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Did You Know : Community Appreciation Day

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From skifernie.com

“On Sunday, January 13, 2019  Fernie Alpine Resort will say ‘Thank You’ to local communities by offering a FREE day of skiing and riding to the residents of  the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Please note that Photo ID and proof of local residency (drivers license, pay stub, utility bill etc) are required to receive the lift ticket.  Tickets are only valid on January 13th and snow checks will not be issued on complimentary tickets.  Complimentary tickets are available to Elk Valley Residents only…Cranbrook and area residents are welcome to enjoy Community Appreciation Day at Kimberley Alpine Resort on January 13th, 2019.

A fundraising BBQ will also be held on Community Day with all proceeds going towards the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre.  Community members can pick up a voucher that is valid for a $6 burger or hot dog in the daylodge.  Huge thanks go out to our BBQ sponsors – Sysco.

In addition, Fernie Alpine Resort is inviting Elk Valley Residents that are brand new to the sport of skiing or snowboarding to enjoy a complimentary Telus Learn to Ski or Snowboard beginner group lesson on January 13th as part of the Community Day festivities.  There will be 10 adult and 10 child spots available for a complimentary beginner group lesson, complete with lift tickets and rentals.  Advance registration is required and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration for the Telus Learn to Ski/Snowboard lessons can be booked at Guest Services Snow School Desk or by calling 250-423-2406.

Don’t forget to stop by the Telus Tent in the plaza for goodies and get the details on the latest in Telus gear.

And head into the Sports Alpine Retail Shop for a special ONE DAY COMMUNITY DAY SALE – All locals can get 20% off helmets and all outerwear and jackets will be 25% off January 13th only.  Don’t miss out! “

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East Kootenay Early Years Parent Survey

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With a chance to win grocery money, and who wouldn’t love that, just fill out this survey for East Kootenay Early Years. Sounds like they want to find out if you’re getting what you need(ed). Link to survey.

Meet The Candidates

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On October 3rd from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Fernie Community Centre a large group of people will be introducing themselves, answering questions and trying to win our votes for the municipal election on October 20th. It’s going to be a tough decision, I believe, since we have a lot of keen community members who want to make a difference in our town. If you want to get a pre-intro, The Free Press has a little Q&A on their website.

I’m excited about this election! Too bad we have to narrow down to only 6.

“A Hardy Town” Sculpture Unveiling Tomorrow

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Public Art Unveiling

June 1, 2018 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

The City of Fernie, along with Artists Michael Hepher and Paul Reimer, will be officially unveiling “A Hardy Town” sculpture on June 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Fernie Arts Station.  The public is invited to join in a short ceremony to unveil the artwork.

This piece was developed to commemorate the 1908 fire that devastated the community.  The artists’ focus was to showcase the strength of Fernie and the resiliency of the people who rebuilt the community. The funding stipulated that the art must commemorate a significant community story that has shaped the history of the city and the Great Fire of 1908 was chosen as a dramatic, defining moment for Fernie. “Our piece uses the idea of leaning forward.  Philosophically the leaning carries forward the metaphor of people depending on one another for support, their lives interlocking” Hepher stated.

A total of $50,000 in funding was received for the project through a joint application between the City of Fernie and the Fernie Museum to the BC Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada Grant Program. The grant required $10,000 of matched funds from the city, which was allocated from the Station Square Redevelopment Project, funded by the Resort Municipality Initiative.

The sculpture will be permanently installed at The Arts Station.

Wildsight Elk Valley AGM

Wildsight Elk Valley AGM Meet - Green Roof Tour, Potluck & Meeting Fernie

“Come join us on May 28 for the Wildsight Elk Valley AGM! Green Roof tour followed by a potluck and AGM. We are also seeking a treasurer and vice-president — if you are anyone you know is interested in joining our Board please contact Courtney at elkvalley@wildsight.ca.”

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Fernie 2017 Excellence Award Nominations

 

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There are multiple categories for your nominations – Spirit of Fernie Award (a not-for-profit organization), Volunteer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, New Business of the Year and so on. You can nominate using this survey until September 15th:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/awards2017fernie