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Headbanger Festival

Ever wondered what it is like to see our Bighorn Sheep in Full Rutting Action? Join us for the 2018 Headbanger Festival

The Headbanger Festival is set to be a hands on event, full of interactive and educational workshops, unique presentations, and a whole lot of fun!  

The Bighorn Sheep have been a focal attraction in the Village of Radium Hot Springs for decades and their daily presence and beauty is something we in Radium are proud to celebrate. At the Headbanger Festival we do just that!

This event will not only give you the opportunity to witness the Bighorn Sheep in their annual rut, you will also get a chance to learn all about them from our lineup of talented presenters. 

The below information highlights the 2017 Headbanger Festival, we have already started planning for 2018, watch for details.  

Headbanger Festival


Click Here for the 2017 Schedule of Events 

2017 Headbanger Festival Presenters:

Headbanger Festival Keynote Speaker Kevin Van Tighem

Kevin Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary. After graduating with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 he worked as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in various national parks, including Kootenay, Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier. In 1985 Kevin joined Parks Canada. He went on to be superintendent of Prince Albert, Elk Island and then Banff before retiring in 2011.

Kevin is the author of fourteen books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column (“This Land”) in Alberta Views magazine. His most recent book is Our Place/Changing the Nature of Alberta.

Photography Workshop with Dax Justin 

The focus of the Headbanger Festival Photography workshop to is see your photo talents shine – all welcome, but must have a photography interest.  You might show up with a $2,000 camera or just your Smartphone, both will see benefit from this exciting day.

Dax Justin is a Canadian Explorer, Adventure/Landscape photographer, visual content creator, and destination storyteller based in Alberta, Canada. Working with travel brands, adventure companies, agencies and destinations to help tell their stories by capturing and delivering high-quality visual content rooted in social narrative that is both creative and immersive.

Dax’s photographic work focuses on outdoor adventure, landscapes, mountain lifestyle, people and sports. The photography captured on expeditions bring the adventure to a worldwide online audience in real time, expanding brand reach through social media and travel networks.

Legends of the Forest with Darcee O’Hearn

Darcee O’Hearn lives in a small riverside city, Trail BC with my husband, 3 children, handful of bunnies, and thousands of bees. I spent 6 years working in forestry, and over 17 years teaching everything she knows about our natural world.

Author of a new genre of children’s books called, “Legends of the Forest” Inside these wonderfully illustrated books you will find a heartwarming story, science and craft projects, games, and curriculum based information to inspire kids aged 4-12. Having said that, these books are targeted for any age group because of the messages of sustainable and green living, which applies to everyone.

Follow the links for Media Coverage for the 2017 Headbanger Festival: 

Calgary Herald – Travel Notes 

Times Colonist 

EKnow East Kootenay Online Weekly

Radium .. Ready for Another Headbanger 

Dax Justin – Photography Workshop 

Kevin Van Tighem – Keynote Speaker

Thea Rodgers – Wildsafe BC 

Headbanger Showcase 

Follow the links for Media Coverage from the 2016 Headbanger Festival:

Festival Seekers 

CBC Calgary 

My Itchy Travel Feet – Story by Carol Patterson

Calgary Herald 

Travel Columbia Valley 

Eknow – East Kootenay Online Weekly

Headbager Weekend 

The Rut not the Run 

Headbanger Showcase



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