More stars shining in Banff January 12-15

Light up your weekend with a purchase of Stargazer Gala tickets!

BANFF, AB, Jan. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - More stars than usual will be visible in this iconic destination January 12-15 when dozens of celebrities including; Academy Award Winner Marcia Gay Harden, legendary actor Peter Fonda, supermodel Christie Brinkley and singer songwriter Kenny Loggins, join William Shatner, Alicia Silverstone, Mimi Rogers, Melissa Rivers and Brad Garrett to support the Waterkeeper's Alliance at the 2012 Banff Springs Sport Invitational hosted by Robert F Kennedy and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor Alec Baldwin.  

Celebrity actors and athletes including; Emmy Award winner Camryn Manheim, Julia Jones, Amy Acker, former NHL player Mark Messier, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist Jennifer Heil, and Olympic Hall of Fame inductee Karen Percy- Lowe will compete in toboggan/snowshoe races on Friday and dual giant slalom on Saturday at the famous Sunshine Village Ski Resort. All events take place within very easy walking or skiing distance of the main gondola terminal in Sunshine's upper village. Spectators can watch events from only a few feet away or simply catch the stars enjoying a day of skiing or boarding.

The event will culminate with the Stargazer gala dinner and concert by Michael McDonald at The Fairmont Banff Springs. The Stargazer gala is the only event open to the public. Tickets can be purchased by calling Angela at 403 762 1710 or going online at  Individual tickets to the event are $500 plus applicable taxes and include a live and silent auction, dinner and entertainment by Michael McDonald.

Francisco Gomez, Regional Vice-President and General Manager of The Fairmont Banff Springs believes the 2012 Banff Springs Sports Invitational is shaping up to be an amazing event.  "It is fantastic that celebrities of this renown are willing to give their time and energy to benefit the Waterkeeper's Alliance and its important work to protect our waterways." According to Gomez, the event strongly aligns with Fairmont Hotels Environmental Stewardship and Corporate Social Responsibility goals. But it also provides an unparalleled opportunity to showcase The Fairmont Banff Springs and Banff.


With three mountains, five high-speed quads, a total of 12 lifts, a luxurious on-mountain hotel, and Canada's best natural snow, Sunshine Village is recognized as one of North America's premier snow resorts. Visit

ABOUT Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of distinctive hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Kenya's Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, and London's The Savoy, reopening later this year following an extensive restoration program. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 56 world-class hotels, with plans to develop over 30 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Shanghai, The Philippines and India. 

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 91 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.  For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

SOURCE The Fairmont Banff Springs

For further information:

Media contact: 
Jenny Dunbar        Crosbie Cotton
Regional Director of Public Relations     Celebrity Media Coordinator
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts       Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Tel: 403.762.6885       Tel: 403.923.8873
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