Category Archives: Living Local

Did You Know : Float Log Jam

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie’s website:

The public is advised that there is currently a large log jam on the Elk River, making the river impassable in the section next to the Transfer Station.

This section is not safe to pass, and the public is advised to get off the river and walk the section around this hazard.

Please remember to exercise caution at all times when recreating on the river.

Splish Splash Sploosh

Splish Splash Sploosh Library Summer Event

Splish Splash Sploosh Event Page Info:

“Join us, Fernie Heritage Library, on Thursday July 27th from 3-5PM at the Fernie Aquatic Centre Splash Park for an afternoon of family friendly fun. Music, dancing, bubbles, books from the Book Bike & more!”

We attended Splish Splash Sploosh last year. It is a very popular event and it was hot. It’s most likely going to be hot again so  don’t forget your water, sunscreen and sweat dabbers.

Pre-Dumpster Day Painting Night & Dumpster Day!

Out of the box Dumpster Art Project Fernie BC - July 9th, 2017

I’m all set to paint a dumpster this Sunday in the blazing hot sun! But because it’s too much work to get done in a day, us painters will be out painting starting Thursday night and each night leading up to Sunday. Friday night there will even be a DJ (DJ Ray) at Station Square making it a little more enjoyable and if you’re downtown you should come say hi.

Dumpster day is truly the best. It’s got a cool block party vibe to it. There will be activities (decorate your own trucker hat being my favourite), button making, spray painting station, music, live painting and who knows what else. It’s so fun. See you there!

Some extra details from Facebook:

“Come down to Station Square on July 9th to see this year’s winning dumpsters painted by our local artists. Enjoy the sounds of Jay Ray’s music, make some buttons with your children at our Kids Art Corner and see the magic of the dumpster transformation!

This year’s artists are: Peggy Black, Brina Schenk, Joey Kosolofski, Dejana Lukac, Tanya Kindrat, Leanne-Raye Timmons, Drew Hampson and Scott Cable.

The Dumpster Painting will coincide with the first Sunday Socials from Fernie Chamber of Commerce so you can enjoy this arts event from within a pedestrianised Downtown.

Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the City of Fernie and in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Out of the Box is a project in which 10 commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists.

Out of the Box is intended as a way for our regional art community to bring beauty and creativity to a seemingly mundane item like a trash dumpster.”

Little Sprouts & Mountain Kids

Little Sprouts Kids Program at EcoGarden Fernie

These two popular summer programs start tomorrow:

Mountain Kids at Rotary Park, for 0-6 year olds and their caregivers. 9:30-11:30. Tomorrow there will be sprinklers, snacks, stories and activities provided. Brought to you by Fernie Women’s Centre. For more details: Mountain Kids Facebook Page

Little Sprouts in the Garden, for 0-6 year olds, runs every Thursday at the EcoGarden in Prentice Park, Fernie in July and August from 9:30-11:30am. This program is facilitated by the Wildsight Elk Valley Branch. For more details: Little Sprouts Facebook Page

Fernie Artography Opens

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.”

Creative Summer For The Kids

Fernie Garden Centre Arts, Crafts and Baking

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
8.30am -5.30pm
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.

View their summer camp schedule here. Weekly themes include: Disney, Health and Nutrition, Splish Splash etc.

Community Open Barn Fundraiser Hosted By Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club

Barn Opening Day - Community Fundraiser - Therapy Miniature Horses

Some details:

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
-Silent Auction
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!

Stay up to date here:

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