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Fernie Writers’ Conference

Kim McCullough

Now that the pesky ski season is out of the way, we can start to look forward to summer. And summer in Fernie means writing. Oh right. Hiking and biking and fishing, too.

The fifth year of the Fernie Writers’ Conference takes place from July 17-24 this year and it just keeps getting better. No matter what you write, or even IF you write, the conference has something for you. Workshops and panel discussions abound for the writers in our midst, but there are also keynote addresses and public readings for readers and lit lovers.

If you are a writer, or would like to be, you have many fantastic, successful instructors to choose from. Check out www.ferniewriters.com to check out the line-up. Stay tuned at STS for brief profiles on these instructors and their courses.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should let you know I will again be teaching the Youth (14-18) group this year. If you are a teen (Or know a teen) who likes to write, or may like to write, or hates to write but wants to improve, sign up. The class is pretty flexible. Last year there were poets, short story writers, a pre-journalism student and a few who had started novels. Many students chose to read their work at the public reading for the first time – they were surprised, I think, to find that they were just as talented as the adult readers (if not more so, says their proud teacher!)

The end of the weekend came too soon. We spent the class at Lost Boys’ Café on the mountain where students worked in groups on the “Worst Short Story EVER” contest, where they went against everything I had taught them. One began something like this:

Once upon a time there was the most amazingly beautiful princess who stared at herself in the mirror. “I am wanting to be the most amazingly beautiful princess as I stare at myself. In the mirror,” the most awesomest princessly princess shouted loudly. “Where’s my devastatingly handsome prince?”

(Repetition, adverbs, weak language, cliché, sentence fragments, using “verbs other than said” for speech, dialogue tags, lame opening-just to start! If you didn’t see anything wrong with this story, then PLEASE! Sign up!)

The great thing about the conference is that it takes place in one of the most beautiful places on earth. So along with writing, be sure to save time for all that hiking, biking and fishing stuff. You won’t regret it.

Can’t wait to get back there. It’s going to be a blast.

From 6:8 Photography – Kelsey and Kevin’s Fernie Wedding

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On Saturday we got to combine two of our favourite things into one day – being at the top of a mountain and photographing a wedding. Kelsey and Kevin Lost Boys Cafe were married at the at the top of Fernie Alpine ResortSee and read the rest.

Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam and Full Throttle

wam bam and full throttle mountain bike events in Fernie

Full Throttle Details from F.A.R.

Fernie Alpine Resort is excited to welcome the community, spectators and competitors from various regions to Fernie Alpine Resort for the 4th Annual Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival, scheduled to take place August 21-22, 2010.

The Festival will celebrate all things mountain bike related, attracting avid competitors and recreational riders of all levels. Weekend highlights include:

• Super D Downhill Race
• Little Critters Kids Bike Decorating & Fun Race
• Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam (presented by the Fernie MTB Club, at the City Dirt Jumps in Fernie)

• Dirt Crit XC Race
• Pancake Breakfast
• Dual Slalom Competition

• FREE skills instruction sessions & basic bike maintenance
• Meet SCOTT Pro Team Riders
• FREE live music
• Bike Trials Demos

And the event isn’t just for mountain bikers! After taking in the mountain bike race action, guests can take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain and enjoy the views from the Lost Boys Café, or enjoy the summer heat and live music in the outdoor beer garden.

Last year’s event proved to be a great success with over 100 event competitors and over 1200 spectators over the event weekend!

Wam Bam details from Fernie Mountain Bike Club

I wanted to let you know about the Newest event that the Fernie Mountain Bike Club will be hosting this year…The WAM BAM DIRT JUMP JAM will take place August 21st in conjunction with RCR’s Full Throttle event. Starting at 5:30pm to dark where the finals will be under lights! Cash prizes and a whole lot of fun will be going down that day.

so here are the details….Brought to you by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club @ the City of Fernie Dirt Jumps behind the Aquatic Centre. Contact Thomas at dunnski@shaw.ca.

Registration: $45 on the day. Register at the Aquatic Centre 12-4

Comp starts at 5:30 till dark. Finals Under Lights! Cash Prizes !! Refreshments and Good Times! Go to www.bikefernie.ca for more info.

A F.A.R. Experience

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On June 27th I met up with my buddies on their two wheelers at Fernie Alpine Resort for a free lift up, $2 burger on a hot dog bun at Lost Boys and a nice hike down to the bottom again. That’s how I took advantage of their Community Appreciation day. I might not do the hike down again, especially in my converse shoes and by myself, but I enjoyed the scenic lift up the Timber Bowl Express to the top of the cold windy mountain. Enough about F.A.R. now. Three postings in a week is way too much. My apologies.