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Endurance athlete completes 300-km charity run through Rockies

Endurance athlete Matt Devine (centre) begins a 300-kilometre run in Jasper on June 21. The race was to raise money for the Rainbow Society of Alberta. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Endurance athlete Matt Devine managed to run 300 kilometres through the Rockies in late June to raise funds for children fighting illness. The 7 in 7 Ultra Endurance Charity Run began in Jasper on June 21 ...

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Roller skating returning to Rockies

Challenge in the Rockies hosted its first-ever Rolling in the Rockies in Hinton last August. It will return this year on June 25-26. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Rolling in the Rockies will skate into Hinton for a two-day event at the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre on June 25-26. The two-day event will feature a roller derby game, a roller disco as well as classes and sessions to ...

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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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Elk Village hosts fundraiser for bike park

Cyclists attend a fundraising event for the JPCA’s bike park at Elk Village Restaurant on June 11. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Hundreds of locals made their way to Elk Village Restaurant on June 11 in support of the construction of a new bike park in Jasper. Under sunny skies, over 200 people attended a fundraiser hosted by the local eatery to raise money for the Jasper Park C ...

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Local gymnasts find success in leaps and bounds

The Jasper competitive girls’ gymnastics team from left: Kiara Davis, Sienna Gulevich, Peyton Yagminas, Lexi Bardarson, Sofia Artiaga and Arielle Langley (not pictured Lucy Caputa). | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper competitive girls’ gymnastics team has had an impressive year, bringing home the goods from four competitions in their 2022 season. The seven members of t ...

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Gran Fondo breaks attendance record

MultiSportsCanada’s Gran Fondo boutique bike race returned to Jasper on June 4 after a two-year pandemic interruption. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Cyclists flocked to the sixth Gran Fondo in Jasper National Park on June 4 with the event drawing its highest attendance yet. Although the final tally wasn’t available before publish time,  the Grand Fondo had just over 300 participa ...

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‘All smiles, all around’: Fundraising relay traverses Rockies from Banff to Jasper

Kate Stewart-Barnett with Cousins Rock! crosses the finish line during the Banff Jasper Relay near the Jasper Activity Centre on June 4. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Teams of runners undertook a relay race from Banff to Jasper on June 4 and ended up raising over $32,000 for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Race director Chelsea Medcalfe emphasized how the Banff Jasper Relay we ...

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Bike ride raising money for children with cancer

Tour of Hope Reunited Presented by SANG will go from Grande Cache to Bow Summit and last four days starting June 8. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Cyclists will ride through Jasper, going from Grande Cache to Bow Summit with the goal of raising $150,000 for families that are battling childhood cancer. Tour of Hope Reunited Presented by SANG will have 20 cyclists and last four days start ...

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Banff Jasper Relay returns next week

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Banff Jasper Relay is pounding pavement once again with the 260-kilometre relay going along the scenic mountain route from Banff to Jasper on June 4. Race director Chelsea Medcalfe, who has run the relay before, described the event as “the most beautiful relay in the world.” “It really is a privilege to be able to run in these national parks and it’s a lot of fun,” she ...

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Boutique bike race making ‘Gran’ return

The 2019 Jasper Gran Fondo. | File photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca MultiSportsCanada’s Gran Fondo boutique bike race will return to Jasper on June 4 after a two-year pandemic interruption. This year will mark the sixth Gran Fondo hosted in Jasper National Park. Started in 2014, the race is the only event of its kind to take place entirely within the boundaries of a Canadian national park, no ...

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