This year the Canmore area has an unprecedented Buffaloberry crop. This is in turn attracting an uncharacteristically high number of bears - both black and grizzly - into the area. In order to allow the bears to feast undisturbed, Alberta Parks has closed a number of areas including those that would have been used for the Canadian Championships Long, Sprint and Sprint Relay.
We have re-located the Long distance race to use the same (very nice) area as the Middle. (As Andree says: "disappointing BUT the Rafter Six map is awesome - competitors will get to love it twice as much as previously planned!!!!")
We are currently trying to get permission to hold the Sprint either in Calgary or Banff.
Full details as they develop on the website.
Kinda sucks. But, really, that's the first time in thirty years of organising events for me personally - so that's not too bad an average.