Category Archives: Community Event

Dumpster Time!

Dumpster Art - Out Of The Box - all artists

It’s me again. I’m still over here playing with my kids and having little adventures. I’m not spending too much time at the computer but my brain never stops coming up with new ideas and art projects. I’m not sure I’ll have time for the dumpster painting project this year, it’s from Friday, August 30th- Sept 2nd, right after an evening selling my art in Kimberley and just before school starts. If you’re keen on doing a dumpster this year, you need to get your idea in by the end of July.

Right now I’m trying to squeeze in a WonderWalk story for Wapiti, a mural proposal for the Beanpod building, a painting for Art Expo, prep for our next Abstract Lion Art Club in August and another big idea that I’ll tell you about later. There’s so much going on! I love it all but it makes me tired just looking at this list.

The dumpster project is fun and super casual. This year there’s even a $500 fee for selected artists. So that’s a great idea. Who knows. Maybe I’ll even fit a dumpster in this year. Dear me. I’m going to bed.

For more information, check out: www.theartsstation.com

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Canada Day In Fernie Without Fireworks

That’s only a few days away! How did that happen?! School’s almost out, my strawberries are turning red, Fernie is looking lush…so of course it’s almost Canada Day.

Here’s the festival Facebook page with a Farmer’s market and everything. What it doesn’t tell you is that Naena Robinson is playing at 4:30. Not to be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/

This is what it says, though:

“Get ready for some serious Canada Day fun in Fernie, BC. This is one of the biggest farmers market events of the year.

The City of Fernie is excited to once again be hosting the Canada Day celebration from 12pm-9pm on July 1!

The event will be held on the Fernie Aquatic Centre grounds and include a full lineup of live music, children’s activities, the Mountain Market, free swimming, beer gardens and much more.

The Mountain Market will runs from noon to 5pm.

The City of Fernie would also like to let the community know that due to the recurring high seasonal fire risk, we have decided not to include a fireworks display at the 2019 Canada Day festivities.

More info: http://ow.ly/eS9450uyqHY”

In lieu of actual fireworks, I’ll leave you with this:

photo of fireworks

BC Bats – Learn and Count

BC Bats Learn and Count Bat Community Project, Fernie, BC Elk Valley

Join the Kootenay Community Bat Project on Tuesday, June 11 at the Big Red Barn in Cokato (4349 Cokato Road) for an informational session and bat count.

Informational Session: 8:30-9:30pm
Bat Count: 9:45 – 11:30pm

For more info contact Harmony Lloyd at 250.430.7122.

For all things batty please visit www.bcbat.ca.

Little Critter Race Schedule

Little Critter Race Schedule in Fernie BC

From the facebook event page:

“It’s time once again for another Little Critter Criterium! Criterium style rides are where competitors complete as many laps of a short course as possible in the allotted time. For every lap of the course completed the rider puts his/her name in for draw prizes. This fun event is geared to riders 12 years and under. (Training wheels are not appropriate, run bikes and tag along bikes are okay.) You must have a current FMBC membership which can be found online at www.bikefernie.ca

P.S. Parents…wear running shoes as your children are faster than your flip-flops!”

It’s Fernie Community Yard Sale Day – Here’s The Map

Fernie Community Yard Sale 2019 Map - wildsight, free press,

For more information, check out the Facebook event group.

I also saw this:

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Fernie Secondary School – Wanted: Garden Supplies

Garden Help for Fernie Secondary School

2021, It Is Said

“Kootenay-East MLA Tom Shypitka claims that a full replacement for Fernie’s elementary school should be coming in just a couple of years.

Shypitka wrote in a Facebook post that he spoke to Education Minister Rob Fleming in the B.C. Legislature this week about schooling in the East Kootenay….” Read more here.

girls on desk looking at notebook

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This is huge news for Fernie. A new school for École Isabella Dicken Elementary School is long over due, with our booming and vibrant community. There are so many portables out back and kindergarten classes don’t seem to be getting smaller.