Category Archives: Competitions

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!”

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Griz Days Is Coming – February 25-March 3

Griz Days 2015 Fernie Winter Festival parade - The Griz, Mayor Mary

There’s always so much going on, you can’t keep it all straight, but there is a website for Griz Days and the whole schedule is on it. www.ferniegrizdays.com.

This year’s fashion is jean on jean so get those jean jackets out of those boxes in your basement closet and find some nice hoodies to go under it because jean jackets are typically not that warm.

Here’s a write up from the website:

“This year the Griz is getting his Canadian Tuxedo out to celebrate Fernie’s 42nd year of Griz Days. The Powder King of the Lizard Range is embracing our Canadian fashion tradition of jeans and jean jackets for Griz Days Gone Denim 2019. This year’s winter festival, from March 1-3, will celebrate our casual, rugged style in the same legendary party fashion.

Through partnerships with various community organizations, new events were added to the weekend party in 2018 – these will return bigger and better. By hosting activities and participating in the Griz Days Most Wanted more than $8000 was raised by local non-profit societies.

The festivities will start during the week with events like a community scavenger hunt, with daily opportunities to win great prizes, and a cross-country ski challenge. This year the focus is on offering new and creative family events, that encourage getting out into our great Canadian winter.

Of course the Griz will be roaming the community in his best “Denim on Denim” outfit starting with a visit to local schools and a ski trip around Fernie Alpine Resort on Friday, followed by a special visit to the Fernie Arts Station’s family friendly Griz Story Time that night. And for the adults the popular Griz Days Pub Crawl will be back – a taste of Fernie for the foodies out there.

Many of Saturday’s staple events like the Griz Days Craft Fair, the Griz Baby Crawl, and, of course, the Extreme Griz Challenge to crown the King and Queen of the Mountain will return.

The Junior Griz Training Ground will be back for its second year. This is the perfect opportunity for Fernie’s young people to see if they have what it takes to compete for the title of the Griz. Set up with a series of fun, skill-testing activities the Junior Griz Training Ground is for kids of all ages.

Saturday’s festivities then focus in Station Square in downtown Fernie. Starting in the late afternoon and continuing into the evening the square will be the location of the lumberjack show, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and, of course, spectacular fireworks.

One of the most popular events, the Griz Days Parade, will be the highlight of the evening as it winds down 2nd Avenue in the early evening. Building on last year’s expanded participation there will be more floats, more horses, more organizations and more of everything in this crowd favourite.

The Dummy Downhill, held at Fernie Alpine Resort on Sunday, is a chance for the more tactile and creative to see if they can build the ultimate ski jumping machine. These creations, built from cardboard to paper mache to wood, slide down a steep runway on skis or snowboards in an attempt to fly the highest and go the farthest – and to have the most spectacular crash.”

EOW Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition 20th Anniversary

Edge of the World, Rock Paper Scissors Fernie, BC 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Edge of the World (412B 2nd Ave, Fernie)

“Edge of the World Fernie is hosting the 20th Anniversary of its Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition! Come down to the shop before closing and get ready to throw down.

It’s free to enter and the winner as always gets to take home a board of their choice from the store! Because it’s the 20th Anniversary we’re also going to be giving away tons of extra prizes so this is one you don’t want to miss.”

Mark Your Calendars – 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt Coming Up

Fernie Pumpkin Hunt - Nordic Society Fundraiser

Saturday, October 20th the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt is happening at Fernie Nordic Society Centre (warming hut) by the Provincial Park. This is intended for kids aged 9 and under. There will be hot chocolate, fires for warmth and PUMPKINS to hunt. I’d suggest you and your family get there early as it’s a popular event and pumpkins go fast.

11:30-1:30pm. Dress warm!

In The News : Fernie Wins Cribbage Gold

Fernie Cribbage Gold Team at BC Games

From The Free Press:

“Four Fernie residents have returned home from the 55+ BC Games as provincial cribbage champions.

Representing the East Kootenay Zone, Fernie’s Dorothy Smith, Aki Kimoto, George Cockburn and Dale Newlove were crowned the cribbage champions.

Team Smith and Kimoto took gold, while Cockburn and Newlove took silver….read more.”

Dumpster Art Party Tonight!

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“Saturday 30th June, 4-9pm at Station Square

A live interactive painting event at Station Square!

Over the years almost 40 dumpster and recycling bins have been transformed into works of art. At this live painting weekend, artists will prep dumpsters and start painting on the evenings of Thursday and Friday, with pop-up DJs building the atmosphere. The main event is on Saturday from 4-9pm with a beer tent, DJs, kids crafts, and chance for all to join in painting the community Dumpster.

Come out to watch artist’s visions come to life and vote for your favorite – there’s a $500 people’s choice award up for grabs for the winning design.

This year the Dumpster painting will be an evening event with DJs, a beer garden and kids’ Dumpster Trail activity.

Come by between 4 and 9pm to see the dumpsters painted live and contribute to the community dumpster.

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April 3rd Is The Fernie Banner Project Deadline

Fernie Banner Project - Call for Entry