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Season starts for Jasper U11 Bears

Jasper U11 (Atom) Bears played two games against Thorsby’s top-ranked at the weekend.  | Supplied photo Lucas Habib |  Special to the Fitzhugh After two months of practicing in the ‘Hinton Bubble’ - thanks to Jasper’s arena construction - the first game of the season finally came for the U11 (Atom) Bears.   As the team rolled east through the park enroute to Thorsby, there was still uncertainty in ...

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Jasper U13 Bears hit the ice skating

Jasper U13 (Peewee) Bears played two games against the Mayerthorpe Mustangs at the weekend.  | Supplied photo David Miller and Lesleigh Campbell  | Special to the Fitzhugh After seven long months of not being on the ice, Jaspers Bears hockey is finally back. Since Jasper’s hockey arena has been delayed, all of the Jasper teams have been put behind the 8 ball to start this crazy COVID season.  The under ...

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End of an era: Jasper Minor Sports secretary steps down after 18 years

Tamar Couture has served as secretary on the Jasper Minor Sports board for more than 18 years. She decided to step down after her youngest son, Nash, moved to Whitecourt to play hockey, thus losing her connection with local hockey. She's helping Shannon Hofuis learn the ropes in that position.  | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca After serving ...

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It’s all coming together: Municipality gives tour of Jasper rec centre renos

A site tour of the arena and curling rink slab replacement project on Oct. 5 highlighted improvements being made. On the tour were Gordon Hutton, buildings and asset manager for the Municipality of Jasper; Paul Butler, Bert Journault, municipal councillors; Wayne Hansen, Prologic Construction; Michael Steffler, WSP; Jenna McGrath, councillor; Peter Bridge, arena manager; Helen Kelleher-Empey, councillor; Tr ...

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Jasper recreation centres buzzing after reopening: New slide making waves

With Jeremy Todgham, manager of Jasper Fitness and Aquatic Centre, are Jen Dilllon, Amanda Lapshinoff, and Cailyn Sherlow. They will all be rotating duties including lifeguarding, slide attendant and COVID marshall/enhanced first aid.   | J.McQuarrie photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca From toddlers to seniors, people of all ages have been flocking to Jasper’s ...

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The season in front of us: Pandemic Power Play

This season will be a different one for Jasper’s young hockey players, but there is plenty to be excited about. | File photo John Wilmshurst |  Special to the Fitzhugh Around this time for about that last dozen years, you could find me down at the rink, getting reacquainted with my winter friends - the players, parents and coaches with whom I would be spending quality time for the next six months while ...

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Golfing win for Jasper

Robbie Johnson, PGA of Canada pro at Fairmont, Jared Thompson, Daniel Regua, Jason Branton, Cory Mercer, who have been playing golf together for years, came out on top at the RBC PGA Scramble regional golf tournament at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Resort on August 24.  | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca A team representing Jasper won top sp ...

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Looking Back: Jasper Rodeo in 2010

The Jasper Heritage Rodeo is cancelled this year, but to keep the town's stompin' spirit alive we take a look back at the event a decade ago.  | Annalee Grant/Jasper Fitzhugh file photos Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca The 2010 Jasper Rodeo went off without a hitch - unless you counted the one hooking the mini horse to a carriage that pulled happy little cowgirls and boys during the Little Britches C ...

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‘We’re not giving up’: Skate Jam boosts awareness for new skatepark bid

Skaters hit the ramps on Saturday for a Skate Jam organized by Jasper Bike Rescue to boost awareness of Jasper Skatepark Committee’s project to build a new skatepark in town. The design for the new skatepark is drawn up and permissions are in place - the committee just has to raise the cash to get the new structures built.  | F.Dragon photos Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca It has been more ...

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Slo-pitch league back in full swing in Jasper

Games are scheduled on the ball diamonds on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays on the 'B' and 'C' diamonds in Jasper. | F.Dragon photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Slo-pitch games are back in full swing in Jasper. And these days, the games are as much an exercise in COVID-19 protocol as they are playing softball. Coaches from the Jasper Mixed Slo-Pitch League (J ...

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