Tag Archives: Community

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!

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.