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!”
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The Fernie Seniors Centre is also looking for anyone wanting to donate non-perishable goods to their Grocery Hamper, which is raffled off at the Fall Tea. Drop off at the Seniors Centre at 562 3rd Ave.
SCRAPBOOKING SUPPLIES BLOW OUT SALE
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
New and gently used items
This Saturday November 7
10:00 am to Noon
1121 2nd Ave
ribbon, card stock, metal dies, stampers, rubber stamps, paper, copic markers,books …
ALL PROCEDES SUPPORT MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXPENSES FOR MICHELLE (Mitchell)
For more information on Michelle, check out her GoFundMe page. They’re hoping to raise money for Michelle’s dental work and traveling funds.
I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be faced with such hardships. My heart feels heavy for the Mitchell family…I gotta say, though, they sound like a strong, amazing family that would do anything for her.
I just happened to see this tiny 2″ x 4″ note at one of the tables at the Fall Craft Fair and it was promoting the Wine, Dine, Create Fundraising Night. The Fernie Freedom Climbers raise awareness for the issue of modern day slavery. I could not find this information anywhere online but the tiny note did say this particulate Fundraiser is supporting their 2016 climb.
On Wednesday, October 28, from 7-9 pm, you can go to the Elks Hall (491 1st ave) “for an evening of fun with your friends. Sip wine, munch of apples and take home your mixed media creation.” A girls night out for $35. You’re supposed to get tickets ahead of time and to get tickets you have to get a hold of one of the climbers. They couldn’t make it more difficult. Good luck!
Freyja Lifestyle Fashion team at 2014 Colour Crawl
fernie’s Colour Crawl 2
Fernie Colour Crawl 2 is coming up September 26th, 2015. “5.5 km. Just for fun walk or run. Concert, BBQ and beer garden at the finish line. All ages welcome! You can walk or run the event course. You can enter as a team or as an individual. Prizes awarded for best costumes, fastest time, best team spirit, best team name, most colourful, etc.”
“All proceeds go to The Fernie Childcare Society for the development of their outdoor playspace and the Fernie and District Arts Council for the youth initiative fund.”
“If anyone is interested in volunteering on the event day please email email@example.com with VOLUNTEER in the heading. What could be more fun than throwing colour at people and donating your time to the youth and children in our community!”
The Facebook Page – Registration and other information:
This event will include a local Harvest Dinner by Chef Barrie on Saturday, September 19th, with Sunday, September 20th being a Harvest Fall Fair with potato sack races, live music, apple cider demos, cake walk, workshops, chilli cook-off, biggest & best content, pony rides, craft fair and more.
For all the latest details: Harvest Feast & Fest on Facebook
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