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The Invite - CRPS' December list of school events open to the media

December 2023

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Alpenglow School

Winterfest – An Old Fashion Celebration of the Season

Alpenglow School invites the community to embrace the spirit of the season at ‘Winterfest,’ Dec. 2, running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school. This 'old fashioned celebration of the season' is a free, family-friendly event that promises a day filled with winter magic and joy. Wander through a transformed winter wonderland, where every corner brings childhood wonder to life. Highlights include the enchanting 'Wishing Well', the delightful 'Cookie Cave', and captivating puppet stories that will mesmerize all ages. Savor the flavors of winter with Mountain Fire Foods and find unique, handcrafted gifts at the Artisan Marketplace. Winterfest is more than just a festival; it's a journey into the heart of winter's beauty, offering simple, wholesome joy to set the tone for the season. For full details, contact Annabel Preece.

Winter Concert

Alpenglow School will host an enchanting Winter Concert, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Canmore Collegiate High School theatre. A highlight for Alpenglow families and friends, this annual event will feature an array of performances, showcasing the talents of its students. A special treat this year is the Gr. 5/6 class's play, anticipated to be a heartwarming and memorable performance. The concert promises an evening of joyous melodies and community spirit. For full details, contact Annabel Preece.

Banff Schools

BES & BCHS Holiday Concert

Banff's spirit of community and celebration will shine bright this holiday season with a 'Banff Schools Holiday Concert' on Dec. 13, 2023. Students from Banff Elementary School (BES) and Banff Community High School (BCHS) will unite to present a heartwarming repertoire of seasonal music. This collaborative production, featuring both song and instrumental performances, promises to fill the Jenny Belzberg Theatre at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity with a testament to the vibrant, artistic talents of Banff's youth. The evening will host two performances: Gr. 1-12 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., followed by Gr. 2-12 from 7-8 p.m. Tickets will be available through the Theatre’s box office. BES and BCHS families will be informed closer to the date on how to reserve their free tickets. For more information, contact BCHS’ Brian Sand or BES’ Nicole Kowalewski.

Banff Community High School

Athletic Awards Assembly

Join Banff Community High School (BCHS) on Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, for a celebration of athletic excellence and community spirit in the gym. This first of three awards assemblies will honor the achievements of BCHS's golf, cross-country, and volleyball teams. Witness the pride as community coaches present awards to the school’s dedicated student athletes. Following the assembly is a much-anticipated annual volleyball match, where the Grade 12 team faces off against the BCHS All Stars Staff and Coaches team—a tradition that embodies the school's commitment to teamwork and community. For more details, contact Ian Higginbottom.

Canmore Schools  

Winter Melodies

Mark your calendars for the heartwarming Winter Musical Concerts at Lawrence Grassi Middle School (LGMS). On Dec. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gr. 5 and 6 students will shine in the spotlight, followed on Dec. 13 by Gr. 2 and 3 students from Elizabeth Rummel School joining LGMS’s Grade 4 students for an enchanting evening of festive tunes. Hosted in the gym, these performances celebrate the hard work and musical development of students. Prepare to enjoy a medley of harmonious winter selections. For additional information, please contact Wendy Mulligan.

Canmore Collegiate High School

CCHS Presents Aladdin JR.

Canmore Collegiate High School's (CCHS) newly renovated theatre is set to come alive with the enchantment of Disney’s Aladdin JR., from Dec. 14 - 16 at 7 p.m., and a special matinee on Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. This dazzling 60-minute musical, based on the beloved 1992 film and its 2014 Broadway adaptation, features a talented cast of 38 students. Directed by Sabrina Grecu, Jodi Anderson, and Heather Jean Jordan, the show promises a magical journey with Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie. Audiences will be treated to classic hits like “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” along with new songs from the Broadway production. This vibrant and humorous adaptation is a must-see, offering a perfect blend of adventure, romance, and comedy. Tickets are available beginning Nov. 30 at For more details, contact Sabrina Grecu or Jodi Anderson at 403.678.6192.

CCHS Winter Concert

Canmore Collegiate High School (CCHS) invites the community to a musical extravaganza on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre. This annual concert showcases the exceptional talents of CCHS's concert and jazz bands. The evening will commence with a special performance by Lawrence Grassi Middle School, setting the stage for an enchanting hour and a half journey through harmonious melodies. The grand finale will feature the CCHS Jazz Band, promising a toe-tapping, soul-stirring experience. Friends, family, students, and the general public are all welcome to this celebration of music. For more details, contact Susan Gerrior.

Lawrence Grassi Middle School

Multi-Grade Fun Fair

Lawrence Grassi Middle School (LGMS) is set to transform into a carnival of learning and fun, starting Dec. 7. In collaboration with the Division's Right from the Start team, LGMS will host a Fun Fair in the gym, showcasing a delightful array of carnival-style games. These games, creatively designed by older students, are not just for play—they're a testament to student leadership and ingenuity. Younger students will get a chance to engage in these interactive games, fostering a sense of school community and camaraderie. The fair will roll out over several days, continuing during two periods on Dec. 11, 14, and 18. Contact Eileen McCabe for event times and more insights into this vibrant event.

Exshaw School

Winter Concert

On Dec. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m., Exshaw School will be alive with the sound of music, as it hosts its main event of December – a captivating winter concert. This annual musical extravaganza showcases the talents of Exshaw's students, featuring a diverse range of performances. The school's auditorium will transform into a concert hall, offering a festive and heartwarming atmosphere. This event is not just a display of musical prowess but also a celebration of the hard work and dedication of Exshaw's talented youth. A must-see for music lovers and supporters of local talent. Contact Jody Keon for details.