Category Archives: Fundraising

Fundraising events in Fernie

Fundraiser For Blankman Family

Blankman's Fundraiser in Fernie BC

Details from Facebook event page:

Tickets are $20 and available for sale SOON at:
Back Country Meats & Sausage in Fernie
Stephanie’s Glass & Art Studio in Fernie
Fernie Printing Co in Fernie
Interior envy in Fernie
This, That And More in Sparwood

***Italian Dessert Contest***
Dust off those recipe cards!! We are having an Italian Dessert Contest at the spaghetti dinner! Drop your entry off on Friday, February 16 after 4pm at the Fernie Community Center! Judging will happen at 7:30pm at the spaghetti dinner and the winner will receive a travel basket full of goodies worth $250 including a travel voucher!!

https://www.thefreepress.ca/community/family-loses-home-community-responds/

In the early hours of December 24, 2017 Maggie and Mike Blankman, Caleb Blankman, and dog, Koda, woke up to their worst nightmare. Their house was on fire and they were all able to safely escape unharmed with nothing but the clothing on their backs. They lost their home and everything in it that they have worked their whole lives for.

There is also an online silent auction: https://www.facebook.com/blankmanfirereleif/

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GoFundMe: Help Support EKBIP

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Currently 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism. Autism is now the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has no scientifically identified cause and occurs in all ethnic and socio-economic groups.

The East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program (EKBIP) is a regional program that supports children and their families throughout the East Kootenays who have received a diagnosis of Autism or require other behaviour intervention supports. The EKBIP provides evidence-based therapies and falls under the umbrella of the Community Connections Society of Southeast BC (CCS).

ASD spans a lifetime. Early intervention, such as the services and support provided by the East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program, has positive impacts on the quality of life for those within the program! There are 97 families within the East Kootenays currently receiving services from the EKBIP. While there is already an amazing team of staff members doing all that they can for these families, EKBIP is still in
need of your help to make this support the most efficient it can be!

The East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program needs tablets in order to develop and implement behaviour programming for individuals being supported. We are introducing an electronic data collection system in the New Year to best serve families of the East Kootenay region and your support is key! Would you consider donating to help us achieve our goal?

Your support allows for reduced operation costs and in turn allows individual funding to be used towards increased direct contact to children and individuals accessing services. You can help provide families within your community and individuals on the autism spectrum with the best possible support!

When not for profit agencies such as ours receive donations such as yours, it allows much of the funding received to go to direct service! Any monetary donations received are tax-deductible as we are a Non-Profit Society Program under Community Connections Society of Southeast BC!

Thank you for your support!

www.gofundme.com/ekbip

IDES Bake Sale Brought To You By P.A.C.

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There’s a bake sale happening at Isabella Dicken Elementary School tomorrow from 12 – 4 pm in the gym. There will be lots to choose from and it’s a wonderful fundraiser for P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Committee) who do a lot for the students.

I’m making lemon squares right now. They’re going to be amazing…if they even make it there. Yum.

A book sale is also happening at the same time in the library.

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Wreath Making Workshop – Fundraiser For Bright Beginnings Preschool

Wreath Making with Jessie McAllister for Bright Beginnings Preschool

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:

https://www.facebook.com/

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