Its the final countdown to submit your travel photos for The Pioneers 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.

Jose and Felicitas Hidalgo, from Fairmont Hot Springs, and their grandson Dagwood Casavant, of Canal Flats, display The Pioneer in front of The Big Cedar Stump in Seattle, Washington

Rob & Karen Bedford of Radium Hot Springs in Casablanca, Morocco.

Glen Finn Findlay tends the water bladders at a wildfire up Nine Mile Creek (between Canal Flats and White Swan Lake)

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

Friends converge at Sylvia and George McLeans farm in Edgewater to celebrate a pioneer weekend. Back row, left to right: Ron Schnider, Eric Godlien, Brian Dahl, John Carson, Lorne Hansen, Ben Schnider and George McLean. Front row, left to right: George Schuck, Lynda Schuck, Vivian Carson, Ann Burnett, Pat Godlien, Jan Schnider, Gunnar Malberg, Doris Hansen, Sylvia McLean, Sharon Dahl and Shirley Malberg.

Lawrie and Diane Mack of Invermere outside the Chateau de Biron in southwest France; Irene Hogan, Bonita and Harry Hogan, and Roxane Larrabee (left to right) enjoy a family trip to Waikiki, Oahu.