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Our Favourite Flannel Families

Our Flannel Family Photo Contest was such a success! We invited our shoppers to send us a fun photo of them & their family in their favourite Rocky Mountain Flannel Company Flannels- whether it be shirts, pyjamas, robes, whatever! The response we got was amazing!

Every day that we received a new photo we would be so excited, we kept a chalkboard in our Canmore store with all of the photo's posted. Everyone that came in LOVED them! 

It's so nice to see families spending time together and even coordinating outfits! It reminds us that the holidays are meant for quality time spent with the people you love- & if that means getting to stay cozy in your flannel's all the better! 

Because of all the photos we received it was so hard to choose which would be our winner! Each of our staff members chose their favourite 1st, 2nd, & 3rd photo. From that we were able to decide!

The Crowston & Buckley Family is from Manitoba, They opened their Flannel Pyjamas on Christmas Eve & lived in them for the rest of the Holidays as they got stormed in & couldn't go anywhere! What a fun Canadian Christmas!

 

We're currently getting together their new Flannel pants & Rocky Mountain Flannel T-shirts together & sending them out as quickly as possible in case another storm hits ;) 

Thank you again to everyone who participated! You were all amazing! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Tuesday

After one of the craziest shopping weekends of the year (Black Friday & Cyber Monday) you may feel a little exhausted and perhaps a little guilty. Well now you don't have to! The new Canadian movement Giving Tuesday is dedicated to giving & volunteering. It is a day where charities, companies, and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for different causes and think about others. 

Here at Rocky Mountain Flannel Company we take a portion of the sales of our Pet Bandanas & put it aside for the Bow Valley SPCA. As today is Giving Tuesday we thought it fitting to give the SPCA a cheque for $1000.00 

Thank you to everyone who has bought a Rocky Mountain Flannel Pet Bandana for your furry friends, you too are now part of the movement!

We will continue to give proceeds of the Pet Banadana sales to the SPCA. 

 

The Bears Are Out!

Spring is here, which means its the perfect time of year to grab a flannel and get outside. It also means the bears are out and about. If you have been spending your time outdoors this spring, there is a good chance you have already seen a bear or two. The Canadian Rocky Mountains are home to both grizzly and black bears. You can run into a bear anywhere here, it might be on a busy trail close to town or in the remote back-country. Bears generally prefer to avoid people. However, encounters between bears and people do occur.
Bears Flannel Banff National Park
Kyle our IT guy saw this Brown Bear on the Sunshine Village Access Road on May 10

 

Here is a few tips for you to safely observe one of natures great creatures this summer...

Make noise! Let bears know you're there. Call out, clap, sing or talk loudly especially near streams, dense vegetation and berry patches, on windy days, and in areas of low visibility. Bear bells are not enough.

Keep your dog on a leash at all time or leave them at home. Dogs can provoke defensive behavior in bears.

Travel in large groups. Larger size groups are less likely to have a serious bear encounter. We recommend hiking in a tight group of four or more. Never let children wander.

Carry bear spray with you at all times on the trail, and know how to use it. Bear spray can be effective with some bears when used properly. Check the expiration date and be aware that wind, spray distance and rain can influence its effectiveness. Bear spray has a spray distance of about 25 feet and lasts about 6 seconds. Familiarize yourself with the proper use of bear spray and have it easily accessible.

 

IF YOU SEE A BEAR

Stop and remain calm. Grab your bear spray and prepare to us it if necessary.. Do not run away. If the bear is unaware of your presence you can move away quietly without getting its attention. If the bear is aware of your presence and seems agitated you may experience a “bluff charge”. Bears may bluff their way out of an encounter by charging and then turning away at the last second. Bears can also react defensively by woofing, growling, snapping their jaws and laying their ears back.

If you find yourself in this situation follow these tips......

Stay calm. Your calm behavior can reassure the bear. Screams or sudden movements may trigger an attack.

Speak to the bear. Talk calmly and firmly. This lets the bear know you are human and not a prey animal. If a bear rears on its hind legs and waves its nose about, it is trying to identify you.

Back away slowly Never run! Running may trigger a pursuit.

Make yourself appear BIG. Pick up small children and stay in a group.

Do not drop your pack. It can provide protection.

If you are uncomfortable or would like to get more educated on the subject, you can check if your community offers “Bear Aware” or “Living with Wildlife” programs. Before you head out this summer check if any bear activity has been reported in that area and be sure to bring the proper equipment, and of course a flannel!