Category Archives: The People

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.

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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
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Volunteers Needed For Fernie Fresh Food Share

The Suitcase & The Jar, Author Reading

The Suitcase and the Jar Becky Livingston Fernie, BC

“Mark your calendars! Patty Reedyk will have this book in stock soon. Read it beforehand if you can. It knocked my socks off. I read it in a single sitting (with no intention of doing so). I found myself lost in it from the first pages. A beautiful exploration of grief and love and resilience. How do we find meaning when there seems to be none? How do we go on when we can’t go on? Is there a way togrieve joyfully or grieve lovingly? There is so much to talk about – the realest stuff. Plus Becky Livingston is someone you absolutely want to meet! Come hear how she quit her job and sold her house and spent 2+ years as a nomad, wandering the planet and spreading her daughter’s ashes. This is a conversation – and a book! and a woman! – you do not want to miss. Trust me.”

Gallery Opening Tonight – Rabbit Dreams of the Shape Shifter-Opening by Troy Cook

Troy Cook Gallery Opening - art and music

New Works by Troy Bubba Cook, paintings and music, booze and hors d’oeuvres. 7-11 tonight! More details here.

The Best Part About Being A Fernie Arts Co-op Artist

So far, my favourite part of being a member of the Fernie Arts Co-op is getting to know a whole new group of women and men from the community, including this amazing person, Jeanne Parker. I’ve been going through intense retail training over the last couple weeks and it’s been a pleasure. After I’m done training I’ll start working on my own, so I won’t have Jeanne to keep me company, but I love making new connections and I’m excited to meet more people along the way.

Griz Days Is Coming – February 25-March 3

Griz Days 2015 Fernie Winter Festival parade - The Griz, Mayor Mary

There’s always so much going on, you can’t keep it all straight, but there is a website for Griz Days and the whole schedule is on it. www.ferniegrizdays.com.

This year’s fashion is jean on jean so get those jean jackets out of those boxes in your basement closet and find some nice hoodies to go under it because jean jackets are typically not that warm.

Here’s a write up from the website:

“This year the Griz is getting his Canadian Tuxedo out to celebrate Fernie’s 42nd year of Griz Days. The Powder King of the Lizard Range is embracing our Canadian fashion tradition of jeans and jean jackets for Griz Days Gone Denim 2019. This year’s winter festival, from March 1-3, will celebrate our casual, rugged style in the same legendary party fashion.

Through partnerships with various community organizations, new events were added to the weekend party in 2018 – these will return bigger and better. By hosting activities and participating in the Griz Days Most Wanted more than $8000 was raised by local non-profit societies.

The festivities will start during the week with events like a community scavenger hunt, with daily opportunities to win great prizes, and a cross-country ski challenge. This year the focus is on offering new and creative family events, that encourage getting out into our great Canadian winter.

Of course the Griz will be roaming the community in his best “Denim on Denim” outfit starting with a visit to local schools and a ski trip around Fernie Alpine Resort on Friday, followed by a special visit to the Fernie Arts Station’s family friendly Griz Story Time that night. And for the adults the popular Griz Days Pub Crawl will be back – a taste of Fernie for the foodies out there.

Many of Saturday’s staple events like the Griz Days Craft Fair, the Griz Baby Crawl, and, of course, the Extreme Griz Challenge to crown the King and Queen of the Mountain will return.

The Junior Griz Training Ground will be back for its second year. This is the perfect opportunity for Fernie’s young people to see if they have what it takes to compete for the title of the Griz. Set up with a series of fun, skill-testing activities the Junior Griz Training Ground is for kids of all ages.

Saturday’s festivities then focus in Station Square in downtown Fernie. Starting in the late afternoon and continuing into the evening the square will be the location of the lumberjack show, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and, of course, spectacular fireworks.

One of the most popular events, the Griz Days Parade, will be the highlight of the evening as it winds down 2nd Avenue in the early evening. Building on last year’s expanded participation there will be more floats, more horses, more organizations and more of everything in this crowd favourite.

The Dummy Downhill, held at Fernie Alpine Resort on Sunday, is a chance for the more tactile and creative to see if they can build the ultimate ski jumping machine. These creations, built from cardboard to paper mache to wood, slide down a steep runway on skis or snowboards in an attempt to fly the highest and go the farthest – and to have the most spectacular crash.”

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Fernie Banner Project Submission Deadline

Fernie Banner Project Submissions 2019