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Vic Lewis Band Festival
November 2 - 4, 2012
Named to honor a Canmore pioneer who introduced band music to Bow Valley students in the 1940’s... and who taught them for over twenty years... the Vic Lewis International Band Festival has earned a reputation as one of the best non-competitive music festivals in Alberta. Over 800 students in junior high and high school bands perform for adjudicators, participate in workshops, listen to faculty recitals and give public performances during the two days and two nights of the festival.
Canmore Christmas Artisans’ Market
November 24 and 25, 2012, 10am - 4pm
Canmore Collegiate High School, 1800 8th Ave, Canmore AB
Join over 85 artisans and artists from the Bow Valley and surrounding areas, for the Valley’s premier market of handcrafted beauty. We have just what you’ve been looking for, for everyone on your shopping list, including you. This year, the 17th annual Canmore Christmas Artisans Market will feature luscious art for the home, personal treats, and traditional crafts. We’ll have blown and stained glass, pottery, fine wood work and hand crafted knives. Indulge in jewelry, silks, chocolates, lotions and handmade paper. Redecorate with furniture,
photography, paintings and wreaths. Snuggle up with cozy hats and fleeces and a hand bound journal, or slip on a one of a kind scarf or handbag. We’ve got tempting treats, gifts for the chef and the cutest things for baby. Admission is $2, in support of the Canmore Preschool. Kids free. A variety of savory snacks, sweet treats and hot and cold drinks will be available. For exhibitor information please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup
December 6 - 8, 2012
World Cup cross-country ski racing will return to Canmore in December, 2012. Canmore last hosted the sport’s best racers a week before the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, when Canmore native Sara Renner delighted her hometown crowd by winning a bronze medal in the sprint event.
Canmore will be the site of racing for the weekend of December 15 & 16, 2012, with the added possibility of a mid-week race. Race formats are still to be determined, but it is anticipated that the Canmore competitions will include one sprint and two middle distance events. A final decision on race formats will be made by the International Ski Federation (FIS) in early June.
FIS Cross Country Ski World Cup
December 13-16, 2012
The world's best cross-country skiers will be returning to Canmore, Alberta in 2012! The Viessmann World Cup FIS Cross-Country event will run December 13-16, 2012 at the picturesque Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and will feature the final World Cup races in Canada prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
New Year's Eve Party on the Pond
December 31, 2012
Skating under a starlit sky – lights twinkling against a mountain backdrop – music, laughter, family and friends – New Year’s Eve on the 10th Street Pond – a Canmore tradition. Take a horse and wagon ride, have a hot dog and hot chocolate, warm yourself by a blazing fire. 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 that the evening offers. Whatever the reason, we’d like to invite you to be part of a
Canmore tradition. See you there!
Canmore winter carnival
The carnival is a community wide celebration of the winter season. With activities like ice carving, street hockey, and dog sled races, the carnival is a 2 week long community event that draws families out of their warm houses and invited visitors from surrounding areas.
The holidays are about spending time in the warm company of friends and family. But they’re also about something else: goodies! From decorating to dining to gift giving of every kind, the holidays offer an opportunity to revel in, for lack of a better word, stuff. At the 17th annual Canmore Christmas Artisans Market, you’ll find some of the best stuff that the holiday season has to offer. Peruse the handcrafted wares of over 85 talented local artisans to seek out the perfect gift, the tastiest stocking stuffer, or the coziest clothes. The market gives you a chance to find unique items that you just won’t get from a department store (with handmade quality that’s hard to come by in this era of mass production).
The offerings include art, crafts, glassware, pottery, fine woodwork, jewelry, silks, chocolates, lotions, furniture, photography, paintings, and so much more. It takes place from 10am - 4pm on November 24 and 25, 2012 at the Canmore Collegiate High School (1800 8th Ave). Admission is $2 in support of the Canmore Preschool and kids get in free. A variety of snacks and refreshments will be available. If you’re interested in exhibiting, contact Karen at email@example.com. And be sure to book your warm and cozy holiday accommodations at the friendliest lodge in town, the Canmore Mountain Lodge.