Thursday, 24 July 2008

Summer in Crowsnest Pass

Summer in the Pass is a time to enjoy life by jumping into a cold, clear mountain stream.

It's time to stop in at the Crowsnest Cafe and Fly Shop for coffee. Order breakfast, or lunch from Susan's unique menu. Get the latest fishing information. Get your flies and other gear, and maybe even book a guided trip with the best dry fly fisherman in the Pass, Kirby, or a float trip with Alan Brice of Alberta Fly Fishing Adventures.Summer in the Pass brings Rum Runner Days. This year Bridgecreek Development Corp. opened their new sales centre and show suites for their River Run Development to coincide with the annual event. They also used the occasion to help out our local food bank. The company donated all the burgers and pop and helped food bank volunteers prepare and sell the burgers. The food bank made over $1700 by selling burgers and a pop to the Rum Runner crowd for $3 dollars each.Summer in the Pass is Thunder in the Valley time. The magnificent fireworks display put on by our local firemen. This show brings people from all over Western Canada to our municipality. Estimates of visitors for Rum Runner weekend range from 30,000 to 40,000 people year to year and Thunder is the event that brings them here. The Blairmore Volunteer Firefighters have done a great job with our entertainment event of the year.

Of course even with all the wonderful things to do in Crowsnest Pass in the summer local politics does not take a rest. It is interesting as usual. This summer maybe even more so....but more on that later. Oh and don't forget August 1st t0 4th weekend is our annual heritage and culture festival, Doors Open. Make sure you make it down here for this fun weekend celebrating the Pass's unique history and culture