Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Media Release

Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Alberta, Canada — The province's protected area watchdogs strongly support the Alberta Government's resolve to write and implement a new and much-needed parks policy in time for regional land-use planning. However, they are sounding the alarm because the current draft of Alberta's Plan for Parks does a poor job of accommodating what the majority of Albertans say they want for parks. Read more about Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Event

CPAWS The Wild Gala

Feb 8 2009 - 2:00am

The Wild Gala is an elegant evening designed to honour the great outdoors, and to increase understanding and funds in support of the preservation of Alberta's precious wild spaces!

The evening features beautiful photography, the culmination of Capture the Wild Photography Contest, delicious food, exciting live and silent auction and incredible live entertainment by Zinour Fathoullin, a professional dancer, choreographer and artistic director performing traditional aboriginal throat singing. A fascinating keynote address will be delivered by Robert J.D. Page, Former Vice-President, Sustainable Developmentfor TransAlta and TransAlta Profesor of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Calgary.

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Tickets: Individual Tickets $125; Reserve Table of 8 $1000 Read more about CPAWS The Wild Gala

Location

Big 4 Building, Hall A
Stampede Park
Calgary , AB
Event

CPAWS Chapter Meeting: Borealis — a wilderness adventure movie

Dec 9 2008 - 2:00am

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

'Borealis' follows Frank Wolf and Taku Hokoyama as they canoe 3,100 km through the remote Boreal forest of Manitoba and Ontario during the summer of 2007. Their 75-day odyssey provides the context for an intimate look into the current environmental and social issues facing the region and its people.
Read more about CPAWS Chapter Meeting: Borealis — a wilderness adventure movie

Location

City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
Event

The Big Wild Celebration

Nov 25 2008 - 2:00am

Don't Miss The Big Wild Celebration!

Delicious free eats, captivating tales, and inspiration for your next wilderness adventure.

Hosted by CPAWS Northern Alberta & Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) Edmonton

Join us for a party at MEC, celebrating Albertans who have dedicated their wilderness adventures to the Big Wild. Haven't taken a Big Wild Challenge? Have no idea what it is? Well now is the perfect time to learn all about it! Recent participants will share their experiences through photos and anecdotes, including tales from the Epic Challenge: Jasper National Park and Wapta Icefields.

Everyone is welcome, the event is free and will be catered. For more information please call CPAWS at 780-432-0967 or email us at [email protected] Read more about The Big Wild Celebration

Location

MEC Edmonton Store
12328 102 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

CPAWS Monthly Meeting: The Prairie Rattlesnake and Roads

Nov 11 2008 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Location

City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre
1111 Memorial Drive NW (corner of Memorial Dr & 10 Street NW)
Calgary , AB
Event

10th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest Deadline

Dec 30 2008 (All day)

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter

CPAWS would like to invite all photographers to check out our 10th Annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest.

Be creative, find inspirations in wilderness and enjoy “capturing” the great outdoors! We look forward to seeing your photos! Read more about 10th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest Deadline

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Alberta’s Provinical Parks Framework Needs Your Input

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Northern Alberta Chapter
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

October 10 Deadline

Currently, the Government of Alberta is rewriting the rules that will guide the creation and management of Provincial Parks and Protected Areas into the future.

CPAWS has been consulted on the draft Parks Planning Framework and is alarmed to find that:

  • The primary purpose of parks in environmental protection and conservation has been almost completely ignored in the draft framework and
  • There is no goal to either expand or complete Alberta’s Protected Areas system.

Please help us get it back on track— the deadline for comments on the draft Parks Planning Framework is October 10th. Read more about Alberta’s Provinical Parks Framework Needs Your Input

Event

CPAWS Kananaskis Trail Care Event

Aug 9 2008 - 3:00pm

Get hands on with conservation! Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and fellow outdoor enthusiasts as we help maintain and care for our Kananaskis Trails.

This is great way to get outside with friends and family and have a direct, positive impact on our parks.

Tasks include maintaining culverts and ditches, hand pruning and disposal, trail condition reporting, and other trail repair. Read more about CPAWS Kananaskis Trail Care Event

Location

Specific location is TBA with registration Kananaskis , AB

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