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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!”


Fernie On Instagram : Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe’s Halloween Customer Appreciation Night

Grow Boutique 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!

On The Free Press : “Executive Retreat To Open Near Hosmer”

free press fernie - executive retreat to open near Hosmer

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.

I Hear There’s Cake!

loaf bakery turns 5 - dec 2014 - fernie bc
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.

Two Girls Out On The Town (For A Quick 20 Minutes)

eye of the needle grand opening
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.

eye of the needle grand opening

New Business News : Eye Of The Needle Opens Today!

New Fernie business Eye Of The Needle is hosting a grand opening tonight, 5 to 9pm, at their wonderful location 260 5th Street (opposite the Fernie Heritage Library). Eye Of The Needle’s main floor showcases hand crafted pieces (glass artists, metal artists, blacksmiths, candle makers and fiber artists) and a studio space upstairs houses Flo and her sewing and dying equipment.

For a bit more information on who’s in the gallery and what the place is about, check out this article on the Kootenay Arts Bulletin.

A bit more about Flo and what she has to offer (from facebook):
“I’m set up with 3 industrial machines, so am available to do work wear, outwear and leather. (Big jobs are welcomed) I also specialize in dying, so if you got a garment or shoes that you love, but just don’t dig the colour anymore, I can help you out with that.”

EOTN will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 5:00, Saturdays 11:30 to 5:30. The studio will be open by appointment or by chance – phone Florence (778) 995-9151.