From Elk Valley Festival of Trees Facebook page:
“What is Elk Valley Festival of Trees about? Well the beautiful TREES!
This is a three week fundraising event that will become a must-see holiday tradition in the Elk Valley. We will proudly display 10 of the most dazzling Christmas Trees for all to admire this side of the North Pole. Open to the public, the festival invites visitors to browse through the holiday display and cast a ballot for their favourite tree.
Fernie Rotary’s goal is sponsoring this event is to raise a large amount of funding for multiple community organizations across the Elk Valley at one time.
How does Elk Valley Festival of Trees work?
A business sponsors a tree and chooses a local community organization/not for profit or charity to work with. Together with a Tree Designer, the business and the chosen community organization will decide on a theme for decorating the tree. They will all come together to decorate the tree.
The local community organization can raise a significant amount of funding through several ways:
1) a GRAND PRIZE – People’s Choice Award of up to $1000 (based on 10 trees sponsored) for the tree that receives the most votes.
2) For each vote a tree receives, the community group/not for profit/charity will receive $3.25.
3) During the three week period the trees will be part of a silent auction. Minimum bid will be $500 and 100% of the tree auction proceeds will go to the sponsored community organization.
*Funds raised in the Elk Valley will stay in the Elk Valley
Come out and enjoy the many events taking place during the Elk Valley Festival of Trees and vote to support the local community organizations/not for profits/charities!
Looking forward to seeing you there!”
Posted in Community Event, Competitions, Corporate Events, Fernie BC, Fundraising, Ideas Galore, Live Presentation, News
Tagged Christmas Tree, Elk Valley Festival of Trees, Fernie, Fernie Rotary Club, Fundraising Event, Park Place Lodge, The Elk Valley
(Above: The Pub entrance is on the left side here…or as smart people would say, it’s on the north end. Wait. Is that North? yeah.)
I’ve been hearing a lot about the Team Trivia Night at The Pub, in Park Place Lodge. I’ve been hearing it’s a good time. If you want to get in on the good times, Trivia Night, every Wednesday night, starts at 8 pm – $100 for 1st prize and $50 for 2nd prize.
This just in – in honour of Aussie day we’ll be having some Aussie-specific rounds this evening!
From Canadian Avalanche Centre:
An Introduction to Sledding Safely in the Backcountry
If you are a snowmobiler who ventures into avalanche terrain, consider signing up for an Avalanche Skills Training course. You will find a list of providers on our website here. If you would like an introduction to sledding safely in the backcountry, come out to one of the CAC-sponsored two-hour safety seminars listed below, Avalanche Awareness Days, Backcountry Avalanche Workshops , presentations at the western Canada snowmobile tradeshows, Patterns of Prevention seminars, or events hosted by our sponsors, snowmobile manufacturers, and community partners (see attachments on the right side of this page).
Sled Head Think Tank – Know the Snow Safety Forums
Presented by TECK Coal
- local riding terrain analyzed by the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s lead avalanche forecaster
- snowmobile athlete and avalanche survivor Jeremy Hanke, who devotes his life to safety outreach and snow science for snowmobilers
- local helicopter pilot on heli-evacuation of stuck snowmobiles; what to do in emergency situations requiring a helicopter.
- local sledders open forum: values-based safety, backcountry snowmobiling in the media and bringing safety to the very core.
WIN GREAT SAFETY PRIZES!
- SPOT personal tracking device
- Backcountry Access aluminum shovel
- Tracker avalanche beacon
- Teth-Air wireless safety kill-switch
- Backcountry Access inflatable snow flotation backpack
- and MORE top-quality snow safety prizes
The dates and locations are:
- Fernie – January 7, Park Place Lodge, Fireside Room
- Sparwood – January 8, Causeway Bay, Emerald Room
- Elkford – January 14, Elkford Motor Inn, Media Room
- Blairmore – January 15, Lions Pride Hall
The time is 6 p.m. in all locations. Food and beverages provided! For more information, call 250-425-8217. Download the poster on the right side of this page.
For Fernie residents, Midge’s Mags in Fernie is offering free rentals of The Fine Line to help increase awareness of safety for this up coming winter season.
Posted in Elkford, Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Sparwood BC
Tagged avalanche, Canadian Avalanche Centre, Causeway Bay, Elkford Motor Inn, Forum, Know The Snow, Lions Pride Hall, Park Place Lodge, Safety, Sled, Teck Coal Ltd
This is what I heard and, correct me if I’m wrong, this sounds like a pretty good deal from Max Restaurant in Park Place Lodge. I like movies and I like eating. I win twice! Buy an entree and receive a free movie pass…now does everyone who orders an entree receive a free movie pass? or is that movie pass split between all parties on one bill?
Prepare your ballgowns, extravagant hats and dance cards for this high class Halloween event at The Pub. You’ll even have a chance to win a 2010/11 Ski Pass so be sure to dress to impress. Halloween seems so far away but time will fly by and, before you know it, it will be October 30th and you’ll panic because you have not prepared your dress or found your go-to hat. Be smart. Be prepared.