April 2024 Business News

Dead Head Surf Charters

Dead Head Surf Charters aims to provide wake surf charters during summer days within the lakes of the East Kootenay area, including Tie, Moyie and Koocanusa. Their mission is to deliver the ultimate boating experience by having professional drivers and instructors to not only ensure relaxation, but the development of surfing skills. Dead Head welcomes all levels, from beginners to advanced, covering 
all activities including wake surfing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, and cliff jumping! They run a Moomba Max that holds up to sixteen people, the best boat for catching waves and taking on rays, all while listening to your favourite tunes. 

Book now, to enhance surfing skills and have an amazing time on the beautiful lakes in the East Kootenays. Accepting charter bookings for 2024. 

Feast For a Cause
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and support a good cause at the upcoming Feast for a Cause event! Organized by the Rotary Club of Fernie and local Chef Barrie Elliott, this culinary extravaganza promises a night of delicious food and community spirit. On May 4, 2024, at 6:30pm at the Fernie Community Centre, guests will be treated to a variety of mouthwatering dishes prepared by over 10 talented chefs, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. MC Sadie Rosgen will keep the night fun and interactive with chef interviews, awards ceremonies, and a lively silent auction. Proceeds from the event will support the Fernie Rotary Community Projects Fund and future initiatives to improve the Fernie community and gathering spaces. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in fantastic food while making a positive impact in the place we live, work and play! Learn more and buy tickets at feastforacause.ca.

Kootenay Canitizers

Kootenay Canitizers is a new trash can cleaning and sanitizing service provider owned and operated in Fernie by business partners Ric Behan and Andy Bellerby.

Services will commence in mid-April and are aimed at solving the issues created by unclean wheeled trash cans and the newly purchased compost containers. The objective is to sanitize waste containers, improving the environment and helping reduce the increasing wildlife interactions.

Ric and Andy commissioned the construction of a curbside cleaning and sanitizing unit for waste containers. The eco-friendly service utilizes a wash bay system with high pressure cleaning jets at 90 degrees Celsius. Biodegradable cleaning products are used to remove contaminants followed by scented anti-bacterial spray to deter wildlife. The wastewater undergoes treatment and is disposed of ethically.
Kootenay Canitizers is excited to help  with preserving local wildlife and provide a much-needed service to residents.

Polar Peek Books and Treasures
592 2nd Ave 250-423-3736

A dream literally and figuratively brought Maureen and Mel together as the new owners of Polar Peek Books and Treasures. Building on the deep community legacy of three generations of female entrepreneurs they enter the retail space with a passion for books and literacy.

With a plan to continue cultivating a love of education, reading and play, Maureen and Mel look to four key pillars:

Community: Nurturing a culture of lifelong learning in their favourite town.
Growth: Supporting regular readers and encouraging new ones.
Fun: If you have met them, you know this is a baseline requirement for them and everyone who visits the store.
Wellbeing: Life supporting and educational books, puzzles, games and toys - helping Fernie find a break from screens!

With author events, themed education opportunities and loads of fun on the horizon keep an eye out for how you can get your book on!

Rocky Mountain Village
55 Cokato Rd 250-423-4214

The Rocky Mountain Village hosts an Elk Valley Adult Day Program, which is perfect for seniors wishing to give their caregivers a break and enjoy a day of socializing, a nutritious lunch, music, games, gentle exercise, creative art programming and local outings. This program runs Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, and transportation is available Monday 
to Friday in Fernie, and on Tuesdays in Sparwood. 

For more information or to register, call Interior Health at 1-800-707-8550 or email rockymountain@gim.ca

Young Entrepreneur Adventure Camp
Back by popular demand is the Young Entrepreneur Adventure Camp where kids will learn the leadership, creativity, drive, and persistence it takes to run a business. In this camp, children will take on business basics, and come up with a product that they will then sell at the Fernie Mountain Market, where they will put their newfound skills to use! Mornings will be all business, and afternoons will be spent adventuring around Fernie: frolfing, biking, hiking, and more. 

Camp operator, Lindsay Snea is an elementary/high school teacher in the Elk Valley, looking to give kids a fun, real-world experience. This year’s camps run July 2-7, July 9-14, and July 23-28. Cost is $275 for ages 8 – 12. Please contact Lindsay at lindsaysnea@gmail.com for more details.