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Garage Sale Alert : June 8th, Multi Family Fundraiser for Elk Valley Dolphin Swim Team

garage sales in fernie bc begin early this year

The Elk Valley Dolphins are hosting one more garage sale this weekend, Saturday June 8th starting at 9am! The kids are continuing to raise money for their upcoming provincial swim meet! We will have all the usual garage sale items, as well as coffee, baked treats, cotton candy, popcorn and face painting (by donation)! We also have TONS of girls clothes, age 0-12!! very very reasonably priced!!

662 4th Ave, Fernie, BC on June 8th, 9 am

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Fernie On Instagram : Registration For Forest School

The Arts Station Membership

The Arts Station new board 2015 2016

It’s The Arts Station Membership time of year! The Arts Station helps to bring Wednesday Socials in the summer, dumpster art evenings, live music in the winter, new art in the gallery every month, theatre, workshops for all ages and is the home to various art guilds. This little building is the heart of the city and memberships are only $38 for adults. For more information, you should check this out Membership Information.

“Benefits

  • Discount on Indie Films Fernie.
  • Discount on Concerts and theatre shows.
  • Discount on workshops. *new*
  • Some special events/ workshops may have a black out on discounts due to conditions.
  • Weekly newsletter via email with up to date info and announcements.
  • 1 Vote per membership at AGM.
  • By becoming a member you are contributing towards the FDAC mandate and supporting Arts and Culture in the Elk Valley.

The Arts Station strives to bring quality cultural experiences to the communities in the Elk Valley and we rely heavily on support from people like yourself — community members who value the arts and wish to encourage and support the development of musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists and all who participate in the creation of art.

By renewing your membership you are not only maintaining the awesome benefits that you have been currently enjoying but you are also allowing others to chase their artistic dreams.

The Arts Station greatly appreciates your support and we look forward to seeing you at one of the great events in the upcoming year.”

Rick Kennedy Silent Auction

If you want to bid on any of the items for Rick and Kim’s silent auction on Facebook, the link is below. Lots of items to bid on and more being added daily. This community is a beautiful thing in the face of tragedy.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/799056620460717/

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The History of Fernie Heritage Library

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If you want to learn about the history of Fernie Heritage Library, I suggest taking a few minutes to do so because the story is fascinating, to say the least. When I read the history of the library I was surprised at how much of a community effort it was and continues to be so to this day.

The very last part was my favourite:

“Community Commitment:

Fernie Heritage Library is a monument to Fernie community spirit. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncounted hours of volunteer labour turned a worthy but tired city property into a legacy for future generations of Fernieites.”

I love it when people come together, and in this case through many generations, to create something beautiful. Who knew that community, the thing I tried to get away from as a 20 year old, would be the thing that makes my eyes teary – in a happy way.

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.

Mark Your Calendars – 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt Coming Up

Fernie Pumpkin Hunt - Nordic Society Fundraiser

Saturday, October 20th the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt is happening at Fernie Nordic Society Centre (warming hut) by the Provincial Park. This is intended for kids aged 9 and under. There will be hot chocolate, fires for warmth and PUMPKINS to hunt. I’d suggest you and your family get there early as it’s a popular event and pumpkins go fast.

11:30-1:30pm. Dress warm!