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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.”
“We’re bringing you the Ultimate Clothing Swap!
Have you been inspired by Marie Kondo like the rest of the world? If so, then go through your wardrobe, say thanks and goodbye to those items that no longer bring you joy… THEN, bring them along to The Legion, let others find joy in your items and make yourself a little money.
– $10 per table
– Bring along your gently used items that are still in good condition (clothing, shoes, purses, jackets, etc.)
– You can price the items as you please, as little or as much as you feel is right.
– All sales will be cash only
– You will be responsible for your table and all of your sales, the Legion takes no responsibility
More details coming soon!”
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.
Sadly, I won’t be at these craft fairs with my art or our mobiles. We will be in Calgary at Curated. but I fully recommend this local handmade craft fair. It will be packed with good local goods and you have two options – Friday night and Saturday.
If you’re in town on December 15, Michelle and I will be at that craft fair selling our mobiles and suspended art, including ornaments and banners.
From facebook event page:
“Art on the Lawn is an opportunity for the public to experience local Fernie art, meet the artists and see them work! A truly unique experience as part of Chautauqua!
The Fernie Visual Arts Guild and individual artists will display their art for viewing and sale. Fernie artists Laura Nelson, Brianne Chisholm and Vanessa Croome can be seen live painting throughout the event.
Fifteen local artists are creating a selection of original work especially for ArtExpo2018 being displayed for your enjoyment and appreciation during Art the Lawn. Everyone is encouraged to wander around the three sided easels to view the varied works of our artists. Participating artists are Amanda Haugrud, Aidan Barnes, Melanie MacVoy, Vanessa Croome, Pru Harshan, Brina Schenk, Brianne Chisholm, Megan Haeusler, Judy Winter, Kathy Stead, Dorothy Sharp, Tyra Collombin, Laura Nelson, Pat Moore, Leanne Stothert.
In addition look for the WonderWalk installment at Art on the Lawn. Fernie artist Brina Schenk has created a new series of original paintings which form a wonderful story for kids and adults alike.
Cover artwork: Laura Nelson”
(photo from 2015 Farmer’s Market at Rotary Park)
This sunday starting at 10 am there is going to be something called Bippity Boppity Boo Children’s Festival and Fernie Farmer’s Market at Rotary Park this Sunday.
From the event page “With balloons, bubbles, dancing and more, this festival will offer hours of fun for the whole family, plus include inspiring live performances and engaging kid crafts, sprinklers, crafts, and piles of circus inspired fun.
This event is brought to you by the Fernie Heritage Library, and Fernie Mountain Market.”
Enjoy your Wapiti, BBB hot weekend!