Tag Archives: Silent Auction

Rick Kennedy Silent Auction

If you want to bid on any of the items for Rick and Kim’s silent auction on Facebook, the link is below. Lots of items to bid on and more being added daily. This community is a beautiful thing in the face of tragedy.


fernie mountain honey - lip balm


Fernie Pets Society 2018 Facebook Auction

Fernie Pets SocietyThere are some great donations to bid on!

“All proceeds from the auction go directly towards the services Fernie Pets Society provides. Place your bid today!

Auction Rules:

– Bidding opens May 18, 2018 5:00 PM
– Bidding closes June 15, 2018 5:00 PM
– Only serious bidders please, a bid is a commitment
– Bids are placed in the comments below the photo of the auction item
– Full dollar bids only, no decimals please
– Successful bidders will be notified by Facebook Messenger once the auction has closed
– Payments can be made via Cash, Cheque or PayPal prior to shipping or delivery
– Payments must be received within 7 days of notification of a successful bid
– Local Delivery ( Cranbrook to Elkford) is included in your bid
– Delivery is available to other locations throughout Canada and USA. Delivery charge will be calculated and discussed with the successful bidder.”

Put your bid in here.

Fundraiser For Blankman Family

Blankman's Fundraiser in Fernie BC

Details from Facebook event page:

Tickets are $20 and available for sale SOON at:
Back Country Meats & Sausage in Fernie
Stephanie’s Glass & Art Studio in Fernie
Fernie Printing Co in Fernie
Interior envy in Fernie
This, That And More in Sparwood

***Italian Dessert Contest***
Dust off those recipe cards!! We are having an Italian Dessert Contest at the spaghetti dinner! Drop your entry off on Friday, February 16 after 4pm at the Fernie Community Center! Judging will happen at 7:30pm at the spaghetti dinner and the winner will receive a travel basket full of goodies worth $250 including a travel voucher!!


In the early hours of December 24, 2017 Maggie and Mike Blankman, Caleb Blankman, and dog, Koda, woke up to their worst nightmare. Their house was on fire and they were all able to safely escape unharmed with nothing but the clothing on their backs. They lost their home and everything in it that they have worked their whole lives for.

There is also an online silent auction: https://www.facebook.com/blankmanfirereleif/

A Night At The Loaf For Bright Beginnings Preschool

I’m on the board of Bright Beginnings Preschool, a great community preschool that relies on fundraising to keep their fees down, and we’re hosting a wonderful night on May 6th at The Loaf. Naena Robinson is performing, canapés will be offered, drinks will be sipped and a silent auction will accept your bids. I’m looking for to it!

Tickets are available at Loaf or at Bright Beginnings Preschool or by emailing Kyndle at kyndle.m@hotmail.com.

Bright Beginnings Preschool Social and Fundraiser at The Loaf

A Morning At Goddess Rising – Happy International Women’s Day!

Goddess Rising - International Women's Day Fernie BC

Yesterday morning my husband woke up at 5 am so he could put some work in before I spent a couple hours at Goddess Rising – Celebrating International Women’s Day in Fernie BC. He’s a sweet man that will try and move his work schedule around so I can do things that I want to do. We’re a good team.

Goddess Rising was surprising great. I was nervous going into it because I didn’t know what to expect – I found the event marketing quite vague. It’s a personality thing but I found the name of the event a little off putting, “Goddess Rising” just sounds so, I don’t know. Something. I got over it!

My first stop was at the silent auction where, I found out today, my bid won an awesome gift certificate at Yamagoya Sushi. The raised funds go toward a scholarship of $1,000 for a lucky grade 12 girl. I support that!

My next stop was the Pilates workshop. I’ve never done Pilates before but I thought this would be a good opportunity to get introduced to it and test it out. Again, I wasn’t sure what to expect because there was no information on it except the word Pilates. Was I supposed to bring anything? I didn’t know. Did I need any experience? Were we actually doing Pilates? So many questions. In the end we did do Pilates and it was awesome! I would love to keep practicing it and strengthen my core. OH! My poor core.

Next I was scheduled for a Tarot card reading with Janeil. Fantastic. I went in a skeptic, even though I had done it before and I found it very useful. Even so, I was unsure about it – I guess that’s who I am. I left feeling really good and ready to take on the world.

Then I had to go home. If the event happens again next year, I would participate – maybe even the whole day. It’s such a big event with only two people organizing it but next year I think a few things should be considered to make it bigger and better:

• For those who haven’t been to the event before, their posters, website and Facebook page should have much more detailed information. An event titled Goddess Rising sounds like we will all be holding hands and chanting. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with chanting and I love holding hands. I’m just saying, the marketing could be more clear.

• The schedule should include more details of what to expect and what to bring. I came in loose fit clothing…so that worked out.

• At the event I would have a schedule and a map on the wall for all the women attending so no one is wondering what, where and when.

• If you’re going to put a little sample in the gift bag, make sure it’s labeled. I had no idea what the cream was so I put it on my hands and then, much later, I realized it’s a deodorant. I guess that’s not too weird. It’s not like I ate it.

Fernie Rotary Golf Tournament – A Letter For Support

Rotary Internation LogoGolf season is just around the corner and the Fernie Rotary Club is in preparation for this year’s Charity Tournament. Scheduled this year on May 12th it is the first event of Fernie’s golf season and a great way to begin the year.

As you are aware, the intent of this tournament is three- fold; to raise funds to support local programs and services to the Elk Valley, to be a fun event for participants from near and far, and to showcase the hospitality and generosity of Fernie’s people and businesses. Golfers enjoy 18 holes of golf, followed by a silent auction, live auction, dinner and dance.

The recipients of this year’s funds will be the East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s “A Clear View” Campaign and Shelter Box Canada. The EKFH’s “A Clear View Campaign” is raising money to purchase a digital stereotactic mammography unit for Cranbrook’s Hospital. This unit will enhance the detection and care of breast cancer patients throughout the East Kootenays and the Elk Valley. ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide

The success of our tournament is a result of the generous support of local businesses and individuals such as yourselves. We are once again soliciting your support as we look forward to hosting the eleventh edition of our tournament. In addition to the many benefits of sponsorship the club will recognize your generosity at the event, encouraging golfers and others to patronize your business. A list of contributors will be published in the newspaper and your business name will appear on the place mat used at dinner.

We have the following great options for support:
Hole Sponsor with 1 golfer – $300
Hole Sponsor with 4 golfers – $575
Mens and Ladies Closest to the Pin – $200 each
Mens and Ladies Closest to the Line – $200 each

The Fernie Rotary Club would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you would like to contribute to our efforts, or if you are interested in playing in the Tournament, please contact Aysha Haines at (250) 531-3999 or ahaines@me.com.

Aysha Haines
Rotary Golf Tournament Chair

Fernie and District Search and Rescue Social Fundraiser

Fernie and District Search and Rescue Social Fundraiser 2010The Fernie and District Search and Rescue Team’s annual fundraiser is coming up real soon at the Fernie Golf and Country Club. All the information is on this crazy colourful poster.