Views Of Fernie : Finding Snow, Rusty Edge, Reno and Vintage Finds

fernie alpine resort - still finding snow
(above: ski lessons continue at Fernie Alpine Resort.)

at fernie ski hill - rusty edge restaurant
(above: finally made it to Rusty Edge at the hill.)

downtown fernie - new business opening
(above: one of my favorite things – seeing a vacant spot get renovated. Secret business!)

side street sweet shoppe - fernie bc - vintage cashier
(above: A really cool vintage cash register at Side Street Sweet Shoppe downtown Fernie.)

Awake – The Life Of Yogananda – Documentary At The Arts Station

awake - the life of yogananda - yoga documentary

Awake – The Life of Yogananda
Saturday, April 11, at 7pm at The Arts Station, 601-1st Ave
Tickets $10

Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920 and authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.”  By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern
audience.  This documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, East and West and explores why millions today have turned their attention inward, bucking the temptations of the material world in pursuit of Self-Realization.

Trailer for Awake

Summer Programs, Camps & Classes For Kids

eco garden fernie bc - kids camp summer 2015Fernie is unbelievable when it comes to available kid’s programs and camps. I’m so glad we’re in Fernie at a time when the population is so young and booming. I found a few options for this summer and I’ll try and add to it as I find them.

For instance, there is:
EcoGarden Kids Camp: The EcoGarden Kids Camp will be offered for one session for summer 2015 on July 5th thru 12th. Space is limited, register immediately to secure your spot. A week at the EcoGarden Kids Camp costs $250 (incl. tax). The kids (age 5-10) will have their days filled with gardening, science, art, music, games and a whole lot of fun. Register at the upcoming Spring Registration Fair on April 1st and 2nd.
Fernie Adventure Camp: Fernie Adventure Camp is a 5 day camp that takes place in the Elk Valley.  Throughout the week participants will  discover whitewater canoeing, hiking and outdoor living skills.  The camp is for youth ages 13-18.  No previous experience is necessary!  By the end of the week participants will camp out over night as we embark on a two day culminating moving water canoe trip. Organized by Fernie Connections Foundation.
Preschool Pottery: Kids aged 3-6 can join Jenn Woods on Tuesday afternoons this summer. I’m so excited to get my little girl’s hands all full of clay. She’ll love it. More information here:

Irish Cooking Class At Infinitea

Irish Cooking Class at Infinitea - Fernie, BC

My first ever cooking class was at Infinitea last night, thanks to my new best friend Pru. Infinitea plans a cooking class once a month and we attended the Irish cooking class – Irish lamb stew, scallops on a crostini and white chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis. It was delicious. I had very little to do with the actual cooking, my only job was pealing potatoes and opening the fridge a couple times, but I learned a few things, especially some hot grocery shopping tips. Keep an eye out for what’s happening next month.

Irish Cooking Class at Infinitea - Fernie, BC - lamb stew Irish Cooking Class at Infinitea - stew, white chocolate mousse, scallop crustini

One Night Away : Kootenay Ice & St Eugene Resort

one night away : st eugene resort

It’s been years since Rod and I went away for the night without our kids tagging along. Some say it was overdue, some day it’s unhealthy but I think it makes us really appreciate the moments we do spend together. We took advantage of all the little things like talking to each other, having a nice drink in the lounge, spontaneously going to the pool for a swim and hot tub and watching a hockey game and being able to talk to the other people around us without any distractions. We did so much in the 21 hours we were away. It was glorious.

hockey game - kootenay ice vs calgary hitmen one night away : st eugene resort outdoor hot tub

Behind The Scene Art Show On Saturday, March 28th

behind the scene art show in fernie bc

Behind the Scene will be displaying some really fantastic artists that you, most likely, haven’t seen before. A great opportunity to see some original pieces and meet the artists or grab a cool handmade necklace. I should have a couple of my life drawings on display, as well. Exciting night! I hear there’s another art show going on that night but I don’t know the details of that just yet. Could be a fun art show hopping night!

Views Of Fernie : Recent Walks With Our Little Kids

ancient cottonwood trail - a simple walk with the kids ancient cottonwood trail - morrissey ancient cottonwood trail - bright colours ancient cottonwood trail - flooding in spring
Ancient Cottonwood Trail was in rough shape when we went to explore there on Thursday. Trees destroyed some fenced areas and flooding made it impossible to go more than a couple minutes onto the trail.

Island Lake Lodge - Parking Lot - A river runs beside it Island Lake Lodge - Parking Lot - Easy Trail For Walking Island Lake Lodge - Parking Lot - Playing in puddles

We thought since it snowed we should take the kids out for a walk with the sleds. So we went to an old favorite – the cross country trails from the Island Lake parking lot. It’s an easy trail for the little kids to get out and walk on and the muddy puddles at the end was a great reward.