Category Archives: Competitions

New Running Challenge – The Lone Wolf

The Lone Wolf - Running Challenge by The Stag Leap

The Lone Wolf is a new trail running challenge in Fernie, BC. A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can.

The course will be a beautiful, manageable, single track loop, with moderate elevation gain. Around the 7km mark, it will be easy enough to complete within the cutoff time for most, however pacing and tactics will come into play as the day goes on.

The loop will be washing-machine style – heading clockwise, then counterclockwise, then clockwise and so on. Racers need to make it back to base before the hour cutoff, and be ready to start the loop again, on the hour. If you miss the cutoff, you’re out and you remain in the den.

Race details, here: http://www.stagleaprunning.com/stag-leap-services/races/lone-wolf/.

Registration opening December 1st, 10AM: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=52780″

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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!”

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