Interested in local history? Curious to explore new and old books alike? Wanting to dive into social, political and environmental topics of the past and present? Looking for a chance to have dynamic conversations with like-minded locals? Then the Stories of Canmore Book Club is for you!By joining the The Stories of Canmore Book Club, you will be able to purchase the book of the month for 15% off in the Museum gift shop and virtually meet local writers and guest speakers. – To claim this discount print out – or show on your mobile device, your registration confirmation email.
In December the Stories of Canmore Book Club will explore themes of community, home, and what it means to live in a mountain town with the book,Lost & Found: Adrfit in the Canadian Rockies, by Jamey Glasnovick.
For many people, moving to a mountain town is the realization of a dream, the final step in a pilgrimage to a relaxed lifestyle in a rugged and beautiful setting. After a long journey that began when he was a teenager in the 1980s with the vague idea there might be a better life somewhere “out west,” Jamey Glasnovic eventually fled the chaos and stress of the big city and tried to settle into an uncomplicated Rocky Mountain existence.
Canmore, Alberta, a small community nestled in a picturesque valley situated right at the edge of Banff National Park, should have been the perfect end to his searching. A rapidly growing town emerging on the tourism radar can strain anyone’s definition of paradise, however, and Lost and Found is Glasnovic’s account of his attempt, in the fall of 2008, to recapture the simple wonders of living on the boundaries of a vast wilderness.
A spirited amble by bicycle and on foot, inspired by the work of Bill Bryson, Lost and Found explores the heart of the Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its staggering beauty, and examines the consequences of celebrating that beauty too effectively with mass tourism and over-ambitious development. Eschewing the convenience of motorized transportation, Glasnovic earns every kilometre that passes beneath his feet, and along the way he learns a thing or two about feeling profoundly connected to place. An experience some would describe as being home.
Jamey Glasnovic is an avid photographer, traveler and writer living in Canmore. Jamey has written two books and will be joining us to discuss his first book Lost & Found: Adrift in the Canadian Rockies.