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...all about the Alberta-to-British Columbia mountain parks, including life in and around the parks. Not all our news and stories are here, though, so you might want to check our news section and Bob's "tweets" —conveniently placed in the upper right of each page.
Campfire-in-a-Can is one of our Reader Contest sponsors.
A massive Holiday Sale you don't want to miss just started with 3 offers to choose from:
"A short clip of Ruedi and Nicoline enjoying the first ski of the season, at the Durrand Glacier Chalet, on November 1, 2011. We have been very excited for this year's ski season, as we truly believe it is going to be a great snow year. The snow at the Chalet is already measuring 153 cm of snow pack!", said Ruedi.
The County of Grande Prairie #1 agreed to consider matching all donations up to a total of $ 1,000,000!!
And YOU can make a difference.
Don't know about the Currie Museum? Here you go:
How is crowd funding for the museum working?
Here's the answer from Erika Sherk, Communications and Marketing Manager, Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative:
"The website lets us post a profile of our campaign, explaining what the project is all about and why people might be interested in contributing.
It explains the positive impacts the museum will make as well as all the ongoing
benefits of the work the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur
Initiative is doing.
If people are interested, the website is all set up for easy contributing using
Paypal or online credit card payments. It’s the same idea as online shopping.
You just enter your information, choose the amount you’d like to give and you’re done.
Contributions can be as much or as little as a person wishes. One neat feature: a system of ‘perks’ is built in so that people receive recognition gifts to thank them for their support. Perks change according to the donation. For our campaign, for example, a $10 contribution gets you one of our very cool Troodon lapel pins. Donate $1,000 and you get ‘A Moment in Time,’ a book by Dr. Phil Currie, signed by both Dr. Currie and the book’s illustrator, palaeo-artist Jan Sovak, among other goodies including a museum golf shirt and tax receipt. Give $25,000 or more to the project and you have the opportunity to attach your name to your chosen part of the facility, in accordance with our naming sponsorship program.
The key to this campaign is making sure everyone knows about it. This is where all of you come in. We’ll be putting the link on everything we have - Facebook, Twitter, www.curriemuseum.ca and elsewhere. Please take it and spread it as far and wide as possible. They key to crowd funding is finding the crowd.
Even if people are only able to contribute $5, that can still make an incredible difference if the numbers are big enough.
Put it on your social media, send it to absolutely everyone you know. That would be a massive help. We’ll be making hand-outs and posters as well so give us a shout if you’d like to distribute some for us."
- Getting Off The Grid. Great for Adventure Lovers!
- And the second place in the Friends & Family category goes to...
- And the second place in the Videos category of our 2012 RECESS IS BACK readers' contest goes to...
- And the second place in the Landscapes and Sunsets category of our 2012 RECESS IS BACK readers' contest goes to...
- And the second place in the Wildlife & Flowers category goes to...
- And the winners of our 2012/2013 Photos and Videos Contest are...
- 2012/2013 Photos/Videos Contest
- oTENTiks are coming to a mountain park near you!
- Submissions to our 2012/2013 Photos/Videos Contest are now over...
- Please be patient...