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Banff's Special Events

  1. CP Holiday Train

    December 13, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ CP Train Station

    The CP Holiday Train is back for its 20th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks and food shelves. Join us on December 13 at 7 p.m. for a free concert featuring Sam Roberts Band, Kelly Prescott and Tracey Brown. We only ask that you bring food or a monetary donation for your local food bank. Representatives will be onsite collecting donations.

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  2. Annual Banff-Canmore Christmas Bird Count

    December 15, All Day

    Take a break from the rush of the holidays and join the Bow Valley Naturalists for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Then enjoy the camaraderie of fellow birders at the annual (and always delicious) potluck and compilation of the day’s results. To participate, contact Heather Dempsey hjdempsey@shaw.ca (Banff) or Ethan Denton ethan@suechick.com (Canmore) Reporting session and potluck to follow the day: Banff Seniors Centre, 6 p.m. Free, please bring something to share for dinner.

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  3. Christmas Performances

    December 15, 4:00 PM @ Banff Avenue Square

    Stop by the Banff Avenue Square for Christmas Performances on Saturdays, November 24 to December 22.

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  4. Strategic Plan Info/Feedback Session

    December 20, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room (above the library)

    The Town of Banff is seeking your feedback on the Draft 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, which focuses attention and resources on improving performance in 5 priority areas over the next 4 years. The draft plan was developed from guidance of the 10-year Community Plan and other long-term plans, as well as input to Council over the past year on major challenges for the town and emerging issues. Have your say on tackling the cost of living, transportation around town, environmental leadership, preserving heritage and managing emergency and wildfire preparedness. Drop-in anytime between 3-6 p.m. at 101 Bear Street in the Pioneer Room to learn more and share your feedback on the plan.

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  5. Christmas Performances

    December 22, 4:00 PM @ Banff Avenue Square

    Stop by the Banff Avenue Square for Christmas Performances on Saturdays, November 24 to December 22.

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  6. Skate with Santa

    December 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Fenlands

    Skate with Santa at The Fenlands on Dec. 23. Bring your skates or rent a pair and hit the ice for a pre-Christmas skate. Helmets are required for children 12 and under.

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  7. New Year's Eve

    December 31, 7:00 PM @ Banff Ave., from Caribou St. to Elk St.

    Celebrate the New Year in Banff with a big event downtown on Banff Avenue, from Caribou Street to Elk Street. This family-friendly event includes skating with Isabelle the Wonderful at the downtown rink, roasting marshmallows, fire dancers, interpretive Indigenous stories and dance, a fat bike obstacle course and music on our main stage, plus rides on the children’s train – The New Year’s Eve Express.

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BanffLIFE Events

  1. BanffLIFE Pasta Night

    December 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Enjoy a home-cooked meal, meet new people and play games at the weekly Pasta Night. We are always looking for volunteers. Call 403.760.2423 or email BanffLIFE.intern@banff.ca to volunteer. Gluten free options available.

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  2. Avalanche Skill Training Level 1

    December 13, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    This two-day introduction teaches you 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 using avalanche transceivers. The second day is spent in the field (in the Bow Summit area) to cover how weather, snowpack and terrain interact to create avalanches and how to 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. Register online at banff.ca/register or call 403.762.1251.

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  3. BanffLIFE Christmas Dinner

    December 16, 5:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Join BanffLife for a free community Christmas dinner. Enjoy a great meal, meet new people, and get treats from local businesses. The dinner is free, but donations are accepted. Donations help support this and other fun community activities. Call 403.760.2423 or email BanffLIFE.intern@banff.ca.

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  4. Intro to Ice Climbing

    December 18, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Learn the basics of ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies. In a small group you will learn from some of the best climbers/ACMG guides in the Bow Valley. Transportation, guide and most equipment provided. Register online at banff.ca/register or call 403.762.1251.

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  5. Banff & Lake Louise Ambassador Program

    December 19, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    This program is an entertaining and informative way to make the most of your time in Banff National Park. New residents to Banff & Lake Louise discover how they can become knowledgeable locals and ambassadors to visitors. Learn about wildlife, local history, landmarks, park rules and how to stay safe in the park. Learn about community resources and activities in Banff National Park. Registration is not required, but arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the session.

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  6. BanffLIFE Pasta Night

    December 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Enjoy a home-cooked meal, meet new people and play games at the weekly Pasta Night. We are always looking for volunteers. Call 403.760.2423 or email BanffLIFE.intern@banff.ca to volunteer. Gluten free options available.

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  7. BanffLIFE Pasta Night

    December 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, above the library

    Enjoy a home-cooked meal, meet new people and play games at the weekly Pasta Night. We are always looking for volunteers. Call 403.760.2423 or email BanffLIFE.intern@banff.ca to volunteer. Gluten free options available.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Drop-in Flow Yoga

    December 12, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    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+. Free

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  2. Parent Link: Hassle Free Shopping

    December 12, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Bow Valley Parent Link, Banff

    Parents of children ages 2 - 6 years learn practical ideas and suggestions to handle shopping with your little one using Triple P’s evidence based Positive Parenting Program. Get practical strategies to make shopping tantrum-free (and even fun!). Free Childcare Available. To register for Bow Valley Parent Link workshops please phone 403.678.2529, email parentlinkcanmore@canmore.ca or sign up in person at any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre. Please sign-up at least one week in advance to secure your spot.

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  3. Preschool Storytime

    December 12, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Children 2-6 are invited, along with their parents, caregivers or family members to participate in a half hour drop-in program. Each week a new theme is explored that features related stories, songs, rhymes and finder plays.

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  4. Stroller Skate

    December 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Stroller Skate is time for parents and pre-school aged children to get out on the ice. Strollers are welcome (no burleys).

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  5. Baby Storytime at the Library

    December 12, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Children 0-2 are invited along with their parents, caregivers, and/or family members to participate in a half hour drop-in program that includes rhymes and rhythms, bouncing, active songs, finger plays and stories. This program promotes early language development and positive child/adult interactions and bonding.

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  6. Drop-in 50+ Shinny

    December 12, 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 50+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  7. Drop-in Adult Shinny

    December 12, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Adult Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 18+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  8. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 12, 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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  9. The Basement – Youth Drop-in

    December 12, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation. For Grades 7-10.

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  10. Drop-in co-ed Indoor Soccer

    December 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to the Banff Community High School gym for indoor soccer every Wednesday from Sept. 26 to Dec. 19. No registration required.

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  11. Drop-in co-ed Volleyball

    December 12, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to the Banff Community High School gym for co-ed volleyball every Wednesday from Sept. 26 to Dec. 19, 8-10 p.m. No registration required. For ages 16+.

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  12. Drop-in 55+ Fitness

    December 13, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    50+ Fitness focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. All abilities welcome. No registration required.

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  13. Community Table

    December 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

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  14. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 13, 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 40+ Shinny

    December 13, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 40+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  16. The Basement – Youth Drop-in

    December 13, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation. For Grades 7-10.

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  17. Drop-in co-ed Basketball

    December 13, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to Banff Community High School for co-ed basketball every Thursday from Sept. 27 to Dec. 20 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. For ages 16+. No registration required.

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  18. Drop-in Adult Shinny

    December 13, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Adult Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 18+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  19. Drop-in Gentle Flow Yoga

    December 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Recharge your mind and body at this noon-hour yoga class. Friday, noon-1 p.m. at The Fenlands. Mats, props and instruction provided on a drop-in basis. For ages 16+.

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  20. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 14, 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. Game On! at the Library

    December 14, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Game On! Ages 8+. Come hang out on half-day Fridays for awesome board games, Xbox 360, and delicious snacks! Drop-in.

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  22. Mountain Adventurers

    December 14, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Mountain Adventurers is an outdoor program where students go canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and more. Led by qualified staff who specialize in outdoor recreation. Programs are held on PD half day Fridays following the Canadian Rockies Public School calendar. Registration opens on the 15th of the month for the following month’s program (for example, to register your child for the December dates, you would call on November 15). Register in person at the Community Services desk at Town Hall, or call 403.762.1251. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation.

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  23. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 14, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  24. Drop-in Youth Shinny

    December 14, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Youth Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players under 12. Full gear is required.

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  25. Get Out Drop-in Sports Night

    December 14, 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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  26. Once Upon An Alphabet

    December 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Stop by the Banff Public Library every Saturday and play, sing songs and tell stories. This program is for children 0-6 years of age and their parents. Snacks are provided. No registration required.

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  27. Motoring Munchkins

    December 15, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join us on Saturdays throughout the school year to provide your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play, and ‘motor’ around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. For ages 1 – 3.

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  28. Super Saturday at the Library

    December 15, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Stop by the Banff Public Library for an hour of creative crafts, exciting activities and invigorating reading materials. Ages 4-7 are welcome from 1-2 p.m. and ages 8-12 are welcome from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Spots guaranteed to the first 15 participants.

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  29. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 15, 1:15 PM - 2:15 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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  30. Drop-in Sketching

    December 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    Sketching is a fun way to improve your drawing skills with an experienced instructor. On nice days you will head outdoors. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and eraser. For ages 13+. No registration required.

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  31. Ornaments for the Holidays!

    December 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Pop into the library for this free program on ornament decoration offered by facilitator, Samantha Welsh, and take home your own ornament. All ages welcome!

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  32. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 16, 1:45 PM - 2:45 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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  33. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 16, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  34. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  35. Drop-in Women’s Shinny

    December 16, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Women's Shinny is Sundays from 6-7 p.m. Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players 18+. Full gear is required.

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  36. Drop-in 55+ Fitness

    December 17, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    50+ Fitness focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. All abilities welcome. No registration required.

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  37. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 17, 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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  38. Monday Lunch for 55+

    December 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Join a group of adults 55+ every Monday at noon. The first and the third Monday Lunch is at a local restaurant and cost is standard menu pricing. The second and fourth Monday Lunch is served at 101 Bear Street in the Pioneer Room and lunch costs is $7.50. No registration is required. Call 403.762.1251 for restaurant locations.

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  39. Crafternoon at the Library

    December 17, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Gather your knitting, crochet, embroidery, or other DIY project-in-progress, and drop-in every Monday afternoon at the Banff Public Library. Enjoy a cozy chat and share your handicraft enthusiasm with new acquaintances.

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  40. The Basement – Youth Drop-in

    December 17, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation. For Grades 7-10.

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  41. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  42. Drop-in Ying/Yang Yoga

    December 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    Yin/Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga bringing together the benefits of passive yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. For ages 16+. No registration required. Ying/Yang Yoga is every Monday, Sept. 24 to Dec. 17 at 101 Bear Street, 7-8 p.m.

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  43. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 18, 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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  44. Drop-in co-ed Stretch

    December 18, 12:05 PM - 12:50 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    Co-Ed Stretch improves mobility, reduces tightness and increases range of motion. No registration required. Co-Ed Stretch is every Tuesday, 12:05-12:50 p.m. from Sept. 25 to Dec. 18 at 101 Bear Street (above the library).

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  45. Drop-in 40+ Shinny

    December 18, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 40+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  46. The Basement – Youth Drop-in

    December 18, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation. For Grades 7-10.

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  47. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 18, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  48. Drop-in Broga

    December 18, 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. Broga is every Tuesday from Sept. 25 to Dec. 18.

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  49. Ukulele/Guitar Classes

    December 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ St Paul's Church

    Join Clay Kuhn and Aaron Smith on Tuesdays for beginner Ukulele/Guitar classes and join in the Music Jam and Sing-A-Long.

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  50. Drop-in co-ed Badminton

    December 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in and play badminton every Tuesday from Sept. 25 to Dec. 18 at the Banff Community High School Gym. For ages 16+. No registration required.

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  51. Drop-in Women's Basketball

    December 18, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to the Banff Community High School gym for a game of basketball. No registration required. Drop-in Women's Basketball is every Tuesday from September 25 to December 18.

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  52. Drop-in co-ed Basketball

    December 18, 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to the Banff Community High School gym for a game of basketball. No registration required. Drop-in co-ed basketball is every Tuesday from September 25 to December 18, from 9:30-10:30 p.m. For ages 16+.

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  53. Drop-in Flow Yoga

    December 19, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    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+. Free

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  54. Preschool Storytime

    December 19, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Children 2-6 are invited, along with their parents, caregivers or family members to participate in a half hour drop-in program. Each week a new theme is explored that features related stories, songs, rhymes and finder plays.

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  55. Stroller Skate

    December 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Stroller Skate is time for parents and pre-school aged children to get out on the ice. Strollers are welcome (no burleys).

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  56. Baby Storytime at the Library

    December 19, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Children 0-2 are invited along with their parents, caregivers, and/or family members to participate in a half hour drop-in program that includes rhymes and rhythms, bouncing, active songs, finger plays and stories. This program promotes early language development and positive child/adult interactions and bonding.

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  57. Drop-in 50+ Shinny

    December 19, 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 50+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  58. Drop-in Adult Shinny

    December 19, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Adult Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 18+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  59. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 19, 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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  60. The Basement – Youth Drop-in

    December 19, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation. For Grades 7-10.

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  61. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  62. Drop-in co-ed Indoor Soccer

    December 19, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to the Banff Community High School gym for indoor soccer every Wednesday from Sept. 26 to Dec. 19. No registration required.

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  63. Drop-in co-ed Volleyball

    December 19, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to the Banff Community High School gym for co-ed volleyball every Wednesday from Sept. 26 to Dec. 19, 8-10 p.m. No registration required. For ages 16+.

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  64. Drop-in 55+ Fitness

    December 20, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    50+ Fitness focuses on cardiovascular, coordination, balance and core strength. All abilities welcome. No registration required.

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  65. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 20, 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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  66. Drop-in 40+ Shinny

    December 20, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 40+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  67. The Basement – Youth Drop-in

    December 20, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Banff Canmore Community Foundation

    The Basement is a new youth drop-in centre below the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. It’s a space where youth can hang out, play games, do homework, work on art projects, create music, or just socialize. There are board games, foosball, shuffleboard, instruments, books, WiFi and a popcorn machine. There will be weekly activities – rock climbing, skateboarding, bowling and more. Healthy snacks available daily. This program is generously supported by the Pauw Foundation. For Grades 7-10.

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  68. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 20, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  69. Drop-in co-ed Basketball

    December 20, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Banff Community High School

    Drop-in to Banff Community High School for co-ed basketball every Thursday from Sept. 27 to Dec. 20 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. For ages 16+. No registration required.

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  70. Drop-in Adult Shinny

    December 20, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Adult Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 18+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  71. Drop-in Gentle Flow Yoga

    December 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Recharge your mind and body at this noon-hour yoga class. Friday, noon-1 p.m. at The Fenlands. Mats, props and instruction provided on a drop-in basis. For ages 16+.

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  72. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 21, 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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  73. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 21, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  74. Drop-in Youth Shinny

    December 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Youth Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players under 12. Full gear is required.

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  75. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  76. Get Out Drop-in Sports Night

    December 21, 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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  77. Once Upon An Alphabet

    December 22, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Stop by the Banff Public Library every Saturday and play, sing songs and tell stories. This program is for children 0-6 years of age and their parents. Snacks are provided. No registration required.

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  78. Motoring Munchkins

    December 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join us on Saturdays throughout the school year to provide your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play, and ‘motor’ around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. For ages 1 – 3.

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  79. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  80. Super Saturday at the Library

    December 22, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Stop by the Banff Public Library for an hour of creative crafts, exciting activities and invigorating reading materials. Ages 4-7 are welcome from 1-2 p.m. and ages 8-12 are welcome from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Spots guaranteed to the first 15 participants.

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  81. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  82. Ornaments for the Holidays!

    December 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Pop into the library for this free program on ornament decoration offered by facilitator, Samantha Welsh, and take home your own ornament. All ages welcome!

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  83. Drop-in Youth Shinny

    December 23, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Youth Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players under 12. Full gear is required.

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  84. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 23, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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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  85. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 23, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  86. Drop-in Public Swimming

    December 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sally Borden Building, Banff Centre

    The Sally Borden Building at the Banff Centre is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room. Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. Public swimming is supported in part by the Town of Banff. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit banffcentre.ca/aquatics.

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  87. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30 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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  88. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  89. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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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  90. Drop-in Adult Shinny

    December 27, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Adult Shinny is an informal game of hockey. Players must be 18+ to participate. Full gear is required. Drop-in, no registration required.

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  91. Drop-in Youth Shinny

    December 27, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Youth Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players under 12. Full gear is required.

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  92. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 27, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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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  93. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 27, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  94. Games and Food Night

    December 27, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street

    Come join fellow MAGIC The Gathering trading card gamers and enjoy hotdogs and sandwiches. Open to everyone from beginner to expert. Families welcome. Cards and instruction are provided.

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  95. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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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  96. Drop-in Youth Shinny

    December 28, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Youth Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players under 12. Full gear is required.

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  97. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 28, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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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  98. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 28, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  99. Get Out Drop-in Sports Night

    December 28, 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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  100. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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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  101. Motoring Munchkins

    December 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join us on Saturdays throughout the school year to provide your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play, and ‘motor’ around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. For ages 1 – 3.

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  102. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 29, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  103. Drop-in Youth Shinny

    December 29, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Youth Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players under 12. Full gear is required.

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  104. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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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  105. Free Public Swim

    December 30, 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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  106. Drop-in Youth Shinny

    December 30, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Youth Shinny is an informal game of hockey for players under 12. Full gear is required.

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  107. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 30, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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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  108. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 30, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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  109. Monday Lunch for 55+

    December 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Join a group of adults 55+ every Monday at noon. The first and the third Monday Lunch is at a local restaurant and cost is standard menu pricing. The second and fourth Monday Lunch is served at 101 Bear Street in the Pioneer Room and lunch costs is $6. No registration is required. Call 403.762.1251 for restaurant locations.

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  110. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 31, 1:00 PM - 2:30 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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  111. Drop-in Sticks & Pucks

    December 31, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Sticks & Pucks is unstructured ice time for all ages. Work on stick handling or just have fun on the ice. Helmets and gloves are required.

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Council Meetings

  1. Regular Council Meeting

    December 17, 2:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Regular Meeting of Banff Town Council

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  2. Council Budget Meeting

    December 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Town Hall

    Council Budget Meeting

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Settlement Services & Temporary Foreign Worker

  1. Temporary Foreign Workers Information Session

    December 13, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Do you have questions about living in the Bow Valley? Are you interested in finding out more about the services available for Temporary Foreign Workers? Then join us at this Information Session. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

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  2. Temporary Foreign Workers Information Session

    December 20, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Do you have questions about living in the Bow Valley? Are you interested in finding out more about the services available for Temporary Foreign Workers? Then join us at this Information Session. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

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  3. Temporary Foreign Workers Information Session

    December 27, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Do you have questions about living in the Bow Valley? Are you interested in finding out more about the services available for Temporary Foreign Workers? Then join us at this Information Session. A copy of your work permit and a copy of your passport picture page is required.

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Town Committees

  1. Governance and Finance Committee - Service Review

    December 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ 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. This is a Service Review meeting.

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  2. Governance and Finance Committee - Service Review

    December 17, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ 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. This is a Service Review meeting.

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  3. Banff Housing Corporation Board

    December 19, 8:30 AM @ Banff Town Hall

    The Banff Housing Corporation board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Banff Town Hall.

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