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Uncharted: An Inspirational Novel (and Uncovered, A Guide to Wildflowers)  – Graeme Connell   

Only $25.00 

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  Uncharted recently Unc1won a Bronze Medal for general fiction at the Independent Publisher 2017 Illumination Awards!

Graeme Connell is a former journalist and public relations writer in Calgary. His second novel, “Uncharted,” takes place partially in Fish Creek Provincial Park and Graeme has chosen the Friends to help introduce his book to the public! In this novel, the main character, Brewster, has lost his wife and his reason to live. Then, with help from a young deaf woman and a family facing difficult times, his life finds new meaning through wildflowers and a botanical project in the park. Learn more about the book, meet Graeme in person and learn about wildflowers at the Fish Creek Speaker Series on March 23! A portion of book sales will support the Friends!

 

 

Calgary’s Best Walks, 35 Brand New Urban Jaunts and Nature Strolls – Lori Beattie

Only $25.00       

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Calgary is a walking city! Fresh, crisp air, big blue skies, nature tucked into all quadrants, hidden stairways, over 500 km of paved pathways and wonderful independent cafe’s where you can stop and recharge. I think the best way to celebrate Canada’s birthday is to introduce Calgarians to their wonderful city, to help them meet their neighbours, to help them experience the pleasure, the perspective, that comes from taking a walk.

Join Lori Beattie for a visual presentation on the very best walks in Calgary, at the Fish Creek Speaker Series on April 20.

 

Amazing Original Artwork Now On Sale!

Items can be purchased using PayPal or in person at the Friends of Fish Creek office with cash, cheque or credit card.

a Fish Creek Pathway at McKenzie Meadows

Painting by Sheila Schaetzle: Largely influenced by the natural beauty of our city parks, Sheila has spent years exploring different mediums in the refining of her artistic style, which involves the use of bold strokes, interesting  shapes and vibrant colors. Her artwork has been exhibited and sold throughout Canada and the United States. She has  an Active membership designation from the Federation of Canadian Artist (FCA), an Elected Membership designation  from the Society of Canadian Artist (SCA), exhibits with the Alberta Society of Artist (ASA), International Society of  Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and the Riveview Art Group in Calgary.  Fish Creek Pathway (24″ x 20″) Only $350 

 

b Black-Crowned Night Heron

Photo by Ken Pride, 2nd Prize Winner 2016 Capture Nature Photo Contest and avid nature photographer. Night Heron (Framed, 18″ x 15″) Only $75

 

c  SOLD: Morning in the Park

Pointillism painting by Jim Pescott. Artist Jim Pescott paints Alberta landscapes and his work has been exhibited internationally.  His unique painting style is meditative and explores how everything on our Earth is connected. Morning in the Park (Framed, 13.5″ x 11″) Only $275 

 

d Boulder Pass

Photo by Robin Read. Robin Read is a local photographer who enjoys the traditional side of this art form, continuing to explore the Alberta landscape with a film camera (as opposed to digital) and developing these images using traditional darkroom techniques. He uses the beauty and ruggedness of our rolling prairies as a backdrop for his work. Boulder Pass (Framed, 16″ x 20″) Only $150 

 

e Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Cross-Stitch by Wayne Meikle. Wayne is one of the Friends of Fish Creek’s founding members and continues to be one of our most active and supportive volunteers. A little known fact about Wayne; while he was stationed in remote parks throughout the years in his various roles with Alberta Parks, he needed to find something to keep him busy during the long evenings. This is when he discovered his love of cross-stitching! He has an impressive collection of pieces that have kept him busy over the years, one of which he has generously donated to the Friends. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Framed, 22″ x 17.5″) Only $50

 

f1 A Touch of Autumn

Hand made, one of a kind quilt by long-time Friends supporter Mary Beth Cowie. You have to see this breathtaking quilt up close to believe it!

Actual size is 72″ x 60″.  An amazing value at only $499! Limited time offer. 

Close up of patterns: 

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Also available Friends of Fish Creek T-Shirts 

Quality 100% Heavy Cotton.

Only $20.00 each inc GST! 

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“Natural” Front, “Natural” Back

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“Irish Green” Front, “Irish Green” Back

 


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