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Local musicians hosting fundraiser for emergency shelter

Jasper's own Sons & Daughter will be among the local artists performing at the fundraiser at The Stand Easy Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31 on Aug. 18. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Local musicians will be performing at The Stand Easy Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31 on Aug. 18 to fundraise for the Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Women (YES). The theme of th ...

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Local artist beautifies space with mesmerizing mural

Mackenzie Brown (Kamamak) stands in front of her mural, titled "We Are Still Here," that she painted on the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Where once stood a blank concrete wall, Indigenous artist Mackenzie Brown (Kamamak) created her vibrant and heartfelt mural titled “We Are Still Here.” On July 31, before a crowd of mesmerized onlooke ...

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Students donate food for Ukrainians

From the left: Marshall White, Hudson Murray and Paja Given raised funds through lemonade stands toward gift cards to help Ukrainian newcomers purchase groceries. | A.MacDonald photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Local students donated non-perishable goods and raised funds in order to stock the pantries of incoming Ukrainians. Karen Huculak, administrative assistant with École Jasper Elementary School, ...

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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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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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Jasper freestyle skier invited to join provincial squad

Local freestyle skier Gage LeBlanc shows off the skills that lead to him being chosen to join Freestyle Alberta’s mogul team. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca With his eye on the prize and opportunity presenting itself, local freestyle skier Gage LeBlanc has accepted a spot on the Alberta High Performance Mogul Team. Skiing since he was three years old and freestyle mogul skiing by ...

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Descendants of Indigenous settlers discuss family roots in Jasper

Mabel Wanyandie (centre), her sister Marie McDonald (right), her daughter Edna Doire (left) and her granddaughter Mercedes Doire spend some family time at Ewan Moberly’s homestead on Celestine Road. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca As Canada prepares to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, descendants of one of the area’s most recognized settlers discussed their fa ...

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Charity dinner raising funds for Ukrainian refugees

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Rotary Club of Jasper is organizing a charity dinner with the goal of raising funds towards helping resettle Ukraine refugees escaping the ongoing war in Ukraine. The dinner will be hosted at the Jasper Activity Centre on June 18 and is open for everyone to attend. “Any money that we get from this particular dinner will go directly to new Ukrainian arrivals in Jasper a ...

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Community Outreach Services offering accessible walks for seniors

Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Community Outreach Services will be offering a new program for older adults and seniors called Community Walks starting on June 1. The intention of the program is to encourage the creation of relationships between Jasper residents and their community. “Community walks will be an important program to give accessible space for movement and meeting new people in a heal ...

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Flag raised for International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Community members gather for the flag raising in recognition of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca OUT Jasper and community members raised the Inclusive Progressive Pride Flag to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Mychol Ormandy, executive director of OUT Jasper LGBTQA Society, hoste ...

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