New for 2020, stop by one of these free indoor activities. Drop-in, no registration required. These run from January 13 to April 8, 2020. All ages welcome.
Community Living Room
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. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at The Basement (basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation), 214 Banff Avenue.
Games & Craft Night
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. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. at The Basement (basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation), 214 Banff Avenue.
Close The Loop – Fix It Outdoor Stuff
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. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Basement (basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation), 214 Banff Avenue.
- Feb 18 – Swap Night/ Buy & Sell
- Feb 25 – Waterproofs & Ski Wear Care get the best out of it for slushy spring skiing
Cookie Kitchen with Shirley
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. Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 101 Bear Street, above the library.
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. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. presentation, then 8-10 p.m. practice or hang out at The Basement (basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation), 214 Banff Avenue.
- Feb 20 – Impromptu speaking & giving feedback with Toastmasters
- Feb 27 – Clothes mending
Toastmasters Mountain Mumblers
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. Last Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at The Basement (basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation), 214 Banff Avenue.
Fix It - Coming Soon
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. .
Family Social Dance
Saturdays, February 1, 29 & March 28, 6 – 7 p.m. Any age. $2 per family.
Move and groove to disco lights and music in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring your favourite tune to add to the playlist. 101 Bear Street, above the library
Community Social Dance 10+
Saturdays, Feb. 1, 29 & March 28, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Minimum age 10 years. $2 per person.
Learn new dances each week from local instructors during the first half hour from 7:30 – 8 p.m., followed by practice time and open dance floor. Salsa, line dancing, hip hop, etc. 101 Bear Street, above the library
Motoring Munchkins & Running Rascals
Join us on Sundays to give your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play & motor around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required.
Motoring Munchkins (Preschool aged kids) Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Running Rascals (5 – 8 year olds) Sundays, 1 – 3 p.m.
$2 per child
Family Sunday artsPlay in Banff
Sundays, January 19, February 2, February 16, March 1, March 15 & March 29
Join us at 101 Bear Street for a free, family-friendly art-making activities! Enjoy time together as a family diving into delightful art projects.
Session I at 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Session II at 3:15 – 4 p.m.
Register in person for either session at 1:45 p.m. Facilitated by artsPlace and funded by Town of Banff.
- March 1 - Marbled Clay Letters
- March 15 - Mixed Media Collage: Wild Birds
- March 29 - Painting: Wax-resit Watercolour
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! Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at The Basement (basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation), 214 Banff Avenue.
Work on a project, fix something broken, complete a design or upcycle an old item at Tinkering Time, held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lower level of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, 214 Banff Avenue, back entrance. Free. Some materials and tools are provided, or you can bring your own. All ages welcome. Parent participation required for those 13 and younger.
- Feb 22 – Camper van design
- Feb 29 – Re-using sports equipment
Over 800 residents gave ideas in the recent Banff Community Social Assessment and we heard the need for free and low cost indoor winter activities and community space. These programs are a trial project to see interest and participation. Please come out and support. Future opportunities are funding and participation dependent.