Tuesday, September 15, 2009  
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Quote of the Week
“If the machine doesn’t run, the ski hill doesn’t open.”
- Dave Morrison  
- Powderkeg Ski Hill Manager 

 

 
Did you know that the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre in Frank is visited by people from all over the world? Because it’s in your community, have you checked it out lately?
Last year the facility under-went a multi-million dollar renovation with new exhibits and a refreshed modern look. The Centre is visited by thousands of people and the site hosts several special events each year such as the anniversary of the Frank Slide on April 29 and the Hillcrest Mine Disaster, Canada’s Worst Mine Disaster, on June 19.
For the first time ever the Interpretive Centre is participating in the celebration of Alberta Arts Days from September 18 to 20.
On Friday, September 18 the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre will open the art exhibit, “Interactive Pass” – artwork by Alberta Society of Artists members and friends.” This exhibit was created by local artists and highlights the beauty of the Crowsnest Pass. This past June, Larry Cromwell, a local artist, held workshops in conjunction with the Allied Arts Association and from the workshop 23 pieces were painted with the Crowsnest Pass as the backdrop. These pieces of art will be on display until September 28 at the Interpretive Centre.
Throughout the weekend the Centre will also be hosting a mini film-festival. This festival will highlight films, music videos and documentaries that were developed by local talent or feature local history or landscapes.
 
A highlight of this film festival will be the showing of “The Secret of the Nutcracker,” which was filmed in the Crowsnest Pass.
Another local talent featured is film director John Kerr’s works including his film ‘The Emperor’ as well as his music videos for the Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans.
Kerr is a local man who is just beginning to emerge internationally in the film making world. Presently he lives in Calgary with his wife Erin, but is always pleased to come home and showcase his work to the local community.
Also on the list of activities at the Centre, the viewing of the movie ‘Canada’s Worst Mine Disaster’ and ‘Disaster of the Century’ which highlights the rock slide at Frank and touches on the turbulent history of this mountain valley.
Also showcased, the making of the music video by country superstar Paul Brandt which was filmed in the area.
The cost is free and the seating is limited on first come, first serve basis. Come out and enjoy your local facility and its attractions at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.
For more information or show times throughout the weekend contact the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre at 403-562-7388.
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