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Griz Days Is Coming – February 25-March 3

Griz Days 2015 Fernie Winter Festival parade - The Griz, Mayor Mary

There’s always so much going on, you can’t keep it all straight, but there is a website for Griz Days and the whole schedule is on it. www.ferniegrizdays.com.

This year’s fashion is jean on jean so get those jean jackets out of those boxes in your basement closet and find some nice hoodies to go under it because jean jackets are typically not that warm.

Here’s a write up from the website:

“This year the Griz is getting his Canadian Tuxedo out to celebrate Fernie’s 42nd year of Griz Days. The Powder King of the Lizard Range is embracing our Canadian fashion tradition of jeans and jean jackets for Griz Days Gone Denim 2019. This year’s winter festival, from March 1-3, will celebrate our casual, rugged style in the same legendary party fashion.

Through partnerships with various community organizations, new events were added to the weekend party in 2018 – these will return bigger and better. By hosting activities and participating in the Griz Days Most Wanted more than $8000 was raised by local non-profit societies.

The festivities will start during the week with events like a community scavenger hunt, with daily opportunities to win great prizes, and a cross-country ski challenge. This year the focus is on offering new and creative family events, that encourage getting out into our great Canadian winter.

Of course the Griz will be roaming the community in his best “Denim on Denim” outfit starting with a visit to local schools and a ski trip around Fernie Alpine Resort on Friday, followed by a special visit to the Fernie Arts Station’s family friendly Griz Story Time that night. And for the adults the popular Griz Days Pub Crawl will be back – a taste of Fernie for the foodies out there.

Many of Saturday’s staple events like the Griz Days Craft Fair, the Griz Baby Crawl, and, of course, the Extreme Griz Challenge to crown the King and Queen of the Mountain will return.

The Junior Griz Training Ground will be back for its second year. This is the perfect opportunity for Fernie’s young people to see if they have what it takes to compete for the title of the Griz. Set up with a series of fun, skill-testing activities the Junior Griz Training Ground is for kids of all ages.

Saturday’s festivities then focus in Station Square in downtown Fernie. Starting in the late afternoon and continuing into the evening the square will be the location of the lumberjack show, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and, of course, spectacular fireworks.

One of the most popular events, the Griz Days Parade, will be the highlight of the evening as it winds down 2nd Avenue in the early evening. Building on last year’s expanded participation there will be more floats, more horses, more organizations and more of everything in this crowd favourite.

The Dummy Downhill, held at Fernie Alpine Resort on Sunday, is a chance for the more tactile and creative to see if they can build the ultimate ski jumping machine. These creations, built from cardboard to paper mache to wood, slide down a steep runway on skis or snowboards in an attempt to fly the highest and go the farthest – and to have the most spectacular crash.”

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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

Did You Know : Fire Hall Pancake Fundraiser

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie’s website:

Fernie Fire Rescue Pancake Breakfast

June 17, 2015 8:00am – 10:30am

Fernie Fire Rescue is hosting a Pancake Breakfast in support of “The Long Way Home” to raise awareness of Post Trauma Stress that First Responders encounter.  The breakfast will take place at the Fire Hall on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 692 – 3rd Avenue from 8:00am to 10:30am.  Come down and show your support to our Fire Fighters for the difficult and stressful job they do to keep all of us safe!

I Call Them Mandi’s Pancakes But You Can Call Them Whatever You Like

mandi's cashew banana pancakes

Picture this, a little child who has never enjoyed eating anything one day starts talking about some pancakes that Mandi made her. What?! You’re talking about food? I had to listen…and get a hold of Mandi.

Now, I’m not one to talk about food either. I’m no foodie, just ask my husband. But I do want to share this recipe with you because my child wanted to eat them. Here’s my first and, maybe, last recipe post.

m a n d i ‘ s  p a n c a k e s

a handful of raw cashews – grind to a powder
1 banana
1/4 cup nut butter (so far, I’ve used almond and cashew butter with great results)
1 large egg
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

First I put the cashews in my larger magic bullet container and get that powder process out of the way, then I add all the rest of the ingredients and blend for a minute or so. Often the batter is too thick so I put some water in it. Brilliant.

Heat that frying pan and make your pancakes.

We make small bite sized pancakes – fun for the kids and yourself. Dip those delicious bites into maple syrup or a fun fruit sauce, like my favorite strawberry sauce (strawberries, orange juice, grated frozen ginger and lemon juice cooked in a pot and then blended with an immersion hand blender).

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

15th Annual Huckleberry Festival – Castle Mountain, Alberta

Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival

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:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST
• 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)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND
• Dirt Crit XC Race
• Pancake Breakfast
• Dual Slalom Competition

ALL WEEKEND!
• 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.