Town of Canmore

First Thursdays

The Town of Canmore is pleased to present FIRST THURSDAYS, a free speaker series dedicated to bringing together the community and creativity under one roof. With speakers ranging from artists to adventurers, and talks spanning from funny to fundamental, FIRST THURSDAYS presents the best of expression, innovation and inspiration.

Join us at artsPlace (905-8 Avenue) for all of our FIRST THURSDAYS events. 

Cost: FREE
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Up Next 


Jamey Glasnovic will be doing a talk about, and a reading from, his newest book, A Few Feet Short: An Uncommon Journey to Everest.

About the book: In the follow-up to his first book, Lost and Found, Jamey Glasnovic ventures into the Himalaya to get away from the monotony of the workaday grind, searching for direction, inspiration and for his place in the world.

What should be a journey back in time to a land without roads or central heating or convenience stores (and until recently without reliable electricity or internet access either), is in reality a visit to a rapidly changing collection of cultures desperate to keep up with the busy world around them. A Few Feet Short is at once a search for enlightenment, a quest for spiritual guidance, and a simple pilgrimage along ancient and well-trodden trails that begins with that age-old question ‘What do I want to do with my life, anyway?’

About the author: Jamey Glasnovic was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1968, and grew up in the suburb of Beaconsfield. A family trip to Spain when Jamey was seven was the first step in creating an avid traveller, and he was drawn early in life to such faraway destinations as Australia, Japan, Mexico and Ireland. He has visited much of North America, from Florida to Alaska, and repeated trips to the mountain West led to a move to Calgary in 1995. After relocating to Canmore in 2004, Glasnovic began freelancing for newspapers such as the Banff Crag & Canyon, the Canmore Leader and Rocky Mountain Outlook, and he continued to roam. Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal and Tibet have since been checked off his life list of destinations. His first book, Lost and Found: Adrift in the Canadian Rockies, was published by RMB in 2014. More stories and photos by the author can be found at Jamey Glasnovic lives in Canmore, AB.


Upcoming Talks

December 6 | 7 p.m. | Julie van Rosendaal

February 7 | 7 p.m. | Tony Bloom

March 7 | 7 p.m. | Pecha Kucha (Lost & Found) 


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