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Bow  Valley  Elves

Since 2012, the Bow Valley Elves have been coordinating with the high school students and the community at large to connect with seniors at Christmas time. The program is run by the owners of Rusticana in conjunction with the Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign.

You will find Bow Valley Elves Christmas trees set up in a few schools and local businesses in Canmore and Banff. These trees have tags hanging off them. On the tags is a gift requested by a senior man or woman from the Bow Valley.

We invite you to join students and other community members in visiting a tree, choosing a tag, and purchasing a gift to warm the holidays for a senior in the Bow Valley. You can find the trees at:

  • Rusticana Grocery, Canmore
  • TD Bank, Canmore
  • Canmore Community High School, Canmore

Purchased gifts can be dropped off where Bow Valley Elves trees are found or at Rusticana in a decorative gift bag. Please include the gift request tag with the gift.

We thank the community for their overwhelming support every year in helping us bring joy to the seniors in our community.  

W h y   w e   c a r e . . .

We live in this community.

We love this community.

We give back to make our community a better place for everyone.

H o w   W e   G i v e   b a c k

Rusticana sponsors and donates to multiple events and businesses within the community:

- Canmore Minor Soccer

- Bow Valley Eagles Hockey Team

- CanGolf Team

- Canmore Golf Club Commercial League

- Canmore Golf Club Junior Program

- BIA Ride to Work Sponsorship

- Rocky Mountain Adaptive

- Canmore Daycare

- WildSmart Bow Valley

- Canada Day Fun Run

- Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign and Bow Valley Elves (more info to the left)

-  Rusticana accepted and matched all donations during the Covid shutdown to provide produce/market boxes to families in need. 8 produce boxes a week were provided for a total of 300 boxes in the Spring of 2020.

- In 2016 we raised $7000 to build a house in Nicaragua with the community high school students and the Together Works Society.

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