From The Arts Station:
This December, we want to fill our gallery with beautiful and diverse wreaths, designed and made by local artists.
To submit a design, please send us a sketch of your planned wreath together with the application form, downloadable below. Submissions should emailed to email@example.com or brought to the Arts Station.
The deadline for entries is October 23rd.
Chosen artists will be contacted on October 30th and will have until Tuesday 28th November to create their design.
The show will then open on November 30th @ 7pm.
Submissions will be adjudicated by the Gallery Committee. Wreath designs will be selected by their originality, artistic merit and ability to be achieved.
The Arts Station will provide wreaths to decorate, or you can use your own wreath structure.
Wreaths can be made from any materials, but must be no bigger than 60 cms x 60 cms, or 2 ft x 2 ft.
Local businesses and community groups are also very welcome to submit.
The wreaths will be sold via silent auction throughout December and the proceeds will contribute to the Arts Station Youth Bursary.
There will also be a People’s Choice award for the favourite wreath. Prize to be announced.
More information here.
Posted in Fernie BC, Holiday, Ideas Galore, Living Local, News
Tagged art gallery, Call For Submissions, Fernie, Fundraiser, Holiday, The Arts Station, Wreaths
Just wanted to share a few pictures from our trip to Costa Rica this September. It was Costa Rica’s rainy season so we (four families from Fernie) were all prepared for mosquitoes, rain, dengue fever, sting rays, tantrums and sun burns but it ended up being much easier than I expected. We did get bit by mosquitoes but only a little. Only one of us got stung by a sting ray. Hardly any tantrums erupted and only a few noses pealed. The travel was tedious, no doubt, it took over 24 hours to get there and over 30 hours to return, but we did it and survived!
We surfed, played in the cool pool, hunted lizards, admired the massive butterflies, biked around town, played on the beach, collected shells and ate some delicious food. It was just what I needed.
Posted in Fernie BC, Friends and Family, Holiday, Photography, Real Life Events, Vacation
Tagged Beach, Costa Rica, Lizards, Nosara, Ocean, rainy day, Sting Ray, Surf, Swimming, traveling, Travelling With kids
From City of Fernie’s website:
“It’s Spring Break!! Leisure Services has activities to keep everyone busy! Check out the Spring Break Schedules for the Aquatic Centre and the Fernie Arena to find out what’s on offer.”
Posted in Activity, Children and Babies, Did you know..., Fernie BC, Holiday, Ideas Galore, Living Local
Tagged City of Fernie, Fernie, Ice Skating, march break, Swimming
(a photo from 5 years ago – memories!)
With the holidays upon us, I am finding myself drifting from the computer. I’ll be back when things slow down around here. I hope you all enjoy your holidays! Don’t forget about night skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort, the ice rink at Fernie Courthouse with nets in place, cross-country skiing in Montane, the best hot chocolate in town at BeanPod, collecting your bottles for the Bright Beginnings Preschool Bottle Drive and late night shopping downtown on 2nd ave!
Be safe out there.
December 8th, come out to the Fernie Courthouse for pictures with Santa, Ghostriders Pep Rally, Free hot dogs and hot chocolate, Market, Music, Outdoor skating rink.
Posted in Community Event, Craft Fairs and Markets, Fernie BC, Fundraising, Holiday, Ideas Galore, Shopping
Tagged Christmas, Community, Fernie, Hot Chocolate, Ice Skating, Light Up The Night, Santa Claus
From Hearth’s Facebook page:
Hearth 6: Annual Holiday Sale!
Featuring the finely crafted work of 6 local artists. Leanne Stothert Painting, Michael Hepher of Clawhammer Press, Janet McIntyre jewelry, Katherine Russell blown and fused glass, Holly Kimola of Holly Horses leather and lamps and Sarah Pike Pottery!
Every year we empty out our house of furniture and turn our home into a cozy pop up gallery. We call it Hearth, because we have the woodstove burning, the mulled wine brewing and along with offering up some excellent gift buying opportunities, we hope to evoke that sense of gathering around the fire on a winter evening with friends.
We are so looking forward to this sale and hope to see you there. Dec 2nd and 3rd, 4-8pm both nights!
Friday, December 2nd and Saturday 3rd
4 – 8 pm
1480 McDonald Ave, Fernie
Posted in Craft Fairs and Markets, Fernie BC, Holiday, Ideas Galore, The Arts, The People
Tagged Arts and Crafts, Fernie, Gift Ideas, Glass, Handmade, Hearth, Holly Kimola, Janet McIntyre, Katherine Russell, Leather Works, Letterpress, Michael Hepher, painting, pop-up shop, Pottery, Sarah Pike, Shop Local