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Did You Know: Public Art Project – Fernie Wants To Hear From You

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The City of Fernie Public Art Evaluation Committee is hosting an engagement session on Friday, December 22 to give the community an opportunity to comment on a public art piece proposed for the Station Square Redevelopment.

The artists of the short-listed piece will be available at the Art Station from 5-6pm, prior to the event Caroling by Candlelight, to explain the piece and any answer questions. The architect of the Station Square redesign will also be on hand with her model of the square for anyone wishing to see how the art piece will fit into the new public space.

The public art piece is being funded by the Province of BC through a BC Canada 150 Heritage Legacy grant and funding from the Resort Municipality Initiative.

If you would like to offer feedback and are unable to attend the engagement session you can read more about the project below and send the feedback form to cityhall@fernie.ca by January 4, 2018.

View the project here.

Some feedback on facebook:

KL:  As an ex-pat, I don’t think its my place to comment officially, but as the child of one of Fernie’s history nuts, I do want to say something — the reason Fernie has so many stone and brick buildings now is because the fires of 1904 and 1908 burned all of the wooden structures down. The illustration of the proposed project gives the appearance of burned out concrete buildings (actually it’s quite reminiscent of the still standing concrete shell of the tipple in Hosmer), yet most of the buildings (and all of the homes) destroyed by the fire were wooden structures, and it was the loss of homes that had the most impact on the residents at the time.

My dad has a tape recording of an interview with a long-time area resident that was alive when the fire burned through the valley, and she told an amazing story of evacuating Fernie on a freight train, and taking refuge in the coke ovens in Hosmer (normally meant to keep fire in, they were used by many to keep the fire out!).

RH: Love this Mike! I like the way that the structures reflect both the permanence of Fernie itself, and the fragility of the structures as they were then. I also see reflections of the 3 sisters in the forms, was that deliberate? Nicely done. Comments sent to the City.

SA: Cool! Paul Reimer has given the artistic edge to Calgary too

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Did You Know : Outdoor Ice Rink Opening Day

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From City of Fernie Website:

Outdoor Rink Opens December 21

FERNIE, BC – The City of Fernie will be hosting an opening event in partnership with the Calgary Flames Foundation for the new outdoor rink on Thursday, December 21st at 5pm.

The NHL-size natural ice rink (200 by 85 feet) is being constructed on City land adjacent to the Fernie Aquatic Centre thanks to generous donations from the Calgary Flames Foundation, National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Arena Products, the Fernie Lions Club and numerus community donors.

The grand opening of the outdoor rink will kick off a holiday schedule of public skating that will be available daily, weather-permitting, from first daylight until 10pm. The event will feature an opportunity for minor hockey and figure skaters to try out the new ice surface, followed by an open-skate for the public with music, bonfires and a Lions Club Concession with hot dogs and hot chocolate…. Read more.

 

Did You Know : Light Up The Night In Fernie BC

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From City of Fernie’s website:

Join us as we kick off the holiday season and ‘Light Up The Night’ at the Fernie Courthouse on December 6th, 2017.

Stop by between 4pm and 7pm as we flick on the festive lights on the Courthouse grounds.

The evening fun will feature a Ghostriders Hockey Team pep rally, entertainment, food, fires and an opportunity to get your photo taken with Santa.

Bring your skates and enjoy skating on the outdoor ice rink (weather dependent) that will be built on the west lawn for the event!

Did You Know : Free Taste Testing?

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This is all I know:
“Taste Testing
FREE
BC Liquor Store

1-4 May 27th”

Do you need more?

Did You Know : Fernie’s Annual Spring Cleanup Dates

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(from City of Fernie’s website)

Annual Spring Cleanup

The City of Fernie is once again offering residential households within the City of Fernie FREE pick up of LAWN AND GARDEN WASTE (NO Household Garbage – just grass clippings, brush, weeds and small tree branches less than 6” in diameter).  Garden waste must be placed on the curb by 7:00am on your pickup day in the same location as regular garbage pick-up in all areas except the Annex and Maintown which will be picked up in the alley.  You DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER for this service.   Garden WASTE must BEbagged in clear plastic bags and tree/brush clippings must be securely bundled, tied and piled in such a way that it can be picked up by a loader.  Please do not pile up loose leaves and materials – You will be responsible for cleaning up windblown debris.

PICK UP AREAS AND DATES:

Annex (place items in alley) & Riverside : Mon May 15 & Tues May 16

Airport (Mt View) & Park Avenue : Wed May 17 & Thurs May 18

Parkland & Alpine Trails : Fri May 19

Ridgemont, Silver Ridge, Pine Grove, Fernie Mobile Home Park, Castle Mountain : Tues May 23 & Wed May 24

Maintown (place items in alley) : Thurs May 25 & Fri May 26

West Fernie (Phase 1 area in municipal boundary) : Mon May 29 & Tues May 30

Last Day To Swim In Fernie Until July 4th

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(from city of fernie’s website)

Annual Pool Closure Starts May 6, 2017 (All Day)

This year’s annual maintenance shutdown for the Aquatic Centre runs from May 6- July 4th, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this disruption of services.

The Aquatic Centre office will be open for summer swim lesson registration June 27, 2017 to June 30, 2017 from 8:00am – 2:00 pm. Weekly summer swim lessons will begin on July 10, 2017.

For further information call 250-423-4466.

Did You know : March Break Leisure Services Schedule

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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.”