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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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Plant sale returning later this month

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasperites can pick up their flowers and greenery for the summer during the 54th Jasper United Church Plant Sale on May 26, 27 and 28. The plant sale will run at the McCready Centre (701 Turret Street) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. “From bedding plants and potted plants to hanging baskets we will have blooms of all kinds,” ...

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Volunteers step up to help Ukrainian refugees

Former councillor Bert Journault (far right), who recently moved to Edmonton, meets Maria and her son Yuri, Ukrainian refugees who are destined for Jasper. | Supplied photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca It’s the ultimate form of volunteering. Jasperites have been stepping up to help out those fleeing the war in Ukraine. Using social media, Jasper resident Nancy Addison is connecting Ukrainian refugees ...

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Empathy in action: Celebrating the volunteers of Jasper

From the left: Ginette Marcoux, Monica Rodriguez and Astra Fe Penas with the Jasper Employment and Education Centre hold a banner for National Volunteer Week outside the provincial building on April 14. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Volunteers will be honoured for their contributions to Jasper and its residents during National Volunteer Week from April 24 to April 30. This year’s them ...

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