August 2018 New Business

Alpine Pathways Psychological Services

Dr. Tyla Charbonneau is a Registered Psychologist (BC2385) who recently returned to Fernie and opened a private practice. Tyla provides therapy for individuals, couples, and groups age 14 plus as well as psychological assessments. She is passionate about the outdoors and researches the interactions of nature, therapy, and exercise. The office has a beautiful view of the forest and mountains, and for those who prefer to be up and moving Walk and Talk Therapy through the trails around Cokato is always an option. Her approach is collaborative and informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Narrative based practices.

Tyla also has a background in interprofessional education and is an advocate for healthcare professionals to work together to improve mental health in our communities. Additionally, she offers workshops for organisations that explore communication skills, team building and dynamics, or conflict. She can also customise a presentation to meet your company’s needs.

For more information please contact

Fernie BMX Racing
You might not know it but BMX racing is for everyone, even YOU! The gym junkies, the parents who picked up a BMX in support of their teens, the five years old on their striders, the girls breaking boundaries in women’s sport, the 50 plussers still going strong. BMX is about family, fun, camaraderie and self improvement.

Fernie BMX racing is made up of a small group of BMX fans who want to bring BMX racing to Fernie. “We want to raise future Olympians, but we can’t do that without fostering a new BMX family. We are looking for people who would like to join us and get involved,” says Rebecca Vaughan.

Want to be a part of this team? From planners to grant writers to great communicators to those who want to get their hands dirty, there is literally something for everyone. Call Ryan Shultz at 250-423-0756 or send them a message on Facebook.

Pickleball Fernie
Although pickleball has been played indoors at the Community Centre during the winter months for the last few years there has not been an outdoor facility for summer play. Well, that has changed.

As of July 6 this year, with the support of City staff, Pickleball Fernie completed initial work on two new pickleball courts by converting the old basketball court at Max Turyk School. These courts are open to the public on a daily basis. Permanent nets have been installed and fund raising is underway to have the surface completely re-done as it is currently a little rough.

Any pickleball players in Fernie are invited to come out and play. An open house will be scheduled in the near future to introduce the sport to other residents who might be interested.

For further information, email the Club at

Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival

This August 17-19, Nantan is hosting a bluegrass festival alongside a weekend full of workshops. Supported by the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society and Calgary Arts Development, the lineup includes the Lonesome Ace Stringband of which this month’s feature artist Chris Coole is a member of, The Blue Canyon Boys, Greg Blake Band, North Country, the Steve Fisher Band and more.

Workshops on Saturday and Sunday include Harmony Singing, Fiddling Around, Guitar Mania, Song Arrangement, Youth Workshops and numerous Open Stages. Visit their site for full details and information on tickets.