Did You Know… The Fernie Splash Park Is Temporary Closed

did you know - city of fernie news

Splash Park Temporarily Closed
(from the city’s website)

“The Public is advised the Splash Park located at 250 Pine Avenue is not opertional until further notice due to a power outage resulting in equipment damage.  If you have any questions, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 250.423.2245.  Thank you for your understanding.”

Elk Valley Events This Weekend

chef barrie - livery restaurant - competed on chopped - after party

There is so much to celebrate this weekend. Our fantastic Chef Barrie, garage sales, live music, bike swap, angel garden opening ceremony!! Oh my.


22 • Linden Gigliotti at Infinitea – last show before leaving for Australia
22 • G.O.A.T. workshop at The Royal – Introduction to Aerosol Art. 12 – 8 pm.
22 • The Fernie Community Choir performs at The Arts Station – 7 pm – tickets at the door.


23 • Chef Barrie (head chef at The Livery Restaurant) competed on Chopped Canada and it will air today on the Food Network. 7-8 pm.
23 • Chopped After Party at The Pub at Park Place Lodge
23 • Annual Spring Bike Blitz – Bike swap, BBQ, Kid’s Mud Muncher & AGM at Elks Hall
23 • EcoGarden Seedling & Plant Sale – 10-2 pm Sell, swap or donate your plants.
23 • Angel Garden Opening Ceremony & Tea at EcoGarden (Community garden) starts at 2 pm.
23 • Elk Valley Spring Clean – organized garage sales in Elkford – 10-2 pm
23 • The Fernie Community Choir performs at The Arts Station – 7 pm – tickets at the door.
23 • Carmanah at Infinitea
23 • Broken Down Suitcase at The Royal


24 • Elk Valley Spring Clean – organized garage sales in Fernie – 10-2 pm

Found On Twitter : Fire Restrictions In Southeast

Stretch Your Legs In Fernie BC

Fernie BC - Quick stop and stretch the legs

Maiden Lake is a regular spot for my family but as we walked around the lake a few days ago I saw a family who looked as though they were just making a quick stop to stretch their legs. It’s a brilliant idea, if you’re traveling along Hwy 3, and you need a place to get out of your car, along the highway, to get your body moving a bit and not commit to a big trail. It might take 5 minutes at my mother’s pace but 1 hour in my 2 year old’s daze. Just stay on the road you turn onto to get to Canadian Tire or (soon to be) Independent Grocers and park on the road behind the buildings. It’s also a great place to spot a variety of birds including, my favorite, the red wing blackbird. Give a try! You might just see us playing on the beach.

Fernie On Instagram : mountainmomof2

I have been able to start following local Instagramers since creating my Saving Knots account and it’s been so lovely diving into the world of Fernie – a Fernie that I wouldn’t normally see. I have been following mountainmomof2 (Katharine Rosger) for a while and her pictures are so fresh and bright and you also get to see some of the production that goes into Homesoun Soaps! Pretty cool.Homesoun soaps Fernie be on Instagram

On The Free Press : “Executive Retreat To Open Near Hosmer”

free press fernie - executive retreat to open near Hosmer

Read the article on The Free Press’ website here.

When I moved here back in 2009, or was it 2008…, I did not picture Fernie changing the way it is today. A new executive retreat? Heaven’s Gate? Montane? The Cedars? and probably more I don’t know about. I thought this was a small town that no one had heard of – I certainly had no idea what a “Fernie” was when Rod told me had moved to here.

Anyways, I’m not against progress, but I’m interested to see how all this development will impact the community.

Confessions Of A Lazy Person : I Like Being Lazy

François Boucher - voluptuous women paintings

Have you seen those paintings from the 1700s of voluptuous women just draped over a bed with beautiful fabrics surrounding them? Well, I put a painting above by François Boucher to show you what I mean, just in case. I want to BE those women. They’re so plump and contemplative, yet, peaceful and happy. I bet somewhere off canvas there’s a bowl of grapes and a pitcher of wine and maybe a little book she’s enjoying or not enjoying.

I need to go run now so I can come home and eat my spinach salad. UGH.