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Imagine This Valley

Essays and Stories Celebrating the Bow Valley

edited by Stephen Legault

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Featuring essays from some of the area’s most beloved personalities, this exceptional literary anthology celebrates the landscape, culture, community and natural history of Alberta’s Bow Valley.

 

Canmore and Banff are collectively renowned for their mountain culture, diverse wildlife and scenes of breathtaking natural splendour. These vibrant mountain communities are also home to exceptional adventurers, artists, thinkers and writers. For the first time, some of the area’s best-known personalities have contributed essays to a collection of work that promotes this remarkable area like no other book has before. The contributors include

  • Rob Alexander
  • Jocey Asnong
  • Barry Blanchard
  • Ian Brown
  • Kristy Davison
  • Colette Derworiz
  • Ben Gadd
  • Jamey Glasnovic
  • Katherine Govier
  • Maria Gregorish
  • Miki Kawano
  • Frances Klatzel
  • Michale Lang
  • Harvey Locke
  • Dustin Lynx
  • Lynn Martel
  • Joleen Brewster Niehaus
  • Ruth Oltmann
  • Carol Picard
  • Graeme Pole
  • John Reilly
  • Robert William Sandford
  • Margo Talbot
  • Kevin Van Tighem
  • Jon Whyte

Author royalties from Imagine This Valley will be donated and placed into a fund for young people from the Bow Valley who wish to pursue writing as a vocation. An initial amount of $2,000 will be placed in trust by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books, and each year, starting in 2016, a $500 grant will be given to a student interested in pursuing their dream of writing.

About the Author

Stephen Legault has been a social and political activist for almost twenty years. He has founded or co-founded four conservation organizations, including a Canadian conservation group (Wildcanada.net) and has worked with various groups and associations across North America. He also has written for numerous magazines and journals on the subjects of activism and conservation. Currently he is helping ethically driven businesses create consumer activists around the issues of climate change, wilderness, waste and fair trade. He lives in Victoria, BC Canada.

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Editorial Review

The essays in this collection make an important contribution to an understanding of the contemporary Bow Valley, not simply as a scenic backdrop for tourism and development but as a complex, sometimes embattled, and very creative place.

— Ben Fullalove, Alberta Views

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