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Banff's Special Events

  1. SnowDays Festival

    January 15, 2020 - January 26, 2020

    The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season in Banff National Park; a free 12-day long event held during January, centred around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff. Occurring at the same time as the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise, you’ll have plenty of winter creations to explore throughout the park.

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  2. Bow Valley Naturalists - Losing Blue

    January 28, 2020, 7:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    The Bow Valley Naturalists present Losing Blue: Causes and Consequences of Changing Lake Colour in the Rocky Mountain Parks. Everyone welcome.

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  3. Evening of Indigenous Food & Cultural Learning

    January 29, 2020, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Join us for an evening of Indigenous food, cultural learning and discussion in recognition of international mountain day. Hear the stories of indigenous people in Banff, their history in the mountains and the importance of place. 5 p.m. start followed by by discussion until 7 p.m. From 7-8 p.m. stay for informal conversations and explore additional resources. Limited tickets available. Call 403.762.1251 or register online at banff.ca/register

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  4. Banff Parking Proposal - Public Input Workshop

    January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Register to be a part of the Banff Parking Proposal Workshop. This session will involve participation from all attendees. Discuss the proposal, provide feedback, and bring new ideas. The workshop will be held Thursday, January 30 starting at 6 p.m.

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  5. Mountains Matter Speaker Series

    January 31, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    As a continuation of our International Mountain Day celebrations, Banff Public Library is pleased to present a speaker series on the importance of mountain areas in terms of health, well-being, and ecological sustainability. In partnership with Banff Centre and Town of Banff. Supported by the Canadian Mountain Network, a member of the Networks of Centres of Excellence Canada program.

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BanffLIFE Events

  1. BanffLIFE Intro to Ice Climbing

    January 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Learn the basics of ice climbing, and get introduced to a new adventure. In a small group you’ll learn from some of the best climbers and guides in the Bow Valley. Transportation, and most equipment provided. No experience necessary.

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  2. BanffLIFE Avalanche Skill Training Level 1

    January 28, 2020, All Day

    This is a two-day course on how to safely travel through avalanche terrain. The first day consists of lectures on the characteristics of avalanches, the mountain snowpack, avalanche terrain and backcountry travel as well as an outdoor session covering avalanche transceivers. The second day is spent in the field (in the Bow Summit area) where we discuss how weather, snowpack and terrain interact to create avalanches and how we can avoid them. This course is based on the standards set by the Canadian Avalanche Centre and a certificate of completion is awarded to those who attend.

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  3. BanffLIFE Pasta Night

    January 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Want to enjoy a home cooked meal, meet new people and play some games? Then you should join us every Wednesday for BanffLIFE Pasta Night. BanffLIFE is the best connection and resource for young adults aged 18 – 30. All programs and events are dedicated to promoting and building a healthy lifestyle for young adults living and working in Banff and Lake Louise.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Motoring Munchkins

    January 26, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join us on Sundays throughout the school year where your little ones can meet friends, have active play, and ‘motor’ about in the gymnasium. Parent participation required. Ages 1 – 3. (No program on statutory holiday weekends)

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  2. Family Nature Play

    January 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Banff Recreation Grounds

    Join other families for some nature-themed fun. We will start by sitting around a warm fire, listening to a story sipping on hot chocolate and then will head out into the forest to look for animal tracks, play in the snow, and learn a little about the changing seasons.

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  3. Winter Stories and Activities

    January 26, 2020, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Banff Avenue Square

    Join Parks Canada interpreters in Banff Avenue Square for winter stories and activities. Sundays, 11:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. NOTE: Programs may be cancelled due to extreme weather.

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  4. Free Public Swim

    January 26, 2020, 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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  5. Running Rascals

    January 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Banff Elementary School gym

    Join us on Sundays to give your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play & motor around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. For ages 5-8 years.

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  6. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 26, 2020, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets are required for children 12 and under and recommended for all skaters.

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  7. Community Living Room and Crafting

    January 26, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Time for tinkering and repairing things together. Some ideas and help are provided by the staff, or you can bring your own inspiration and project. Some basic tools and sewing machines are available.

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  8. Learn to Curl

    January 26, 2020, 6:00 PM @ The Fenlands

    Learn to Curl in a fun, social and safe environment. You will have the opportunity to learn about curling and introductory skills by a member of our Instructor Team. All ages, but minors need to be with a parent or guardian.

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  9. Vinyl Vibes

    January 26, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Join other vinyl record fans and relax listening and sharing music. Bring your tunes to share or check out The Basement’s collection. Dancing not required!

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  10. Drop-in Women's Shinny 16+

    January 26, 2020, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in women's shinny is an informal game of hockey. Full gear is required. For ages 16+.

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  11. Learn to Curl

    January 26, 2020, 7:30 PM @ The Fenlands

    Learn to Curl in a fun, social and safe environment. You will have the opportunity to learn about curling and introductory skills by a member of our Instructor Team. All ages, but minors need to be with a parent or guardian.

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  12. Drop-in Fitness 50+

    January 27, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library, in the Pioneer Room

    This fitness class focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. All abilities welcome. For ages 50+.

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  13. Community Living Room

    January 27, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Casual space with couches and tables where you can enjoy your own company or connect with others. Coffee & tea is always on for 25c. Come in & play games, read, work on your laptop, use the music room, have a chat or bring your lunch.

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  14. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 27, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets are required for children 12 and under and recommended for all skaters.

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  15. Drop-in Shinny

    January 27, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 16+ to participate. Full gear is required.

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  16. Drop-in Pickleball & Table Tennis

    January 27, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Stop by Banff Elementary School and play Pickleball or Table Tennis. All skill levels welcome.

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  17. Drop-in Yin Yoga

    January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street (above the library)

    Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. All abilities welcome. For ages 16+.

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  18. Games & Craft Night

    January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Come with friends or come alone. You can play board games, foosball, and shuffleboard, or get creative with craft supplies and sewing machines. Some ideas and help are provided by staff, or you can bring your own project.

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  19. Drop-in Basketball

    January 27, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join a game of basketball on Tuesdays at Banff Elementary School. All abilities welcome. For ages 16+.

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  20. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets are required for children 12 and under and recommended for all skaters.

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  21. Drop-in Shinny

    January 28, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 16+ to participate. Full gear is required.

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  22. Drop-in Shinny 40+

    January 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 40+ to participate. Full gear is required.

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  23. Drop-in Broga

    January 28, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    Broga is vinyasa flow yoga for men and people who identify as men. This is a slower-paced yoga practice combined with longer holds. All abilities welcome. For ages 16+. No registration required.

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  24. Drop-in Go with the Flow Yoga

    January 28, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:25 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Go with the Flow Yoga is held during minor hockey practices at The Fenlands, ideal for parents looking for a quick, relaxing workout. For ages 16+

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  25. Drop-in Badminton

    January 28, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Play badminton Tuesdays and Thursdays at Banff Elementary School. All skill levels welcome. For ages 13+.

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  26. Drop-in Go with the Flow Yoga

    January 28, 2020, 6:45 PM - 7:35 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Go with the Flow Yoga is held during minor hockey practices at The Fenlands, ideal for parents looking for a quick, relaxing workout. For ages 16+

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  27. Close The Loop – Fix It Outdoor Stuff

    January 28, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Learn how to look after your outdoor clothing and gear with some simple tips, tricks and repairs – it’s good for your wallet and the environment! Different topics every week including best clothing for warmth, how to wash and dry down jackets, repair gloves etc.

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  28. Drop-in Yin Yoga

    January 28, 2020, 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Fenlands

    Drop-in to Yin Yoga on Tuesdays at The Fenlands from 7:45-9 p.m.

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  29. Drop-in Volleyball

    January 28, 2020, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join a game of volleyball at Banff Elementary School. All skill levels welcome. For ages 16+.

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  30. Drop-in Shinny 16+

    January 28, 2020, 9:15 PM - 10:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Full gear is required. For ages 16+.

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  31. Drop-in Gentle Flow Yoga

    January 29, 2020, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street (above the library)

    Flow Yoga is a traditional approach to yoga that encourages breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind. For ages 16+.

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  32. Drop-in Skate & Stroll

    January 29, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Enjoy a skate with your little ones napping in the stroller or skating by your side. Strollers, pylons, sleds and chairs are all permitted on the ice. All ages welcome.

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  33. Drop-in Shinny 50+

    January 29, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 50+ to participate. Full gear is required.

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  34. Community Living Room

    January 29, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Casual space with couches and tables where you can enjoy your own company or connect with others. Coffee & tea is always on for 25c. Come in & play games, read, work on your laptop, use the music room, have a chat or bring your lunch.

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  35. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets are required for children 12 and under and recommended for all skaters.

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  36. Drop-in Shinny

    January 29, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 16+ to participate. Full gear is required.

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  37. Cookie Kitchen with Shirley

    January 29, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Miss the smell of home baked cookies? Help bake or just eat! Shirley will have a new recipe every week using some Food Rescue supplies.

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  38. Learn to Curl

    January 29, 2020, 6:00 PM @ The Fenlands

    Learn to Curl in a fun, social and safe environment. You will have the opportunity to learn about curling and introductory skills by a member of our Instructor Team. All ages, but minors need to be with a parent or guardian.

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  39. Drop-in Pickleball & Table Tennis

    January 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Stop by Banff Elementary School and play Pickleball or Table Tennis. All skill levels welcome.

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  40. Colour Explosion!

    January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ To be announced

    Dive deep into a multi-coloured learning experience. Explore the complexities of colour mixing as you experiment with painting mediums such as acrylics and watercolours. Play with colour harmony and contrast as you delight in drawing mediums such as pastels, pencil crayons and coloured conté. This is a colour theory playground! Beginners and experts are both welcome as the instructor can differentiate for all skill levels. Instructor: Kristen Pauch-Nolin. Materials included

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  41. Learn to Curl

    January 29, 2020, 7:30 PM @ The Fenlands

    Learn to Curl in a fun, social and safe environment. You will have the opportunity to learn about curling and introductory skills by a member of our Instructor Team. All ages, but minors need to be with a parent or guardian.

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  42. Drop-in Basketball

    January 29, 2020, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join a game of basketball at Banff Elementary School. All skill levels welcome. For ages 16+.

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  43. Drop-in Fitness 50+

    January 30, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library, in the Pioneer Room

    This fitness class focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. All abilities welcome. For ages 50+.

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  44. Preschool Storytime

    January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    A half-hour drop-in program for children ages 2-6 and their parents/caregivers. We explore a different theme each week featuring rhymes, songs, and stories which help your child to develop early literacy skills.

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  45. Baby Storytime

    January 30, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    A half-hour drop-in program for children ages 0-2 and their parents/caregivers. We explore a different theme each week featuring rhymes, songs, and stories which help to promote early language development and positive child-adult interaction and bonding.

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  46. Community Table Lunch

    January 30, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Join us for a selection of delicious food including homemade soup, breads and salads. There is a kids zone, pop-up cooking demos and cultural events. Every week is different. Make new friends and find out what’s happening in our community. Watch social media for pop-up information. Community Table Lunch is also a Banff Food Rescue distribution point.

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  47. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 30, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets are required for children 12 and under and recommended for all skaters.

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  48. Drop-in Shinny

    January 30, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 16+ to participate. Full gear is required.

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  49. Drop-in Shinny 40+

    January 30, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 40+ to participate. Full gear is required.

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  50. Community Dinner

    January 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Enjoy a main course, salad, bread, dessert, and of course, great conversation with friends, neighbours, and newcomers. Everyone welcome.

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  51. Games Night

    January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    After enjoying a delicious meal at a Community Dinner, walk across the hall and play Magic: The Gathering. Cards and instruction provided. All ages and abilities.

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  52. Drop-in Badminton

    January 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Play badminton Tuesdays and Thursdays at Banff Elementary School. All skill levels welcome. For ages 13+.

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  53. How-To Nights

    January 30, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Do you want to learn how to make kombucha, tie a fish fly, choose and care for a pet, make your own toothpaste? How-To Nights will have different weekly topics. Gives us your ideas and we will find an expert to share their skills. Free unless materials charge.

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  54. Toastmasters Mountain Mumblers

    January 30, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    If the thought of speaking in front of a group ties your stomach up in knots, Toastmasters is the place to get over your fear! You will be surprised how fun and supportive it is. You don't have to say a word if you don't want to! Toastmasters is an international training organization that builds your confidence and skills in communication and leadership. Mountain Mumblers is the Bow Valley chapter. More info at mountainmumblers.com.

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  55. Drop-in Soccer

    January 30, 2020, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join a drop-in soccer game at Banff Elementary School. All skill levels welcome. For ages 16+.

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  56. Drop-in Shinny 16+

    January 30, 2020, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Full gear is required. For ages 16+.

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  57. Community Living Room

    January 31, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    Casual space with couches and tables where you can enjoy your own company or connect with others. Coffee & tea is always on for 25c. Come in & play games, read, work on your laptop, use the music room, have a chat or bring your lunch.

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  58. Drop-in Public Skating

    January 31, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets are required for children 12 and under and recommended for all skaters.

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  59. Mixed Media Art Club for Kids

    January 31, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ To be announced

    Draw, sculpt, craft and create! Kids will learn visual literacy concepts while developing their own voice as artists. Instructor: Tessa Mendoza and Sam Welsh

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  60. Get Out Drop-in Sports Night

    January 31, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Get Out drop-in sports night offers a fun, safe space for youth to play a variety of non-competitive sports. Youth get to help set the night’s agenda, choosing their sports and activities or simply just hanging out. Snacks, beverages and small giveaways are included. For Grades 7-10.

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  61. Get Out Drop-in Sports Night

    January 31, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Get Out drop-in sports night offers a fun, supervised, safe place for youth in Grades 7 to 10 to play in a variety of non-competitive sports every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Banff Community High School. You get to help set the night's agenda, choosing your sport and other activities. Snacks and beverages, plus small giveaways are part of the evening.

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Council Meetings

  1. Regular Council Meeting

    January 27, 2020, 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 (PR) session

    January 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Canmore Civic Centre

    Are you a Permanent Resident of Canada (PR), or almost a PR? come to a FREE session for all PRs and anyone who has submitted an application for Permanent Residency. Find out about: Your rights and responsibilities as a PR, Preparing for your family's arrival to Canada, Free English language programs, Housing information, Career opportunities, Community and government resources and much more!

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  2. CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

    January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Canmore Civic Centre

    This free session is for Permanent Residents of Canada who are interested in becoming Canadian Citizens. Find out: Why become a Canadian Citizen? Are you eligible to become a Canadian Citizen? What are the requirements to apply? How to complete the official application forms? and more!

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Town Committees

  1. Governance and Finance Committee

    January 27, 2020, 9:00 AM @ 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.

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