Group This free program is all about encouraging and equipping teenage girls to live a healthy lifestyle. Learn how to create a strong mind-body connection, develop coping strategies for when you feel anxious or stressed, boost your leadership skills, and increase your sense of self-worth. Enjoy an opportunity to build new, positive relationships and celebrate your uniqueness (and maybe even learn how to stand on your head?)! Canmore Recreation Centre, Lady MacDonald Hall Instructors: Jen Mansell, RYT, Counselor Kristen Stuart, RYT, Coach Lydia Zamorano, RYT, Certified vijnana teacher October 15 - December 3 8 Classes l Thursday l 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. l No Charge


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Family and Community Support Services FCSS

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Rainbows Divorce and Separation Support Parents and children experience feelings of grief and the need to restructure and move on following a divorce or family separation. Adults will learn about processing their own grief, while understanding and helping their children manage their grief. Both parents and children participate in facilitated peer support groups, leading to the discovery of personal coping tools and the expression of grief feelings. Children ages 5 - 12 will meet at their schools while the parent and/or step-parent meet with an adult group in the evening. Note: Please register for the adult participant, and you will be contacted to get further information regarding your children. Civic Centre Georgetown Boardroom Facilitator: Tara Gilchrist October 16 - January 22 (No class December 18, 25 and January 1) 12 Classes l Wednesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. l $20 + GST

Build & Strengthen Your Relationships with Social Media This hands-on beginner’s class will help you create your own Facebook settings and learn how to connect with like-minded people and groups in the Bow Valley. Please bring your laptop or tablet to the course. Register early as space is limited to 10 participants. Location TBA Instructor: Helena Artmann from Artmann Communications

Pregnant? Due This Summer? Family and Community Support Services is offering the Roots of Empathy program in local schools this Fall. We need new babies and their caregivers to help make this program a reality. It’s simple really! Simple enough for the youngest children to learn. Basic enough for a baby to teach. Roots of Empathy’s mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. That’s Roots of Empathy. To find out more information or how you can be involved please call the Town of Canmore FCSS Program Assistant: 403.609.3743

FCSS

Family and Community Support Services

October 24 1 Class l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. l No Charge Community Enrichment l www.canmore.ca Canmore Community Guide l 49


Registration begins Monday, August 19. To register for FCSS courses, please call 403.609.3743

FCSS

Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services IN THE BOW VALLEY

When Can I Retire? 5 Steps Towards Retirement

This FREE service provides support to Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) in the Bow Valley. We serve as your bridge between employment, community and Canadian society. René Dumont l 403.763.1700 l tfw@banff.ca

How well you retire depends on how well you plan today. This workshop will provide you the opportunity to reflect on some key questions as you prepare for retirement, as well as consider how much income you will need in retirement. It is never too early to attend this information-sharing session! Walk away with a better understanding of just how much you should be saving today to help make your retirement goals a reality. Canmore Civic Centre Classroom Facilitator: Jamie Konecny November 7 1 Class l Thursday l 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. l No Charge

Important Things to Know: •

Is your Work Permit expiring and you are still waiting for your LMO and not sure what to do? • Are you hoping to apply for Permanent Residency under AINP? Are you and your employer eligible? Are you being paid for your overtime? Are you working full time according to your LMO? • Do you have questions about your contract and the terms under your LMO? • Do you know your pathways to Permanent Residency? Please check with us and let us help you find the answers! Upcoming Workshops:

Understanding Youth Behavior This seminar will focus on youth brain development so that parents, and other interested adults can better understand youth decision-making processes. Learn how to support teens in managing risks, and strategies to help encourage smart choices. Decaf drinks and dessert will be provided – please come join us for an engaging discussion. Canmore Civic Centre Classroom Instructor: Peter Baylis, PhD RSW, Clinical Supervisor, Bow Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services

Permanent Residency Info Session Changes to the TFW Program Info Session for Employers • Transition to Permanent Residency Info Session • Drop in and Chat Sessions – check for details Keep updated about our sessions and more through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/foreignworkersbowvalley

November 13 1 Class l Wednesday l 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. l No Charge

Other Services:

Pardon Me!

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One-to-One or Group Appointments

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Community Integration Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Document Assistance

Locations: Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street, Banff Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore Other Bow Valley locations including Lake Louise & Kananaskis, on request

Is a criminal record having a negative impact in your employment opportunities, career advancement or travel plans? Contact the FCSS team to get set up with a free 1:1 appointment with Pat Kamenka. Pat can help you identify offences eligible for a pardon, review the process and forms required to obtain a pardon, and answer common questions. Call 403.678.7127 for an appointment time. The individual, one-hour sessions are free of charge.

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FCSS Board Member Webinar Series

Settlement Services in the Bow Valley Connecting Immigrants and Community

FCSS

Session 1: Being an Effective Board Member Boards function most effectively when everyone on the board knows their responsibilities and understands what is expected of them. Join us for an interactive session where we identify ways to make board members’ lives easier and boards more productive! This webinar will be of interest to new board members who wish to better understand their role and for experienced board members who want to review their involvement and performance. Canmore General Hospital Boardroom Facilitator: Community Development Office, Alberta Culture November 13 1 Class l Wednesday l 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. l $5 + GST

Session 2: Meetings that Work by Videoconference In this interactive session, we will explore practical techniques and practices that will help you to have more effective community meetings. We will share basic strategies for planning and preparation, meeting set up and kick off, how to monitor and lead discussions as well as the wrap up and follow up of “meetings that work”. These basic tools and techniques will help to transform your meetings into wellplanned, well-managed gatherings that ensure people’s time and talents are used effectively to accomplish the goals of your organization. Canmore General Hospital Boardroom Facilitator: Community Development Officer, Alberta Culture November 20 1 Class l Wednesday l 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. l $5 + GST

This FREE service for Permanent Residents, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees provides any support needed to settle into the Bow Valley. Jeanie Godfrey l 403.762.1248 l jeanie.godfrey@banff.ca Anna-Lisa Christilaw l 403.762.1149 l settlement.support@banff.ca Contact us to sign up for our regular e-letter with program updates or to book an appointment. Important Things to Know: • Do

you need help with housing? you know about services and planning for your family coming? • Do you need help understanding health benefits and where you could go for financial assistance? • Would your child like to come to our after school group? • Do you want to be working in the profession you were educated in? We’re here to answer these questions and any others! • Do

Upcoming Workshops: Contact the Settlement Services Team for details and to register. Drop in and Chat Sessions Preparation • Tax Preparation • Wildlife Safety • Dental Care • Parent Teacher Meeting Preparation • Health Care Benefits • Finances: debt, budgeting, banking • Cross Cultural Training for agencies and employers •

• Citizenship

Locations: Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street, Banff Canmore Civic Centre, 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore Other Bow Valley locations including Lake Louise & Kananaskis, on request. More information and a calendar of programs at: www.banff.ca/settlement

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Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link www.canmore.ca/parentlink Bow Valley Parent Link Banff: 101B Bear St. l 403.762.1116 Bow Valley Parent Link Canmore: 600 - 9 St. l 403.678.2529 Bow Valley Parent Link Exshaw: 27 Mount Allen Drive l 403.678.2529 Visit drop-ins or programs at any location.

Monthly ASQ Birthday Parties Please join us to help celebrate a monthly birthday party event. This event will include: a chance to fill out an age-appropriate Ages & Stages developmental questionnaire, a developmental discussion, and of course... CAKE! September birthdays: September 16 l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. October birthdays: October 7 l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. November birthdays: November 4 l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. December birthdays: December 2 l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.. Facilitator: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore No Registration Required l No Charge

Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) provides resources and support to parent/caregivers and children aged 0 - 6. This intermunicipal initiative between the Town of Canmore, Town of Banff and the MD of Bighorn offers programs and services in the following 5 core areas:

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Early Childhood Development and Care Family Support Information and Referral Parent Education Developmental Screening

Program features include: Family Connections Stay and Play Drop-in program, resource library, toy lending library, clothing and toy exchange, parent workshops, family support, the Triple P: Positive Parenting Program, developmental screening, relationship counselling, community information and referrals and much more. No fees.

Developmental Screening using the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-SE) Parent-completed evaluation tools assess the development of children 0 - 5 years old toward developmental milestones in the area of communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, personal social skills and overall development. A trained professional scores the completed questionnaire and meets with parents to discuss the results, make referrals if necessary, and offer fun activities to enhance development at every stage. Call 403.762.1116 (Banff) or 403.678.2529 (Canmore/Exshaw) or visit in person to pick up an age specific questionnaire. By Appointment l No Charge

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Twins & Triplets Playgroup This is a chance for your children to play at Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore while you have social time and connect with other parents with multiples. This group is open to pregnant parents of multiples and parent/caregivers of multiples up to 6 years of age. Registration is not required. Call 403.678.2535 for further information. Facilitator: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore September 23 l October 21 l November 18 Mondays l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. No Registration Required l No Charge


Bow Valley Early Childhood Development Coalition Thriving families, invested communities. The Bow Valley ECD Coalition consists of service providers, community partners, parents and businesses committed to the creation of a child and family friendly community. By investing in the critical years, 0 to 6, the health of the whole community is strengthened. For more information on programs and initiatives, to join the Bow Valley Early Childhood Coalition or to attend the next BVECDC meeting, please contact Ellen Thuringer at 403.678.7128 or ethuringer@canmore.ca

Why is Early Childhood Development so important? Current research shows that the early years of child development are considered to be the most crucial time in a child’s life. Supporting young children and their families from pre-conception, through birth, infancy and through the age of six will create the best chance for children to be successful in our community. “Childhood development is a foundation for community and economic development; capable children build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable society.” (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2010)

What does Early Childhood Development include? Early childhood development refers to the development of the whole child. Key areas include: Social Competence Physical Health and Well Being Emotional Maturity Language and Thinking Skills Communication and General Knowledge For further information go to www.ecdmapping.alberta.ca

What is the Early Childhood Development Coalition? The Coalition is a diverse group of partners who are committed to working together to create child and family friendly communities in Canmore, Banff, Exshaw and Lake Louise (the Bow Valley). This group welcomes participation and input from people who are interested in supporting the lives of children aged 0 to 6 in our communities. Coalition meetings are held monthly in Canmore – please contact us if you would like to attend. Key Early Childhood Development Resources: Bow Valley Young Children’s Monthly Calendar: Program and event information for children and families is published monthly. The calendar is posted at the Canmore Civic Centre, the Recreation Centre, daycares, preschools and through local School Boards. Call or email to have your email address added to our distribution list so that you can receive the calendar directly. Bow Valley Community Resource Directory: This directory includes child, family, and individual support services contact information for Banff and Canmore. It may be accessed at www.canmore.ca or www.banff.ca Kidding Around: Young Children’s Guide to the Bow Valley: Local early childhood services and activities directory; copies are available at all Bow Valley Parent Link locations in Canmore, Banff and Exshaw or access it online at www.canmore.ca/parentlink

Thriving families, invested communities.

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Bow Valley Parent Link Devoted Dads

Parent Link

I Grow, You Grow Are you a new parent with an infant 0 - 12 months? Join other new parents and learn about community resources, infant development, and various other topics. Each session will include group discussions, activities, local guest presenters, a healthy snack, and social time. To register call 403.678.2535, email cdemontigny@canmore.ca or sign up at Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore. Facilitator: Christine deMontigny BVPL Child and Family Worker Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore October 23 - December 4 7 classes l Wednesdays l 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge

Making SENSE of the World: Sensory Learning Games The Sensory Learning program at Bow Valley Parent Link-Banff includes exciting and innovative games and activities for children and their parents to experience together! Led by a trained facilitator, this program promotes growth in cognitive, social, emotional and physical development by offering hands on activities and games using all 5 senses. Come join the fun. Don’t let your child miss out as space is limited. To register for Canmore call 403.678.2535 or email cdemontigny@canmore.ca. To register for Banff, call 403.762.1116 or email parentlinkbanff@canmore.ca. Facilitators: Christine deMontigny and Michelle Brazier, BVPL staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore 1 year olds September 18 l Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 2 year olds September 25 l Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 3 year olds October 2 l Wednesday l 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration Required l No Charge Facilitators: May Quach, BVPL Early Years Coach Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff 1 year olds September 16 l Monday l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2 year olds October 21 l Monday l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3 year olds November 18 l Monday l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge

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Bow Valley Parent Link is excited to offer a dads only program! If you are a dad and have a child between the ages of 0 - 6, we hope you will join this playgroup. Pick your child(ren) up from home or daycare and bring them to the Bow Valley Parent Link. Enjoy a delicious dinner together, participate in group discussions, spend quality time with your little ones, and meet other dads in your community! To sign up for this group, contact Christine at 403.678.2535 or cdemontigny@canmore.ca. Facilitators: Christine deMontigny, BVPL Child and Family Worker and Shawn Carr, FCSS Banff Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff September 23 l Monday l 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. November 18 l Monday l 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore October 29 l Tuesday l 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. November 26 l Tuesday l 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge

Avoid disappointment! Register for all Bow Valley Parent Link programs/courses a minimum of one week prior to the program start date.

NEW! Parent-Child Mother Goose® The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents with children 0 - 6 years old. The program introduces adults and children to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during the early years. Children benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication. This program has a limited number of spaces. Sign up early to avoid disappointment. To register call 403.678.7149, email mbrazier@canmore.ca, or stop by any Parent Link Centre. Facilitators: Michelle Brazier and Christine deMontigny, BVPL staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff October 2 - November 20 8 classes l Wednesdays l 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge


Bow Valley Parent Link

Parent Link

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Triple P 1:1 Individual Consultations Are you looking for new ideas for specific and challenging behaviors in your 0 - 6 year old? Whether the challenge is sleeping, eating, tantrums, aggression, or any other typical behavior challenges, Triple P can help. Meet with an accredited Triple P practitioner for up to 4 confidential sessions that will help you manage this behavior. Learn how to track and monitor your child’s behavior, why these behaviors are occurring, how to make a parenting plan, and feel confident making future parenting decisions and sticking to them! For more information contact BVPL Child and Family Worker, Christine de Montigny at 403.678.2535 or cdemontigny@canmore.ca. By Appointment l No Charge

Triple-P Seminar Series Join other parents for 1, 2 or 3 informative sessions full of strategies to build your confidence as a parent and to promote your child’s health, development and wellbeing. All seminars are free of charge, and free childcare can be provided. To register, phone 403.678.2535, email cdemontigny@canmore.ca, or sign up at Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore. Registration is required. Facilitator: Christine deMontigny BVPL Child and Family Worker

Seminar 1 The Power of Positive Parenting This seminar introduces parents to the 5 core principles of positive parenting. It is a chance to learn about positive parenting, connect with other parents and ask questions. October 1 l Tuesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Seminar 2 Raising Confident, Competent Children This session introduces parents to the 6 key building blocks children need to do well in life. These skills include showing respect, being cooperative, being considerate of others, becoming independent, having healthy self-esteem and becoming a good problem solver. October 8 l Tuesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Seminar 3 Raising Resilient Children This last seminar in the series focuses on parents helping their children deal more effectively with emotions and feelings. The building blocks covered in the seminar include helping children recognize and accept feelings, express them appropriately, build positive feelings, deal with negative ones, develop coping skills and deal with stressful events. October 15 l Tuesday l 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Raising Great Kids Workshop Series This series of workshops is designed to give families of children 0 - 6 years old practical tools and creative ideas to enhance the joys of parenting and to ease its challenges. Come learn about a range of parenting topics and engage in discussion with a variety of guest speakers. All workshops are FREE of charge and FREE childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Avoid disappointment! Register one week prior to the workshop date. To register, phone 403.678.7149, email mbrazier@canmore.ca, or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link centre.

RESP Information Sending your child to college or university is one of the greatest privileges a parent can offer. One of the most valuable ways to save for your child’s post-secondary future is through a Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP). This workshop will help you understand the basics of RESPs, the different types of plans, the benefits of government grants, and how to help your savings grow. Led By: Canmore Scotiabank Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore September 24 l Tuesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge

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Bow Valley Parent Link Hello, Goodbye

Parent Link

Raising Great Kids Workshop Series New Canadians, New Parents Adjusting and integrating into a new community isn’t always easy, especially when you’re a parent. This workshop will help you understand the local services that are available to permanent residents of Canada, live-in caregivers, and refugees in the Bow Valley. Discussion topics include: health care benefits for you and your family, transitioning your child into school and sports, where to go for financial assistance, and managing your family’s budget. Led by: Jeanie Godfrey, Town of Banff Settlement Services Bow Valley Parent Link - Banff October 1 l Tuesday l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

Job-related absences from loved ones can be trying. This workshop will help you navigate through the challenges and stresses families can be faced with when one parent works away from home. Presenters will discuss the impact of workrelated separation on your child and healthy ways to cope, and positive ways to strengthen your bond with your partner at home and away. Led by: Anthea Messier & Christine deMontigny, BVPL Staff Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore November 28 l Thursday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

Don’t wait! Register for free childcare at Bow Valley Parent Link programs/courses a minimum of one week prior to the program start date.

Father to Dad This workshop will inspire and empower dads, focusing on the importance of a father in the life, growth, and social-emotional development of his child. Delivered from a male perspective and celebrating men’s strengths, come learn about ways to build your daddy self-esteem and enjoy your invaluable role as a father. Sorry mums, this is for dads only! Led by: Patrick Dillon, Alberta Father Involvement Initiative Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore October 19 l Saturday l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

Social-Emotional 101 Setting your little one up for success is not just about learning how to walk, ride a bike, or knowing the ABCs. In order to be ready for the world, children should also have a sense of how to foster relationships, how to explore the environment, and how to express emotions. This workshop will outline the latest research on social-emotional development, explain how it affects other areas of early childhood development, define its major concepts and milestones, and offer practical tools to support the social-emotional wellness of your little one. Led by: Peter Baylis, Bow Valley Addiction & Mental Health Bow Valley Parent Link - Canmore November 5 l Tuesday l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required l No Charge l Free child care

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BVPL programs and services are available year round. For more information or to view the Family Connections Stay and Play Drop-in schedule, and/or Summer/Fall 2013 Program schedule visit www.canmore.ca/parentlink


Elevation Place 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4 Phone: 403.678.2468 l www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca Hours: (Closed Statutory Holidays) Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Library Movie Night On most Wednesday nights the Library will be showing a feature film. Call the Library or check our website www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca for upcoming dates and titles. Friends Program Room September - December Wednesdays l 7:30 p.m. l No Charge

Friends of the Library Speaker Series Theme oriented presentations on topics of local interest will be offered once a month during the school year. Call the Library or check the website www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca for details. Friends Program Room September - December Second Monday of the Month l 7:30 p.m. l By Donation

Video Conferencing Would you like to set up a video conference for your business, community/support group or class? The Canmore Library can help. For more information on our state-of-the-art video conferencing services or to book a time, give us a call at 403.678.2468. Reservations are required and are subject to room availability. Canmore Library Meeting Room Year Round Regular Library Hours l No Charge

An active story time for walking babies up to the age of two, this program features songs, books, rhymes and active games. Registration not required. Friends Program Room September - December Fridays l 10:00 a.m. l No Charge

Tales for Twos This program features songs, rhymes, books and fun – perfect for any two-year old. Registration not required. Friends Program Room September - December Wednesdays l 10:00 a.m. l No Charge

Preschool Storytime Three to five year olds are invited to share stories, songs and finger plays. Registration not required. Library Program Room September - December Wednesdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

Activities for 5 - 12 years Check out the Canmore Library website for more information on programs offered throughout the year for 5 - 12 year olds. Friends Program Room Year Round Regular Library Hours l No Charge

Summer Reading Program Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to join us for reading fun all summer long with books, contests, crafts, games and more. Friends Program Room September - December Daily l Regular Library Hours l No Charge

Books for Babies This story time features songs, books and finger plays that will entertain and delight babies who are not yet walking. Registration not required. Friends Program Room September - December Tuesdays l 2:00 p.m. l No Charge

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Public Library

Wiggle Time


Alberta Seniors & Community Services Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) 300, 800 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P1 403.678.4427 l Tuesday and Thursday l Canmore 403.297.8473 l Monday, Wednesday, Friday l Calgary

AISH provides financial and health benefits to adults with a permanent disability that severely impairs their ability to earn a livelihood. AISH is only provided to those who have exhausted all opportunities for rehabilitation, training and work. The level of AISH will vary depending on income and resources of the AISH recipient and immediate family members.

Colin Harris (403) 762.1126 or colin.harris@banff.ca Deb Grady (403) 673-3611, ext. 223 or email: deb.grady@mdbighorn.ca Lauren Moore (403) 678-7127 or email: lmoore@canmore.ca

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KidSport

TM

So ALL Kids Can Play!

How does KidSportTM help? KidSportTM provides grants to children from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs. KidSportTM supports programs that provide the child with a sustained sport experience led by qualified instructors. Who is eligible to receive a KidSportTM grant? Families that are on a low income, unemployed, on AISH, or currently receiving income support through provincial government are all considered eligible. KidSportTM considers social and economic barriers facing the child’s family when determining eligibility. Grants are for children under the age of 18 years. What does a KidSportTM grant cover? KidSportTM Bow Valley provides financial support up to $500 per child per calendar year (January to December) towards sport registration fees. If the child needs equipment we will make a referral to our partner agency, The Brick Sport Central.

KidSport

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSportTM provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. How to apply to KidSportTM: 1. Contact KidSportTM Bow Valley or KidSportTM Alberta to get an application form. Application forms are also available at www.kidsport.ab.ca or www.canmore.ca/recreation 2. Find a sport program your child would like to join and register him / her. 3. Complete the KidSportTM Bow Valley application form to request a grant towards registration fees. 4. Mail or fax the completed application to KidSportTM Bow Valley. 5. Application is reviewed by KidSportTM within 30 days. Cheques for approved applications are mailed to the sport club within two weeks of the review date. To check the status of your application, contact KidSportTM Bow Valley at 1.877.636.5328. *KidSportTM Bow Valley serves children and youth who both reside and are participating in a sport program in one of the following communities: Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, MD of Bighorn and Morley.

What are the funding arrangements? KidSportTM issues funds directly to the sport organization or community association on behalf of the child.

*Note: If you are a resident of the Bow Valley participating in a sport program in another community, please apply to KidSportTM Alberta.

When is the deadline to apply? It is best to submit your application to KidSportTM as soon as you register your child in the sport program. Programs that are complete are not eligible for funding.

KidSportTM Bow Valley - Contact Us: Box 40007, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3H9 Phone: 1.877.636.5328 Fax: 403.451.1738 Email: kidsportbv@gmail.com

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Sustainability

Accelerating Canmore Toward Sustainability

Total Solid Waste Landfilled vs Diverted

Population 30,000 25,000 20,000

What is sustainability? The word sustainability is used frequently and in many different contexts, from development in the oil sands to recycling in Canmore. But just what is sustainability and how is sustainability expressed in Canmore? In a nutshell, we’re sustainable when we meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. To create a sustainable society, we need both a vision of where we want to go and a plan for getting there. To do this, The Town of Canmore adopted a framework for sustainable development pioneered by The Natural Step as a tool to help us work toward sustainability. Grounded in solid scientific research, The Natural Step framework challenges us to consider whether our daily actions move us toward, or away from, sustainability. The Town of Canmore has used the framework for sustainable development to help define our vision for the community, both now and in the future. It is reflected in our key strategic documents – Mining the Future, Signposts to Sustainability, our Corporate Strategic Plan, and our Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The Environmental Sustainability Action Plan defines goals (for both the corporation of the Town of Canmore and for the community) in five key program areas that collectively help Canmore move toward sustainability. The five key program areas include: •

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What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Take to heart the first R of the 3Rs – reduce the amount of waste you generate. • Take advantage of all of the Town of Canmore’s waste diversion opportunities and recycle at your neighbourhood recycling bin and at the Elk Run recycling depot. • Buy refillable or reusable containers – avoid single use containers.

Water management The long term community goal is to reduce per capita residential water consumption to 111 litres/person/day by 2035 (the average Canadian uses 343 litres of water/person/ day; the average Swede uses 200 litres/person/day). In 2011 the average Canmore resident consumed 122 litres of water per day.

Resource conservation and waste management

Water conservation • Energy and climate protection • Toxin reduction • Community engagement Some of the highlights from each program area are: Resource conservation and waste management The long term community goal is to reduce the amount of residential solid waste landfilled to 0.30 tonnes/person/year by 2035 (the average Canadian landfills 0.79 tonnes/person/ year). In 2011, the average Canmore resident landfilled 0.45 tonnes of waste. And although we have not yet achieved our long term waste generation goal, we can celebrate a higher than average diversion rate for our community of 51%. And as we move forward with Canmore’s new Beyond Curbside (blue recycling bins in every neighbourhood) recycling program in 2012, our diversion rate should climb even higher.

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What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Wash only full loads in your clothes washer. • Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge rather than running tap water until it’s cold. • Landscape with drought tolerate plants to reduce your watering needs.


Sustainability Energy and climate protection The long term community goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 4.3 tonnes CO2e/person/year. In 2011, the average Canmore resident emitted 9 tonnes of CO2e/person/year.

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What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Consider going pesticide free in your yard and if you do, share it with us so we can celebrate our achievements! Sign our pesticide free pledge at www.canmore.ca •

Community GHG Emissions - Excluding Transportation 180,000

Grade 10 invasive species/drama program • “Not all flowers are friendly” education campaign • Development and distribution of Canmore specific wildflower seed mix

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What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Get an energy audit done on your home – and act on the results. • Install a programmable thermostat. • Walk, cycle or car pool.

Toxin reduction There are several goals for the community related to toxin reduction scheduled for completion by 2015: • 50 % of residents voluntarily report that they do not use chemical herbicides to maintain their properties. • Retailers and commercial applicators provide annual data on herbicide sales or applications. • Collect baseline data on residential herbicide sales and commercial herbicide applications. • Establish herbicide reduction goal. The Environmental Sustainability Action Plan also defines the development a community education and engagement strategy to increase the community’s commitment to and participation in efforts to minimize the use of herbicides and other potentially toxic substances. To this end, the Town of Canmore Parks department delivers education and engagement programs to Canmore residents: • Build a barrel program • Wildflower presentations • Invasive plant information booth at the Mountain Market • Weed pull for cash • Participation in the Communities in Bloom program • Grade 4 and 7 invasive species education program

Learn about alternatives to household cleaning items that do not use hazardous chemicals. The Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley has some great suggestions.

Be responsible when disposing of your toxic waste – participate in the Town of Canmore’s toxic waste roundups in the spring and fall.

Community education and engagement There are three goals in the Community education and engagement section of the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The first is to develop formal community education and engagement programs and initiatives that support the attainment of the sustainability goals outlined in each of the other sections of the Plan. The second is to achieve awareness and active participation of the majority of the residential population in activities or initiatives that move the community towards sustainability. The third is to achieve awareness and active participation of the majority of local businesses and organizations in activities or initiatives that move the community towards sustainability. The Town of Canmore is developing plans to work on these goals in 2012 and 2013 and some community outreach and education during 2011. What you can do to help us achieve our goal: • Let us know your thoughts on our sustainability programs – what we’re doing well and what you’d like to see us doing! •

Participate in sustainability programs offered by the Town of Canmore and the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley. In addition to our commitment to environmental sustainability, The Town of Canmore is also concerned with economic and social sustainability as well. Efforts such as diversifying the local economy, creating a tourism strategy for Canmore and supporting a range of low impact non-polluting light industry building on the natural assets of the community will move us toward economic sustainability. Ensuring affordable housing, creating opportunities for residents of all ages to communicate and interact together and continuing to participate in programs such as the Fair Trade Town program demonstrate our commitment to social sustainability. Many excellent tools, concepts and metrics are available to help people understand sustainability, identify actions and evaluate impacts. For more information on the Town of Canmore’s sustainability efforts visit www.canmore.ca and click on Municipal Sustainability or visit www.thenaturalstep.org/canada

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Community Recycling

Community Beyond Recycling Information

Curbside...

Recycling in Canmore just got a whole lot easier... The Town of Canmore is introducing a new neighbourhood blue bin system, designed to make your life and your recycling a whole lot easier. Why should you recycle? Because if you throw something away, it is no longer useful. It ends up in landfill and the resources, energy and effort to create them are wasted. If you recycle something, it can be recovered and become material for a new product. Plus, it benefits business and industry. The cost of recovering raw materials from existing waste items is less than the original manufacturing process cost. Canmore’s goal is to recycle 70% of our residential waste. The new neighbourhood recycling program requires households to separate recyclables into 3 easy categories: Mixed paper Plastic and Metal Glass Refundable Beverage Containers will still go to the Bottle Depot. Join your neighbours – recycling in Canmore is easy!

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Other Recycling Opportunities in Canmore... The following specialty items can be recycled at the Boulder Crescent Recycling Depot. You can drop off residential items at 115 Boulder Crescent. • Automotive batteries • Household batteries • Bike tires • Electronics – includes TVs and computers • Light bulbs or fluorescent bulbs

Seasonal Recycling Programs • Paint and toxic waste – collected twice per year. Visit www.canmore.ca for more information. • Yard waste – leaves, lawn clippings, shrubs and branches. (April to November) • Pumpkins – for one week after Halloween. Only pumpkins are accepted and they must be clear of candles and accessories. • Christmas trees – collected late December to mid January at Fairholme and 17th Street, Benchlands Trail parking lot, Quarry Lake parking lot, and Boulder Crescent.


Community Clean Up

Take the “MY YARD IS

Pesticide Free”

pledge!

Volunteer your time and help “Keep Canmore Clean”. Volunteers are needed to help clean up on roadways, parks, and trail systems. Bring your family, friends, and co-workers to the Recreation Centre (1900 - 8th Avenue) once in spring and once in fall for this great community event. Visit www. canmore.ca or call 403.678.1500 for specific dates. Gloves, garbage bags, food, and prizes provided.

Large Item Pick Up This program is provided on a weekly basis from May to November. Residents must register their address to ensure pick up by calling 403.678.1580. Pick ups will occur on the next available Monday. Acceptable items include old appliances, furniture, etc. Unacceptable items include construction waste, TVs, commercial waste, and hazardous waste. Ensure all items are contained/bundled in a tidy pile.

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Miscellaneous Items Plastic grocery bags are accepted for recycling at Canmore grocery stores. Construction and demolition waste must be taken to the Francis Cooke Regional Class III Landfill near Exshaw (call 403.673.2708 for more information). The landfill offers reduced rates for sorted loads. Business hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. www.bvwaste.ca To learn more about recycling call: 403.678.1580

Canmore Bottle Depot

or visit our offices at: Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7th Avenue Public Works, 100 Glacier Drive

Containers accepted for refund include milk cartons/ jugs, aluminum cans, drink boxes/pouches/tetra-packs, glass and plastic beverage bottles.

or visit our web site at: www.canmore.ca/Municipal-Services/Recycling-and-WasteManagement/

To receive a refund on your enviro-deposit take your empties to: The Canmore Bottle Depot 103 Boulder Crescent Telephone: 403.678.5099 Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

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Community Recycling


Community Information

Community Information A Canmore Walking Tour of Public Art This approximately one-hour walk provides just a small sampling of the sculptures, signs, murals, installations and functional artworks that dot the Canmore landscape. Check www.canmore.ca for complete listings, and details or pick up a self-guided brochure at the Civic Centre front desk.

Pets

Trail Use To protect wildlife, some portions of the more than 200 kilometers of recreational trails in and around Canmore may be off-limits to humans during certain periods of the year. At times, a specific trail or area may be closed temporarily to allow a large predator to feed or travel through. People found in closed areas are subject to provincial fines. To check for trail closures and updates, visit www.wildsmart.ca.

Canmore Pathways and Trails Large paper copies available at the Civic Centre Reception Area (902 - 7th Ave) Online: www.canmore.ca/maps

Canmore Mountain Market The Canmore Mountain Market, a summer tradition for over twenty years, is new and improved! The Market is located in the heart of downtown at the Canmore Civic Centre Plaza (902 - 7th Avenue). The market will run every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from June 13 to October 3, 2013 (tentative). This is a weekly summer event designed for the entire family. Rain or shine, this market showcases a variety of locally and regionally produced items. Currently the selection includes fresh fruits and vegetables, (with seasonal Alberta and B.C. options when available) elk meat, fresh poultry, baked goods and other food items. The Market also offers crafts and other locally produced items to choose from. Buskers may be on hand to entertain you to add to the atmosphere. The Mountain Market brings Canmore’s small town, neighbourhood character to the downtown area. The Market provides business opportunities for small entrepreneurs as well as drawing attention to businesses in the downtown core. The Civic Centre Plaza provides a stunning location for discovering Canmore; from breathtaking views to shopping to chance re-connections between old friends and opportunities to make new ones.

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The frequent movement of wildlife through the Town is something that makes us unique. For the safety of both wild and domestic animals, all cats, dogs and other pets must be controlled at all times. This means that dogs must be on a leash at all times, except when in the three designated offleash areas (Elk Run Boulevard, Highway 1A, Quarry Lake). Dogs are not allowed in playgrounds or other public parks. The Town of Canmore requires that all dogs belonging to full-time residents be licensed.

Wildlife Sightings or Encounters Any wildlife encounters involving aggressive or threatening animals should be reported. All sightings of predators such as bears, cougars and wolves on trails or in and around the Town should be reported to Kananaskis Country dispatch 403.591.7755. In an emergency, call 911.

Help Keep Bears Wild! After a long winter’s nap the bears that live around Canmore wake up and start looking for something to eat. The best food for them is found in the wild, not in your yard. If bears find food in Town, they come looking for more. This isn’t good for bears or for Canmore residents. Please remove any birdfeed between April 1 to October 31.

Share the Space Parking in Canmore can be a real challenge. Bylaw Services receives several complaints annually about vehicles that don’t move. Please remember that streets are public property and that primary use is for short term parking (less than 72 hours). If you are heading out of town on a trip or have a long term guest that doesn’t require their vehicle, make sure it is parked on private property to free up the parking on the street for others.

Starting a Business in Canmore Thinking of doing business in Canmore? Please email or contact the Business Registry Coordinator at 403.678.1503 or email businessregistry@canmore.ca to obtain your licence. Everyone conducting business must have a valid licence to operate in Canmore. If you have questions regarding how to set-up your business, visit the Government of Canada website www.canadabusiness.ca for a step by step checklist.


Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH) by CCHC CCHC offers housing options at below market prices. Eligibility criteria apply.

October 21-27, 2013

Waste Reduction Week in Alberta

Help us reach our waste reduction goals and demonstrate Canmore’s commitment to sustainability – find a way to participate!

Looking to Buy? Take the next step towards home ownership and attend an Info Session. First Wednesday of every month 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. l CCHC offices 600A 9th Street (above Canmore Seniors Centre)

Looking to Rent? Apply to rent at the Hector at Palliser Village, Canmore’s first perpetually affordable rental development.

COMMUNITY LIVES HERE Get on our list to buy or rent!

Reduce • Look for ways to use fewer things, and thus create less waste. You’ll save yourself time and money. • Buy only what you need. Before you buy any item, ask yourself if you really need it, or could you make do with what you already have? • Choose products that do as many jobs as possible – printers that also scan and fax (if you need all three functions), all-purpose cleaners, rather than specialized ones for each surface or type of room. This reduces the number of products you have to deal with, decreases packaging and cuts down on clutter!

Reuse • Rent

seldom used items, such as tools or party ware a tool library with your neighbours • Join Bow Valley Freecycle – it’s a great way to share your unwanted stuff with others in the community who want it! • Donate to the local thrift stop • Start

Recycle • Take advantage of all the recycling opportunities in Canmore and the Bow Valley to recycle your waste and increase the community’s diversion rate!

403.609.9983 | canmorehousing.ca

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Canmore Community Watch Program The Canmore Policing Committee has initiated Canmore Community Watch. The program is a made in Canmore for Canmore approach to community involvement in crime prevention and crime solving. The program is based on one simple principle. Crime is prevented and/or solved by police when the police are notified by citizens when they observe activity that is out of the ordinary. Canmore Community Watch is a program that is designed to deliver the message to the public that the police strongly encourage the type of reporting that Canmore Community Watch promotes in our community. Canmorites may wonder why our community has undertaken a crime prevention and solving program when crime is not a very visible issue in town. Based on the simplicity of the program there is no reason not to have participation by all community members. In discussions with the RCMP at the Canmore Police Committee it was made clear that one of the best chances for police to solve or prevent a crime is to be notified by the public that something unusual is occurring. The difficulty that was identified was people are often reluctant to take the steps to notify police. The reasons become obvious once we start to imagine ourselves in a situation where we notice something out of the ordinary and what we are inclined to do about it. For example, imagine you see a couple of people at the back door of a main street business after hours. You are just passing by but it strikes you as odd. You are not inclined to call 911 because you don’t really know if anything is wrong. If you call the RCMP and it just turns out to be a couple waiting for a ride you will end up with that ‘cried wolf’ feeling. So you tell yourself that it is likely nothing and you carry on.

The RCMP will tell you that your decision to do nothing is not the correct one. What you faced in your decision making is what the Canmore Community Watch program intends to overcome. Calling 911 is a big deal but it is the only number that comes to our minds. In fact, there is a number to call that is dedicated to this very situation. And as for crying wolf, the RCMP encourages us to call whenever we see anything that is unusual period. We all understand that most of the calls that come in to 403.678.5516 by the Canmore Community Watch initiative will not lead to a crime but we are all being asked by law enforcement not to hesitate to call. No harm would come from the example above had the Canmore Community Watch line been called and a police unit drove up to discover the couple just waiting for a ride. The worst outcome is that the officer attending the call asks the couple if they are alright, may suggest a better lit place to wait and the couple enjoys the feeling of security that comes from interactions with our police. We are all encouraged to visit the website for information on how to make the most useful observations for police to follow up, what to look for when we think something might be out of the ordinary and how we can all do our best to look out for each other. Topics include: •

Knowing your Neighbours

Suspicious sounds and smells

How to observe useful information for the police

Suspicious actions of vehicles

Suspicious actions of people

If you have any questions or comments on the program please direct them to the Canmore Policing Committee at policingcommittee@canmore.ca

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Frequently Asked Questions Q. I have just bought a home in Canmore. What do I need to do to set up a tax and utilities account with the Town? A. When you take possession your lawyer will register your name(s) on title with Alberta Land Titles. Based on the information received from Alberta Land Titles we update the Town of Canmore tax roll and utility (water, sewer, garbage) account (if applicable) twice a month to reflect current ownership additions and/or changes. You may also want to consider enrolling in the Town of Canmore pre-authorized payment plans for taxes and utilities. Visit www.canmore.ca/ Municipal-Services/Property-Tax/Payment-Options.html for details. Q. Where do I go to set up gas and electricity accounts on my new property? A. The Town of Canmore does not endorse any particular provider. Albertans can choose their electricity provider and rate plan. You have the option to choose between your regulated rate provider (see chart below) and power retailers. There are different electricity products, with different rates, terms and services, and some will suit Albertans’ needs and budgets better than others. In Alberta you have choices for electricity in your home or office. Under competitive retail service, you can choose to purchase your electricity and natural gas from a variety of retailers. You and the retailer of your choice may enter into a contract for the type and length of energy service you want. Retailers may offer long-term stable rate plans, “green” energy purchase plans or bundled plans for both electricity and natural gas. The regulated distribution company for your area will then deliver your energy to you. See below for options. Q. Where can I find more information on all the gas and electricity providers in Alberta? A. Alberta’s Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) provides this information at www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca/ or by calling 310.4UCA (310.4822) toll-free anywhere in Alberta.

Town of Canmore Contact Numbers Planning & Engineering Fax Line

403.678.1534

Mayor / CAO

403.678.1550

Bow Valley Parent Link

403.678.2529

Bylaw Services / Animal Control

403.678.4244

Cemetery 403.678.1599 Community Celebrations / Arts & Culture 403.678.1878 Elevation Place

403.678.8920

Facility Rentals

403.678.7135

Family & Community Support Services

403.678.3743

Fire & Rescue

403.678.6199

Parks 403.678.1599 Planning & Development Building Permits

403.678.1543

Public Works

403.678.1580

Recreation Centre

403.678.0808 ext. 1321

Recreation Centre Schedules, Programs & Registration

403.678.1537

Recycling Programs

403.678.1580

Streets & Roads

403.678.1580

Streets & Roads Trouble (4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. & weekends)

403.678.1540

Tax Inquiries

403.678.1506

Waste Collection

403.678.1580

Water Billing Inquiries

403.678.7134

Water Metering (EPCOR)

403.609.4781

Water & Sewer Troubles Calls 24 HR (EPCOR)

403.609.6400

Commodity

Regulated Provider Role

Phone Number

Web Address

Electricity

Bow Valley Power Corp. Energy Provider Epcor Energy Provider FortisAlberta Distributor

phone: 403.621.3758 toll free: 310.4300 toll free: 310.9473

www.bowvalleypower.ca www.epcor.ca www.fortisalberta.com

Natural Gas

Atco Gas Direct Energy Regulated Services

toll free: 310.5678 toll free: 1.866.420.3174

www.atcogas.ca www.directenergyregulatedservices.com

Distributor Energy Provider

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Community Information

General Information


Town of Canmore

Dog Licence Information Five Great Reasons to Licence Your Dog 1. The dog tag number can be searched on the Town of Canmore web page so if someone finds your dog they can notify you directly. 2. Your dog will receive a Free Ride Home*, thereby avoiding kennel and impound fees. 3. A portion of the Dog Licence fees go toward supporting the Bow Valley SPCA, a no kill, no cage, care and adoption centre located right here in Canmore. 4. Dog licensing fees pay for doggie waste bag stations and Veterinary fees for sick or injured abandoned, domestic animals. 5. Help us keep track of the dog population in Canmore. The more dogs licensed, the better chances we have of introducing more programs and pet friendly spaces.

Where and When to Licence Your Dog? Licenses can be purchased at the Civic Centre 902 7th Avenue downtown Canmore. As soon as you move to Canmore or become an owner of a dog, you can licence him!

How Much Does it Cost? 1 year licence l $ 55.00 3 year licence l $114.00

Questions? Call Bylaw Services at 403.678.4244 or email bylaw@canmore.ca Available 7 days a week 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*Free Ride Home Program Applies to dogs that have a valid licence in the Town of Canmore and one occurrence is permitted per year. Certain circumstances shall void the return of an animal for free.

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The Town of Canmore offers a variety of parks and playgrounds for your enjoyment. These facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are maintained by the Parks Department. If there are any damages or deficiencies to these sites, please contact the Parks Department at 403.678.1599 (this number is also conveniently listed at each site).

Canmore Skateboard Park Located at the Canmore Recreation Centre Free to access, the Canmore Skateboard Park is designed for boarders of all abilities focusing on young boarders developing skills while having fun. The park is open in the spring, summer and fall. Please note the skateboard park is unsupervised, ride at your own risk. Boarders should wear a helmet and additional protective gear.

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Located in Centennial Park the fitness circuit caters to people over the age of 18. • There are 9 fitness workout stations, with a walking pathway between each station. • The fitness circuit is wheel chair accessible. • Youth 12 - 15 years old are only permitted to use the equipment only if directly supervised by an adult. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to use the equipment as it is not suitable for children.

Canmore Dog Parks Dogs off Leash Areas are located at: Elk Run Boulevard Dog off Leash Park is fully contained by a fence. Parking is available off of Sandstone Terrace. Bow Valley Trail (Highway 1A) Dog off Leash Park is partially contained by a fence and natural features. Limited parking is available off Bow Valley Trail, beside Cougar Creek.

Canmore Mountain Bike Skills Parks Locations: 5th Avenue and 1st Street (next to Millennium Park Sport Field) Benchlands Trail (base of the hill just to the east of the Trans Canada Highway overpass) Free to access, there are 2 mountain bike skills parks in Canmore designed for riders of all abilities with particular focus on young riders interested in developing their skills. Additional park riding is also available at the challenging Canmore Nordic Centre Skills Park. Please note that the parks are unsupervised and those who ride them do so at their own risk. Park riders should wear a helmet and additional protective gear.

Quarry Lake Dog off Leash Park is in an open field surrounded by a natural setting of trees and rocks. Large parking lot shared with Quarry Lake day use area located off of Spray Lakes Road. Dog Etiquette – To ensure a positive relationship between dogs and other park users, please: • Pick

up after your dog. your dog remains in range of audible command and comes when called. • Refrain your dog from jumping up on people, not everyone likes dogs. • Dogs must be on a leash when not on private property. The only exception being the three designated Town off Leash Dog Parks. • Be considerate and always carry a mutt bag for removing all pet feces (conveniently provided throughout the Town’s parks and trails system). • Ensure

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Parks & Playgrounds


Playgrounds •

The Town of Canmore owns and operates 7 regional playgrounds (ages 18 months to 12 years) and 23 tot lots (ages 18 months to 5 years). Visit the Town of Canmore web site www.canmore.ca/ Recreation-Parks-and-Facilities/Playgrounds/ for the location of each playground.

The Town has 2 certified playground inspectors. Playgrounds are subject to weekly / biweekly inspections year round and an annual audit. Deficiencies are identified and repaired to ensure the safety of playground users.

Our playgrounds are open year round however snow and ice are not removed which means the ground surface under the structures can change. Be aware of puddles, ice and harder surfaces when playing in these conditions.

Outdoor Recreation Facilities The Town of Canmore maintains a number of communityowned outdoor recreation facilities for your enjoyment. These facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They’re also available to book for an hourly rental fee if exclusive access is necessary by contacting: Facility Booking Coordinator, facility_bookings@canmore.ca or 403.678.7135.

Canmore is home to 6 well-maintained sport fields for soccer, ultimate, football and rugby. • Canmore Recreation Centre Field • Centennial Park Field • Eagle Terrace Field • Elizabeth Rummel Field • Lion’s Park Field • Millennium Field

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Town of Canmore Field Rain Line: 403.678.1537

Ball Diamonds: Open April 15 - September 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown • Elk Run • Millennium Park • Lion’s Park

Tennis Courts: Open April 1 - October 30 from 7:00 a.m. - Sundown (7 days a week)

Outdoor Arena Pads: Open May 15 – September 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (7 days a week)

Lions Park Tennis Courts – There are 3 regulation sized tennis courts including windscreens, notice board, washroom facility, benches and picnic tables. Located at Lion’s Park on 15th Street. Veterans Park Tennis Court – There is 1 regulation sized tennis court including a notice board, and benches. Located at Veteran’s Park at 8th Street and River Road.

Larch Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located at 1200 – 17th Street. For confirmed bookings, lights are available for night use until 10:00 p.m. Cougar Creek Arena Pad – Boarded rink with nets for basketball and ball hockey. Located on the corner of Elk Run Boulevard and Canyon Road. For confirmed bookings, lights are available for night use until 10:00 p.m.

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Canmore Nordic Ski Club

Ski, Run, Bike, Hike, Make Friends, Get Fit, Travel! Do it all with the Canmore Nordic Ski Club. XC and Biathlon programs for ages 5 to 90. Ski fast and have fun! Summer and winter programs. For more information:

canmorenordic.com l programdirector@canmorenordic.com l 403.678.0266

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Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club

Programs for everyone! co-ed Preschool Little Tot Drop in A parent supervised exploratory movement program for toddlers up to 3 years old.

Hotshots A structured program for children 3 years old, to be accompanied by parents.

Munchkins Through games and activities, 4-5 years old children will learn the basics of gymnastics.

girls Panthers An introductory course for girls in Grade 1 and up, for Can-Gym badges: burgundy, red, tan and bronze.

Tigers An intermediate badge program, for girls in Grade 3 and up, for Can-Gym badges: purple, blue, turquoise, silver and up.

boys Lions An introductory course for Boys in grade 1 and up, for Can-Gym badges: burgundy, red, tan, bronze and up.

Registration information will be available at the end of the summer.

Basic Trampoline Safe instruction for children Grade 1 and up at a basic skill level.

Kids Drop in For ages 4-10 Parental accompaniment is mandatory for children aged from 4-6 years and recommended for children aged 7-8 years. Flips are NOT permitted. Gym rules are strictly enforced by our supervisors.

*NEW* Youth Drop in For ages 10-13 A fun non structured environment for youth aged from 10-13 years. A qualified supervisor is available for assistance. Flips are permitted at the discretion of instructor. Gym rules are strictly enforced by our supervisors.

Teen and Adult Drop in For ages 13 and up A fun non structured environment for teens and adults. A qualified supervisor is available for assistance. Flips are permitted at the discretion of instructor. Gym rules are strictly enforced by our supervisors.

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CANMORE COHO SWIM CLUB Canmore Coho Swim Club is a not-for-profit summer swim club running May 1st until mid-August. Participants in an organized swim program have a chance to develop their talent, their self-esteem, and to have fun with their friends, while learning a lifelong sport. Our club and qualified coaches are dedicated to providing a FUN, nurturing, competitive and developmental swimming environment. Our program encourages and embraces every child’s love of the water. Requirements: 5-18 years, accommodating all swimming abilities. Registration will be open to the general public early March 2014.

For further details go to WWW.CANMORECOHO.COM or e-mail us at registrar@canmorecoho.com

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Come Play Hockey Amateur musicians making music together

New members welcome! Winter/Spring Registration

with the Canmore Minor Hockey Association Eagles •

Open to players 4 - 17 years of age • New players are welcome • Girls and boys are welcome

Big (Jazz) Band: 7 p.m. l Wednesday, September 4

Visit www.canmorehockey.org to view all programs including initiation, recreational, competitive and girls’ hockey.

Concert Band: 7 p.m. l Thursday, September 5

On-line registration starts in early June. Please register by June 30.

Mixed Choir:

7 p.m. l Tuesday, September 3 Ralph Connor United Church Canmore Collegiate Band Room

Canmore Collegiate Band Room

Weekly rehearsals will take place on the same days, same locations from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Info: www.valleywindsmusic.org

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The Bow Valley Riptides Swim Club is a non-profit organization that offers flexible year-round programs for all swimming levels for youth in the Bow Valley. Interested in trying swim club?

Free trial week for new swimmers.

Regular Program Begins in September Please check website for dates and times.

Swim School Begins October 7th M/W 4:45 – 6:00 p.m. or October 8th T/Th 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration is ongoing, so it’s never too late to join! To learn more, and to register, please visit riptides.ca Canmore Community Guide l 75


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IT’S BOWLING SEASON! Everyone gets to PLAY!

Whether you’re a seasoned bowler or you are looking for a different way to have some fun, we offer everything you need to have a great time. Join one of our adult or youth programs at The Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre.

SUNDAY MEN’S LEAGUE: MONDAY MORNING CLUB +55 (GOLDEN AGERS LEAGUE): MONDAY NIGHT MIXED DOUBLES: TUESDAY MIXED TEAMS: WEDNESDAY MIXED TEAMS: THURSDAY YOUTH BOWLING: THURSDAY MORNING SENIORS:

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Ron Casey MLA for Banff-Cochrane Chair of Rural Caucus

Proud to be serving as your Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from our office in Canmore: 109, 1205 Bow Valley Trail Canmore, Alberta, T1W 1P5 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can always reach me at: (403) 609-4509 or Toll Free: 1-866-760-8281 banff.cochrane@assembly.ab.ca Follow me on Facebook and Twitter: Ron Casey MLA Banff-Cochrane @RonCaseyMLA

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Community Events

Planning a Community Event? create engage enhance learn

The Town of Canmore supports a variety of community events. If you would like to organize an event within the Town of Canmore, please visit www.canmore.ca/planninganevent and complete a Community Special Event Application Form. Submit your completed application to specialevents@canmore.ca. If you have questions or require additional information, please phone: 403.678.8939.

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Note: Applications must be submitted no less than 60 days in advance of the event date. An application is only considered a request until the review process is completed and approval is provided by the Town of Canmore.

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Civic Centre Phone l 403.678.1500 Fax l 403.678.1534 Address l 902 - 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 3K1 Elevation Place Phone l 403.678.8920 Fax Reception Desk l 403.678.8934 Fax Admin Offices l 403.678.8935 Email l elevationplace@canmore.ca Address l 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4

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Canmore Recreation Centre Phone l 403.678.8920 Address l 1900 8th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2 Public Works Phone l 403.678.1580 Fax l 403.678.1586 Address l 100 Glacier Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 1K8

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