“Ken Whiteley is one of Canada’s most respected “roots” musicians. Drawing on his incredibly rich background in blues, gospel and folk styles, this 7 time Juno award nominee is always a wonderful addition to any festival or concert series. A prolific songwriter, a gifted and versatile instrumentalist and a powerful singer, Whiteley’s music communicates themes of freedom, love, spiritual aspiration and social comment. His performances are presented with particapatory humor, grace and energy.
Thursday April 12th, 8pm, doors at 7.30pm.
Members $15 / Youth Member $10
Non-members $20 / Youth $14
Sponsored by the City of Fernie, BC Arts Council, Park Place Lodge and Freshies.”
From City of Fernie:
The City of Fernie will be moving to an automated curbside waste and recycling collection service in June of this year.
The new service will replace the current manual collection service for all existing residential customers. Each home will be provided with standardized carts – a 120 L wildlife resistant cart for garbage and a 240L cart for recycling.
This new system comes with some great benefits for the community, learn more here: http://ow.ly/t5IT30iLmdG
From City of Fernie website:
Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre on BC Family Day (Monday, February 12th) for a FREE swim from 12 – 3pm, with the Wibit obstacle course in the main pool.
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Tagged City of Fernie, Family Day, Fernie Aquatic Centre, Free, Swimming
City of Fernie:
“Wondering what to do with that Christmas Tree? Bring it to the FERNIE on FIRE fundraiser and tree burning event on January 6th!”
There is usually hot chocolate and some super fun sledding if you need to get away from the heat.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Tagged Artist, City of Fernie, Michael Hepner, Paul Reimer, Public Art