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2017 Mountain Idol Winner announced!
Congratulations to all of our 2017 Mountain Idol finalists: Jacob Baggot, Anna Sellers, and Sam Hendry. And the winner is....Anna Sellers!Nominate a 2018 Mountain Idol today.
Who is a Mountain Idol?Mountain Idols are young individuals who excel in their mountain sport (alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, climbing, trail running, biking, paragliding, adventure racing, etc.). They elevate the positioning of their sport in the Bow Valley's community, exemplify the outdoor lifestyle, and are valued role models and mentors of the Bow Valley outdoor community. Successful candidates will be males or females under 23 years of age who currently reside in the geographic area between Lake Louise and Exshaw.
Why is a Mountain Idol Important?
The Mountain Idol initiative and getting youth outdoors is important from a health, wellness, economic, and environmental perspective. Through Mountain Idol we are trying to positively inspire more youth to adopt a healthy, supportive, and active outdoor lifestyle, for their current and future well-being.
How do we recognize our Mountain Idols?
As part of their honorary selection, Mountain Idol finalists and winners will receive recognition on stage at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, a cash award, and a selection of prizes from Festival sponsors.
If you have any questions please contact:
Laurie Harvey, Banff Centre
2017 Mountain Idol Finalists
Mountain Idol 2017 Winner: Anna Sellers
- Member of 2017 Canadian Youth Biathlon National Team
- 2017 Alberta female youth athlete of the year
- Canmore Nordic Female Biathlete of the year (2017, 2014)
- Multiple top three finishes at 2016 and 2017 Biathlon Nationals
- Participant in the Higashikawa international photography competition in Japan