Category Archives: Children and Babies

Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club Sponsorships

Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club - sponsorship by gift

“At this Sunday’s fundraiser we will be rolling out our new sponsorship program. Sponsor one of our herd, Skerpa, Cowboy, Daphne or Cher for one week at $15 , one month at $65 or any combination you choose. A great gift option for yourself or for the person who has everything!”

The fundraiser is today, Sunday, December 9th, from 12-3pm and includes:

– Photos with Santa and the Minis by Kyle Hamilton
($10 for a 5×7, and $20 for an 8×10 )
– Hot Cocoa and Cider by donation
– Mike Penny Wood Carver
– Christmas Carollers
– Fire pit to warm up
– And introducing our Miniature Herd sponsorship program! Details available at the event!

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Festival Of Lights In Fernie

Michelle and I were artists in the Festival of Lights this past weekend and, although the work was hard, it was worth it. To be part of community projects is so important to me and to push us to work in a different way (glowing 3D objects!) gets the brain working double-time. Thank goodness Michelle doesn’t mind getting involved in these projects with me.

The whole event was incredibly fun. Parading around downtown with our families, dancing in a crowd, looking at the other brilliant art installations, drinking hot chocolate and watching fireworks at the end. A great event for Fernie!

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East Kootenay Early Years Parent Survey

adorable autumn baby blur

With a chance to win grocery money, and who wouldn’t love that, just fill out this survey for East Kootenay Early Years. Sounds like they want to find out if you’re getting what you need(ed). Link to survey.

Music Break : If You Really Love Nothing (Reimagined by Pêtr Aleksänder)


I got home from school drop off and came to my computer, like I do every morning after drop off, and opened Spotify. Looking for something different to listen to, I clicked on the Release Radar mix. The first song I heard was this and I felt it was just the perfect song for this morning.

I’ve been reading a book called Road Ends by Mary Lawson. It’s about a family who lives in northern Ontario, set in the late 1960s, and the struggles they deal with from their past and present. The mother locks herself in her room with her newborn and slowly fades away, completely obliviously to the rest of the family, the father lives a life of regret and fails to step up to his role as father, and the kids, well, the kids are surviving the best they know how. About 15 pages from the end I put the book down and I cleaned up all the toys on the floor I’ve been ignoring, put away all the drawings my kids have 1/2 finished that just sit around the house, I put away clothes on the floor that I pretend aren’t there and threw out a banana peel from under the coffee table that looked like I caught it just in time. Life can get away from you. I get it but I don’t want that. I want to step up. My kids deserve to be kids and I should be there to support them and show them how to love even when things aren’t going our way. Gosh, books, I love them. I love music, too. Now it’s time to draw!

School Of Fish Art Project In Revelstoke

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Thanksgiving At The Barn

Montane Barn Thanksgiving with Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club

Mark Your Calendars – 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt Coming Up

Fernie Pumpkin Hunt - Nordic Society Fundraiser

Saturday, October 20th the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt is happening at Fernie Nordic Society Centre (warming hut) by the Provincial Park. This is intended for kids aged 9 and under. There will be hot chocolate, fires for warmth and PUMPKINS to hunt. I’d suggest you and your family get there early as it’s a popular event and pumpkins go fast.

11:30-1:30pm. Dress warm!