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Christmas, Food Drives, Fundraising, Bake Sales and Exhibits

With the Christmas season brings oodles of delightful ways to eat baked goods, contribute to the community and support our neighbours. Here are a few upcoming events where you choose to take part or not take part…it’s really up to you.

Sparwood Arts and Heritage Council – 31st Annual Christmas and Small Business Fair
Come out for handmade gifts and other treasures.

The Details:
Date: Friday, November 20th, 2009
Location: Sparwood Recreation and Leisure Centre (this is not confirmed) 367 Pine Ave
Time: 2PM – 9PM

BC Ambulance Food Drive – Fernie
Get your non perishable food items, toys and clothes (new) ready for pick up between November 20th and 22nd. Local paramedics will be going door to door to collect for the Salvation Army Christmas Hampers.

Details for pick up:
Friday 20th from 4-8pm Downtown and Ridgemont
Saturday 21st from 9:30-12 Annex, 1pm-4 mountain view
Sunday 22nd from 10-12 West Fernie and Parkland Terrace
Contact: Amy Chris 423-9265

Snowflake Tea and Cookie Walk
I had no idea what a cookie walk was until last night…but what happens is you show up at the Senior Citizen’s Drop-In Centre between 11:30AM and 2:30PM on Saturday, November 21st and pay for a $10 small box of cookies or $20 large box of cookies THEN you walk around the tables full of various handmade cookies and fill your box with exactly the cookie combination you want. It’s like cookie heaven! Plus, there’s a tea! Genius.

The Details:
Location: Senior Citizen’s Drop-In Centre – 562 3rd Ave, Fernie
Date: November 21st, 2009
Admission to the tea: $5.00
Prices: large box $20 and small box is $10
Bring: cash please

Fernie Christmas Craft Fair
This information was hard to find; I hope it’s correct…

The Details:
Date: Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Location: Fernie Community Centre
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM (i think)

On Fire 101
Purchase local artist’s work for $101 or less – a unique one-of-a-kind Christmas gift! Exhibit starts November 26th and ends December 24th.

The Details:
Prices: Everything priced at no more than $101.
Location: The Arts Station – 601 – 1st Avenue, Fernie

Date: November 26th (Opening at 7PM) to December 24th

The Ice Gala
A popular fundraiser for the Salvation Army, The Ice Gala is just around the corner. Get out those diamonds, faux fur accessories and sparkly dresses! It’s time to look your best and dance the night away.

The Details:
Location: Fernie Golf and Country Club
Date: Friday, December 4th, 2009
Tickets: Freyja – 602 B 2nd Ave – tickets are going fast.
Hosts: Freyja and FGCC
Featuring: DJ Friendly Fire and Fernie Yacht Club

Elko Christmas Craft Show
I just saw the poster for this event while grabbing my groceries and tried to remember as much as I could… The 4th Annual Elko Christmas Craft Show sounds interesting…highlights are tea readings (starting at 11AM), chilli and about 30 unique vendors – I’ll try and look again at the poster for more concrete details.

The Details
Location: Elko Community Hall
Date: December 5th, 2009
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM (i think)

Isabella Dickens Elementary School
On December 5th, you can bring the family to Isabelle Dickens for a Bake Sale, Book Fair and White Elephant Gift Sale. I just found out what a White Elephant Gift is, and I’ll tell you, it’s a surprise gift. You purchase a box that is decorated all nice like and you don’t know what’s inside until you open it up. FUN! It’s like when you buy a box of chocolates and you are surprised to find those terrible chocolates with the cherry in the middle. Ew.

The Details
Location: Isabelle Dickens Elementary School – 1302 2nd Ave, Fernie
Date: December 5th, 2009
Time: I’ll find out.

Thursday December 10 at 7pm

Christmas At The Arts Station
Come celebrate the season at the Arts Station!
An evening presentation of readings and songs.

This one hour performance is perfect for children and adults to join-in the seasonal festivities.

The Details:
Date: Thursday, December 10th, ’09
Time: 7pm
Tickets at the door. Adults $5, children (12 and under) $2.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank

11th Annual CP Holiday Train Campaign for Food Banks
A brightly decorated Holiday Train is making the rounds raising food, money and awareness for food banks across North America. The Holiday Train will be in Fernie on December 12th at 6:30PM. This is how it works, at each stop, Canadian Pacific provides a brightly decorated train, a box car converted into a stage, great musical talent and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, rallies together at this free event – donating food and funds, all of which stays in their community.

Also, on this day you can experience late night shopping on 2nd Ave! Quite a few businesses are keeping their doors open for a Holiday Shopping Party until 10:00PM.

The Sparwood Details:
Date: Saturday, December 12th, 2009
Time: 4:45PM-5:15Pm
Consider bringing: Non-perishables, the family and donations for the cause

The Fernie Details:

Date: Saturday, December 12th, 2009
Fernie Location: The Arts Station
Time: 6:30PM
Consider bringing: Non-perishables, the family and donations for the cause
Headliners: The Odds and Shaun Verreault

Downtown Fernie Holiday Shopping Hours
From December 3rd until December 24th, many stores will be extending their hours along 2nd Ave. Shop Fernie!

The Details:
Thursdays & Fridays – closing time is 8:00PM
Saturdays: 6:00PM
Sundays: Noon until 4:00PM
Stores: Ski Base, Odyssey Clothing, Fernie Arts C0-op, Hempire, Polar Peek Books & Treasures, Giv’Er Shirt Works, Bear Necessities, The Guide’s Hut, Carosella, Livery Home, Ghostrider Trading Co and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Pageant
Help Charlie Brown find the True Meaning of the Season. Join him and his gang on their adventures, as they get ready for Christmas. For Parents and Children over the age of 4.

By Freckles Children’s Theatre

The Details:
Date: Friday December 18th
Time: 2 Showings-at 5:00 and 6:30pm
Tickets: $4/pp
Purchase your tickets at: Carosella, Freshies and the Art Station