Category Archives: Activity

Confessions Of A Lazy Person : Not Biking In Whitefish

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Nine of us traveled to Whitefish for a biking bachelorette weekend this past weekend and I was the only one who didn’t bike. It wasn’t a hard decision for me as I still have no feeling in most of my foot and if I do too much my leg gets super achy and I’m just a little tired of achy. So I stayed back and did some swimming and hot tubbing and a bit of walking, which was really good because I’m supposed to be walking on an incline, good for the stiffness, and I haven’t been.

I’m okay with being the oddball in a group. I’m getting good at being that person. I like that everyone has accepted this part of me. I had no grief for it, although I had a great excuse, but I feel as though if I had not broken my leg this wonderful group of bike crazy women would have been very cool with me not participating (to my face). I love that.

Fernie Artography Opens

An art exhibit showing off Fernie’s great landscapes is opening at Fernie Museum this Thursday, June 15th. I happen to have a painting included. Neat! 7 pm opening!

“How wanderlust and resident artists contribute to our understanding of Fernie’s natural, social, cultural and built landscapes is the subject of Fernie Artography. The exhibit draws on a wealth of artistic material ranging from the historical works of David Paton and Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson to works by contemporary visual artists, photographers and video artists practicing in the Elk Valley today.

Wine and cheese reception; cash bar.

Part of the Canada 150 Cultural Series presented by the Fernie Arts Station and the Fernie Museum.”

Creative Summer For The Kids

Fernie Garden Centre Arts, Crafts and Baking

Some options for your creative kids this summer in Fernie:

Club Cre8 at The Arts Station

Mondays, through July and August
Rachel and Heather will be delivering funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes for the hot summer days – great offer for kids aged K-G. Full and half day options + sibling discounts.

Website and more details here.

Bonus, Kerri Holmes will also be delivering workshops for older youth and adults during August.

Little Mountain Art Studio

Mondays: Classes for 2.5 yr old to 3 yr old. 2 hours (1 hour art project 1 hour outdoor play ground) Morning class 9:00-11:00 $15.00.

Mondays: Classes for 4 and 5 yr old 2 hour classes (1 hour art project, 1 hour outside play.)
Afternoon class 2:00-4:00 $15.00

Tuesdays: Classes for 4 and 5 yr old 3 hour class ( 1 hour art project, snack, free play outside, group art project)
morning class 9:00- 12:00 $28.00

Wednesdays:Classes for 4 and 5 yr old 2 hour classes (1 hour art project, 1 hour outside play.) morning class 9:00-11:00 am $15.00

*siblings are welcome to join in their older sibling class if you feel they would be confident and comfortable
* please pack a water bottle and light snack. Dress in non precious clothes.

Facebook page here.

Fernie School Aged Care Summer Camps

July 10th – August 30th
8.30am -5.30pm
We have a fun filled summer camp planned already!

registrations and calendars are available to view and print ( in forms section). We recommend printing your form and bringing it to the registration fair April 5/6th with full payment or $100 deposit to secure your spot.

View their summer camp schedule here. Weekly themes include: Disney, Health and Nutrition, Splish Splash etc.

Community Open Barn Fundraiser Hosted By Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club

Barn Opening Day - Community Fundraiser - Therapy Miniature Horses

Some details:

Saturday, June 24th at 12 PM – 4 PM

Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club is excited to announce our first “Open Barn” Fundraiser! 100% of all money raised will be used to send some of our volunteers to workshops in order to further their knowledge and certification in Equine Therapy, and also toward operation costs for this non-profit group.
This event will have activities for all ages!

Enter by donation to meet our horses Sher, Cowboy, Daphne and Skerpa!

Dress up in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit and get your picture taken. Get a chance to win best costume! (To be announced on Facebook after the event)

Young Adult Author Lorna Shultz Nicholson will do a reading of her book “Bent not Broken” – The horses in the book are named after our Miniature Horses!

Other Activities Planned:
– BBQ and Bake Sale
– Crafting Tent
– Free Kids Games
-Silent Auction
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!

Stay up to date here:

https://www.facebook.com/

Red Paddle Co SUP Demo Day – Fernie

Red Paddle Co SUP Demo Day in Fernie hosted by Elevation Showcase

From Facebook – Hosted by Elevation Showcase: “The Red Paddle Co Demo Tour is coming to town! Bringing a range of different inflatable SUPs of all shapes and sizes for you to try!

From nimble river boards, to touring boards, race boards and even XL boards to take the whole family, Red Paddle Co make the premium inflatable SUP for those who want the convenience of a board that easy to transport and store, without compromising on quality, function or performance.

Everyone is welcome, entry is free! This is a kid friendly event, though all kids must have parental supervision at the event.”

THE DETAILS:

Wednesday, June 14th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Maiden Lake, Fernie BC

SUPs. They’re so hot right now.

Ballet Barre With Holly Laroche

Ballet Barre with Holly Laroche at The Castle on First

Find out more exciting castle events here: www.facebook.com

Sharing Time : 8 Brocades Qigong Practice

I’ve been needing a little time in my day to clear my mind, my mind is always racing, and I just thought I’d share this little video I found. I took a short Qigong class in Fernie in 2010, and graduated with honours (or did I just get wave goodbye and a friendly “thanks for coming”…) Every so often I’ll whip out (so slowly) some Qigong moves that I remember and it helps. It really does.

Side note, I think that’s what I most appreciate about mobiles. I’ve been all about mobiles for a long time and now I’m trying to design mobiles with a friend….where was I, when I came home from a bike ride one night last week I looked up at the simple rock and stick mobile in our carport and I watched it as it slowly rotated around. In that moment, I felt so relaxed and at peace.

Alright. Just in case you were wondering “How does she survive?” This is how. Also, if you do watch the video, the guy who pokes his head around the corner is my favourite. He makes me laugh every time.