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U15 Bearcats keep record undefeated in preseason

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh Dark and early on Saturday morning, the Bearcats loaded their gear and themselves onto a bus headed for Riviere Qui Barre. I was one of the lucky ones who got to ride along with them, and for most of the ride, you could have heard a pin drop. Being bumped up a tier after dominating all four of their previous games, meant that Saturday was their first contact game ...

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Back Country Horsemen New Member Round-up

Members of the BCHBC’s Robson Valley Chapter enjoying a ride on Belle Mountain. Members of the organization are developing a rustic equine campsite (open 2023) and the adjacent trail network (open 2022) in partnership with Recreation Sites & Trails BC (RSTBC). | File photo Terri Perrin | Special to the Fitzhugh Equestrians looking to get out and enjoy beautiful British Columbia on horseback can find lik ...

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Jasper U15 Bearcats dominate in barn tour

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh In what the U15 Bearcats are unofficially calling "The barn tour of Alberta" this past weekend, it didn't take them long to realize they're no farm team. Barn number one was in Bon Accord, against the CNN Spurs. The Bearcats were feeling confident, however unsure heading into this arena. They had won their first tiering game of the season a week prior here in Jasp ...

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Study shows economic benefits of outdoor recreation

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Tourism Industry Association of Alberta (TIAA) conducted surveys of fellow residents of Alberta on the impacts of the outdoor recreation economy.  Around 0.8 per cent of Alberta’s GDP is accounted for on recreational trips to Crown lands.  The employment rate resulting from this spending is 6.1 times higher than both the forest ...

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Golf tournament raises $37,000 for victims of trauma and crime

Golfer Jamie Hussey tees off at hole 14 alongside Lac Beauvert within the Fairmont Jasper Lodge Golf Course on Sept. 10. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Golfers and local businesses helped raise around $37,000, including $21,000 from an auction, which will go towards supporting victims of trauma and crime. Jasper Victim Services hosted the 15th annual charity golf tournament, with the ...

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Minor Hockey to begin season soon

The Bantam Bearcats’ home game against the Edson Sabres back in February 2020. | File photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Looking for something fun and active for your little ones to do during the long winter months? Then look no further, because Jasper Minor Sports is starting up its minor hockey program once again. The ice is aimed to go into the activity centre ar ...

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Summer sports wrap up for the season

The Jasper Slo-Pitch League held playoffs on Aug. 14-15. The Bonestars won the A finals and the Bongs won the B finals. | Supplied photos Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca With the summer months coming to the bittersweet end, so is the world of summer sports. Throughout the summer, the community has hosted sports such as slo-pitch and a kids tennis camp. Every Tuesday an ...

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Jasper Volleyball League requests court upgrade

The Jasper Volleyball League hosts drop-in outdoor volleyball outside the activity centre on Aug. 3. | File photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Volleyball League is proposing an upgrade and extension to the second outdoor sand volleyball court at the Jasper Fitness and Aquatic Centre. Elizabeth McLachlan, volunteer co-ordinator with the league, presented t ...

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Red Fins put on internal swim meet

The Jasper Red Fins Summer Swim Club held a Fun Meet at the Aquatic Centre on Aug. 6 as a way to introduce swim meets to young athletes. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Young athletes got a taste of the swim-meet experience during the Fun Meet hosted by the Jasper Red Fins Summer Swim Club at the Aquatic Centre on Aug. 6. Due to COVID-19, this was an internal swim meet with only the lo ...

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Charity golf tournament to fund Victim Services and Crisis Team

The Jasper Volunteer Fire Brigade team lined up their shots on the 18th hole during the 12th annual Jasper Victim Services fundraising golf tournament on Sept. 11. Pictured: Rob Denison, Dan Eady, Alex Napa and Greg Van Tighem. | File photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Jasper Victim Services and now the Crisis Team will host their 13th annual charity golf tournament ...

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