Category Archives: Competitions

Fernie Early Years Colour Contest

Fernie Early Years - Colouring Contest - Colouring Sheet by ColourMe Fernie

From Facebook:

“COLORING CONTEST! Stop by the Early Years Hub at the Library today from 1:00-3:00 and pick up one of these coloring sheets for your kids for our coloring contest!”

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Fernie Kids Tri 2017

Fernie Kids Tri - This Sunday - Swim, Bike, Run

From the Fernie Kids Triathlon website:

Here we go again!!!  Preparations are underway for the 7th Annual Fernie Kids Triathlon.  This year’s date is Sunday Sept 17, 2017.  Registration opens April 15th, 2017 on the Zone 4 website.

UPDATE, July 21, 2017 – Registration is full.  If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please email ferniekidstri@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to another great event.  If you can help out in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at ferniekidstri@gmail.com.

See you on the course.

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Side note, there is a BBQ happening during the event which will raise money for Bright Beginnings Community Preschool. 10 am -2 pm.

Art Expo Voting Begins

The lucky winner of the most votes gets $200! I could use that money to buy loads of groceries that would last about 3 days in this household.

Place your vote here and send that person home from Wapiti Music Festival (where the original artwork will be on display) with a couple bags of groceries!

Art Expo 2017, Wapiti Music Festival, Fernie BC, Original Art on Display

Pre-Dumpster Day Painting Night & Dumpster Day!

Out of the box Dumpster Art Project Fernie BC - July 9th, 2017

I’m all set to paint a dumpster this Sunday in the blazing hot sun! But because it’s too much work to get done in a day, us painters will be out painting starting Thursday night and each night leading up to Sunday. Friday night there will even be a DJ (DJ Ray) at Station Square making it a little more enjoyable and if you’re downtown you should come say hi.

Dumpster day is truly the best. It’s got a cool block party vibe to it. There will be activities (decorate your own trucker hat being my favourite), button making, spray painting station, music, live painting and who knows what else. It’s so fun. See you there!

Some extra details from Facebook:

“Come down to Station Square on July 9th to see this year’s winning dumpsters painted by our local artists. Enjoy the sounds of Jay Ray’s music, make some buttons with your children at our Kids Art Corner and see the magic of the dumpster transformation!

This year’s artists are: Peggy Black, Brina Schenk, Joey Kosolofski, Dejana Lukac, Tanya Kindrat, Leanne-Raye Timmons, Drew Hampson and Scott Cable.

The Dumpster Painting will coincide with the first Sunday Socials from Fernie Chamber of Commerce so you can enjoy this arts event from within a pedestrianised Downtown.

Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the City of Fernie and in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Out of the Box is a project in which 10 commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists.

Out of the Box is intended as a way for our regional art community to bring beauty and creativity to a seemingly mundane item like a trash dumpster.”

Griz Days Schedule

Girl Days. It’s kind of a big deal in these parts. And this is the 40th Griz Days! Fernie has endless events scheduled from March 3rd to 5th. It’s almost too much. You gotta just pick something here and there and be alright with missing the rest.

You can find a detailed schedule on Tourism Fernie’s website:

Griz Days on Fernie Tourism 2017 - Yukon Blonde, Parade, Craft Fair, Schedule

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Taste Of Fernie November 24th, 2016

Taste of Fernie November 24th

Elk Valley Festival of Trees

Elk Valley Festival of Trees - Fernie Rotary Club

From Elk Valley Festival of Trees Facebook page:

“What is Elk Valley Festival of Trees about? Well the beautiful TREES!
This is a three week fundraising event that will become a must-see holiday tradition in the Elk Valley. We will proudly display 10 of the most dazzling Christmas Trees for all to admire this side of the North Pole. Open to the public, the festival invites visitors to browse through the holiday display and cast a ballot for their favourite tree.
Fernie Rotary’s goal is sponsoring this event is to raise a large amount of funding for multiple community organizations across the Elk Valley at one time.

How does Elk Valley Festival of Trees work?

A business sponsors a tree and chooses a local community organization/not for profit or charity to work with. Together with a Tree Designer, the business and the chosen community organization will decide on a theme for decorating the tree. They will all come together to decorate the tree.
The local community organization can raise a significant amount of funding through several ways:
1) a GRAND PRIZE – People’s Choice Award of up to $1000 (based on 10 trees sponsored) for the tree that receives the most votes.

2) For each vote a tree receives, the community group/not for profit/charity will receive $3.25.

3) During the three week period the trees will be part of a silent auction. Minimum bid will be $500 and 100% of the tree auction proceeds will go to the sponsored community organization.

*Funds raised in the Elk Valley will stay in the Elk Valley

Come out and enjoy the many events taking place during the Elk Valley Festival of Trees and vote to support the local community organizations/not for profits/charities!

Looking forward to seeing you there!”