Nine of us traveled to Whitefish for a biking bachelorette weekend this past weekend and I was the only one who didn’t bike. It wasn’t a hard decision for me as I still have no feeling in most of my foot and if I do too much my leg gets super achy and I’m just a little tired of achy. So I stayed back and did some swimming and hot tubbing and a bit of walking, which was really good because I’m supposed to be walking on an incline, good for the stiffness, and I haven’t been.
I’m okay with being the oddball in a group. I’m getting good at being that person. I like that everyone has accepted this part of me. I had no grief for it, although I had a great excuse, but I feel as though if I had not broken my leg this wonderful group of bike crazy women would have been very cool with me not participating (to my face). I love that.
“Come down to The Play Room during our regular drop in play Monday June 19th between 930am – 130pm and meet Jocelyn Dawn who will share a free kids yoga demonstration with you around 10am(ish). A great chance to see what kids yoga is all about and to purchase a yoga punch card at a discounted rate! Kids Yoga (30 minute sessions) at The Play Room will be offered on different days and times so you can pick and choose what suits you. Can’t make it one day? No problem, with no sign up necessary and a punch card it means you only pay for the sessions you attend. You can also pay drop in rates on the day. Stay afterwards and play, included in the price. There may be some sessions held outside (location tbd) on those glorious summer days too :-) We hope to see you there!”
Follow the Facebook event page here.
An art exhibit showing off Fernie’s great landscapes is opening at Fernie Museum this Thursday, June 15th. I happen to have a painting included. Neat! 7 pm opening!
“How wanderlust and resident artists contribute to our understanding of Fernie’s natural, social, cultural and built landscapes is the subject of Fernie Artography. The exhibit draws on a wealth of artistic material ranging from the historical works of David Paton and Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson to works by contemporary visual artists, photographers and video artists practicing in the Elk Valley today.
Wine and cheese reception; cash bar.
Part of the Canada 150 Cultural Series presented by the Fernie Arts Station and the Fernie Museum.”
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Some options for your creative kids this summer in Fernie:
Club Cre8 at The Arts Station
Mondays, through July and August
Rachel and Heather will be delivering funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes for the hot summer days – great offer for kids aged K-G. Full and half day options + sibling discounts.
Website and more details here.
Bonus, Kerri Holmes will also be delivering workshops for older youth and adults during August.
Little Mountain Art Studio
Mondays: Classes for 2.5 yr old to 3 yr old. 2 hours (1 hour art project 1 hour outdoor play ground) Morning class 9:00-11:00 $15.00.
Mondays: Classes for 4 and 5 yr old 2 hour classes (1 hour art project, 1 hour outside play.)
Afternoon class 2:00-4:00 $15.00
Tuesdays: Classes for 4 and 5 yr old 3 hour class ( 1 hour art project, snack, free play outside, group art project)
morning class 9:00- 12:00 $28.00
Wednesdays:Classes for 4 and 5 yr old 2 hour classes (1 hour art project, 1 hour outside play.) morning class 9:00-11:00 am $15.00
*siblings are welcome to join in their older sibling class if you feel they would be confident and comfortable
* please pack a water bottle and light snack. Dress in non precious clothes.
Facebook page here.
Fernie School Aged Care Summer Camps
July 10th – August 30th
We have a fun filled summer camp planned already!
registrations and calendars are available to view and print ( in forms section). We recommend printing your form and bringing it to the registration fair April 5/6th with full payment or $100 deposit to secure your spot.
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Tagged art, Club Cre8, Creative, Fernie, Fernie School Aged Care, Little Mountain Art Studio, Summer, Summer Camp
The 88 Keys Grand Piano Society of Fernie presents this concert featuring award-winning pianist and composer Jesse Plessis, a native of Sparwood British Columbia.
Jesse is working towards recording and performing all 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in the year 2020 (the 250th birth year of the composer), and this concert will feature the latest addition to his repertoire – the fearsome and tragic “Appassionata” Sonata, written shortly after the composer received news of the incurability of his impending deafness. Also on the program are the Six Piano Pieces Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms – touching musings on love, loss, and life by a composer in his autumnal years. Rounding out the concert are two of Arvo Pärt’s most beloved meditations: “For Alina” and “Mirror in Mirror.”
The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. at Mountainside Community Church, 1622 Tenth Avenue. Tickets are available at the door: $20 adults, $18 seniors (65+) and youth (13 to 18).
Wednesday, June 28 at 7 PM – 9 PM at Mountainside Community Church
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Tagged 88 Keys Grand Piano Society, Appassionata, Beethoven, Classical Music, Fernie, Jesse Plessis, Mountainside Community Church, Pianist
East Kootenays Under High Streamflow Advisory
JUN 2, 2017
The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the East Kootenay region.
A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
The City of Fernie has closed a section of trail in James White Park due to water in that area. The portion closed is from the ball fields to the railway crossing at Mt. Mclean St. and Cokato Rd.
In the event we experience significant rainfall over the coming days, a sandbagging station has been set up at the City of Fernie Public Works Yard, 1492 Railway Avenue.
All residents are asked to please respect signage and exercise caution around fast-moving water.
James White Park Trail Closure
JUN 1, 2017
A section of trail in James White Park is closed due to high water levels.
Signage is in place noting the trail closure from the ball diamonds to the railway crossing (at Mt. Maclean St. and Cokato).
Thank you for respecting the signage and not accessing the trail at this time.
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
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!
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