Category Archives: Fundraising

Fundraising events in Fernie

Community Open Barn Fundraiser Hosted By Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club

Barn Opening Day - Community Fundraiser - Therapy Miniature Horses

Some details:

Saturday, June 24th at 12 PM – 4 PM

Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club is excited to announce our first “Open Barn” Fundraiser! 100% of all money raised will be used to send some of our volunteers to workshops in order to further their knowledge and certification in Equine Therapy, and also toward operation costs for this non-profit group.
This event will have activities for all ages!

Enter by donation to meet our horses Sher, Cowboy, Daphne and Skerpa!

Dress up in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit and get your picture taken. Get a chance to win best costume! (To be announced on Facebook after the event)

Young Adult Author Lorna Shultz Nicholson will do a reading of her book “Bent not Broken” – The horses in the book are named after our Miniature Horses!

Other Activities Planned:
– BBQ and Bake Sale
– Crafting Tent
– Free Kids Games
-Silent Auction
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!

Stay up to date here:

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My Favourite Day Of The Year – Community Yard Sale Day!

yard sale, garage sale day in Fernie BC - Community wide.

Wildsight is taking on the community yard sale day this year. If you’re interested in it, the updates are happening here (Facebook page) but here are the basics: “The Community Yard Sale is back and set to take place Saturday June 3rd from 9AM to 1PM! All individuals, families, organizations and businesses in Fernie are encouraged to take part. The registration fee is $20.00, and all funds raised will go towards Wildsight Elk Valley Projects.”

Speaking of Wildsight, their AGM is happening:

Wildsight Elk Valley Branch AGM

A Night At The Loaf For Bright Beginnings Preschool

I’m on the board of Bright Beginnings Preschool, a great community preschool that relies on fundraising to keep their fees down, and we’re hosting a wonderful night on May 6th at The Loaf. Naena Robinson is performing, canapés will be offered, drinks will be sipped and a silent auction will accept your bids. I’m looking for to it!

Tickets are available at Loaf or at Bright Beginnings Preschool or by emailing Kyndle at kyndle.m@hotmail.com.

Bright Beginnings Preschool Social and Fundraiser at The Loaf

Forest School Yurt Fund Raising

From Beyond4Walls gofundme page:

“We need your help to purchase a Yurt to use as an indoor warming hut ~ a place where the children can escape the harsh elements in times of emergency or need. This Yurt will be a situated in the woods and has been chosen as the most suitable structure for the  children, instructors and volunteers.  A Yurt can give a rustic, cabin like feel and emanate a calm sense of peace. A yurt has a very low impact on the earth and can be easily taken down in a matter of hours.

Your donation, whether it big or small, will help more and more children access outdoor programs.  The funds raised wil greatly help out the whole organization (Outdoor Connections) as other programs can hopefully have access to the Yurt.   It is our hope that school groups, youth groups and community members can all benefit from a yurt in the woods.”

Light Up The Night December 8th

Light Up The Night - Christmas at The Courthouse in Fernie BC

December 8th, come out to the Fernie Courthouse for pictures with Santa, Ghostriders Pep Rally, Free hot dogs and hot chocolate, Market, Music, Outdoor skating rink.

Fernie Lantern Festival & Community Fundraising

into the woods fernie lantern festival - lanterns, fundraising, snacks

The Fernie Lantern Festival is just 2 days away. Aahhee yaaaaeee! Our lantern Community Builds are done and there are so many lanterns in the works. It’s going to be an incredible sight! But I just wanted any of my readers to know, if you didn’t get a chance to make your own lanterns, Hospice artists/volunteers created some that are going to be available for $10 at the Arts Station (Nov 19) from 6pm – all proceeds to Hospice.  Support a great local cause and join the event at 6:30! They sold out last time so get there early.

While we’re talking about fundraising, Bright Beginnings Community Preschool will be set up at the Aquatic Centre grounds with snacks to eat. Don’t forget to bring some change!

And, of course, there will be free hot chocolate – thanks, Starbucks!

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!”