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Banff's Special Events

  1. Banff Craft Beer Festival

    November 23 - November 25 @ 311 Cave Ave., Banff, Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    Back for a third year with the addition of Thursday Evening Sampling opportunity, is the world's most beautiful beer festival.

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  2. Banff Christmas Market

    November 24 - November 26 @ 1 Sundance Road, Banff (Warner Stables)

    Ignite your holiday spirit with an outdoor lounge bar, a visit from Santa, sleigh rides (weather permitted), and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for unique and handcrafted gifts.

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  3. Christmas Carolling

    November 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Avenue

    Castle Carollers roam Banff Avenue and share their holiday cheer through favourite Christmas songs.

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  4. Lake Louise AUDI FIS Ski World Cup

    November 25 - November 26 @ Lake Louise Ski Resort

    Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, the only event of its kind in Canada. The men's downhill takes place on November 25, 2017 and the Super G on November 26, 2017. The women's races are December 1 & 2, 2017 for the downhill races and December 3, 2017 for the Super G races. KIDS SKI FREE ON RACE DAY: Buy an adult lift ticket at the ski resort, get 2 free for kids 12 an under, kids must be present. The free Fan Cheering Zone and Kid Zone kick-starts each race day an hour before race time. Fun for the whole family! No lift ticket required.

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  5. Career Support for Girls in the Bow Valley

    November 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, Meeting Room 1

    This one day seminar sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Banff and Canmore is for girls in the Bow Valley in Grades 10-12. Explore careers, how to turn failure into success and putting dreams into action. There will be a keynote address from cyclist Sarah Poidevin.

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  6. Christmas Carolling

    November 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Banff Avenue

    Castle Carollers roam Banff Avenue and share their holiday cheer through favourite Christmas songs.

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  7. Canada 150: Celebrating Canadian Songs and Composers

    November 25, 4:00 PM @ Rundle Memorial United Church

    Mount Royal Kantorei celebrates Canada 150 with intimate concerts in Banff National Park and Calgary. Come hear foot stompin’ tunes, interspersed with elegant ballads, and selections from traditional to contemporary composers. The concerts explore Canadian history, landscapes, and talent with a combination of sophistication and humour. Buy your tickets now, and enjoy a rousing evening of Canadian culture, eh? Kantorei is a dynamic and adventurous ensemble with a reputation for excellence. This mixed voice, auditioned choir is the adult flagship chorus of Mount Royal University Conservatory and has been delighting audiences for 22 years.

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  8. Wagon Rides

    November 26, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whyte Museum

    Banff Trail Riders brings you an afternoon of fun every Sunday between November 19 and December 17 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The wagon rides leave from the Whyte Museum parking lot and are weather dependent. Make sure to dress according to the weather.

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  9. Free Public Swim

    November 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Banff Centre's Sally Borden Building

    A free public swim sponsored by the Town of Banff is held the last Sunday of every month at The Banff Centre's Sally Borden pool from 1 - 4 p.m.

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  10. Bow Valley Naturalists Presentation

    November 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    The Bow Valley Naturalists have been active in learning about local ecosystems and advocating for their protection since 1967. They host monthly meetings from October through April (except for December) on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 101 Bear Street. Guest speakers present lectures on natural history topics and environmental issues. Check www.bowvalleynaturalists.org for details on upcoming and past events.

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  11. Red Bull Rail Jam

    November 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Caribou Street, between Banff Ave. and Bear Street

    The Red Bull Rail Jam is back in Banff Thursday, November 30. Check out the event on Caribou Street or register to ride the rails at Rudeboys.

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BanffLIFE Events

  1. Banff Ambassador Program

    November 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Living and working in Banff and Lake Louise is your opportunity to discover one of the most unique places on earth. The Banff & Lake Louise Ambassador Program is designed to inspire more learning about this amazing place, how you can explore Banff National Park and engage with the community.

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  2. Sunday Night BanffLIFE Theatre Collective

    November 26, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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  3. Avalanche Skills Training (AST) Level 1

    November 27, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room 1 at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Take your safety into your own hands. This course is essential for anyone venturing into the backcountry. Avalanches claim the lives of many every year. Be prepared and learn the basics of avalanche safety. Skills covered included using avalanche beacon and transceivers, assessing snow packs, route finding, and more. Day one will be classroom, day 2 in the field. Certificate will be issued at the end of the course. Cost includes: 2 days of instruction, books, use of safety and snow study equipment, and transportation to field location. An AST 1 certificate will be issued on successful completion.* You will need to bring adequate clothing and equipment for a backcountry ski tour (or snowshoes).

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  4. Banff Ambassador Program

    November 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Living and working in Banff and Lake Louise is your opportunity to discover one of the most unique places on earth. The Banff & Lake Louise Ambassador Program is designed to inspire more learning about this amazing place, how you can explore Banff National Park and engage with the community.

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  5. Avalanche Skills Training (AST) Level 1

    November 29, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room 1 at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Take your safety into your own hands. This course is essential for anyone venturing into the backcountry. Avalanches claim the lives of many every year. Be prepared and learn the basics of avalanche safety. Skills covered included using avalanche beacon and transceivers, assessing snow packs, route finding, and more. Day one will be classroom, day 2 in the field. Certificate will be issued at the end of the course. Cost includes: 2 days of instruction, books, use of safety and snow study equipment, and transportation to field location. An AST 1 certificate will be issued on successful completion.* You will need to bring adequate clothing and equipment for a backcountry ski tour (or snowshoes).

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  6. BanffLIFE Pasta Night

    November 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room (above the library)

    On Wednesdays, from October to May, enjoy a home-cooked meal with new friends. Just $2 for a heaping plate of pasta, games and fun. From 6 to 8 p.m. at 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room. Volunteers are always welcome. Call 403.760.2423 or email banfflife.intern@banff.ca.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Drop In 55+ Fitness

    November 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street

    Specifically designed for seniors, this fitness class focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. No registration is required, drop in or purchase a punch card. s for all levels and abilities. It is also a fun social event! Monday Instructor: Sue Webb, B.P.E. and AFLCA Trainer Thursday Instructor: Fiona Groves, FIT by Fiona

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  2. Community Table

    November 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

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  3. Drop In Yoga - Friday

    November 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Meeting Room 1 at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Stretch your body and mind at this drop-in yoga class. Mats, props and instruction provided. This is a slower paced vinyasa practice, combined with longer holds in certain postures. Suitable for anyone looking to relax and distress.

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  4. Get Out Youth Drop-In

    November 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School Gym

    Get Out drop-in sports night offers a fun, safe place for Grades 7 – 10 to play in a variety of non-competitive sports. Youth get to help set the night’s agenda, choosing their sport and other activities. Snacks and beverages, plus small giveaways are part of the evening.

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  5. Low Carb/GI Holiday Dessert

    November 25, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Banff Community High School, Foods Room

    This cooking class caters to people with Type 2 diabetes. You can still indulge in tasty yet appropriate snacks and desserts during the holiday season. Exchange information with other diabetics and get general diet & lifestyle tips. Please mention any allergies or food restrictions when registering. Instructors: Dawn Byford, Holistic Nutritional Practitioner and Yuka Ozawa, who has been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Class #4652

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  6. Motoring Munchkins

    November 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Elementary School Gym

    Join us on Saturdays throughout the school year and your little ones can meet friends, have active play, and ‘motor’ about in the gymnasium. For 1 – 3 year olds.

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  7. Banff Public Library - Mustache Mixer

    November 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    An hour of children's stories, crafts, and games for ages 4-10. Stop by the library or call 403.762.2661 to register.

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  8. Drop In Theatre Collective

    November 26, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Banff Theatre Collective meets to explore, play, create, and share the theatre experience in Banff. They are building a like-minded energetic community to create theatre and share information of arts and entertainment events in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. They offer free drop-in classes for Banff locals and those who are new to Banff.

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  9. Drop in Women's Basketball

    November 26, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Sunday for Ladies Basketball. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes.

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  10. Drop in Dodgeball

    November 26, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Relive the fun of playing dodgeball at our weekly drop in dodgeball night! This social game gets you moving and can be a great workout!

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  11. Drop In 55+ Fitness

    November 27, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street

    Specifically designed for seniors, this fitness class focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. No registration is required, drop in or purchase a punch card. s for all levels and abilities. It is also a fun social event! Monday Instructor: Sue Webb, B.P.E. and AFLCA Trainer Thursday Instructor: Fiona Groves, FIT by Fiona

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  12. Meditation by Donation at Cedar and Sage Co.

    November 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cedar and Sage Co.

    Meditation Night is offered by donation by Cedar and Sage Co., 220 Bear St. Call 403.985.2200 for details.

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  13. Drop-In Soccer

    November 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Monday for Drop in Soccer. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes.

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  14. Yoga by Donation at Cedar and Sage Co.

    November 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Cedar and Sage Co.

    Yoga by donation is offered by Cedar and Sage Co. Tuesday at 9 a.m. Call 403.985.2200 for details.

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  15. Drop in Badminton

    November 28, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Tuesday for Badminton. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes

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  16. Drop in Baskerball

    November 28, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Tuesday for Basketball. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes

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  17. TRY Yoga - Wednesday

    November 29, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Concourse at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    If you have never tried yoga and would like to get into a practice, this Try It Yoga class is for you. This gentle beginner practice is a great way to start your day and be introduced to the world of yoga The Town of Banff’s community Try It yoga classes provide you with time to recharge and stretch your body and mind. Feel the energy as you lay your mat alongside members of your community. Our classes can be as challenging or as gentle as you want. Mats, props and instruction is provided on a drop-in basis.

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  18. Learn to Curl

    November 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Drop in and Learn to Curl at The Fenlands. Instructors will be available to teach you the basics of curling, like how to shoot your stone, how to use your broom, and where you want to get to in the house. Brooms, sliders and grippers are provided. Bring clean indoor shoes, stretchy or loose-fitting pants a warm jackets and gloves. Be sure to be on time, space is limited.

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  19. Drop In Soccer

    November 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Wednesday for Soccer. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes

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  20. Drop In Volleyball

    November 29, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop in programs are a great, low cost way to get active and have some fun. Join us every Wednesday for volleyball. All skill levels are welcome at weekly drop-in sports. Please bring indoor running shoes

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  21. Drop In 55+ Fitness

    November 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street

    Specifically designed for seniors, this fitness class focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. No registration is required, drop in or purchase a punch card. s for all levels and abilities. It is also a fun social event! Monday Instructor: Sue Webb, B.P.E. and AFLCA Trainer Thursday Instructor: Fiona Groves, FIT by Fiona

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  22. Community Table

    November 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

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  23. Games and Food Night

    November 30, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Come join fellow MAGIC The Gathering trading card gamers and enjoy hotdogs and sandwiches. Open to everyone from beginner to expert. Families welcome. Cards and instruction are provided.

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  24. Holiday Baking

    November 30, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Banff Community High School, Foods Room

    Give the gift of baking to those you care about this Christmas. Enjoy making and sampling delicious, healthy treats. Includes take-home samples. Please mention any allergies or food restrictions when registering. Instructor: Dawn Byford, holistic nutritional consultant. Class #4621

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Council Meetings

  1. Regular Council Meeting

    November 27, 2:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Regular Meeting of Banff Town Council

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Settlement Services & Temporary Foreign Worker

  1. Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident Information Session (Banff)

    November 23, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Registration is required. Please bring your PR Card or Landing Document/COPR.

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  2. Adjusting to Life in Canada

    November 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Adjusting to life in Canada takes time. Join us for a FREE 4-week program that will help you and your family become more comfortable living in Canada. *Dinner, childcare and transportation provided at no-cost* This program is for all mothers who recently immigrated to Canada OR who have been living in Canada alone but are now reunited with their children and/or partner. Program for fathers coming soon! Weekly Topics November 9: Living as a Family in Canada November 16: Family Relationships November 23: Parenting in Canada November 30: Adjusting to Change

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  3. Temporary Foreign Workers Information Canmore Session

    November 28, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Canmore Library

    Do you have questions about living in the Bow Valley? Are you interested in finding out more about the services available for Temporary Foreign Workers? Then join us at this Information Session. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

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  4. Adjusting to Life in Canada

    November 30, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Adjusting to life in Canada takes time. Join us for a FREE 4-week program that will help you and your family become more comfortable living in Canada. *Dinner, childcare and transportation provided at no-cost* This program is for all mothers who recently immigrated to Canada OR who have been living in Canada alone but are now reunited with their children and/or partner. Program for fathers coming soon! Weekly Topics November 9: Living as a Family in Canada November 16: Family Relationships November 23: Parenting in Canada November 30: Adjusting to Change

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The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

  1. Drop-in Public Skating

    November 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  2. 40+ Shinny

    November 23, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands

    For ages 40 and older. Full equipment is required.

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  3. Drop-in Public Skating

    November 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  4. Drop-in Public Skating

    November 26, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  5. Ladies Shinny

    November 26, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Play shinny hockey in a women's only environment. Full hockey equipment required.

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  6. Drop-in Public Skating

    November 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  7. Co-Ed Shinny

    November 27, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  8. Drop-in Public Skating

    November 28, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  9. Co-Ed Shinny

    November 28, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  10. 40+ Shinny

    November 28, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands

    For ages 40 and older. Full equipment is required.

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  11. Parent & Tot Skate

    November 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    This skate is for parents and pre-school aged children. Strollers are welcome (no burleys)

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  12. Drop-in Public Skating

    November 29, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  13. Co-Ed Shinny

    November 29, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  14. Learn to Curl

    November 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Learn to Curl at the Fenlands Recreation Centre Curling Rink! Everyone is welcome at this Wednesday Night drop-in program. Enjoy and evening of instruction and practice time with members of the Banff Curling Club. Please bring a pair of clean indoor sneakers and dress in layers!

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  15. Drop-in Public Skating

    November 30, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Everyone is welcome at drop-in public skating at The Fenlands. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No sticks, pucks, figure skating jumps or spins. International certified helmets are required to be worn by all skaters 12 and under, and are highly recommended for all skaters. Scheduled times are subject to change without notice.

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  16. Co-Ed Shinny

    November 30, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Players must be at least 18 to participate. Full equipment is required.

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  17. 40+ Shinny

    November 30, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands

    For ages 40 and older. Full equipment is required.

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Town Committees

  1. Governance and Finance Committee - Service Review

    November 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    The Town of Banff Governance and Finance Committee reviews financial policies, financial statements, fees and charges and the Financial Plan. Meetings are held in the council chamber and are open to the public. The Mayor and Town Councillors are the sole members of the committee. This is a Service Review meeting.

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  2. Governance and Finance Committee - Service Review

    November 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    The Town of Banff Governance and Finance Committee reviews financial policies, financial statements, fees and charges and the Financial Plan. Meetings are held in the council chamber and are open to the public. The Mayor and Town Councillors are the sole members of the committee. This is a Service Review meeting.

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