April 2016 Business News

Lilac Media
542D 2nd Ave

When you find yourself in need of quality print products, choose an environmentally conscious business to provide them. Lilac Media is a full design and print solution studio located in downtown Fernie offering everything from business marketing items such as cards, rack cards, brochures and posters to paper décor, and bound presentation pieces.

Focusing on sustainable and renewable products, Lilac Media uses responsible paper suppliers including Domtar, Pacesetter, Mowhawk, Neenah, and International Paper, and carries FSC certified mix papers from responsible sources, Rainforest Alliance certified, 100% and 30% recycled, acid free and lignin free papers, and HP INDIGO certified substrates for premium colour printing. All paper waste is reused or recycled.

Lilac’s Xerox printing equipment meets Energy Star guidelines and all printer and toner cartridges are recycled through the Xerox Eco Box program.

Make an impact with Lilac Media! lilacmedia.ca

Lunchbox Fresh Market
561A 2nd Ave

Jarod and ErinRae, the new owners of Lunchbox Fresh Market, moved to Fernie to get away from the hectic pace of life in Calgary. With that factor and facing the uncertainty of the Alberta economy, the young family searched for a place to raise their young son, Nash, choosing Fernie as a perfect fit, meeting all their needs as a family-oriented town. The move to the mountains was a simple choice for the couple, with the endless opportunities, breathtaking 360° views and welcoming community.

Lunchbox has provided them with a fabulous opportunity to take advantage of Jarod's 20 years of restaurant/bar experience and ErinRae's 15 years of similar experience. They plan on keeping the amazing style of food that the locals and tourists love and expanding the concept with some fresh ideas. Jarod and ErinRae look forward to becoming active members in the community and getting to know the people of Fernie.

Property Guys East Kootenay

2016 is off to a great start for the local PropertyGuys.com franchise, which has been nominated for Business of the Year (0-15 employees category) through the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. The company was also recognized earlier this year by PropertyGuys.com Corporate Office with a nomination for Western Franchise of the Year.

Based out of Fernie and Sparwood, co-owners Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf have expanded once again, welcoming three new Property Marketing Associates to their team. They believe their innovative approach to real estate has brought the future of real estate to the East Kootenays, and that real estate transactions do not require an agent.

Reel Canadian Film Festival

In celebration of National Canadian Film Day and Earth Day, the Reel Canadian Film Festival committee presents the award-winning 2015 film Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World. This film won Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs (2015) and focuses on the unique community uniting to protect land and sea for the next generation on the islands. Haida hereditary Chief Allan Wilson, renowned activist Guujaaw and non-indigenous eco-activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki work alongside scientists, organic farmers, artists and quirky islanders to create a synergy of sustainable development.

This event is free for everyone to attend and screens Thursday April 21 at 7pm at the Arts Station.

Soar Cycle Studio
461 1st Ave

Join instructor Kim Shopland at Soar Cycle for a six-week Spin Enduro Clinic and learn to use heart rate zones to train your body to become more efficient over longer periods of time. Heart-rate monitor training for cyclists helps to improve speed, fitness and body composition. Learn how to find the right zones for you and how to train efficiently within those zones.

This course is great for riders looking to get fit for the upcoming outdoor biking season as well as athletes preparing for the summer race circuit. Participants must provide their own heart rate monitor, know how to use it and be familiar with their training zones. Proper cycling shorts and SPD shoes also recommended.

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm starting April 5, 2016. Space is limited to 12 riders. Cost is $85, register on-line at www.soarcyclestudio.com.

891 2nd Ave

At Wildsight, every day is Earth day, but on Friday April 22, they are showing their love and sharing a glimpse at the work they do at the 10th annual Earth Day Celebrations!

Earth Day 2016 was designed to bring Fernie together to protect the planet, build a sustainable community, and grow food locally. At Wildsight’s heart, it is a grassroots organization, harnessing its power from the people. That’s why when the opportunity to celebrate our planet and our community at the same time, Wildisight’s passion is elevated! The 2016 theme is Grow Locally: Soil Seeds and Solutions and has inspired a diverse selection of offerings.

A truly community focused event, attendees can enjoy an Eco-Speaker Series, Eat Local Challenge, Soil Secrets, Face Painting, Seed Swap, Nature Hikes and more. Take your passion to action this Earth Day and join the community at the Library from 3-7pm. Learn more at www.wildsight.ca/elkvalley.