In: Banff Centre

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The Banff Centre: Writer’s Range

Listen to the Writer's Range Podcast: On this episode, Mojo talks to writer and naturalist Jennifer Kingsley about the experiences that inspired her book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for non-fiction.

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The Banff Centre: Grizzly Bear Babysitter

When I was at The Banff Centre last year for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the filmmakers there asked me to tell them a story. Bears came to mind, Grizzly Bear Babysitting, in fact. Click through to see their incredible animation.

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Banff Centre Radio: A Mighty Force of Nature

Jennifer Kingsley revisits the bear attacks that shook Banff National Park in 1980 when The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was on the move.

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Where are the Women?

Click through to watch Leanne Allison's three minute video from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival about women and adventure. And about looking around the room . . .

A Mighty Force of Nature

I'm back in Banff this week for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, so I wanted to post a documentary I made at the centre with the guidance of radio super hero Dick Miller. It's about bear attacks and the search for a memory. Click through to listen.

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Banff Centre Radio: Take off!

On June 23, 2014 Banff Centre Radio hit the air. Congratulations to the team of hard-working, pub-going, sound-creating, question-asking producers who went above and beyond for so many days to launch Canada's most exciting new station. Bravo!

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The Banff Centre: How to Listen with Tyler Kinnear

The first lesson I learn from musicologist Tyler Kinnear is, "Once you start listening, it's impossible to stop." Tyler has a particular listening practice, and in this story, he shares it with me.

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The Flood

Cougar Creek in Canmore looked wild and exciting on the evening of Wednesday, June 19. My partner Toby and I were staying with Toby's brother whose house backs directly on to the creek, and we went for a stroll before bed. The fire department was starting to put up caution tape, and the bank was abuzz with walkers and joggers. Almost everyone wielded a camera. By 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, the story had entirely changed. As the fire department pounded on doors up and down the street, we heard our names. "Toby! Jenny! We've got to get out." . . .

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The Banff Centre: Listen

The listening room is fancy. We go there in our first week at The Banff Centre and sit in front of the super-tweety-bassy-worth-more-than-a-new-car speakers. If I'm going to learn to design sound, I must also learn to listen. Read on . . .

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Banff Centre Radio

The Banff Centre, Canada's premiere destination for creative minds, is getting into the radio business. This year, the centre plans to launch three stations: renovations of the English and French Park Radio stations that have broadcast in various forms for years, and a new English music station. I have the opportunity to spend the summer at the Centre to help get these stations off the ground.