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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

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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.

Sincerely,
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.

Fernie Rotary Club Golf Tournament

Fernie Rotary Charity Golf Tournament

Relay For Life : Silent Auction, Street Meat and Candy

The community is playing with different and creative ways to raise money for Relay For Life. Here are some of the latest:

silent auction at EKCCU - my people we many
1. Silent Auction at Fernie East Kootenay Community Credit Union.
The above painting titled “my people we many” was donated by Eric Johnstone. Drop by the Fernie EKCCU to get a look and place your bid.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Suckers
2. Relay For Life Sucker at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is donating a portion of all sales of these amazing Relay For Life Suckers to Relay For Life.

Falkins Insurance Fernie 2nd Ave
3. Falkins Insurance Hot Dog Sale
On May 14th, enjoy some delicious street meat, starting at 11 am.
691 2 Avenue

East Kootenay Realty Insurance BBQ for Relay For Life
4. BBQ at East Kootenay Realty Insurance
Headquarters for Relay For Life – starting at 11 am you can stop by for a quick lunch.
512 – 2nd Avenue