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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!

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Did You Know : Fall Registration Fair

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie’s website:

“Fernie Community Services Fall Registration Fair will be on September 5-6, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Fernie Community Centre.

The Fair will provide opportunities to sign up for community programs, sporting groups and other groups.”

Western Greyhound Operations Shutting Down In October

Fernie’s Greyhound is shutting down. That’s crazy. This means no passenger bus service and parcel delivery in Fernie anymore. It’s big news.

CBC.ca: “Greyhound Canada is ending its passenger bus and freight services in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and cancelling all but one route in B.C. — a U.S.-run service between Vancouver and Seattle.

The changes take effect the end of October, which will make Ontario and Quebec the only regions where the familiar running-dog logo will continue to grace Canadian highways.

“This decision is regretful and we sympathize with the fact that many small towns are going to lose service,” Greyhound Canada senior vice-president Stuart Kendrick said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

“But simply put, the issue that we have seen is the routes in rural parts of Canada — specifically Western Canada — are just not sustainable anymore.”…read more.

Toy Garage Sale Extravaganza and Community Garage Sale Day

Tomorrow’s the big day! It’s finally arrived…and I won’t even be here to enjoy it.

The details are online and it sounds like there’s a lot to see and do. Here’s the map but I would check out the Yard Sale Event Page for last minute additional addresses.

Fernie Community Yard Sale 2018 Map

Special notes:

Fernie Child Care Society and Wildsight Elk Valley have teamed up to have a TOY garage sale at Max Turyk School from 8-12.

Fernie Hospice Bake Sale at 891 2nd Avenue

The Arts Station will be participating in this year’s Community Yard Sale. We will be selling old canvases, costumes, fabrics and whatever else we find in our basement! If you have any creative projects coming up, this could be your chance to pick up what you need to get the ball rolling. All proceeds to the Arts Station.

Wildsight Elk Valley will also host a “White Elephant” yard sale at their office at 891 Second Avenue in Fernie, where citizens who are inspired to declutter but don’t have the time to sell their goods can donate them to the Wildsight Elk Valley branch Yard Sale.

“A Hardy Town” Sculpture Unveiling Tomorrow

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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.

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Kyle’s Going For Volume 2

I am Fernie - Photograph sessions with Kyle Hamilton for Volume 2

“Hot-diggity… its that time again folks!

Mark you calendars, Jan 29th and 30th, 9am- 6pm, I AM Fernie- Volume 2.

If you missed out on I AM Fernie- Volume 1, then now is the time to get off yer butt, and come on down to the studio for Volume 2.”