From Fernie Chamber of Commerce event page:
Have you ever considered being an entrepreneur but have hesitated about taking the next steps? This session will provide you with all of the critical considerations before making the leap.
Find out about:
• different company structures like co-ops, for profits, incorporated, proprietorship etc.;
• • personality and lifestyle – do you have what it takes?;
• steps to launch a plan;
• support organizations, funding… and much more.
This 2 hour intensive program will walk you through all the critical consideration and link you to more resources in each topic area if you need more information.
Please register at least two business days prior to the workshop to secure a spot and to avoid cancellation.
Posted in Conferences, Retreats, Workshops, Corporate Events, Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Living Local
Tagged Fernie, Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Free, New Business, Starting A Business
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!”
Posted in Community Event, Competitions, Corporate Events, Fernie BC, Fundraising, Ideas Galore, Live Presentation, News
Tagged Christmas Tree, Elk Valley Festival of Trees, Fernie, Fernie Rotary Club, Fundraising Event, Park Place Lodge, The Elk Valley
FALL COLOURING CONTEST!
Come in to Grow and grab a colouring page (or message us to have one emailed to you), get your little artist to do their best work and then bring it back to us.
Mystery prizes will be handed out throughout the month so get those beautiful pictures submitted asap. Major prize, randomly drawn on Oct 31st!
Read the article on The Free Press’ website here.
When I moved here back in 2009, or was it 2008…, I did not picture Fernie changing the way it is today. A new executive retreat? Heaven’s Gate? Montane? The Cedars? and probably more I don’t know about. I thought this was a small town that no one had heard of – I certainly had no idea what a “Fernie” was when Rod told me had moved to here.
Anyways, I’m not against progress, but I’m interested to see how all this development will impact the community.
Posted in Corporate Events, Fernie BC, News
Tagged Community, Development, Executive Retreat, Fernie, Heaven's Gate Fernie, Montane, Small Town, The Cedars, The Free Press
Loaf Bakery is now 5 years old! Get down/up to Loaf and grab yourself a piece of cake! I bet it’s delicious cake too.
My 3 year old daughter accompanied me to the grand opening of Eye Of The Needle last Friday. She was the perfect person to take to a place with expensive crafts like fragile glass balls. I joke – she was very well behaved and got the most excited when she saw this really cool dollhouse that she could touch. The little stuffed family members and cat could sit in various pockets throughout the house. I thought it was a great idea (picture below).
The whole store is filled with unique pieces that were made by people who have trained in the various crafts and work hard on them. They are offering functional pieces for your home but every thing in the store is a work of art.
It was hard to keep my eyes off my little girl but I did notice, at the corner of my eye, the event was really well attended and abundantly catered. The co-owner, Sandra Barrett, was showing off the shop with a big smile on her face, which was really nice to see.