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New children’s book encourages outdoor exploration

Shortly after Edmonton couple Nancy Gordy and Cory Johnn started dating, Gordy moved to Jasper for a job opportunity. Just like anyone who has experienced a long distance relationship will tell you, the challenge came with its ups and downs. To help with the lows, the two decided to start a unique project that would help keep them connected. After hashing out a few ideas, Olen’s Adventures in the Canadian R ...

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The mountains are alive with music: Scenic Route to Alaska rock Friday night at JFMF

Trevor Mann, Shea Connor and Murray Wood have been best friends for years. They live together, they travel together and as a band they share their successes together. Since its formation in 2011 Edmonton’s folk-pop trio Scenic Route to Alaska hasn’t stopped—whether it be touring across Canada and Europe, recording countless songs or filming music videos. “It’s been a pretty wild ride and we wouldn’t trade i ...

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From India to Jasper: Vancouver’s Delhi 2 Dublin headline this year’s JFMF

It’s safe to say Vancouver-based group Delhi 2 Dublin has come a long way since its humble beginnings, playing block parties on the west coast a decade ago. So far this year the band has already wrapped up an India-wide tour and has played the stages of countless music festivals across the world, including Nevada’s Burning Man, which sees about 70,000 attendees every year. But as their popularity continues ...

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Robson Valley Music Festival

Nestled in the tiny hamlet of Dunster, B.C., hundreds of people gathered for the 12th annual Robson Valley Music Festival, Aug. 12-14. Music lovers from near and far descended on the festival for three-days of musical bliss as they got down and funky to all sorts of acts and genres—from beat-boxing guru Hachey the MouthPEACE to Columbia’s reggae group De Bruces A Mi. Even after the music had stopped for the ...

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Habitat hosts writing workshop

Putting pen to paper can be a challenge even for the most seasoned writers, which is why Habitat for the Arts is hosting a writing workshop to help get people’s creative juices flowing. On August 12, Kamia Shepherd, a published author who was raised in Jasper as a little girl, will be hosting a three-hour writing workshop for adults. The following day she will also host a two-hour workshop for youth aged 12 ...

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The East Pointers: Traditional Celtic music with a twist

It’s not easy to make a name for yourself playing a genre of music that has been around for centuries, but that’s exactly what The East Pointers have done. Blending traditional Celtic music with a contemporary twist, the Prince Edward Island band has somehow managed to make traditional music seem ridiculously hip. Riding a wave of success since the band released their debut album Secret Victory, the trio of ...

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Robson Valley Music Festival gears up for another year

For the past 12 years, Shara Gustafson and her husband Seth Macdonald, have been hosting thousands of festival dwellers on their property in Dunster, B.C., for what has arguably become one of the best music festivals in the region. The secret to its success has been its ability to attract a diverse set of musical acts and create a family friendly environment–and this year promises to be no different. “It’s ...

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Gypsy dance band gets groovy

Armed with only a violin and a drum kit, gypsy-dance duo The Imprints have been making waves from Australia to Canada with their dreamy late night beats.  While a two-person act might sound like it can’t pack a lot of punch, the Australian couple, Willow Stahlut and Linden Lester, said they’re able to offer a stripped down show if they want, however, most of the time they’re able to sound more like a five-p ...

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Exploring women’s history in the Rockies

University of Alberta professor Colleen Skidmore has spent most of her career researching the history of Canadian photography from the 19th and 20th century, with a particular interest in women’s photographic practices in front of and behind the camera’s lense. After moving to Alberta in the 1990s, Skidmore dove into women’s photographic work in the Rocky Mountains, spending months with her nose buried in a ...

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Jasper author snags book award

When former Jasper National Park warden Rob Kaye sat down to write his memoirs a few years ago, he didn’t even know if he was going to publish them let alone that they would win an award at an international competition. In the spring of 2015, Kaye self-published and released Born to the Wild—Journals of a National Park Warden in the Canadian Rockies. The non-fiction book recounts Kaye’s boyhood adventures g ...

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