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The people make the story! Read on to discover more about the people and programs that we support.

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Banff Elementary Students become Stars of the Big Screen

December 22, 2017

Toboganning film ‘To The Top’ premieres at Banff’s Lux Cinema to ‘Sold Out’ crowd

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Giving Back

Giving Back to Banff at Christmas Time

December 21, 2017

Cathy Geisler, Pauw Foundation Fund Director, was delighted to spread the festive cheer, delivering $40,000 worth of cheques to local organisations this holiday season, for a total of $225,000 of funding in 2017.

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Nikolas Worobey

Meet Nikolas: Young Banff Freeskier Reaches for New Heights

November 10, 2017

As a rising star in Banff’s freeskiing scene, you’d be right to guess that 16-year-old Nikolas Worobey has been on the snow from a young age. But he admits that his passion took some time to develop.

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Audrey Hebert

Meet Audrey Hebert: Freeride Snowboarder Making Her Mark for Banff

November 8, 2017

From Alaska to France, and Switzerland to Hakuba, pro-snowboarder Audrey Hebert has experienced seriously memorable powder days in some of the world’s top snow destinations. But in her eyes, nothing compares to the powder, scenery and close-knit community back home in the Canadian Rockies.

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Leadership Course

Behind The Scenes of Banff Elementary School’s Grade 7 Leadership Course

November 6, 2017

For the class of Banff Elementary School’s Grade 7s, the morning of Tuesday September 12 started a little differently than a usual school day – but this wasn’t your typical day of learning in the classroom.

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Desmond Young

Meet Desmond Young: Young Banff Curler Going the Distance

October 17, 2017

Like many young people in the Bow Valley, seventeen-year-old Desmond Young has a passion for sport.  But, it might come as a surprise that his favourite isn’t skiing, climbing or mountain biking – it’s curling.

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Canmore Illustions Gymnastics Club

Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club

September 26, 2017

Entering the large gym space – home to Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club and so adequately equipped with hanging ropes, suspended rings. balancing beams, springboards, trampolines, and a floor covered with mats – we were greeted by a group of young gymnasts stretching, warming up and working through their conditioning exercises.

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Eva Poidevin

Eva Poidevin

July 27, 2017

Eva Poidevin, 17, is peddling her way to national biking stardom.  As a recent recruit to the Pauw Foundation’s Youth Sport Fund Squad, and a long-term member of Rundle Mountain Cycling Club [tag RMCC], she’s training hard and competing in both Road and Mountain Biking.

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Education Scholarship

Local students set to broaden their horizons by combining travel and study this summer

July 11, 2017

Meet Rosie and Kate.  These two bright Grade 11 students are packing their suitcases and getting ready to say goodbye to Banff for four weeks – they’re both taking month-long study and travel programs as part of their summer break.

Rosie and Kate were both recipients of the 2017 ‘Pauw Scholarship for Embracing Our Multi-Cultural World’, awarded by the Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation.

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Banff High School Students

Banff High School Students take on Artist Interview Assignment for Dual Credit Program

June 2017

From his Canmore studio and gallery, Canadian Artist Jason Carter met with six enthusiastic Grade 11 students from Banff High School.  The reason? They were on a key reporting assignment, to get to know the artist behind the work which features in the rooms and suites of The Moose Hotel & Suites – as part of their Dual Credit Business Program in Entrepreneurialism.

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 Families, Time Out Don’t Take The Play Out of Playtime

Families, Time Out
Don’t Take The Play Out of Playtime

June 2017

Meet Aaron Sands; Dad, Husband, Banff local, and former full-time athlete. Aaron, as you’d expect from his former athlete status, is forever seeking out the next chance to hit the trail, ski run, or bike loop circuit, and get his heart racing; his love of sports and the outdoors runs through his veins.

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What it Takes

June 12, 2017

Banff locals, Michelle Locke and Audrey Hebert, have become two of the Bow Valley’s most inspiring examples of home-trained talent taking on the world of competitive snowboarding at the highest level, but getting a footing on those winner podiums is no easy feat.

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