The Basement

The Town of Banff has declared a State of Local Emergency as of 5 p.m. November 25, 2020. Learn more https://banff.ca/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1317.

In efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, starting November 27th, The Fenlands, 101 Bear and Town Hall will be closed to the public and in-person recreational programs have also been postponed, including those offered by our community partners at those sites. The Town had re-activated the www.banff.ca/active webpage which has up-to-date information and resources for the Banff Public Library, local online classes, ideas and activities to do outdoors with your family and more. 

The Town of Banff’s Out of School Club and Into the Wild afterschool childcare programs continue and are strictly adhering to provincial and municipal COVID-19 safety guidance.  In addition, our Settlement Services team continues to provide online and phone support for clients. To register for afterschool care or to speak to someone from our Settlement team, e-mail community.services@banff.ca or call 403.762.1251.

For information and resources for essential services such as food, shelter and mental well-being, please visit www.banff.ca/covidhelp

For any other questions or concerns, please e-mail help@banff.ca

The Basement is a youth drop-in space where students can hang out, play games, create music, art, do homework, etc.

The Basement opens September 8, 2020

This program is for students in Grades 5 to 8.

  • Monday and Wednesday: Grade 5 & 6, 3-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Grade 7 & 8, 3-6 p.m.

The Basement will be held at The Fenlands this Fall.

For Mondays and Wednesdays, please meet grade 5/6 students outside of the Den in the courtyard of Banff Elementary School. For Tuesdays and Thursdays, please meet Grade 7/8 students outside of the Banff Elementary School doors on Big Horn.

This program is generously supported by the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation.

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