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Kerri McLaughlin-Phillips at the Four Wing Air Force Base in Cold Lake, Alberta

Taking the time to travel

Posted on September 13th, 2013 by


Travel World, our local travel agency in Invermere, has generously donated a night at a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game to the winner of our annual Pioneer Travel Photo Contest. Simply take a copy of The Pioneer with you when you are away on holidays, send us a copy and have it published in The Pioneer. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name. Submit your photos online at www.columbiavalleypioneer.com, email them to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our office, #8, 1008-8th …

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(Left to right) Carolyn Maher of Fairmont/Calgary with her daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay Hudyma and Drew Gilbertson of Vancouver, and nephew Ben Elder of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the “Hole in the Wall” near Tsusiat Falls on the West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island in July.

Travel bugs

Posted on September 6th, 2013 by


Travel World, our local travel agency in Invermere, has generously donated a night at a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game to the winner of our annual Pioneer Travel Photo Contest. Simply take a copy of The Pioneer with you when you are away on holidays, send us a copy and have it published in The Pioneer. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name. Submit your photos online at www.columbiavalleypioneer.com, email them to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our office, #8, 1008-8th …

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Local resident Donna Deschenes enjoys The Pioneer near the ocean on Salt Spring Island.

Pioneer posing

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by


Travel World, our local travel agency in Invermere, has generously donated a night at a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game to the winner of our annual Pioneer Travel Photo Contest.
Simply have a copy of The Pioneer with you when you are away on holidays, take a snapshot and send us a copy to have it published in The Pioneer. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name. Submit your photos online at www.columbiavalleypioneer.com, email them to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our …

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Don Miller and friends trekking the Sahara Desert in North Africa.

Valley residents on vacation

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by


Travel World will provide a night at a Calgary hotel and two Calgary Flames game tickets to the Pioneer Travel Photo Contest winner. Simply take a snap of The Pioneer on vacation with you and send it in. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name. Pictured, clockwise from top left:

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Hoping to land a big one, Invermere’s Brad and Christine Malfair took the Pioneer on an off-shore fishing charter 48 kilometers off the coast of Quepos, Costa Rica in April. Seems it brought them luck when they landed this 35 lb dorado (also known as a Mahi-Mahi)

Valley residents hit the road

Posted on June 7th, 2013 by


Travel World will give a night at a Calgary hotel and two Calgary Flames game tickets to the Pioneer Travel Photo Contest winner. Simply take a snap of The Pioneer on vacation with you and send it in. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name.

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Fun in the sun

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by


Columbia Valley residents enjoy some time down south, way out west or way out east.
Entries for The Pioneer’s annual travel contest are coming in fast and furious. Similar to last year, two Calgary Flames tickets and one night of accommodation, courtesy of Invermere’s Travel World, are up for grabs.

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Fern Oglestone (far left) and Marlene Adams (near left) of Invermere enjoyed their October 2012 trip to Dollywood theme park in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The pair also romped through Nashville, Memphis, and Branson, Missourri.

Travelling in twos

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 by


These intrepid travellers will be entered to win two tickets to a Calgary Flames game if picked as winners of our annual Pioneer Travel Photo Contest. Simply take a copy of The Pioneer with you when you are away on holidays, send us a copy and have it published in The Pioneer. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name.

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Quintynn, Wyatt, Taylor, Kendyl, Trystan and Pamela Hart at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, where the boys were riding in the National GEICO Endurocross Event.

Fun in the sun and snow

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


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The Hawes and Leinor family (left to right: Bri Owen, Tyler Ferguson, Jes Ferguson, Byron Leinor, Spring Hawes, Karen Leinor, Maxine Hawes, Aimee Macarthur, and Misty Hawes-Owen) celebrate Christmas Day at Makena Beach in Maui

To the north, south, east and west

Posted on April 12th, 2013 by


Pioneer readers continue to pack our local paper around the globe in the hopes of winning two tickets to a Calgary Flames game next season, courtesy of Invermere Travel World.
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Exploration generation

Posted on March 29th, 2013 by


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Mike and Rachel Caswell and The Pioneer pose for photographer Marlene Chabot while shooting their destination wedding December 2012 in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico meanderings

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 by


Entries for The Pioneer’s annual travel contest are coming in fast and furious. Similar to last year, two Calgary Flames tickets and one night of accommodation, courtesy of Invermere’s Travel World, are up for grabs. Pioneer readers whose travels brought them to the Gulf of Mexico region made it into this week’s issue.

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Galen and Sherry Kazakoff hold The Pioneer while overlooking Mazatlan, Mexico from atop the second tallest lighthouse in the world on February 11th, 2013.

Greener pastures

Posted on March 8th, 2013 by


Pioneer readers who took the time to beat the winter chills sent us their warm regards from sunny destinations all over the globe.

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Andy Stuart-Hill rounds Cape Horn in Chile, the southernmost tip of South America.

Tenacious trekkers

Posted on January 4th, 2013 by


The final entries are in for the 2012 Pioneer on the Road Travel Photo Contest, with the highest number of submissions ever received during the contest’s duration. Almost 200 eager travellers took The Pioneer with them on their vacation in 2012, sending us snaps from across the globe.

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Oscar Mejia, Melissa Saieva, Angelle Colli (left to right) at Wat Rong Khun, a contemporary, unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand, designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat.

Final days for Travel Contest

Posted on December 28th, 2012 by


Just a few short days remain to get your entries in to the annual Pioneer On The Road Travel Contest, which draws to a close at midnight on December 31st. Email your photograph to info@cv-pioneer.com or drop by 8-1008 8th Avenue, Invermere to have your picture scanned. You could win a trip for two to a Calgary Flames game, plus one night’s accommodation, courtesy of Invermere Travel World.

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Ron and Carol-Anne Zawalykut in the ‘White Village’ of Frigiliana, Spain.

Wordly wanderers

Posted on December 14th, 2012 by


It’s the final countdown to submit your travel photos for The Pioneer’s annual Travel Contest, which draws to a close at the end of this month. Send in your high resolution images to info@cv-pioneer.com by midnight on December 31st for your chance to win two tickets to a Calgary Flames game, plus overnight accommodation in Calgary, courtesy of Invermere Travel World. The winners will be announced in our January 5th edition.

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Bill and Marlyn DesBrisay, Dale and Barbara MacDonald, and John and Joan Selzler (left to right) at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

Sunny shores

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by


It’s the final countdown to submit your travel photos for The Pioneer’s annual Travel Contest, which draws to a close at the end of this month.
Send in your high resolution images to info@cv-pioneer.com by midnight on December 31st for your chance to win two tickets to a Calgary Flames game, plus overnight accommodation in Calgary, courtesy of Invermere Travel World. The winners will be announced in our January 5th edition.

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Sonia Waldie (left) of Grande Prairie and Alex Weller from Invermere display the Pioneer on August 18th in Glarus, Switzerland.

Joyful journeys

Posted on November 9th, 2012 by


Enter The Pioneer’s annual travel contest for your chance to win two tickets to a Calgary Flames game, plus one night’s accommodation, courtesy of Invermere’s Travel World. Send in your travel photos with a copy of The Pioneer in-hand to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our office at 8-1008 8th Avenue, Invermere, to have your photo scanned.

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Pictured, from left to right: Alanna Adair, Morgan Bird (paralympic swimmer) and Karen Fahrni pose with an English policeman outside the Aquatic Center at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Radiant ramblers

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by


Enter the Pioneer’s annual travel contest for your chance to win two tickets to a Calgary Flames’ game and a night at a Calgary hotel courtesy of Invermere’s Travel World. Simply take a copy of The Pioneer with you when you are away on holidays, send us a copy and have it published in The Pioneer.
At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name. Submit your photos online at www.columbiavalleypioneer.com, email them to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our office, #8, 1008-8th Ave. Invermere to have your …

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Amanda Diakiw scales new heights with the Pioneer at Kila Crag near Kalispell, MT.

Pioneering adventures

Posted on October 5th, 2012 by


Travel World, our local travel agency in Invermere, has generously donated a night at a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game to the winner of our annual Pioneer Travel Photo Contest.
Submit your photos online at www.columbiavalleypioneer.com, email them to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our office, #8, 1008-8th Ave. Invermere.

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Pictured, left: members of the Ruault family pose for a photo at Ruault Lake. The Ruault clan, composed of 40 members, hiked and camped at Ruault Mountain and Lake, which is northeast of Cranbrook, on August 18th. Ruault Mountain and Lake are named after Ernest and Severe Ruault, who were brothers killed months apart in 1944, while serving during the Second World War.

Ruault assault

Posted on September 28th, 2012 by


Enter The Pioneer’s annual Travel Contest for your chance to win two Calgary Flames tickets and one night of accommodations, courtesy of Invermere’s Travel World. Send your photos to info@cv-pioneer.com or drop by 8 – 1008 8th Avenue, Invermere.

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