The Bow Valley community is built upon the tourism industry, making the past year especially hard on community members and local businesses. 100% of profits from this collection will be donated to the Bow Valley Emergency Relief Fund to help those most affected by the pandemic.
BANFF CANMORE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
About the organization and their work
Georgia Engelhard reminds us that glass ceilings are only as high as the alpine. This tee pays homage to the kick-ass female alpinists and how climbing mountains remains one of many challenges to participate in a male-dominated industry.
Featuring the iconic Three Sisters mountain range, this tee intends to bring awareness to the ongoing battle between economic development and environmental preservation. With the prospect of new residential developments interfering with existing wildlife corridors, the town of Canmore is at an unprecedented crossroads.
Since 1962 the trans Canada Highway has connected millions of Canadians to the Rocky Mountains. Sadly, the racial and socio-economic barrier to participate in outdoor recreation remains the biggest hurdle for many.
Originally named Ho-Run-Num-Nay, meaning 'Lake of Little fishes,' Lake Louise was designated its colonial title thousands of years after its original discovery by First Nation peoples. Today, the lake represents the gap in recognition and appreciation for the generations who walked and tended the land before us.