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IDES Bake Sale Brought To You By P.A.C.


There’s a bake sale happening at Isabella Dicken Elementary School tomorrow from 12 – 4 pm in the gym. There will be lots to choose from and it’s a wonderful fundraiser for P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Committee) who do a lot for the students.

I’m making lemon squares right now. They’re going to be amazing…if they even make it there. Yum.

A book sale is also happening at the same time in the library.


The Fernie Elf On The Shelf

Have you seen him around town? He was at IDES yesterday and all the kids loved it…and parents. What!

The Fernie Elf on the Shelf


Plan Your Week – Community Family Calendar

Fernie Early Years Weekly Calendar

Broken Glass At Isabella Dicken

Griz Days 2015 - play at the park

In case you take your kids to Isabella Dicken Elementary School, you should probably know we found endless amounts of broken glass all over the playground floor. I’m not talking one bottle smashed and left behind. I’m saying, someone sprinkled broken glass over the entire playground floor like confetti. My friends and I picked up a bunch of it but after I did so I realized no one is now going to know that there are millions of tiny pieces of glass still all over the playground and perhaps even into the grass. The grass is longer so it’s hard to see in there. We saw the larger shards, so we clued in immediately.

I’ll be sending a note to the school board to get someone in there to sweep it up.

I understand some people can be thoughtless, it’s just the way people are, but this seems like a terrible idea. To anyone thinking about putting glass at a playground, don’t do it. It’s a terrible, horrible, unnecessary idea. I recommend recycling or even just placing it in the trash. It would have taken much less time to just nicely place it in the trash than smash it, collect it and sprinkle. Just want to save you time and future nightmares for the guilt you must have.

Mountain Conditioning With Julie Gallant Of ReAlign Massage Therapy

Mountain Conditioning by ReAlign Massage Therapy

ReAlign Massage Therapy and Yoga is introducing a new Body Conditioning 8-Week Program: Mountain Conditioning
Starts June 8 – July 27.
Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30
80$ for program + free T-shirt
Sign up via email at julie.gallant@hotmail.com with T-shirt size

Early Learning Preschool Fair Coming Up

Fernie Early Childhood Development - Early Learning Preschool Fair

Thursday April 22nd :: Earth Day In Fernie

Earth Day In Fernie at Fernie Community Centre
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 is the 40th Anniversary for the global celebration of Earth Day. Earth Day is celebrated around the world by communities, businesses, countries and individuals in a variety of unique ways. None quite compare, however, to the local event in Fernie! This year, the community Earth Day celebration is back, highlighting interactive booths, food, drinks, music and the much-anticipated Trashy But Flashy Fashion Show!

Earth Day in Fernie - Trashy But Flashy Fashion Show

The highlight of Earth Day for many is the annual Trashy But Flashy Fashion Show. For the 4th year in a row, the Fashion Show aims to inspire the community to assess their consumption patterns by demonstrating creative methods of re-using. Previous years have featured: a biodegradable packing peanuts and rice cracker packaging dress; a bubble wrap tuxedo; a coffee filter dress; and a young warrior created from coffee and flour bags. No fashion show would be complete without a make-up artist, a catwalk, lights, and a DJ. There is a place for every style, age and ability. Cash prizes are distributed for a number of categories, and all entrants receive a t-shirt. A panel of judges will be looking for elements of recycled material used, unique use of materials, creativity, and craftsmanship.

Earth Day Events at Community Centre In Fernie
Earth Day events are taking place at the Fernie Community Centre on Thursday, April 22nd at 5:00 PM. From 5:00 to 7:00, join us to check out some of the creative pieces of functional art created by Isabella Dickens Elementary School Grade 5 and 6’s. Pick up a free tree to plant. Participate in some interactive games. Enjoy some delicious food, and learn about some of the local green options in our community. New this year to our event is a ‘Freecycle Table.’ Community members are welcome to bring their gently used toys, clothing, equipment and books to the Community Centre anytime on the 22nd. All items will be free for the community to trade and take home. We hope to encourage sharing, reusing and recycling!

Earth Day Freecycle - Recycle Your Goods
Fernie Community EcoGarden hosts a local seed swap. The Seed Swap includes information on the Fernie Community EcoGarden with plotholder signup and workshop information, gardening book display, a seed matching game for children and a draw for gardener-friendly gifts. This is a great opportunity to chat and share information about gardening, seed-saving, and growing sprouts for healthy eating!

Earth Day in Fernie - Seed Swap

If you would like to participate or be a volunteer for Earth Day this year, email us at info@trashybutflashy.com. We are still accepting entries for the Fashion Show. Find application forms, pictures from previous years and more information about the event at www.trashybutflashy.com.

Earth Day Trashy But Flashy
The Trashy but Flashy Fashion show is a project of the Rocky Mountain Education Series coordinated through the Wildsight Elk Valley branch. The Rocky Mountain Education Series works offers programs to inspire and empower youth to take leadership in making positive environmental and behavioral change (www.beyondrecycling.ca). Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and southern Rocky Mountain region (www.wildsight.ca).