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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Colour Explosion!

Painting

Dive deep into a multi-coloured learning experience. Explore the complexities of colour mixing as you experiment with painting mediums such as acrylics and watercolours. Play with colour harmony and contrast as you delight in drawing mediums such as paste...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Banff Parking Proposal Workshop

Parking

Register to be a part of the Banff Parking Proposal Workshop Jan. 30.

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Mountains Matter Speaker Series

Mountains Matter Chic Scott

Chic Scott is the featured speaker for the January 31 Mountain Matters Speaker Series, held 6:30-8 p.m. at the library.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Mixed Media Art Club for Kids

Mixed Media Art Club for Kids

Draw, sculpt, craft and create! Kids will learn visual literacy concepts while developing their own voice as artists. For children aged 9 -12 years. Instructor: Tessa Mendoza and Sam Welsh

January 31, 2020 — March 20, 2020  | Fridays, 4 ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Jon Whyte Spelling Bee and Trivia Challenge

spelling bee

Call 403-762-2291 ext. 322 to register your team of six. This is a free event.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Triwizard Tournament Escape Room

Harry Potter Event

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night and the end of our Mountain of Books Readathon with a Triwizard Tournament Escape Room and other fun activities! 

Ages 12 and under. All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Cross Cultural Training

Cross Culture Workshop

Learn more about the cultural values of our diverse population in Banff. Our community is becoming increasingly diverse. Banff has an immigrant population of 34% who come from more than 60 countries. Join a training session discussing and examining cultur...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Mosaic Masterpieces

Mosaic

Playful patterns and bright colours! Create your own mosaic in just two sessions. In the first session you will choose an object and create a beautiful mosaic design with different pieces of cut title, glass and found objects. In the second class you will...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Family Winter Arts Festival

Family Arts Fest

The Family Winter Arts Festival is where the young and young-at-heart can journey into a world of art and imagination with live shows and free and low-cost activities.

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Healing Yoga Class

Drop-in Yoga Class

Healing Yoga will guide you through gentle movements to support the joints, mindful breath awareness, deep relaxation and bring you to a place where being selfish is OK, and laughter is welcome. Ages 16+. $68 (Access Price: $34). Held at The Fenlands.

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Power Skating Class

Ice Skates

Improve your skating skills to better your hockey game. Learn and review forward and backward skating, turns, stops and agility. Full equipment and stick required. We’ll cover the basics and build up to complex turns, stops and skills used in games. Ages ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Intro to Contemporary Embroidery

Embroidery Class

Learn basic embroidery stitches while creating a beautiful piece that can be displayed as a work of art. Come learn with us in this easy and fun environment! No experience necessary. All materials included. Instructor: Fonda Sparks.

February 25, 2020, 7:00...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Digital SLR & Smartphone Photography

Camera

Learn how to get quality photos from your Digital SLR and your smartphone. This class will cover the basics and teach you how to use them to their fullest potential. Opportunities to go outside for some hands-on practice with the instructor will be includ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

World Transplant Games

Transplant games

The World Transplant Games will be in Banff Feb. 23-28.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

First Aid Classes

First Aid Kit

Standard First Aid

Learn life support skills for the emergency responder. Great for those who may experience delay times prior to the arrival of emergency services, or who work in an industrial or high-risk setting. Occupational Health & Safety approve...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Free and Low Cost Things to Do

Free low/cost things to do

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Find more affordability programs at banff.ca/affordable

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Homegrown Art Show

Homegrown

Homegrown Art Show

The 2020 Homegrown Art Show Opening Reception will be held Friday, March 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Banff Town Hall.

Annual Celebration of Original Community Art

Each spring, Town Hall hosts an annual exhibition of artwork created by residents of ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Visual Mending

Visual Mending

Use Sashiko-based mending techniques to help your favorite clothes come back to life! Inspired by this ancient technique, we will make beautiful patches and creative designs. This technique gives a very personal touch to some of our most loved pieces of c...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Leather Carving and Tooling

Leather Tooling

Learn from a master leather worker! Familiarize yourself with a variety of carving and stamping tools, practice on some basic projects, and then try your hand at your own creation. Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary.  Instructor: Todd ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Beginner Wet Felting

Felt

Layer pieces of wool together to create a beautiful colourscape of texture and softness. Weave in fabric and bits of wool to complete your textile creation. No experience necessary. 

Instructor: Kate Plant

March 24, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:30 p...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Family Sunday artsPlay

Kids art project

FREE Family Drop-in Art Workshops

Join us for fun, family-friendly art-making activities! Enjoy time together as a family diving into delightful art projects. 

Location: 101 Bear Street (above Banff Public Library)

TWO SESSIONS EVERY SECOND WEEK!

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Drop-in Go with the Flow Yoga

Go with the Flow Yoga

Go with the Flow Yoga is held Tuesdays at The Fenlands at two times: 5:30-6:25 p.m. and 6:45-7:35 p.m. until March 31. Drop-in rates apply.

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Drop-in Broga

Broga

Drop-in Broga is yoga just for men. It’s held Tuesdays at 101 Bear Street, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For ages 16+. Drop-in rates apply.

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Drop-in Volleyball

volleyball

Drop-in Volleyball is Tuesdays, 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Banff Elementary School until March 31. For ages 16+. Drop-in rates apply.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Macramé Rope-Feather Hoops

Macrame

Create your own beautiful fiber-art wall hanging! Knot your way to circular paradise with this all-levels class. Using a hoop for a base, we’ll learn simple rope ties to create the look of ‘feathers’ or ’leaves&...

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Drop-in Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

Drop-in Yin Yoga is held Mondays, 7-8 p.m. at 101 Bear Street, and Tuesdays from 7:45-9 p.m. at The Fenlands. For ages 16+. Drop-in rates apply. No class on February 17.

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Drop-in Basketball

Basketball

Drop-in Basketball is held Mondays, 8-9:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30 p.m. from January 6 to April 1 at Banff Elementary School. No program February 17. For ages 16+. Drop-in rates apply.

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Gentle Flow Yoga

Gentle Flow Yoga

Gentle Flow Yoga is held Wednesdays at 101 Bear Street from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free.

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Skate & Stroll

Fenlands Ice

Enjoy a skate with your little ones napping in the stroller or skating by your side. Strollers, pylons, sleds and chairs are all permitted on the ice. All Ages. 

Held Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at The Fenlands until April 1.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Drop-in Pickleball & Table Tennis

Table tennis

Drop-in to play either pickleball or table tennis at Banff Elementary School.

Mondays it’s from 6:30-8 p.m. and Wednesdays it’s from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Held January 6-April 1, except February 17

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Drop-in Soccer

Soccer

Drop-in Soccer is every Thursday at Banff Elementary School from 8:30-10:30 p.m. until April 2.

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Fitness 50+

Dance Class

Fitness 50+ is held Mondays and Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 101 Bear Street until April 2. No program February 17. Drop-in rates apply.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Drop-in Badminton

Badminton

Drop-in badminton is every Tuesday & Thursday at Banff Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. from January 7 to April 2.

For ages 13+

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Drop-in Shinny

Shinny Hockey

Drop-in Shinny is held every day at The Fenlands:

For ages 4+PD Half Day Fridays.Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, May 29, June 12.3-4 p.m.

For ages 16+Mondays-Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m.Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 p.m.Thursdays, 9-10 p.m.

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Public Skating

Ice Skates

Public Skating schedule at The Fenlands:

  • Mondays-Fridays: 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 1:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Sundays: 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Skates available to rent.

Drop-in rates apply

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Running Rascals

Running Rascals

Join us on Sundays to give your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play & motor around the Banff Elementary School gymnasium. Parent participation is required. For ages 5-8 years. $2 per child. 

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Motoring Munchkins

Motoring Munchkins

Join us on Sundays to give your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play & motor around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. $2 per child.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Vinyl Vibes

Vinyl Vibes

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. in the basement of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, 214 Banff Av...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Games & Craft Night

Games 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 Th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Cookie Kitchen with Shirley

Cookies

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, held January 15 to April 8.

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Indoor Activities

The Basement

New for 2020, indoor activities, running Jan. 13-April 8. Games Nights, Fix It sessions, Toastmasters and more.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Volunteer BBQ

Volunteer BBQ

Anyone who has volunteered for a Town of Banff program this year is invited to the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. There will be music, good food and giveaways. To volunteer, call 403.760.2423 or email banfflife.intern@banff.ca.

The BBQ is April 24, 11:30 a.m....

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Free Public Swim

Sally Borden Pool

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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