Public Art Unveiling
June 1, 2018 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
The City of Fernie, along with Artists Michael Hepher and Paul Reimer, will be officially unveiling “A Hardy Town” sculpture on June 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Fernie Arts Station. The public is invited to join in a short ceremony to unveil the artwork.
This piece was developed to commemorate the 1908 fire that devastated the community. The artists’ focus was to showcase the strength of Fernie and the resiliency of the people who rebuilt the community. The funding stipulated that the art must commemorate a significant community story that has shaped the history of the city and the Great Fire of 1908 was chosen as a dramatic, defining moment for Fernie. “Our piece uses the idea of leaning forward. Philosophically the leaning carries forward the metaphor of people depending on one another for support, their lives interlocking” Hepher stated.
A total of $50,000 in funding was received for the project through a joint application between the City of Fernie and the Fernie Museum to the BC Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada Grant Program. The grant required $10,000 of matched funds from the city, which was allocated from the Station Square Redevelopment Project, funded by the Resort Municipality Initiative.
The sculpture will be permanently installed at The Arts Station.
Above: Out of the Box Dumpster Project 2015
I’ve been participating in the Dumpster Art Project for a few years now and this year I will once again paint a garbage bin. Each year I’m more and more hesitant to join because Dumpster Art day always falls on the hottest day of the summer and my bin is always in the sunniest part of the street. I’m not so good with direct sunlight for 8 hours straight, especially now that I’m living with vitaligo. This year, however, The Arts Station has changed things up a bit. It’s now an evening affair with a DJ and beer tent and good chill vibes. I’m extremely happy with this decision. So, if you’re looking for a cool night out on June 30th, myself and a handful of other local artists will be tackling some enormous blank canvases and could use a little heckling.
From The Arts Station’s website: “The Arts Station in partnership with The City of Fernie is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for the 5th Annual; ‘Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project’. Out of the Box is a project in which 6-12 commercial trash and recycling dumpsters are transformed into works of public art by regional artists. The dumpsters will be painted in a live art event from 4-9pm on June 30th, with live music and a bar in Station Square.”
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Effective immediately, The City of Fernie has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE as a result of damage to the Fairy Creek Chlorination System, all users of the water system must refrain from consuming water unless it has been boiled for a minimum of at least three minutes. Until repaired, The City advises water is NOT being treated with Chlorine and is considered unsafe to drink until further notice.
The City of Fernie working to make repairs as quickly as possible. Interior Health has been fully notified, and the public will be advised when the repairs are complete. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth must be boiled for at least three minutes.
As work progress, updates will be issued to the public.
Thank you for your patience.
“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