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Registration for 2018-2019 is ongoing!

If you haven’t registered yet, the sooner the better! To register, click the orange button above and to the right. You can call our office at 403-678-2538 (M-Th 8:30-3:30) or email with questions or to find out current availability. We hope to see you in the fall!

2018 Space Avail Poster

Rocky Mountain Raffle 2017 – Congratulations, Winners!

Congratulations to the winners!

Heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors! Thank you, Bow Valley and beyond 🙂 And last but definitely not least, our thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets. We appreciate it!

1st Prize:        Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Deluxe Lakeview Room with Breakfast and Valet Parking ● Sunshine Village 4 Child Lift Tickets ● Starbucks $100 Gift Basket – IAN CARTER

2nd Prize:       Rimrock Resort 1 Night Premium Accommodation & Breakfast for 2 ● Brewsters Banff Explorer Pass (Gondola & Lake Cruise) for Family of 4 ● Buffalo Mountain Lodge 3-Course Dinner for 2 – ELIZABETH JOLICOEUR

3rd Prize:       Juniper Lodge 1 Night Standard Room ● Mt. Norquay Ski Area Quality Time Family Package – Lift Tickets, Rentals, and Tubing for 4 ● Discover Banff Sleigh Ride for 2 – FELIX PFISTER

4th Prize:       Clique Mountain Resort 2 Nights in a Luxurious Bedroom Suite ● Canmore Nordic Centre 1 Adult Season Pass ● Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Christmas Gift Box – GRAHAM COOK

5th Prize:       Iron Goat Restaurant Chef at Home – Catered Dinner for 6 ● One Wellness Spa 90-minute Pedicure ● Save-On-Foods Gift Basket – VERONIQUE POULIOT

6th Prize:       Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Saturday Brunch for 4 ● Le Chocolatier Gift Basket ● Loft Hair Studio Gift Bag – EVYLYN MATHEWS

7th Prize:       Calaway Park 4 Passes ● Elevation Place Family Go Beyond Day Pass ● Calgary Hitmen 4 Tickets for Regular Season Game 2017-2018 – SALLY CAUDILL

8th Prize:       Canmore Golf and Country Club 2 Green Fees w/Power Cart for 2018 Season ● CrossFit Canmore 10 Punch Pass ● Save-On-Foods Gift Basket – PETE ROCHACEWICH

9th Prize:       Canmore Lube & Muffler $250 Gift Certificate ● Primitive Imprint Tattoo $100 Gift Card ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread $50 Gift Certificate – JANICE BRABON

10th Prize:     Bodhi Tree Spa 60-Minute Facial and Pedicure ● Willow Flower Co $90 Gift Basket ● Chez Francois Breakfast Voucher – MABLE HAASE

Additional sponsors include: The Wood ● Sports Experts ● Craig’s Way Station ● Boston Pizza ● Good Earth Cafe ● Hijinx Toys ● Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe

All Proceeds Support Canmore Preschool providing early childhood education in the Bow Valley.

  • 2000 Tickets at $5 each.
  • License #448984
  • Prize draw: Dec 14, 2017

New Artisans Market Coordinator

We are pleased to have hired Julia Freeman at the new Artisans Market Coordinator. Welcome, Julia! Thank you to all who applied.

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Are you friendly, detail-oriented, organized, and interested in art and quality craft? This year will be the 22nd annual Canmore Christmas Artisans Market and we are seeking a new coordinator to take over the helm and maintain the market’s position as a much-loved community event. This is a very part-time position, except during the third week in November.

2017 Artisans Market position description

Raffle Tickets on Sale Now! Prize Draw Dec 15th

Raffle tickets are on sale now! $5 per ticket, only 2,000 printed, and 10 fantastic prize packages to win.

1st Prize:        Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Deluxe Lakeview Room with Breakfast and Valet Parking ● Tin Box Gift Basket

2nd Prize:       Sunshine Village Family VIP Package – Skiing for 2 Adults and 2 Children with Reserved Parking ● Chez Francois $100 Gift Card

3rd Prize:       Rimrock Resort 1 Night plus Primrose Breakfast for 2 ● Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club Greens Fees for 2 with Cart ● Willow Flowers Gift Basket

4th Prize:       Clique Mountain Resort 1 Night in a 1-Bedroom Suite ● One Wellness Spa Hot Stone Treatment ● The Loft Men’s or Women’s Haircut

5th Prize:       Copperstone Resort 1 Night Queen Suite with a Den (bunkbeds) ● Calaway Park 4 Passes ● Valbella $50 Gift Card

6th Prize:       Mt. Norquay Ski Area Quality Time Family Package – Lift Tickets, Rentals, and Tubing for 4 ● Buffalo Mountain Lodge Dinner for 2

7th Prize:       Iron Goat Restaurant Chef at Home – Catered Dinner for 6 ● Canmore Nordic Centre 4 Adult Ski Passes ● Elevation Place Family Go Beyond Day Pass

8th Prize:       Canmore Golf and Country Club 2 Green Fees w/Power Cart ● CrossFit Canmore 10 Punch Pass ● Craig’s Way Station 2*$10 Gift Cards

9th Prize:       Alpine Helicopters Standby Flight for 2 ● Canmore Lube & Muffler $250 Gift Card

10th Prize:     The Main Street Canmore Experience – HiJinx Toy Shop Blossom Cottage and Holiday Barbie ● Murrieta’s $50 Gift Card ● Just Be $50 Gift Card ● Rocky Mountian Bagel Co. Gift Card, Free Coffee, and Travel Mug ● Timothy’s Popcorn & Candy Jelly Belly Harry Potter Bean Boozled Basket ● The Wood $100 Gift Card

All proceeds directly support our preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. License #448984

Preschool families are asked to sell at least one book of 10 tickets. Everyone who sells two books will be entered in a prize drawing for a $50 gift card to Save-On-Foods plus a Tim Horton’s gift basket.

Families who sell the most tickets will win:

1st Prize:

Playmobile Pirate Ship and Clubhouse from Hijinx Toys worth $200, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

2nd Prize:

$25 Gift Card from Safeway, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

3rd Prize:

Free Small Pizza at Red Rock Pizza, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

Space available for 3yos! Register Now for January 2017

Spaces still available in morning classes for children with birthdays in 2013! We call theses “3yo” classes, but the age cutoff follows the calendar year the same as Canadian Rockies Public Schools, so children will begin turning 4 in January. You can register now to begin attending after winter break on January 10th.

Please click the button in the upper right to submit your forms and registration fee online.

Questions? Want to find out current availability? Email or call our office at 403-678-2538. Office hours: M-Th, 8:30am-3:30pm.

We are selling Raffle Tickets in November – Prize Draw: Dec 15, 2016

We are busy collecting donations from local businesses for this year’s raffle prizes. We have one night in a deluxe lakeview room with breakfast at Chateau Lake Louise, a helicopter sightseeing tour for two by Alpine Helicopters, a family VIP package for Sunshine Village, and many more! Full prize list will be posted here in early November, and tickets will be available for sale in mid-November and at the Artisans Market, Nov 19-20.

This fundraiser does rely on parent participation, and we ask each preschool family to sell at least one book of tickets. There will be prizes for the families that sell the most tickets!

Canmore Christmas Artisans Market – November 19 & 20


Mark your calendars – the 21st Annual Artisans Market will take place November 19 & 20, 2016 at Canmore Collegiate High School from 10am to 4pm each day. Admission is $3 in support of Canmore Preschool.

Please visit the market website for more information for shoppers or artisans –

Please contact for inquiries about the market. Like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on market news!


Ms. Nataliya is Moving!

A Message from the Chairperson

Hello Preschool Families,

I’m sad to say that Ms. Nataliya and her family are moving away from the Bow Valley. We will miss her kindness and creativity at Preschool next year!Worms!

Our board made an excellent decision in 2007 when they chose to hire Nataliya. She came to Canmore Preschool with an Honours degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Ukraine, and several years’ practical experience working with preschool-aged children in Canada. Our children have benefited from her experience, patience, and good cheer for the past nine years.

In her teaching, her deep knowledge of best practices in early childhood education has always been filtered IMG_6668through her dynamic personality. She has invented new art projects, taught the children how to decorate pyansky (traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs), and invited her daughter Melanie to visit Preschool to demonstrate and teach dances. Nataliya has always brought delightful and engaging activities into her classes.

Nataliya will still be running Canmore Preschool summer camps this July, programs which she founded in 2012. Over the years the entire Fladager family has contributed to the summer camps, especially Nataliya’s husband Dave whose expertise as a science teacher has enriched our “Young Scientists”.Outdoor Day

We will convey our thanks to Nataliya and her family at the End of Year Party on June 23. At that time, we will have a card or guest book for those who want to write a note of appreciation and best wishes for the adventures ahead.

Looking forward for the Preschool, we are seeking another top-notch early childhood educator to join our team, and the hiring committee will begin interviewing candidates soon. We hope to find someone as warm and wise as Ms. Nataliya!


Rachel Lippitt

Chairperson of the Board