You know why I love opening day in Fernie? It’s not what you might expect. Or maybe you know me well enough now to know exactly why I love opening day. Opening day means the start of skiing for my husband and kids…which leaves time for me to paint! YES! It was such a beautiful opening weekend, too. My family had a wonderful time at the hill and I painted until they came home hungry and tired legged. It was a wonderful weekend. It was a particularly good weekend for painting. I also attended a paint and sip type night with Angela Morgan and a group of amazing, supportive women. It was a night of wine, food and also fundraising for Angela’s daughter who wants to build houses in El Salvador. I painted an Angela Morgan type painting in oils, which is a first for me, in two ways. It was a steep learning curve but I embraced my novice inferiority feelings and dove in. Hooray for opening day!
Opening day doesn’t mean much to my family other than the addition of another fun play area for the kids. The kid’s aerial park is a fantastic and shaded place to play for free all summer long.
We are also contemplating signing up the kids for a couple summer camp days. I’ve heard good things about the mini griz rangers.
These are the programs available:
• kids outdoor adventure camp for 6-12 year olds
• camp out at lost boys cafe for ages 8+
• bike camps for ages 8-17
• mini griz rangers program for ages 3-5
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Saturday, June 24th at 12 PM – 4 PM
Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club is excited to announce our first “Open Barn” Fundraiser! 100% of all money raised will be used to send some of our volunteers to workshops in order to further their knowledge and certification in Equine Therapy, and also toward operation costs for this non-profit group.
This event will have activities for all ages!
Enter by donation to meet our horses Sher, Cowboy, Daphne and Skerpa!
Dress up in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit and get your picture taken. Get a chance to win best costume! (To be announced on Facebook after the event)
Young Adult Author Lorna Shultz Nicholson will do a reading of her book “Bent not Broken” – The horses in the book are named after our Miniature Horses!
Other Activities Planned:
– BBQ and Bake Sale
– Crafting Tent
– Free Kids Games
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!
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Thanks, Rod, for the photos!
A suggestion for Fernie Alpine Resort suggestion box: Some way to refill a water bottle in the lineup at the lifts would be really helpful. It should be easy enough to do and the bikers would thank you for it. Whistler does it, maybe Fernie should too.
Today is opening day! I don’t ski or snowboard but I imagine those who do are extremely excited about today. I know Rod is pumped up like a tire to get Phoenix on the hill this winter. She has no idea the plans he has for her. I just hope she’s into it.
So I thought I’d check out the website for FAR because it has been a while and it looks…busy. So busy. I’m not sure their updates are improvements but if you’re looking for something specific, good luck.
Can’t wait to hear the first bomb!