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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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Did You Know : Trail Closure Today

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From City of Fernie:

“Please be advised: Starting today from 8 am – 2 pm there will trail closures by the Dogwood Boat Launch as crews will be removing hazardous trees from the area. Please adhere to signage and provide crews a safe space to work.
Thank you for the anticipated cooperation.”

Did You Know : The Outdoor Community Ice Rink Is Closed Until Next Winter

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From City of Fernie’s website:

“Thank you to the community volunteers and visitors for another successful season at the Outdoor Community Rink. Unfortunately, due to the sunny days and warmer temperatures, the ice surface conditions are unsafe. As a result, the Outdoor Community Rink is closed for the season. For your safety, we ask that you adhere to posted signage and remain off the ice surface. We look forward to seeing you back next year!

Still looking for public skate and open ice times? Click here to view the Fernie Memorial Arena programming!”

Fernie Tourism Master Plan Today

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“Join the Tourism Fernie Master Plan Task Force for project updates, view draft goals and focus areas and project next steps. Mingle with Tourism stakeholders and meet the task force and consultant.”

Did You Know : Fernie Streak Challenge

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From City of Fernie’s Facebook page:

“The City of Fernie is excited to support and encourage our residents to participate in the #FernieStreak Challenge. City Council and staff will be participating. Are you up for the challenge?

WHAT? Nordic Ski, Bike, Run or Hike outside, on your own time, for a minimum of 30 minutes, on consecutive days, for the entire month of January.

PROVE IT: Simply grab yourself a copy of January Fernix Fix, where you’ll find you very own #FernieStreak calendar. Track your progress and post pictures of your adventures on social media using #FernieStreak. At the end of the month, submit a photo of your action-packed calendar to ferniestreak@gmail.com, for a chance to win!
Don’t go it alone, grab friends or colleagues – it’s the perfect way to kick off 2019!”

FernieStreak Challenge - outdoor activity 30 minutes every day - Fernie BC Community Challenge

Did You Know : Fernie’s Outdoor Rink

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Official Opening Day – Monday, December 17, 2018

The Outdoor Rink is an NHL-size ice surface located next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre at 250 Pine Ave.

The ice-surface is free for the public to use and is open daily, weather dependent, from daylight until 10pm.

For private bookings, please contact our Community Services Department at 250.423.2245.  All bookings must be made with 48 hours notice.

Schedule for 2018/19 Season

DAILY USE IS AVAILABLE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:


WEEKDAYS

10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent & Tot / Open Ice *NO STICKS*

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Public Skate / School Bookings

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm General Public Skate

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm General Public Skate/Private Bookings

 

WEDNESDAYS

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Youth Shinny (12 years and under)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Youth Shinny (13 – 17 years old)

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Adult Shinny (18 years +)

 

SATURDAY – SUNDAYS

10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

Daylight – 10 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

 

Lights for Outdoor Rink will be shut off at 10:00 pm

 Code of Conduct

If the flag is GREEN, Rink is Open, and Skating is Allowed.

If the flag is RED, Rink is Closed, and Skating is NOT Allowed. 

These flags are located on the Zamboni Shed and are visible from the parking lot.

  1. Skate at your own risk
  2. Use only when ice is safe and in good condition
  3. Please follow posted schedule
  4. Helmets are strongly recommended
  5. Children 12 and under should be supervised
  6. Please clean up after yourself (no glass bottles, no food on the ice)
  7. No unauthorized motor vehicles in the park or on the ice surface
  8. No slap shots
  9. No alcoholic beverages permitted
  10. Please assist us by shovelling the ice whenever required, shovels on site.
  11. Ice programming may be affected due to condition of ice, watch for flags. Flooding and Maintenance requirements may impact booking times.

Report damage or maintenance issues to Arena Facility Operator 250.430.1767

Pumpkin Hunt Madness

What a crazy event the Nordic Pumpkin Hunt was! We showed up a 1/2 hr late, not intentionally, but life is how it is, and we were turned away from the pumpkin hunt – although, there were other things we could have waited in long lines for. We decided to have our own pumpkin hunt and snacks at home instead. Honestly, I’m not complaining but I am shocked at how popular this event is. 320 pumpkins sold in 30 minutes. WOWZERS. That’s amazing! I’m so happy for the Nordic Society for organizing an event that everyone loves and wants to be part of.

Also, record turn out for the municipal election this fall. 60% of the eligible voters came out to the polls. Amazing.

What an amazing town we live in.