Movember Man Up Party!

November can get dark, cold and you can get caught up waiting and just dreaming of ski season being in full swing. While you’re waiting to hit the slopes there are some important and fun things going on in November. What are we talking about? Well, it started in Australia, under their November summer sun. It’s called Movember and it was started to raise awarness about men’s health and prostate cancer. There’s a high chance of surviving this cancer if it’s caught early enough. Trouble is, a lot of men opt out of going to the doctor for ‘just a check up’.

The Georgetown Inn is throwing a bash in support of men’s health. In fact, all the Waymarker Men shaved their faces and volunteered to grow a moustache in support of this great cause!

Steam Whistle will be donating a dollar for every pint sold. Other Canmore locals have donated Heli Tours, Dog Sled Tours and other Gift Certificates to be won. Canmore Cabs has donated Free Taxi Rides home.

Head down to The Georgetown Inn Movember 30th to chat about moustaches, mens health and the Grey Cup game with other Mo Brothers like yourself.

The Triple Crown of Canmore :: Launch Party! – what it’s all about

The Georgetown Inn would like to invite you to join them this Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2PM for the great kick-off to the hiking season! This is a wonderful way to spend time with your father on Father’s Day. We will have complimentary live music from Cabot’s Crossing, Guest Speakers and Beer and Burger specials!

If you’re feeling really ambitious you can get started on your hikes that morning or afternoon! And remember there is no time limit on completing the 3 hikes. If you’re a hardcore hiking enthusiast you can do all three in one day (like my crazy little brothers did) or if you like to stop and smell the flowers you can enjoy the hikes at a slower pace throughout the summer.

The Triple Crown is all about having an intrinsically rewarding experience. Waymarker CEO, Lockey Craig is quoted saying, “It’s about having a good sleep, a good adventure and a good meal. Everyone deserves it! That’s how my mother took care of me and my two brothers and that’s how I want to take care of my guests, which is why we started The Triple Crown.”

So make sure you bring your dad’s out and get some tips on how to truly enjoy the beautiful rocky mountains that are right in our backyard. I know that’s where I’ll be!

-Natalie Craig

ps. click on the images below for more information about the three hikes and a Hiking Map!

If you want to read our last years Triple Crown Blog about some great hiking experiences click the link and scroll down!

Triple Crown of Canmore Map

Forget Groundhog Day – It’s Canmore Bunny Day!

And yes, our bunnies will see their shadows today so bring it on (winter that is). It’s going to be a wonderful day for pretty much anything so go out and enjoy the area! Banff/Lake Louise Snow Days are still on and offering a lot of free fun activities today. All the ski hills are reporting great conditions and the x-country trails up in Kananaskis and Spray Lakes regions are fabulous. Ditto for snowshoeing. Have a great day! >D

Canmore Bunny Day!

Ice Sculptures and Little Chippers

If you’re in the area this weekend, think about taking a trip up to Lake Louise to either skate on the lake or enjoy a x-country ski on the many track-set trails in the area.  Then, take in the amazing ice sculptures at the beautiful Chateau Lake Louise.  If you’re bringing the kids, let them create their own ice creations during the “Little Chippers” ice festival event. Whatever you do, there’s tons of fresh new snow everywhere and the weather is looking good so get out there! >D

...and lots more to see!

Like to Cook? Or, Need to Learn How??

Well then, you should check out the Paintbox Lodge’s new cooking class offerings!  Ever eaten at The TroUgh here in town?  Well, George Bayne, former head chef at the TroUgh Dining Co, is now running demonstration-style cooking classes. George specializes in eclectic organic cuisine. This should be fun as George prepares culinary delights and you enjoy the wonderful meal afterwards.  Classes will involve learning about knife skills, sauce and stock making, presentation, salads and vegetable preparation. Book soon!  They’re filling up.

Cheers, >D