Author Reading at Fernie Heritage Library – Donna Macdonald

Donna MacDonald Surviving City Hall at Fernie Heritage Library - Author Reading

Donna Macdonald

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
7 PM – 9 PM

Fernie Heritage Library

From event page:

Based on her 19 years as a city councillor in Nelson, BC, author Donna Macdonald explores the realities of elected life – the written and unwritten rules, and the human experience in her book “Surviving City Hall”.

The stories and experiences Macdonald shares are by turns humorous, surprising and even shocking. But they are always told with respect and the desire to encourage civility as citizens and their elected officials learn to live together in community. Macdonald argues our future depends on it.

The author also reflects on bigger questions, such as what good leadership looks like, the role of women in political life and what democracy and citizen engagement mean.

Found On Instagram : Story Of The Forest

New At Vitality – SoulBeats Dance School

Vitality Body and Mind Fernie BC

Starting next week!

Kids Ballet (6-11 yrs) 3:30-4:30
Teen Contemporary (12-16 yrs) 4:30-5:30

Teen Creative Building (12-16 yrs) 6:00-7:00

Adult Hip Hop (17+) 7:00-8:00

Adult Ballet (17+) 7:00-8:00


Kiss Hip Hop (6-11 yrs) 3:30-4:30
Teen Hip Hop (12-16 yrs) 4:30-5:30
Stretch and Technique (17+) 7:00-8:00

Fall Registration: A post dated cheque for $135.00 WHICH INCLUDES YOUR FIRST CLASS FREE!

The second 12 week session that will start mid January will go back to original price of $150.00

Drop-Ins $13.00 Per person

Classes are one hour in length. Even though we do a warm up in class, it is always nice to have students come to class warmed up and stretched.

Dance Instructor: Cat Javier
Contact for more details:

Did You Know : Styrofoam, Aluminum and Foil Recycling

did you know - city of fernie news

Did you know Cranbrook Recycling Depot now accepts Styrofoam, Aluminum containers and Foil? These items, and more, cannot be recycled in Fernie but if you travel to Cranbrook, even once in a while, you can take these extra items and keep them out of the trash! Amazing.

RDEK Waste Matters - Cranbrook Recycling Program

Fernie Lantern Festival – Into The Woods – A Search For Volunteers


The Fernie Lantern Festival is an event I look forward to. I’ve been on the committee from the beginning and I hope to stay on for as long as they’ll have me.

It’s a wonderful evening but a lot of people, time and creative energy goes into making it happen. That’s my segue into:

If you’re interested in being part of the lantern team, either offering your talents (which can be anything from construction, to electrical, to smaller odds and ends that need to be done) we would love to hear from you!
email brinaschenk at gmail for more details

Don’t forget, the first community build is tonight. It’s a place to go to find materials that you can use to make your own lantern. Make one in one evening or take your time over multiple nights. We have a few community builds planned. Here is the list:

Thursday, October 20th 6-9pm (meet upstairs)
Monday, October 24th, 6-9 (meet in theatre from this night on)
Wednesday, October 26th, 6-9
Wednesday, November 9th, 6-9
Friday, November 11th, 6-9
Sunday, November 13th, 11-6
Monday, November 14th, 6-9

Fernie Seniors’ Fall Tea

A Fernie Seniors Drop-In Centre Fundraiser - Annual Fall Tea

The Fernie Seniors Centre is also looking for anyone wanting to donate non-perishable goods to their Grocery Hamper, which is raffled off at the Fall Tea. Drop off at the Seniors Centre at 562 3rd Ave.

Cool Gift Idea Warning: ColourMe Comics

This one made especially for a little girl that like pink and has insightful observations ;) #thebeaverthing

A photo posted by ColourMe Fernie (@colourme_fernie) on

ColourMe Fernie is offering personalized comics! Enough said. How amazing is that?! I need to figure out what adventure my two kids are going to go on and wait not so patiently to see what Pru comes up with.

ColourMe Fernie - personalized comic strips