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June 14th – June 19th, 2018

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Friday, June 15

11:30 to 14:00

Herky Cutler Music - Contemporary Hippie Folk Rock
with Herky Cutler | Music | Free
Herky Cutler is a fantastic one-man musician with excellent taste and musical variety. I truly enjoyed his take on many of the cover songs he played, as well as his very own original songs. A perfect tone to suit a variety of people in the audience, and a real gentleman.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC)
Location: WCC | Shuttle: No

14:00 to 15:30

15P Water Rangers
14:00 to 15:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Learn about the importance of water and watersheds. Play fun games to step into the shoes of wetland animals like frogs and whopping cranes. Discover how YOU and your family can become Water Rangers - protectors of our precious water!
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC) Field
Location: Waterton Community Centre (WCC) Field | Shuttle: No

19:30 to 21:30

15T Night Sky Presentation
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Alan Dyer| Presentation, Sky | By Donation
Come enjoy a slide show and presentation by Alberta astrophotographer, Alan Dyer (www.amazingsky.net) - prepare to be amazed!
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No

Saturday, June 16

9:00 to 10:30

16H Discover Parks
9:00 to 10:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Explore the ecosystems and biodiversity of Alberta's wild spaces. Discover the wonders of Alberta parks! Learn about park ecosystems through stories, bio-facts and games. Discuss how to be good stewards to parks like Waterton National Park.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre Field
Location: Waterton Community Centre Field | Shuttle: No

12:45 to 15:45

16L Solar Stargazing
12:45 to 15:45 (duration approx. 3:00 h)
with Alan Dyer| Sky | Free
See our star up close through the Park's powerful telescope, equipped with a special solar filter for safe views of the Sun and sunspots. Hosted by astronomer Alan Dyer.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Field on Main street beside WNHA
Location: Field on Main street beside WNHA | Shuttle: No

14:00 to 15:30

16P Grizzly Bears Forever
14:00 to 15:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Waterton Lakes National Park is home to the majestic grizzly bear. Explore the habitat of Alberta's threatened grizzly bear. Learn about current research and human impacts on these incredible animals through stories, bio-facts and activities. Step into the shoes of a grizzly through our fun signature games!
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC)
Location: Waterton Community Centre Field | Shuttle: No

19:30 to 21:30

16T Wind and Flames over the Grasslands
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Barry Adams| Presentation | By Donation
On December 14, 1997 a wildfire burned the southern Porcupine Hills and covered 220 Km2 southwest of Granum Alberta. Join Barry in this fascinating presentation on how the fire started, fire recovery, monitoring the results and lessons that have been learned.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No

Sunday, June 17

9:00 to 10:30

17H Trees and Forest
9:00 to 10:30 (duration approx. 1:30 h)
with CPAWS| Kids | By Donation
Discover the exciting world of Alberta forests and why they need your help. Explore local tree species and investigate the struggles and successes they face in our local environments, including wildfires. Become a tree or a part of the forest ecosystem in our games that are fun for the whole family.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC)
Location: Waterton Community Centre Field | Shuttle: No

13:30 to 15:30

17O Remembering Charlie Russell
13:30 to 15:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with TBA | | Free
We have lost a gentle leader in Charlie Russell this year. This celebrated and beloved rancher, photographer, author, naturalist and ultra-light pilot passed away in May. Friends and companions will share their memories with you.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Opera House
Location: Waterton Opera House | Shuttle: No

19:30 to 21:30

17T Wild Fire - A Sliver Lining in the Cloud of Smoke
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Lyndon Penner | Presentation | By Donation
What exactly is a "fire based ecosystem"? Many people know that fire serves as a natural means of control for pests and diseases, but did you know that there are many places in the world where fire is the most important and the most critical factor determining what species live and what species don't? California, Australia, and parts of Africa are all considered "fire based ecosystems". Some plants require smoke in order for their seeds to germinate. Some plants need fire to clear out the competition so they can colonize. In other places, fire is necessary in order to keep grasslands from turning into forests. Join Lyndon for an enlightening and entertaining examination of what sort of intentions fire actually has, and what fire is thinking about when no one is watching.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No
Sponsored by Nature Conservancy Canada

Monday, June 18

8:30 to 12:00

18H Walking in Charlie's foot steps
8:30 to 12:00 (duration approx. 3:30 h)
with Kevin Van Tighem, Lyndon Penner, Reno Sommerhalder, Melodey Wood, Gordon Russell | Hike | Reservation required (click on title).
Not only for many of Charlie Russell's friends, his unexpected passing on May 7th is a great loss. You will meet some of his closest friends on the Russell Ranch and visit some of Charlie's favourite places. The round trip leads to the top of Black Bear Butte, passing Horseshoe Lake, where we may see Trumpeter Swans and from the Butte have a good view what the fire did to the east slope of Lakeview Ridge and the return of greenery on parts of it. The round trip is 5 kilometres with an elevation gain of several hundred feet.
Activity Level: Moderate/Challenging
Meeting place: Waterton Community Centre (WCC)
Location: Russell Ranch | Shuttle: No

14:00 to 15:00

18P The Renewal after the Kneow Fire
14:00 to 15:00 (duration approx. 1:00 h)
with Kim Pearson - Parks Canada| Presentation | Free
Parks Canada Ecologist Kim Pearson will provide an overview of ecological effects of the Kenow Wildfire. Impacts of the fire on grasslands, forests, waterways and wildlife will be be reviewed and perspectives on how nature is anticipated to renew following this natural disturbance will be shared.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Opera House
Location: Waterton Opera House | Shuttle: No

19:30 to 21:30

18T Waterton Wild Presentation
19:30 to 21:30 (duration approx. 2:00 h)
with Ian Wilson & Jacinthe Lavoie| Presentation | By Donation
Join Ian and Jacinthe, authors of Wildflowers of Waterton Park and Waterton Wild for a multimedia presentation featuring their wonderful photographs of the wildflowers and wildlife found in Waterton Park. This show will feature the beauty of the park before the Kenow fire, and will give a sense what the park will become after the landscape recovers from the fire. Waterton Wild is an intimate portrait of the park, from the first crocus and colours of spring to the last pika and vibrant hues of late autumn.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Falls Theatre
Location: Falls Theatre | Shuttle: No

Tuesday, June 19

13:30 to 14:30

19N Blackfoot Drums and Dance
13:30 to 14:30 (duration approx. 1:00 h)
with Blackfoot Nation| Art | Free
Join us on the grass beside the Waterton Heritage Centre (117 Waterton Avenue). Take in the sights and sounds of traditional drums and dancing by local Indigenous performers.
Activity Level: All
Meeting place: Waterton Heritage Centre (WHC)
Location: grass beside WHC | Shuttle: No

Meeting Place

Unless otherwise stated, meet your event leader at Waterton Community Centre (WCC) - 201 Cameron Falls Dr, 20 minutes prior to the event start time (washrooms available).

CAR POOL EVENTS: The Wildflower Festival is mostly a car pool event unless otherwise stated. You may ride with someone else or drive your own vehicle.
WHAT TO BRING: A daypack with a water bottle, snack, sunscreen, a hat, bug spray, and a camera.
WHAT TO WEAR: Sturdy walking shoes, a wind-breaker and a hat are necessities. The terrain is uneven. Mountain weather is variable and can change quickly; be prepared for all conditions – sun, wind, rain...even snow!
PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES: digital and/or film cameras, tripod recommended, some walking involved.

Contact

Waterton Festivals
1.877.780.1998
201 Cameron Falls Drive PO Box 144
Waterton Park T0K 2M0

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