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War Canoe 2017

Every year the den­tal con­ven­tion puts on a fun com­pe­ti­tion on Lac Beau­vert, “War Canoe”. This year the weath­er was just won­der­ful and the par­tic­i­pants in high spir­its. Great peo­ple from many parts of the Cana­da had a blast at this beau­ti­ful set­ting. CDSPI took the win!

War Canoe

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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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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.