Category - People

Everyone has a story of their lived experiences in the Bow Valley.  The collective of these stories help us understand how the lives and contributions of those who have called Canmore home for over 10,000 years have shaped us as a community today.  The narrative of your life or the lives of those who are important to you are important to record and be shared, whether in writing, through photos, videos, art, or by recording oral traditons and stories passed down from generation to generation.  You are important and your story is important to all of us.


Peter Balla

Peter Balla was born in Tavagnasco, Italy, in 1880. He pursued his love of music all his life. After a two-year compulsory stint in the Italian Army, which enhanced his musical abilities, he emigrated to Canada in the early...