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Fernie On The Rick Mercer Report Tonight

Rick Mercer visits Fernie BC and reports on CBC

“This week on the Mercer Report, Rick travels to Fernie, BC to take in the sights and sounds of the 40th annual Griz Days Winter Festival.

Also, Rick goes to the University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research where he gets behind the wheel of a self-driving car.

Airs Tuesday March 14 at 8PM (8:30 NT) on CBC.”

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Fernie On Instagram : Kind Of A Big Deal For Griz Days

Griz Days Schedule

Girl Days. It’s kind of a big deal in these parts. And this is the 40th Griz Days! Fernie has endless events scheduled from March 3rd to 5th. It’s almost too much. You gotta just pick something here and there and be alright with missing the rest.

You can find a detailed schedule on Tourism Fernie’s website:

Griz Days on Fernie Tourism 2017 - Yukon Blonde, Parade, Craft Fair, Schedule

Our Griz Days

Griz Days Fernie Winter Festival
Happy Cow for a quick snack.

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The Fernie Craft Market and Griz Competition on the stage. I think the Griz competitors were all smashing pancakes at this moment.

Griz Days 2015 - play at the park
Running around at the park.

Griz Days 2015 winter festival - rest at Bean Pod Fernie
Resting at Beanpod Chocolate shop – downtown Fernie.

Griz Days 2015 Fernie Winter Festival parade - The Griz, Mayor Mary
Griz Days Parade on 2nd ave – with The Griz and Mayor Mary G

Fernie’s Griz Days Winter Festival

Griz Days 2015 - Fernie Winter FestivalThe biggest Griz Day Festival of the year is about to begin. It’s a three day winter festival for us all to enjoy from February 27th until March 1st. I am looking forward to the market (for my belly), the family dance party (to see Roman dance) and the dummy downhill (for all of us). Plus, did you know Kevin Martin is going to be in Fernie for Griz Days? That’s pretty cool.

If you’re looking for a schedule, I found a pretty detailed one on TourismFernie.com. Check it out!

But here’s is a short list of my own favorites:

• Saturday, 9 – 2 pm – Griz Days Craft Fair at the Fernie Community Centre

• Saturday, 11 am – Bacon Spectacular charity breakfast (pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage) at The Northern- all proceeds benefit the Heart & Stroke Foundation

• Saturday, 6:30 pm – Griz Days “Fire & Ice” Parade down 2nd Avenue

• Saturday, 7 – 11 pm – Fire and Ice Dance Party – Aquatic Centre Parking Lot with Scenic Route To Alaska playing live and fireworks at 8 pm and you can’t miss Commit 2 Pain Rail Jam finals.

• Sunday, 1 pm – Raging Elk Dummy Downhill at Fernie Alpine Resort.

• Sunday, 2:30 – 4 – Griz Days family dance at the Community Centre.

Kevin Martin Curler in Fernie BC for Griz Days

If you want to see Kevin Martin, you have three possible events that may or may not already be sold out.
1) Friday night at 7 pm, A Fernie Museum Event – Road to the Olympics. Presentation by Canadian Olympic curler Kevin Martin. Comp tickets may be available at the museum.
2) Buy tickets to The Road to the Olympics – Draw Weight: Banquet & Presentation by Canadian Olympic Curler Kevin Martin at Fernie Curling Club on Saturday at 7pm – $50 Banquet tickets available online at eventbrite.ca, at the Fernie Museum and from Fernie Curling Club executive.
3) You can also get a few curling tips at 1pm on Saturday – Improve your Curling with Kevin Martin – $15 student/$25 adult


(Scenic Route To Alaska – video for Paris)

Griz Days Schedule

Not the easiest file to read….but you can still make out most of the details. Click on the schedule to make it slightly bigger.

One day I’m going to see what this pancake breakfast is like…but 8 in the morning?? It might not happen again this year.

Griz Days Fernie 2011 - Schedule - March 4th, 5th and 6th

Pint-Sized Film “I Want That T-Shirt”

Zombies feed off of Fernie Alpine Resort’s T-Shirts. The music, video – everything – couldn’t have worked out any better. I love it.