Category Archives: Community Event

Free Community BBQ Tomorrow

CBT Fernie Community BBQ

“Join us for a FREE BBQ, catered by The Bridge Bistro and made with local ingredients. Enjoy live music by Fernie band, RedGirl. Our Annual General Meeting takes place beforehand at the Best Western from 4 to 5 P.M. Meet the Trust board and ask questions about our work in the region.” – more here.

6-8pm at Fernie Community Centre

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Fernie Colour Crawl This Saturday!

Freyja Lifestyle Fashion - Colour Crawl Fernie 2014

“Now in it’s 4th year, this fun event is a colourful walk / run fundraiser event followed by a concert with Hark Raving Sirens.
This is a great family event that raises funds for the Fernie Child Care Society, a local non-profit organization. Come and check out some of our amazing community trails and their beautiful fall colours. Be sure to join us after the race with refreshments and food, prizes and live music by the Hark Raving Sirens.
Register early and receive a free pair of Colour Crawl Sunglasses, while quantities last!
The route is 5 km walk or run with colour stations along the way. Costumes recommended! Plan to get covered in powdered colours so wear clothes that can get dirty and as well as your sunglasses!
All ages welcome! You can enter as a team or as an individual. Prizes awarded for best costumes, fastest time, best team spirit, best team name, most colourful, and more.
Event Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location:
Race Start: Boat Launch parking lot
Race After Party: Arts Station Square (6th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave)
Cost:
Adult: $30
Youth (under 18): $20
Children (under 5): Free”

Also, Fernie Colour Crawl is looking for volunteers. If you’re free, contact Fernie Childcare Society : (250) 423-3313

Staying In Fernie For Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair Weekend!

Fernie Chautauqua kicks off today and goes until Sunday, September 16th. The schedule is so long and vast, you gotta get to their website www.ferniechautauqua.com to see it all. If you’re coming for the weekend, Fernie’s RV Resort has some yurts available. Special!

Fernie RV Resort - Camping and Yurt Accommodations

Fernie Watershed Tour

fairy creek hike to the waterfalls - rod and brina

“Discover Fernie’s amazing water source, how water is used in our community and what happens when we are done with it. Increase your knowledge and awareness of our local watersheds and water-related issues in our community in a this great afternoon walk spent with Lee-Anne Walker, naturalist and director of the Elk River Alliance.” More details here.

Did You Know : BC Municipal Elections

did you know - city of fernie news

Some important dates from City of Fernie:

BC Municipal Elections – Nomination Period September 4- 14

September 14, 2018 (4:00pm – 4:00pm)

The City of Fernie’s Municipal Election is on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  If you are interested in running for Mayor or Council or want to know how to vote and if you are eligible, read the information below or visit the British Columbia General Local Elections website.

Voters in Fernie will vote for:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 6 Councillors
  • 1 School Board Trustee

Key Dates

Start of Nomination Period — September 4, 2018
End of Nomination Period — September 14 2018
Declaration of Candidates — September 21, 2018
Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline — September 21, 2018
End of Election Period — September 21, 2018
Start of Campaign Period — September 22, 2018 (12:01 a.m.)
Advance Voting Opportunities from Wednesday October 10 and Wednesday October 17 (8 AM – 8 PM)
Election Day Voting Hours from (8 AM – 8 PM)

Did You Know : Fall Registration Fair

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie’s website:

“Fernie Community Services Fall Registration Fair will be on September 5-6, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Fernie Community Centre.

The Fair will provide opportunities to sign up for community programs, sporting groups and other groups.”

Art On The Lawn At Chautauqua

Art on the Lawn - Fernie Artists on City Hall Grounds for Chautauqua Fall Fair

From facebook event page:

“Art on the Lawn is an opportunity for the public to experience local Fernie art, meet the artists and see them work! A truly unique experience as part of Chautauqua!

The Fernie Visual Arts Guild and individual artists will display their art for viewing and sale. Fernie artists Laura Nelson, Brianne Chisholm and Vanessa Croome can be seen live painting throughout the event.

Fifteen local artists are creating a selection of original work especially for ArtExpo2018 being displayed for your enjoyment and appreciation during Art the Lawn. Everyone is encouraged to wander around the three sided easels to view the varied works of our artists. Participating artists are Amanda Haugrud, Aidan Barnes, Melanie MacVoy, Vanessa Croome, Pru Harshan, Brina Schenk, Brianne Chisholm, Megan Haeusler, Judy Winter, Kathy Stead, Dorothy Sharp, Tyra Collombin, Laura Nelson, Pat Moore, Leanne Stothert.

In addition look for the WonderWalk installment at Art on the Lawn. Fernie artist Brina Schenk has created a new series of original paintings which form a wonderful story for kids and adults alike.

Cover artwork: Laura Nelson”