A few years ago someone approached me about starting a program for youth in Fernie, I think it involved the arts, and I hadn’t really thought much at the time about the lack of activities for kids aged 12-18. But I’m impressed that now there is something available – something social, supportive, positive and creates wonderful opportunities. Fernie’s so great. There are also many amazing programs through the Fernie Heritage Library, but that’s another story.
Fernie Youth Action Network plans events and the next one up is Movies & Games night on November 25th at Vogue Theatre.
So if you’re new in town and you have kids 12-16 years old, it’s a free event and it involves a movie, arcade and pizza!
Speaking of Vogue, this is what’s playing right now…
Thor: Ragnorak 3D (140 min)
Fri Nov 3 – Thurs Nov 23
3pm Sat & Sun matinee 2D
A Bad Mom’s Christmas (104 min)
Fri Nov 3 – Thurs Nov 16
3pm Sat & Sun matinee
What a perfect night to go to Loaf Bakery, downtown Fernie, for dinner with the family. Phil invited us to dine at Loaf Bakery and it was a perfect night out with delicious food and live music in a place that felt like home. The night started off quiet (perfect for kids who are teething and hungry) and by the end the place was full and bustling (perfect for kids who are teething and cranky).
Everyone ordered a pizza, even though the pastas and burger of the night all sounded amazing, but I hadn’t tried their pizza yet and I heard good things. My Chicken Pesto pizza was brilliant – a great flaky, crunchy crust to go with the rich flavours of the pizza. Rod’s pizza, Pipeline, had a good kick to it and made his nose run all evening long but he was smiling at the same time. That’s a good thing.
Dessert was ordered and our beers were finished and everyone left happy and ready for bed. I love going to restaurants that make dining with children easy.
Plus, the Loaf wholesale bakery has moved to another location which leaves the Loaf Bakery, Café and Pizzeria bustling in a different way. Loaf is expanding their Pizza Nights to run from Thursday to Sunday – starting at 5 pm each evening. Good to know!
Thanks be to my Mother for preparing and organizing the Saturday evening Pizza Night. It was like I couldn’t plan anything else. I was all planned out and she made Pizza Night happen. Thank you, Mom!
After the delicious make your own pizza dinner, everyone enjoyed an evening of talent…some musical, others uncategorizable. Let’s just say I, and everyone else I’m sure, haven’t laughed that hard in a long long time.
Rod and I started the night off with our own version of Jeopardy, we called it Jeoparty. Guests were called up to be contestants to fight for the prize of Winner. In the end we all won…because that’s how we Brink-Schenks do it.
Tristen sang some songs for us, Dana wrote a song for Rod and I, my dad wrote a poem for us, Tiecrab and Alan…yeah…they choreographed and performed a ribbon routine to Chariots Of Fire. It was, how do you say, magical. Eric and Tristen went up for a Guns N Roses balled, Nick edited and previewed a little bike video, Dwight did a solo show and then Winter’s Son finished the night off with a few of their latest hits.
I thank everyone for being brave in their performances for the sake of pure fun and it was fun!! Success!
Part 1 – The Preparations.
Part 2 – The Wedding!
Part 3 – Pizza Night and Talent Show.
Part 4 – The Honeymoon.
Part 5 – The Guestbook Canvas.
Posted in Fernie BC, Friends and Family, Hosts and Planners, Ideas Galore, Real Life Events, The Arts, The People
Tagged Alan Boulton Gregson, Bill and Helen Schenk, Carl and Roelie Brink, dwight schenk, eric and tristen, Jeopardy, pizza night, raw fernie, Rod and Brina, Talent Night, tiecrab, Winter's Son