August 2019 Business News

Elevation Showcase
598 2nd Ave

Lance and the team at Elevation are super excited to be hosting the 5th Annual Ladies' Night - this year with a street party including live music by Steamboat Vacation, as well as the greatly anticipated discounts and closeout deals.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming all of Fernie's awesome ladies to our celebration, with snacks, drinks, music, additional checkouts and fitting rooms, as well as the addition of more space and fresh air!”

Ladies’ Night is taking place from 5:30-9pm, Thursday, August 1 on the corner of 2nd Ave and 6th Street. Visit the event on FB to stay up to date on details.

Emily Brydon Youth Foundation

On June 22 the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation hosted the annual Summer Solstice Celebration. With over 100 people in attendance, it was the most successful to date. An evening of socializing, games, live and silent auction items, brown bag items, laughs, and dancing with local band the Hip Flexers. A fun and energetic vibe, open to all to help the EBYF continue its support of the youth in the Elk Valley in need of financial support to pursue their dreams in sports, arts and education.

“Thank you to all the sponsors, donors and volunteers who made this event such a hit. The EBYF continues to evolve and grow, expanding our reach each year. To date, we have invested over $600k into the Elk Valley and we can't wait for what the future holds,” Emily said. “We are accepting applications for summer programs, if you need an extra hand please get in touch.”

Fernie Family Garden Accessibility Project
In 2016 a group of individuals including Reggie Vinge and Tanya Thurmeier recognized the opportunity to turn the vacant space adjacent to the Catholic Church into a community garden. Volunteers began the challenge of turning the uneven ground into a community amenity accessible to all and providing opportunities to garden for recreation or food production.
Tanya says that this particular space surrounded by historical buildings with breathtaking views is a perfect spot for a garden. But not just any garden, one that will be friendly for those with disabilities. This is when the Canadian Adaptive Network (CAN) came on board, creating a goal to “expand the reach of the garden to people with disabilities in order to share skills and knowledge, provide space for social interaction and contribute to healthy activity.”
While owned by the Catholic Church, the garden is open to everyone.

Fernie Tennis Coaching

Fernie Tennis Coaching, Fernie Secondary School and Sparwood secondary school would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Teck for the amazing donation of nearly $5000 to allow the schools to receive enough progressive tennis equipment to run a full tennis program for all grades. They would also like to thank the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation for funding an annual program run by Fernie Tennis Coaching, which has allowed the kids and teachers to be taught by professional instructors.