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Record run swells Jasper townsite

by Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Mountains come in all shapes and sizes. For Deanna Trzeciakowski, 28, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half-Marathon on April 7 was another 21-kilometre challenge she proved to herself she could pass. After a 10-year battle, she was finally diagnosed with epilepsy on her 27th birthday. “Being ready for a marathon is like overcoming a challenge, like overcoming my disease ...

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Half-marathon for Jasper healthcare needs volunteers

  Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Stand still and help save a baby’s life. The third annual Jasper Half-Marathon has more than 1,000 registered athletes already ready to take on whatever weather the Rockies throw at them this Saturday, but the event that raised $9,000 for charity last year is still looking for volunteers. There are a number of positions, some are as simple as directing race traff ...

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Mogul nationals this weekend at Marmot in Jasper

This weekend Jasper will be flooded with 90 world-class athletes, their support teams and untold scores of spectators as Marmot Basin hosts national moguls championships for FreeStyle Canada. Competition coordinator Cam Jenkins had a chat with the Fitzhugh’s Craig Gilbert about the impending mania. Fitzhugh: What can we expect? Cam Jenkins: To be able to watch in person some of these Olympians and national ...

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‘Hanson Bros’ honour No. 27 in Hinton tournament

The stars of Slapshot are coming to Jasper. Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson and David Hanson will join a handful of Edmonton Oilers alumni for the Saturday night celebrity game at the 2018 Challenge in the Rockies on March 31 in Hinton. But first, they’ll be signing autographs at the Jasper Activity Centre on March 30 at about 3:30 p.m. according to Hinton Ice, and at the Jasper Brewpub at 5 p.m. They’ll be joi ...

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Bearcats hang around in post-season

by John Wilmshurst | special to the Fitzhugh Last fall the Jasper Bantam Bearcats embarked into the unknown, joining a competitive, non-checking league in Edmonton. But, in their first weekend of play in October, there were questions about whether this was a wise decision. They played with heart, but got shelled 18-2 in two games, struggling against the depth of these city teams. Give credit though to coach ...

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Jasper Bantam Bearcats wrap regular season

by John Wilmshurst | special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper Bantam Bearcats completed their inaugural Edmonton hockey season with a two-game road swing at the beginning of March. Why am I surprised that these kids get better than the opposition during the regular season? It happens every year with this group. They gel as a team, they mature as players and their coaches know best how to mix the lines. It’s a pot ...

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Jasper gymnasts sticking the landing

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca After a good showing at the Spruce Moose Invitational in Spruce Grove this past weekend, the Jasper Gymnastics Club showed off their hardware. Gymnastics Coach Lonni Gamble says gymnasts perform four different disciplines, beam, vault, floor and uneven bars. Gymnasts are put organized into categories, categorized as Junior Olympics (JO) 1 – JO5, until category JO6, wh ...

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Jasper’s Marmot to host national ski championships

by Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca It’s about to get all Olympic in Jasper. Cam Jenkins told the Fitzhugh on Wednesday afternoon Feb. 28 that Marmot Basin has been confirmed as the site for the Freestyle Canada Canadian Championships for single and dual moguls on March 22-25. Thirteen of the 14 members of Canada’s national men’s freestyle team have been confirmed, including PyeongChang gold medallist ...

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First Jasper Skimo event needs volunteers

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca For the first time in the resort’s history, Marmot Basin is hosting a Skimo race. Ski Mountaineering Competition of Canada is looking for volunteers to help set up Marmot’s Revenge on Mar. 16, as well as volunteers to work the event on Mar. 17. Ski mountaineering or Skimo is a winter sport combining uphill and downhill skiing and mountaineering skills. The races typic ...

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Record-breaking season for Jasper ski team

by Louise Knight | special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper Ski Team U14 and U16 groups have been on snow every possible opportunity since the start of November, and it seems that such dedication is paying off! The nine-member group which hails from Jasper and Edmonton, have all achieved top ten placings, including many podiums, gold medals and personal bests. All three Jasper U14 athletes; Skylar Shepherd, Isabe ...

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