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JPL staff get together for 100th anniversary

Former staff marked the 100th anniversary of staff working at the Jasper Park Lodge on May 6-8. | A Different Angle Photography Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Former Jasper Park Lodge staff came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of staff working at the resort during a reunion last weekend.  Cheryl Johnston, president of the Jasper Park Lodge (JPL) Staff Alumni Association, said the reunio ...

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Mobile mammography service to visit Jasper

Credit: Alberta Health Services Women ages 50-74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when the Alberta Health Services Screen Test program arrives in the community later this month. A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Jasper Activity Centre/Jasper Fitness & Aquatics Centre (305 Bonhomme Street) on May 24-27, May 30-31, an ...

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‘Sacred Fire’ unveiled for mural festival

Kalum Teke Dan poses in front of his piece, “Sacred Fire,” at an unveiling party hosted by the Uplift! Jasper Mural Festival at Jasper Pizza Place on Apr. 29. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Kalum Teke Dan unveiled his mural “Sacred Fire” to sponsors and supporters gathered on the rooftop patio of Jasper Pizza Place on April 29. Local knowledge keeper Matricia Bauer opened the ...

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Charity run through Rockies to raise money for ill children

Matt Devine will run 300 kilometres through the Rockies in late June to raise funds for the Rainbow Society of Alberta. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca An endurance athlete will be running in the inaugural 7 in 7 Ultra Endurance Charity Run in June to raise money for children fighting illness. The 300-kilometre run will begin in Jasper on June 21 at the Jasper Information Centre and end ...

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Marmot Basin season ending next week

Sam Fitzgerald skis at Marmot Basin. | B.Payette/Marmot Basin photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Marmot Basin is remaining open to skiers and snowboarders until May 1 and will host events this weekend to wrap up a successful season. Brian Rode, vice-president of Marmot Basin, said attendance for the 2021/22 season was about the same as 2020/21. “Last year was a very strong year as well, so ticket sale ...

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Four muralists decorating town in inaugural festival

Artist Five Eight works on his piece on the Bear’s Paw Bakery alley wall. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca The first annual UpLift! Jasper Mural Festival launched as four muralists converged on the town to prove that walls are for more than just structural integrity. Each artist is bringing a unique vision to a blank canvas in Jasper’s downtown, and over the next few days, pass ...

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JPL alumni reunion celebrating 100th anniversary of staff working at resort

The legendary "Royal Retreat" cabin at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Park Lodge (JPL) Staff Alumni Association will be holding a reunion for all former staff to celebrate the 100th anniversary of staff working at the resort. This will be held on May 6-8, and since this is not a private event, friends of alumni may also attend. “There are many alum ...

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Runners gauge fitness level in half marathon

Runners take off from the starting line during the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon on April 23. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon returned to let runners gauge their fitness level and have some fun on April 23. Out of the 1,028 registrants, over 800 runners participated in one of the events, which were the half marathon, the 10-kilometre ru ...

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Jasper Art Gallery showcasing spring-themed group exhibition

Louise Hayes used fabric to create the pieces in the foreground, which include “Dragonfly in Reeds” (left) and “Dragonfly in Rushes” (right). | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Spring has sprung at the Jasper Art Gallery as artists display their works in a group exhibition, “The Colour of Spring,” from April 14 to May 14. Michael Flisak is a local artist who is one of the founding members ...

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Jasper Folk Music Festival bringing the beat back in 2022

The Jasper Folk Music Festival will return in 2022 following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Casting a cautiously optimistic eye toward the future, the Jasper Heritage Folk & Blues Society announced the Jasper Folk Music Festival will return in 2022. With the worst of the pandemic seemingly in the rear view, the festival will bring music, art ...

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