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things to do in the area for the night crawlers

Oiler Pride At Marmot Basin

It is time to show your support for the Oilers! They are playing Wednesday at Rogers Place at 8pm Mountain Time. Here is a fan with the Oilers cape riding at Marmot Basin.

Oiler Pride at Marmot Basin
Oiler Pride at Marmot Basin
Oiler Pride at Marmot Basin
Oiler Pride at Marmot Basin
Oiler Pride at Marmot Basin
Oiler Pride at Marmot Basin

 

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Chili Cook Off Results

An event­ful evening at the Activ­i­ty Cen­tre with the local culi­nary skills and cos­tumes. Moun­tain Park Lodges has been host­ing this event for over twen­ty years and is it’s always a great event to take in Jasper in Jan­u­ary. This year did not dis­ap­point, Explore Jasper even entered the event with the raft­ing crew from Jasper Raft­ing Adven­tures.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge — Peo­ples Choice Award

The chili was made fresh at the venue and was out­vot­ed by one to the Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge’ chili from the peo­ples choice award!

Jasper Tourism
Jasper Tourism — Tak­ing in Num­ber 1 by the judges
Earls In The Rockies
Earls In The Rockies- Tak­ing in Num­ber 2 by the judges
Explore Jasper
Explore Jasper- Tak­ing in Num­ber 3 by the judges
Coco's Cafe
Coco’s Cafe  — Cos­tume awards
Jasper Events Management
Jasper Events Man­age­ment — Cos­tume awards
AFCA
AFCA — Cos­tume awards

More of the­se pho­tos can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/explorejasper FB

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Jasper & Hin­ton

All Aboard the Jasper Santa Train!

Thanks to the Volunteers

Each year, VIA Rail work­ers & togeth­er with oth­er kind Jasper folks vol­un­teer pre­cious time, ener­gy & resources to put on this great event: the Annu­al San­ta Train. They don’t just vol­un­teer on the day of the event, this year Novem­ber 29th. They put in count­less hours plan­ning & then mak­ing it hap­pen.

Jasper Food Bank

Patrick Mooney, president of the Jasper Food Bank Society
Anne, head vol­un­teer & Patrick Mooney, from the Food Bank

This entire event is all about the true spir­it of Christ­mas. In addi­tion to pur­chas­ing tick­ets, pas­sen­gers are request­ed to bring food items and oth­er dona­tions for the Jasper Food Bank.

Patrick Mooney, pres­i­dent of the Jasper Food Bank Soci­ety spent the day sit­ting in chaos cen­tral of the train sta­tion as kids, par­ents & dona­tions piled up inside the old build­ing. By the end of the 2 train runs that day, one in the morn­ing & the train we took at 3pm, there was a pret­ty decent pile of dona­tions for Patrick to haul away.

Anne, head of the vol­un­teers, sold raf­fle tick­ets to help pump up cash reserves for the food bank.

Building up the Santa Buzz

You can’t imag­ine the excite­ment that built up from the moment we left the Jasper train sta­tion. As we left head­ing west, towards B.C., we were told that San­ta had missed the train. But, if we kept watch­ing out the win­dow towards the south, we might see San­ta fly­ing past in his sleigh. I swear I even­tu­al­ly was believ­ing I’d see him out there!

The looks on those lit­tle faces were price­less. But when we entered a train tun­nel through the moun­tain, I swear one of my lit­tle com­pan­ions was going to loose it. Just as the tears were build­ing up in his eyes, a VIA vol­un­teer loud­ly announced that San­ta had been spot­ted … per­fect tim­ing.

Santa landed on the Train

Volunteer Elves
Vol­un­teer Elves

… Or so we were told. San­ta didn’t dis­ap­point us. He walked through the train singing Jin­gle Bells, fol­lowed by his helper elf vol­un­teers who hand­ed out bags of lit­tle gifts.

I didn’t even notice when the train stopped and start­ed revers­ing back to Jasper. The trip was about 2 hours total. On the return trip, kids were invit­ed to take their turns head­ing back to the dome car where they could have their pic­tures tak­en with San­ta.

Fabulash, A Drag Queen Evening

Explor­ing the every­day lives of the ordi­nary or in this case extra­or­di­nary. A drag queen show fundrais­ing for the pride com­mu­ni­ty. I would high­ly encour­age you to catch one of the­se shows when it comes around again. It makes an enter­tain­ing evening out.

Fab-u-lash
Fab-u-lash
Carrying the pride flag
Car­ry­ing the pride flag

The wild and flam­boy­ant out­fits the­se drag queens dawned was spec­tac­u­lar and also riske. So before pre­ced­ing low­er to this post, don’t be shocked.

Drag Queens
Drag Queens
Drag Queens
Drag Queens

There was a silent auc­tion donat­ed by many of the local busi­ness­es which was appre­ci­at­ed from every­one that attend­ed. Sor­ry I don’t have a list of them on hand at writ­ing of this post. Feel free to share this post if you are any of the spon­sors.

Drag Queens
Drag Queens
Drag Queens
Drag Queens
DJ Jaxx
DJ Jaxx

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