CANMORE – Canmore's own Northern Quarter, Calgary Music Awards top band in 2020, kicks off a night of live music and community connection this week for young adults looking to stay informed before the Canmore municipal election.
Move Mountains Festival, which will be a virtual and an in-person event is Thursday (Oct. 14) evening at the Cornerstone Theatre in Canmore where municipal council candidates will be present to discuss top ranked town issues, do a question-and-answer and have speeches from mayoral candidates, among others.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Northern Quarter will start and close the event.
"I thought it was a really good initiative," said Northern Quarter's Dave Crewe. "I felt the idea, especially being non-partisan, a time like this was a really strong selling point for us and anything that gets young people involved in politics is a good thing."
The indie pop group consists of Kerry Hunter (vocals), Carlos Nadeau (guitar), Crewe (drums) and Wendy Crewe (bass) and has been one of the most active and popular bands in the Bow Valley since forming in 2017.
The night of live music and democracy in action is being hosted by the Canmore Young Adult Network (CYAN), which has a mandate to connect local young adults to each other and their community.
"Move Mountains has been running since 2018 and is a great night of live music, paired with the opportunity to meet new friends and connect with the community," said Heather Menaglio, vice chair of the CYAN board in an email. "CYAN started the event as a way for young adults to be heard; regardless of whether attendees are eligible to vote, they are able to provide direct input into community decisions which impact them. Encouraging a discussion allows Town council to consider young adults when making decisions for the future of Canmore."
The in-person event is $10 and includes food, a non-alcoholic drink and lively tunes.
The virtual portion of Move Mountains Festival is free.
For more information, visit Canmore Young Adult Network – CYAN Facebook page.