Town of Canmore

The Epic Poo Race

This is a ten-part series called The Epic Poo Race.

There are many items that are not intended to be put into the sewer system. These items can cause clogs in the system which are costly and time consuming to fix, leading to higher utility costs for residents.

This series will follow our competitors as they race from the toilet in your home to the waste water treatment plant, encountering items along the way that should not be there. Each episode features where the item should go instead of down the toilet. We hope you enjoy a fun way of identifying what does not belong in the sewer system.


One flush is sort of like one vote. One vote does matter and can make a difference. If you flush the wrong stuff once, you are more likely to create a habit. If your friends, neighbours, co-workers, and everyone else in town flushes the wrong stuff, it all adds up pretty quickly. Don’t let a bad habit start. Flush the right stuff.


The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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