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Fairmont JPL celebrates centennial with symphony

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performs during Symphony Under the Sun at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on June 28. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge kicked off its centennial celebrations with Symphony Under the Sun featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on June 28. General manager Marc Wawrin explained in opening remarks to the audience how June marked 100 yea ...

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Jasper Folk Music Festival unveils 2022 line-up

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer will be the Friday night headliner for the Jasper Folk Music Festival. | S.Buzzalino photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Folk Music Festival has been revealing the 2022 line-up throughout June with tickets going on sale earlier this month. The Friday night headliner will be the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, and the Saturday night headliner will be Reube ...

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Kevin Kritiques: The Jetsons

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you are looking for a cartoon that is in the sci-fi realm, you have to watch the Jetsons. It is a comedy that will have you laughing at what the people in the ‘60s thought our world would look like. It was created in 1962 by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, who founded Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. Without them, we would not have “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons. ...

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Canada Day returns ‘reimagined’

Jasper celebrates Canada Day in 2019. | File photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca After last year’s subdued celebration, Canada Day in Jasper National Park is returning to its annual festivity of food, fun, flags and parading. This year's theme for the day’s festivities is “Canada Reimagined.”  “We want you to create a float or walking group that reflects what it means to be Canadian in your ...

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Indigenous Peoples’ contributions to Canada celebrated

A dancer from the Mountain Cree Smallboy Camp mesmerizes onlookers with a traditional performance during National Indigenous Peoples Day at Robson Park on June 21. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Hundreds of residents and visitors gathered in Robson Park on June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 land. The contributions of Indigenous people ...

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Jasper Welcomes Ukraine: Rotary Club hosts dinner in support of Ukrainian refugees

Antonina Ya performs a ribbon dance during a fundraiser dinner in support of Ukrainian refugees at the Jasper Activity Centre on June 20. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasper welcomed Ukrainian refugees with open arms with a welcome event and dinner that also helped raise funds for the newcomers to help them get settled. Jasper Welcomes Ukraine, hosted by the Rotary Club of Jasper, a ...

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Drone show returning for Dark Sky Festival

The Dark Sky Festival hosted a drone show above Commemoration Park on Oct. 23, 2021. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Dark Sky Festival will bring back its Drone Light Show this October for an environmentally friendly spectacle above Jasper National Park. For the second year in a row, hundreds of choreographed drones will move in sync above the mountain town. The festival will ...

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The best comfort food you may not know you could make

We could all use some delicious comfort food these days and tasty pierogi fit the bill. This Eastern European dumpling-style meal boasts a scrumptious filling of cheese and mashed potatoes, with a savoury twist in the form of nutrient-rich mushrooms. Hearty and flavourful, this dish is easier to create than you might realize and worth the trip to the grocery store. Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 18 minute ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Firefly

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh In 2002, one of the greatest science fiction TV shows was produced, and it became a gold standard for future projects in that genre. “Firefly” was canceled after airing for one season, because the executives at Fox thought it was too dark. Personally, I liked the dark aspect, because science fiction is not usually full of soft fantasy. Sci-fi ventures where no one has ...

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Symphony kicking off centennial celebrations at JPL

Symphony Under the Sun will kick off centennial celebrations at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on June 28. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will be playing under the sun in a new signature event at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on June 28. Symphony Under the Sun is kicking off centennial celebrations for the Jasper Park Lodge. Similar to Symphony Under the Stars, ...

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