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Pauw Foundation Stories


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

What's for Dinner

Support for the Community during the COVID 19 Crisis


 The Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation has responded to a number of direct response initiatives to support our community during the covid pandemic.

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Nature Explorers

Seeking Out Wildflowers, Forest Critters and Beaver Tales

October 5, 2018

Grade one Nature Explorers take their learning out to the trails of Kananaskis

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Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers tackle crime investigation and wildlife tracking, all in the name of science

September 12, 2018

Nature Explorers, in Banff National Park takes classroom learning outside

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Box Valley Kidsport

Youth Sport Across Banff & Canmore Hits Another Home Run

June 1, 2018

Bow Valley KidSport Receives $15K Boost to Get Even More Local Kids Moving

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Mountain Adventurers

The Making of Mini Mountain Adventurers

May 7, 2018

Meet the Passionate Team Guiding the Next Generation of Banff’s Outdoor Enthusiasts – With a Fun Packed, Kid – Approved Approach to Getting Active Outdoors.

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True Sport Principles

Pauw Foundation Profile: True Sport Principles in Action at Rundle Mountain Cycling Club

March 5, 2018

Bow Valley racers cycling to greatness, on and off the bike.

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Heidi Widmer

Behind the Finish Line – Heidi’s Story

February 23, 2018

Reflecting on a Decade of Competing at the Top, Smashing Personal Goals, Bouncing Back, and the Sometimes-Harsh Realities of Life as a Professional Athlete

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Banff Canmore Speed Skating

Fun in the Fast Lane: Banff Canmore Speed Skating Club

February 13, 2018

While the name of the sport may suggest it’s all about speed, having fun and building confidence on the ice come first at Banff Canmore Speed Skating Club.

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Meet Reed and Ty: Twin brothers carve camaraderie, not competition

January 24, 2018

Canmore’s up-and-coming cross-country skiing stars, Reed and Ty Godfrey, have the unusual luxury of a best friend, top-level teammate, and sibling, all in one.

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Get Outside

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 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.

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Education Scholarship

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

July 11, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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