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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father’s Day Weekend in Banff!

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It’s time to celebrate everything that is great about your Dad, so what better way than biking, BBQ’s and live music all on the doorstep of your hotel in Banff.

Banff Bike Fest Thursday June 14th – Sunday June 17th
Head to your hotel in Banff this weekend to see 500 riders put through their paces through a series of gruelling trials around Banff National Park. With events around Banff townsite and along the Trans-Canada Highway to Lake Louise, you can secure the best spectator spot as you cheer on the riders.

Saturday will see the fun side of the event with the Cruiser Criterium and the Little Cirt event.

Cruiser Criterium: Ever seen a gingerbread man cruising on a low rider? You may just get your chance if you head down to Banff Avenue this Saturday afternoon.

The fancy dress will be out in force as the 5th annual Cruiser Crit fun-race takes place. See locals and tourists alike don their favourite fancy dress outfits to make the 1km dash down Banff Avenue in this fun event. Or why not enter yourself! Get your Dad in his best 70’s outfit (from his disco days) and cruise down Banff Avenue in style!

Date: Saturday June 16
Registration Opens: 2:30pm - 3:45pm, 300 Block of Banff Ave, outside Unlimited Skate & Snow
Registration Fee: $10 (all proceeds to the Banff Community Foundation). Entry includes a free beer ticket courtesy of the Banff Ave Brewing Co
Race Starts: 4:00pm

Tip: Look out for staff members from your Banff hotel, the Douglas Fir Resort, dressed as her Majesty herself, Queen Elizabeth ll

Little Crit: Get your little ones out of your Banff hotel and involved in the race fun as they enter the shortened version of the fun-race!


Saturday June 16, 2012
Registration: 2:30pm - 3:20pm, 300 Block of Banff Ave, outside Unlimited Skate & Snow
Race Time: 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Race Fee: $2.00 - with all funds going to the Banff Elementary School Food for Learning Program

Age Categories: 5 & Under, 6 -7 years, 8 - 11 years.

BBQ Community fundraiser– Banff Avenue
Enjoy the bike festivities with a taste of summer. Brought to you by the Banff Childcare Centre, burgers, cookies and drinks will be on offer. 100% of the proceeds go to the Banff Child Care Centre.


Live Music

Stan Jacobs - Fairmont Banff Springs – FREE
Friday, June 15 & Saturday June 16th  - 9 p.m.
Enjoy the wonderfully talented Stan Jacobs with live music in the Fairmont Rundle Lounge.

Music for a Summer Evening – Banff Centre - $25 Adult and $15 Child
Friday, June 15 & Saturday June 16th  - 7:30p.m.
Musicians in residence perform with their distinguished faculty in this perennial favourite. Featuring faculty artists Donald and Vivian Weilerstein in George Enescu's haunting and rarely heard Impressions d'enfance

Put a smile on your Dad's face this Father’s Day weekend with a fulfilled weekend at your hotel in Banff!

Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets, Banff’s finest Family Accommodation

Alison Jones
Alison@douglasfir.com

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