“With its biggest ever line-up of Canadian talent, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is set to close out Canada 150 with its 19th annual tour, which will once again makes its way through the East Kootenay between Dec. 11 and 13.
Canada 150 ambassador Alan Doyle will travel from Calgary to Port Moody with The Beautiful Band, with the first B.C. stop in Sparwood at 3:35 p.m. on Dec. 11.
From there, the train will make stops at Fernie from 5:15 to 6 p.m., Jaffray from 7:15 to 7:35 p.m. and conclude the day in Cranbrook, arriving at 9:05 p.m…Read more at E-Know.ca.
A little information for you from Fernie Nature Club:
Please join the Fernie Nature Club for the annual Christmas Bird Count happening this year on Thursday, December 14! Please meet at 1042 – 10th Ave at 8:30am and then head out for the day. Enter through the carport entrance via the side door. Lunch and snacks will be available when you return.
PLEASE NOTE: Lee-Anne Walker will be doing the survey of Hosmer to the Fernie Visitor Information Centre on December 15 from 1-4 pm if anyone would like to join in on this date. Please meet Lee-Anne at the Wildsight Elk Valley office at 12:45pm.
The information on the numbers of birds and species from this count will be entered into a data base which is used by scientists and researchers who are looking at the trends over the past years. Since Fernie is located between the prairies and the West Coast, we can provide valuable information on what is happening in the bird world.
Please be prepared with the appropriate clothing, water. etc. You will be staying out in the field for the prime counting hours and will then meet up starting anywhere from 2-3pm for lunch/snacks and to turn in your tally.
If you wish to go birding on skis, snowshoes or a fat tire bike, please bring your gear with you. The Nature Club will give you an area that should work for you and you can head out.
If you cannot attend on December 14, you can still participate by counting birds at your backyard feeder during the 3 days before and 3 days after Dec 14 and we will record this as “species being present”.
The Nature Club would also like to start collecting the 2018 fees for BC Nature and the Fernie Nature Club. This year, the family rate at $25 and the single rate at $20. Approximately $15 of this goes to BC Nature which includes a subscription to their magazine, as well as their insurance, project and administration costs. For more info on the Fernie Nature Club or the Christmas Bird Count please contact Ron Lentz at Ron 250-430-7249.
“The Royal Ballet Nutcracker Screening direct from England. FREE! December 17th, 5pm @ the Vogue Theatre
This beautiful ballet enthralls with snowflakes, the land of sweets and sensational dancing. A wonderful night out for all the family, we encourage children to come dressed as their own fairy prince/ss, ballet dancer, evil magician, magical toy or mouse! Magical wands, sweets and toys all welcome too! Totally free, just come along.”
“Does your child love coming to visit Daphne, Sher and Cowboy? Don’t miss the chance to get some Christmas photos with them next weekend! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at 2:30-4pm! Sunday, December 10, 12-4pm at the Fernie Courthouse.”
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