Category Archives: Holiday

New Years Eve 2018 In Fernie

letterkenny-review

A lot like other years, since our family grew, New Years Eve plans have changed a bit. We’re not drinking and partying until 5 in the morning (not that I ever really did that). This year we’re thinking of taking the kids up to the hill, cooking hotdogs at the bottom of mighty moose, do some night skiing and sledding, watching the fireworks at 9 and then head home to put the kids to bed. How times have changed! I’m kind of looking forward to it, though. An easy and fun time with the kids and a nice quiet evening with Robo. Let’s see if this pans out the way I think or perhaps my husband will be out partying like it’s 2008, not unlikely, and I’ll have a nice quiet evening with my TV. I’ve started watching Letterkenny, a show set in a small Ontario town, which I didn’t think would grab me the way it is and that’s all I want to watch now. Bringing in the new year with Wayne, Daryl and Dan!

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A Christmas Story

Orphan Christmas in Fernie BC - a small house, 7 families, loads of kids.

For days leading up to Christmas I was a bit worried about having 29 people at our small house for Christmas day dinner. 7 families, 14 kids, 15 adults, many beyblades ripping. I was worried there wouldn’t be enough food. I was worried the kids would be so crazy and wild, we wouldn’t be able to think straight. I was worried I didn’t have enough for people to do. All for nought! The party was great, the kids were civilized, the food was amazing and somehow, almost like a miracle, there was way too much to eat. My dessert plate was just as full as my dinner plate. I love when things just work out, with the help of 29 other people, that is. I’ll try and worry a little less because every holiday ends with a magnificent feast and fabulous company.

None of us have our families around but it’s much less noticeable when you have such a great Fernie family. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Ski With Santa

santa clause figurine

From Fernie Alpine Resort’s facebook event page:

Sunday, December 23rd and Monday, December 24th – 10 AM – 2 PM

“Celebrate some Holiday Cheer as Fernie Alpine Resort welcomes Santa to the slopes! Get out and ski a couple of turns with the man in the big red suit in the morning (10am – 12pm) and then get your picture taken with Santa in the Daylodge in the afternoon (12 – 2pm).”

Fernie Heritage Library’s Dicken’s Christmas Party

Dickens' Christmas Party Fernie BC Library

From the Facebook event page:

Dickens’ Christmas Party: Saturday, Dec 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm

Join us for cider, stories, treats, and activities for all ages. This annual library event is a wonderful chance to connect with your neighbours. The afternoon concludes with a rousing community Christmas carol led by local community musicians. All are welcome.”

I’m a big believer in the Fernie Heritage Library and their programs but this is, honestly, one I try to avoid because it’s so popular. I’m not a fan of so many people in tight spaces. But I do know it’s a good time and hosted by amazing people.

Did You Know : Holiday Public Skating

did you know - city of fernie news

From Facebook:

“The Fernie Memorial Arena will be open over the holidays for you to enjoy with your family.

Public Skating Holiday Schedule:
December 24, 25, 26 from 1pm – 4pm
December 30 from 2:15pm – 3:30pm
December 31 from 1pm – 4pm

Full December schedule and rates here: http://ow.ly/M9r230mZqwG”

Final Craft Fair of 2018 – T’is The Season

T'is The Season Craft Fair Fernie BC - Fernie Community Centre locally made handmade goods

Fernie’s final craft fair of 2018 is happening this Saturday and we’re going to be there! Michelle and I will be awkwardly selling our Annex Suspended mobiles and ornaments at the Fernie Community Centre from 10-3 along with over sixty other handmade makers. It’s a sold out show so come get some locally made goods.

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!