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Tara Koenig | Yoga Instructor | CYAN

Tara Koenig is known as an authentic various yoga styles teacher, passionate about connection, creation and community development in Canmore. Tara talks about how important the 18 – 35 year-old demographic is to the Bow Valley and her work with Canmore Young Adults Network (CYAN).

Be Sure to Listen if You are Interested in:

  • Yoga
  • Teaching Yoga
  • Volunteering
  • Training
  • Connection
  • Creation
  • Community
  • Canmore Young Adults Network (CYAN)
  • Affordable Living

Show Notes

  • 0:43 – Introduction of Tara Koenig. Tara’s gives her background and her reasons for choosing the Bow Valley as home.
  • 4:24 – Tara continues talking about moving into Banff and opportunities that came along with yoga teacher training.
  • 5:19 – Tara about BanffLIFE programme being about integrating young adults into the mountain community and education on the special circumstances that come along with living in a National Park.
  • 6:57 – Jason and Tara discussing connection aspects touching on making friends locally and globally.
  • 7:53 – Tara talks about her passion for yoga, different styles she teaches and career progression.
  • 12:57 – Jason asks Tara about life in Banff and how it could be compared with living in Canmore. Tara describes Banff as a more tourist destination with a higher level of energy within the town; Canmore feels more spread out with less touristic tension although larger town population.
  • 16:05 – Break to talk about our sponsor, the E=MC2 CoWork space in Canmore. Check us out with a free space for your first day, attend a Wednesday LunchBox lecture, or visit us for wind down Fridays.
  • 19:51 – Jason brings up the Canmore Young Adult Network organization and asks about its role in the community. Tara continues talking about its mission, values and services offered by the organization.
  • 28:27 – Jason asks Tara for her personal motivation that connects her to the community in CYAN.
  • 29:56 – Tara details on how to connect with the organization. There are different ways to help and get involved; take part in CYAN events and reach out to the community members.
  • 34:04 – Jason and Tara discuss the outdoor activities in Bow Alley asking Tara about her and her partners’ hobbies and interests.
  • 36:29 – Tara encourages to connect with the organization on 
    Instagram and Facebook @cyancanmore or search for Canmore Young Adult Network; 
    Direct connection with Tara on social media profiles: @TaraKoenig

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Mike Petroff | Singer Songwriter

Mike Petroff is a singer-songwriter who moved to the Bow Valley in 1978. Mike has an incredible history with Canmore. He started and grew a successful construction company here, but as of late, wrote a song called “The Night the Cougar Roared” that tells the story of the 2013 flood. Mike is a key part of the local music scene here in the Bow Valley.

Be Sure to Listen if You are Interested in:

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Folk Music
  • Enterpreneurship
  • Song Writing

Show Notes

  • 02:35 – Jason asks Mike about his life story and the reasons behind moving into Canmore. Mike explains why Canmore was his life choice mentioning that people are the motivation and song inspiration.
  • 07:10 – Mike describes how Canmore changed throughout the years comparing the city in the past and now.
  • 08:57 Jason brings up Mike’s decision of starting up a construction business. Mike reflects on his background and talks through the bullet points of starting own business.
  • 12:55 – Jason asks Mike about his reasons for a career change from being a construction “guy” / entrepreneur into the musician. Mike describes his desire for writing and listening to peoples’ stories which he turned into a song-writing passion.
  • 16:43 – Jason follows up on Mike’s inspiration to peoples’ stories and post-song creation.
  • 20:31 – Break to talk about our sponsor, the E=MC2 CoWork space in Canmore. Check us out with a free space for your first day, attend a Wednesday LunchBox lecture, or visit us for wind down Fridays. 
  • 28:41 – Mike talks about the song he has written that holds a special place in his mind and heart. Mike discuss a special meaning of “A Thousand Storms.”
  • 33:30 – Jason and Mike discuss their attitude towards nature, environment and ways to connect with them touching different life aspects.
  • 39:04 – Jason puts a question to Mike about his word of advice in progressing in the music world.
  • 42:00 – You can discover more about Mike and his music on Youtube. Listen to iTunes and follow his social media channels.

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