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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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Jaspers Ladies Tennis serves up summer fun

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Want to try a new sport? Then Jasper is the place to be. Jasper has a lot to do in the summer, including having many sports teams for locals to join in during the summer season. This summer season, John Pelosi launched women’s tennis lessons. The lessons started out as a casual conversation among the community but then lead to numerous w ...

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Roller skating event offering lessons in Hinton

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Love to roller skate or ever wanted to learn? Challenge in the Rockies is hosting its first-ever Rolling in the Rockies in Hinton. Following the COVID-19 lockdown, Challenge in the Rockies wanted to try something a little different, and with the increased interest in roller-skating, the event was created. “It’s awesome to see this new sp ...

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Kickboxing in the park

Teens and adults gathered in commemoration park on June 20 to participate in Dez Godfrey’s kickboxing class. | Supplied photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca After a long year of dealing with COVID and isolation, some people gave a great sigh of relief when the restrictions started being eased away.  Once organizers were allowed to start up their outdoor programs ...

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