Category Archives: Living Local

Changes Downtown Fernie

painting materials scattered inside room

I think there are some really cool changes happening downtown right now. There’s some moving, shifting, new businesses all happening on 2nd ave. It’s very exciting when things happen in this town because it’s a small town where everything is noticed…although, it took me a long time to find out that the eye glass place had closed in July.

Coal Town is moving, Valley Social is moving, Crumbs is moving, Fernie Arts Co-op renovated and a third marijuana dispensary goes in. Plus, did you know the Fernie Museum has a gift shop called Trites & Wood Mercantile? I didn’t, until recently.

I’m sure there’s a lot more happening that I don’t know about and I’m excited to see all the changes in our town. I always tell people back home that this is a small town but there’s so much happening here.

I love change and Fernie’s a town of movers and shakers.

I hope you are all doing well!

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Did You Know: It’s Happened! Online Swim Registration

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie:

“Registration for fall lessons beginning on September 23 will open on September 10 at 4pm. Registration can be done online or in-person.

Follow these simple steps to make sure your account is ready to go for registration day:

  1. Returning and new customers need to visit the Aquatic Centre, during regular business hours, to update or set up a new customer profile.
  2. Once you have updated and/or established your account, you will receive an email outlining the additional steps required to register online on September 10.

Once you have an online account you can sign in here to register online.”

Wapiti After Parties – Friday and Saturday

Let’s have a look at The Northern’s after party bands!

Friday night with The Frontiers

Saturday night with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Dumpster Time!

Dumpster Art - Out Of The Box - all artists

It’s me again. I’m still over here playing with my kids and having little adventures. I’m not spending too much time at the computer but my brain never stops coming up with new ideas and art projects. I’m not sure I’ll have time for the dumpster painting project this year, it’s from Friday, August 30th- Sept 2nd, right after an evening selling my art in Kimberley and just before school starts. If you’re keen on doing a dumpster this year, you need to get your idea in by the end of July.

Right now I’m trying to squeeze in a WonderWalk story for Wapiti, a mural proposal for the Beanpod building, a painting for Art Expo, prep for our next Abstract Lion Art Club in August and another big idea that I’ll tell you about later. There’s so much going on! I love it all but it makes me tired just looking at this list.

The dumpster project is fun and super casual. This year there’s even a $500 fee for selected artists. So that’s a great idea. Who knows. Maybe I’ll even fit a dumpster in this year. Dear me. I’m going to bed.

For more information, check out: www.theartsstation.com

Canada Day In Fernie Without Fireworks

That’s only a few days away! How did that happen?! School’s almost out, my strawberries are turning red, Fernie is looking lush…so of course it’s almost Canada Day.

Here’s the festival Facebook page with a Farmer’s market and everything. What it doesn’t tell you is that Naena Robinson is playing at 4:30. Not to be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/

This is what it says, though:

“Get ready for some serious Canada Day fun in Fernie, BC. This is one of the biggest farmers market events of the year.

The City of Fernie is excited to once again be hosting the Canada Day celebration from 12pm-9pm on July 1!

The event will be held on the Fernie Aquatic Centre grounds and include a full lineup of live music, children’s activities, the Mountain Market, free swimming, beer gardens and much more.

The Mountain Market will runs from noon to 5pm.

The City of Fernie would also like to let the community know that due to the recurring high seasonal fire risk, we have decided not to include a fireworks display at the 2019 Canada Day festivities.

More info: http://ow.ly/eS9450uyqHY”

In lieu of actual fireworks, I’ll leave you with this:

photo of fireworks

Fernie On Instagram : New Hair Salon – New Roots Hair Co

Fernie On Instagram – Private Art Lessons

I get a little nervous before I do something I haven’t done before. Even when it involves teaching a 5 year old! You just don’t know what to expect. But I was pleasantly surprised during my first private art lesson how keen my little student was. He wasn’t even phased by my kids plan for watching tv. He tried so hard to understand some fairly complex ideas and we are both looking forward to the next lesson. This makes me so happy! I took a little page from my husband’s book on teaching kids how to mountain bike – show them how to bike by biking with them and making it fun.