Category: Public Talks & Presentations


Annual General Meeting JUNE 19, 2014

NOTE: AGM moved to June 19.


Annual General Meeting 2014, 12th June June 19, 7pm, Ha Ling Conference Room, Recreation Centre.

Come and hear what the Museum has planned following the January 2013 Civic Centre flood and have your vote on our Board of Directors for next year.

Presentation: Michale Lang, ‘Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre: Full of Possibilities’

Please note: All are welcome to attend the AGM, however, you must hold a current museum membership to vote.

Memberships can be renewed on the night or by clicking the ‘Join Us’ tab on the website.


The NWMP Barracks presents… Turning Fact Into Fiction

Turning Fact Into Fiction: How Making a Mystery of History can bring it to life, with best-selling mystery author Stephen Legault,
Date: March 6, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Legault will talk about how in his novels The End of the Line (set in the Bow Valley in 1884) and The Third Riel Conspiracy, he uses the mystery genre to hook readers and get them curious and excited about Canada’s history. Legault is the author of nine books, including the forthcoming Glacier Gallows, and most recently Running Toward Stillness.

Admission by donation.


The NWMP Barracks presents… Emerson Sanford- “Whiteman’s Gap: The Route to White Man Pass”

Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Emerson Sanford, author of the ‘Life of the Trail’ series, has solo hiked every historic route between Mount Robson and the Kananaskis Lakes—over 3000 km! Join us at the NWMP Barracks on Main Street to meet the author and to learn more about Whiteman’s Gap.

Admission by donation.

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A Picnic Rather than a War: The Second World War Journals of Doc Alexander

On Thursday 7th November at 7pm the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre is hosting “A Picnic Rather Than a War”: The Second World War Journals of Doc Alexander. In honour of the 70th anniversary of the Italian Campaigns during World War Two join Canmore author, journalist and historian Rob Alexander and five Bow Valley students as they recount a small part of the Italian Campaign through the words of Doc Alexander, medical officer for the 14 Canadian Army Tank Regiment (Calgary Tanks). Tickets are $5.75 from the Canmore Museum. The event will be held in the Civic Centre Council Chambers.

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Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with CMAGS

On Saturday 28th September Canmore Museum and the NWMP Barracks will be hosting an event for Alberta Culture Days.

From 11am to 3pm at the NWMP Barracks, Main Street we will be hosting the following events:

· Children’s crafts. Have a go at Styrofoam printing. The masterpieces that are produced will have the chance to feature in our Canmore Recipe Book to be launched in 2014.

· Recipe Swap. Bring along your best family recipe and exchange it for a new recipe that could become a family favorite! We are looking for cooking recipes, recipes for homemade cosmetics as well as homemade remedies for coughs, colds and scratches. We will be compiling these recipes into a recipe book to be launched and sold in 2014.

· Live music. Come and listen to The Wardens play on our front porch.

The NWMP Barracks, built in 1893 to house Canmore’s police force, will also be open for tours as usual during this time. The Barracks will also be hosting Art in the Park from 9.30am where local Canmore artists display and sell their artwork. Art in the Park happens every weekend until Thanksgiving.


Imagined Texts: Events and Workshops

Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre welcomes a new travelling exhibit entitled Imagined Texts: Exploring Community. This exhibit features art work created in response to the question ‘What is community?’ and consists of prints and mixed media artwork. To celebrate the arrival of this new exhibit we will be running the following free workshops:

  • · 14th August: Canmore Museum is partnering with Canmore Public Library for a Styrofoam printing workshop. The workshop will be hosted at the Canmore Museum between 2pm and 4pm. We are inviting children and adults to create their own Styrofoam print, as well as to contribute to our community art project. We will be asking participants to print a version of their house or neighborhood. This will be collated into a concertina art book by Dea Fischer. Please  follow this link for examples of Dea’s work.
  • 15th August: As above. 2pm-4pm at the Canmore Museum.
  • 28th August: Join Canmore Museum from 2pm-4pm for potato printing and sponge printing. Take home your own masterpieces!
  • 29th August: Canmore Museum is hosting a live print making demonstration by Linda Cote in the Museum 2pm-4pm. Linda Cote is a Canmore based print maker whose work represents her western Canadian roots and celebrates the unique landscapes, animals and birds that are part of the prairies, foothills and mountains. Please see Linda Cote’s Website for more information.

All the above workshops are free of charge and suitable for all age groups. They will all be held at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, 902B 7th Avenue, Canmore.



Heritage Open House – Your Canmore!

Your Canmore

As part of our Heritage Open House on August 10, we are putting together a community mosaic! Come to the museum to pick up your blank business card or use one that you have at home. On it, draw a picture of what Canmore means to you, and return it to the museum to be part of this exciting “Your Canmore” community mosaic! All ages and drawing abilities are welcome to participate. Photographs are also allowed, as long as they are standard business card size. See accompanying poster or contact museum for more info.