What a strange year it’s turning out to be. A couple more shops are shutting down this year, Vitality Body & Mind and The Play Room, kind of unexpected for the rest of us – perhaps, not so unexpected for the owners. This on top of the other businesses – Kelvin’s Kitchen and Four Cubs who already said their good-byes.
It’s not an easy town to start a business in and the ones that last a long time are considered the lucky ones. I’m just guessing but I gather you need to prepare for really busy and completely dead and not expect one year to be anything like the last.
There are resources in the area to help and advise. CBT offers a free service to businesses in the Kootenays called Basin Business Advisors Program. Something to consider, as they’re highly recommended and running a business can be difficult.
Common areas of support include:
- financial analysis;
- business and strategic planning;
- human resources;
- competitive analysis;
- target market analysis;
- general business viability
Posted in Conferences, Retreats, Workshops, Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Living Local
Tagged Basin Business Advisors Program, Columbia Basin Trust, Financial Analysis, Kootenay Business, Marketing, Small Business
Saturday and Sunday 7-8th April, 9-3pm
Saori is hand weaving that emphasises creativity and free expression. No rules, no fear – just pure absorption and immersion into weaving and working with yarn and threads. This ‘non-technique’ is meditative in nature and aims to build a clearer expression of your human self from the process itself and the resulting handwoven cloth.
Posted in Conferences, Retreats, Workshops, Fernie BC, Living Local, The Arts
Tagged Fernie, Hand Weaving, Local Artists, Meditation, Saori Weaving, The Arts Station
“Come spend Easter Sunday at Fort Steele Heritage Town!
This is a fun-filled day with so much going on, including a *NEW FULL-SITE* Easter Egg Hunt!!
*NEW! Full-site Easter Egg Hunt!!
– Test your searching skills to find over 6000 eggs hidden around town!
– Golden eggs are back with special prizes awarded!
*NEW! Special Egg Hunt location for ages 0-5 years!
– Kid-friendly search for the little ones! :)
*Easter Parade @ 1pm
– Bring your decorated bike and join in!
*Decorated Egg Contest
– Bring your favourite egg from home!
– 12 & under
*Plant a Seed
*Cookie Decorating ($2)
…& so much more!
This does sound like fun! And only 1 hour from Fernie.
“All abuzz about bee’s 🐝 Have you always wanted to be a bee keeper, but a bit terrified of bees? Have you wanted to help out our native pollinators but didn’t know where to start? Well I’ve got a surprise for you!
You can be a mason bee keeper!
This workshop is the first step in fulfilling your dream of becoming a bee keeper and helping out our native pollinators!
You’ll learn all about the life cycle of Mason bees, their habitat, conservation efforts, housing needs, etc. Everything you’ll need to know about this amazing bee.
There will be a draw for a mason bee house too!
A second session will be provided in the late fall to teach you about fall care and cocoon harvesting!”
March 17th, 1 PM at Infinitea T-Bar
“Join Club Cre8’s Rachel Butterworth and Sadie Rosgen from Tunnel Theatre company for three days of singing, drama, poetry and movement workshops. Suitable for children aged 7-13, the three day workshop this Spring Break will take place in the Arts Station theatre and culminate in a fun, scratch performance on the Wednesday late afternoon.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9-4pm
$195, or 295 for two siblings.
Includes three days of professional arts teaching, 18 hours!”
More information here.
Posted in Children and Babies, Conferences, Retreats, Workshops, Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Live Presentation, Living Local, The Arts
Tagged Arts Camp, Fernie, Spring Break, The Arts Station