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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Big Events in Banff this Weekend!

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With all of the hype this past week with certain marital events in a small island across the continent, election day being just around the corner or even starting the infamous spring clean it’s hard to believe there is much else happening in the world.  But believe it or not, we have arrived at the first weekend of May!

This weekend we have more even more sunny weather forecasted!  So it’s time to break out of the house we’ve been hibernating in all winter and enjoy the spring air, roll up your sleeves, get the kids out of their snowsuits and jump into spring with these lively concerts and fun events this weekend.

Lake Louise – VW Spring Episode
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Free
Weekend long event with kid’s zone, live concert, BBQ’s and a slope showdown!
  • Saturday - Breast Cancer Fundraising Event – Events and prize giving, all for a good cause. Plus a downhill show of support against fighting the disease.
  • Saturday – 8 Mile Crew Challenge – Event starting from the afternoon with various heats during the day with the final commencing at 4pm. More information at the hill.
     
  • Saturday 11:30am and Sunday 3pm – The Dudes Live – No strangers to the stage after forming back in 1996, this band has captured the hearts of many Canadians, citing the likes of Wheezer and The Flaming Lips as their inspiration.
     
  • Sunday 12:30pm – Hot Dog Eating Contest!  The bravest men and women battle it out to become the Sunshine Village hot dog eating machine of 2011.  Not for the faint-hearted.

Sunshine Village – Coors Light Event
Saturday and Sunday
Free - but must purchase a gondola ticket to reach event.

The Coors Light event is being held all weekend with live concerts, bands, ski events and the slopes open all day.

  • Saturday and Sunday Live concert with Gilby Clarke - Most notably as the rhythm guitarist from the Gun’s and Roses, Gilby Clarke talents will be gracing the stage all weekend, so sit back and enjoy the sounds in the sunshine.
     
  • Various events and BBQ’s will be happening all weekend. As well as upcoming events from music country stars Adam Gregory and George Canyon later in May.

Bring the family along for another great weekend in the mountains.

 

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