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A Christmas Story

Orphan Christmas in Fernie BC - a small house, 7 families, loads of kids.

For days leading up to Christmas I was a bit worried about having 29 people at our small house for Christmas day dinner. 7 families, 14 kids, 15 adults, many beyblades ripping. I was worried there wouldn’t be enough food. I was worried the kids would be so crazy and wild, we wouldn’t be able to think straight. I was worried I didn’t have enough for people to do. All for nought! The party was great, the kids were civilized, the food was amazing and somehow, almost like a miracle, there was way too much to eat. My dessert plate was just as full as my dinner plate. I love when things just work out, with the help of 29 other people, that is. I’ll try and worry a little less because every holiday ends with a magnificent feast and fabulous company.

None of us have our families around but it’s much less noticeable when you have such a great Fernie family. Merry Christmas, everyone!


Fernie Heritage Library’s Dicken’s Christmas Party

Dickens' Christmas Party Fernie BC Library

From the Facebook event page:

Dickens’ Christmas Party: Saturday, Dec 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm

Join us for cider, stories, treats, and activities for all ages. This annual library event is a wonderful chance to connect with your neighbours. The afternoon concludes with a rousing community Christmas carol led by local community musicians. All are welcome.”

I’m a big believer in the Fernie Heritage Library and their programs but this is, honestly, one I try to avoid because it’s so popular. I’m not a fan of so many people in tight spaces. But I do know it’s a good time and hosted by amazing people.

Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club Sponsorships

Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club - sponsorship by gift

“At this Sunday’s fundraiser we will be rolling out our new sponsorship program. Sponsor one of our herd, Skerpa, Cowboy, Daphne or Cher for one week at $15 , one month at $65 or any combination you choose. A great gift option for yourself or for the person who has everything!”

The fundraiser is today, Sunday, December 9th, from 12-3pm and includes:

– Photos with Santa and the Minis by Kyle Hamilton
($10 for a 5×7, and $20 for an 8×10 )
– Hot Cocoa and Cider by donation
– Mike Penny Wood Carver
– Christmas Carollers
– Fire pit to warm up
– And introducing our Miniature Herd sponsorship program! Details available at the event!

A Smaller Group But The Same Amount Of Christmas Spirit

christmas 2014 - fernie bc friends
Our Fernie family compared to 2010 (still taking photos with harsh kitchen lighting – some things never change).

The Tail End Of The Christmas Party At Fernie Heritage Library

Christmas Party at Fernie Heritage Library
We arrived just in time to sing carols, take a picture and do a small craft. All in 20 minutes! It’s always a good time at the Fernie Heritage Library but their Christmas Party is consistently a good family fun event. Good people, good feelings, happy children. We’re so blessed to have such a place in Fernie.

Christmas Fun For The Kids This Weekend

There are two fun Christmas events happening in Fernie this weekend for the kids.

1. Fernie Heritage Library Christmas Party
492 3rd Avenue
From 2-4pm bring the kids down for some caroling, storytelling, crafts, treats and hot cider.

2. Family Dance And Potluck
Holy Family Center – beside the Catholic Church on 4th Avenue
From 4-6 come out with your kids for a potluck and some dancing with DJ Jeff. I hear Santa will be there.

If there are any more events this weekend, comment on this post with the details. Thanks!

Fernie Heritage Library Christmas Celebration Volunteer Opportunity

Fernie Heritage Library Annual Christmas Celebration - Volunteers
From Sandra:

We about to embark on our most spectacular, fantastically beautiful event of the year.  It is the Annual Community Christmas Celebration at the Fernie Heritage Library – Sunday, December 18th from 3 – 6pm.

If you are one of those jolly, happy, festive types who knows that Christmas is about sharing please let me know.  I could use your help.