Category Archives: Community Event

Did You Know : Community Appreciation Day

did you know - city of fernie news

From skifernie.com

“On Sunday, January 13, 2019  Fernie Alpine Resort will say ‘Thank You’ to local communities by offering a FREE day of skiing and riding to the residents of  the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Please note that Photo ID and proof of local residency (drivers license, pay stub, utility bill etc) are required to receive the lift ticket.  Tickets are only valid on January 13th and snow checks will not be issued on complimentary tickets.  Complimentary tickets are available to Elk Valley Residents only…Cranbrook and area residents are welcome to enjoy Community Appreciation Day at Kimberley Alpine Resort on January 13th, 2019.

A fundraising BBQ will also be held on Community Day with all proceeds going towards the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre.  Community members can pick up a voucher that is valid for a $6 burger or hot dog in the daylodge.  Huge thanks go out to our BBQ sponsors – Sysco.

In addition, Fernie Alpine Resort is inviting Elk Valley Residents that are brand new to the sport of skiing or snowboarding to enjoy a complimentary Telus Learn to Ski or Snowboard beginner group lesson on January 13th as part of the Community Day festivities.  There will be 10 adult and 10 child spots available for a complimentary beginner group lesson, complete with lift tickets and rentals.  Advance registration is required and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration for the Telus Learn to Ski/Snowboard lessons can be booked at Guest Services Snow School Desk or by calling 250-423-2406.

Don’t forget to stop by the Telus Tent in the plaza for goodies and get the details on the latest in Telus gear.

And head into the Sports Alpine Retail Shop for a special ONE DAY COMMUNITY DAY SALE – All locals can get 20% off helmets and all outerwear and jackets will be 25% off January 13th only.  Don’t miss out! “

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New Years Eve 2018 In Fernie

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A lot like other years, since our family grew, New Years Eve plans have changed a bit. We’re not drinking and partying until 5 in the morning (not that I ever really did that). This year we’re thinking of taking the kids up to the hill, cooking hotdogs at the bottom of mighty moose, do some night skiing and sledding, watching the fireworks at 9 and then head home to put the kids to bed. How times have changed! I’m kind of looking forward to it, though. An easy and fun time with the kids and a nice quiet evening with Robo. Let’s see if this pans out the way I think or perhaps my husband will be out partying like it’s 2008, not unlikely, and I’ll have a nice quiet evening with my TV. I’ve started watching Letterkenny, a show set in a small Ontario town, which I didn’t think would grab me the way it is and that’s all I want to watch now. Bringing in the new year with Wayne, Daryl and Dan!

Fernie Heritage Library’s Dicken’s Christmas Party

Dickens' Christmas Party Fernie BC Library

From the Facebook event page:

Dickens’ Christmas Party: Saturday, Dec 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm

Join us for cider, stories, treats, and activities for all ages. This annual library event is a wonderful chance to connect with your neighbours. The afternoon concludes with a rousing community Christmas carol led by local community musicians. All are welcome.”

I’m a big believer in the Fernie Heritage Library and their programs but this is, honestly, one I try to avoid because it’s so popular. I’m not a fan of so many people in tight spaces. But I do know it’s a good time and hosted by amazing people.

Final Craft Fair of 2018 – T’is The Season

T'is The Season Craft Fair Fernie BC - Fernie Community Centre locally made handmade goods

Fernie’s final craft fair of 2018 is happening this Saturday and we’re going to be there! Michelle and I will be awkwardly selling our Annex Suspended mobiles and ornaments at the Fernie Community Centre from 10-3 along with over sixty other handmade makers. It’s a sold out show so come get some locally made goods.

Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club Sponsorships

Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club - sponsorship by gift

“At this Sunday’s fundraiser we will be rolling out our new sponsorship program. Sponsor one of our herd, Skerpa, Cowboy, Daphne or Cher for one week at $15 , one month at $65 or any combination you choose. A great gift option for yourself or for the person who has everything!”

The fundraiser is today, Sunday, December 9th, from 12-3pm and includes:

– Photos with Santa and the Minis by Kyle Hamilton
($10 for a 5×7, and $20 for an 8×10 )
– Hot Cocoa and Cider by donation
– Mike Penny Wood Carver
– Christmas Carollers
– Fire pit to warm up
– And introducing our Miniature Herd sponsorship program! Details available at the event!

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Christmas Tree Fundraiser Today!

Christmas Tree Fundraiser for Tessa, Gryffin and Haven on Saturday, December 8th

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Fernie Arts Co-op Sale & Social

Fernie Arts Co-op Holiday Sale and Artist' Social on December 8th