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Evolution Health and Fitness, www.
After two years of research, modeling, engineering and construction, the Rock Garden Indoor Climbing Centre at Evolution Health & Fitness is now complete! Indoor sport climbing is a playful challenge that requires a perfect balance of strength, flexibility and dynamic power, in addition to mental focus and spontaneous problem solving. Their creative three-dimensional wall simulates natural rock, producing unique obstacles that will have you performing gravity-defying movements. Supervised drop-in hours and training programs are offered to encourage and educate both beginner and novice climbers, while experienced climbers, once safety certified, qualify for the Anytime Access pass. Gear rental is available and private room rental makes a perfect option for your next staff social, birthday or big event.

Fernie Chamber of Commerce,
Each year the Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosts the Community & Business Excellence awards to recognize and honour people and businesses in our community. There are eight awards presented; new business of the year, Fernie business of the year, outstanding customer service, Chamber business excellence, entrepreneur of the year, young entrepreneur of the year, community impact award, and citizen of the year. Any person or business can be nominated as long as they meet award criteria. A panel of unbiased judges is selected to review the nominations; they then make the final decisions on the winners based on award criteria met, and number of nominations received.

Nomination boxes and forms can be found at City Hall, the Aquatic Centre, The Fernie Heritage Library, The Fernie Museum & Info Centre, The Arts Station, The Free Press office, and The Fernie Chamber of Commerce, as well as online at Nominations are open until October 9 and awards dinner is hosted at The Clubhouse Restaurant October 25.

Fernie Fireplace, 24 Manitou Road 250-423-4216
The cold mornings are now upon us and if you’ve been asking yourself, “Is it time for a new wood stove?” and answered “Most definitely,” then Fernie Fireplace is the store for you.

Locally owned and operated, Fernie Fireplace provides a new service for the Elk Valley, offering quality brand names for wood, gas and pellet stoves and inserts as well as hearty home accessories, vintage signs, Yeti coolers and more. Fernie Fireplace is the one-stop shop for all your fireplace and heating needs with certified installations.

Purchase a new fireplace or stove prior to December 1 and receive a 10% discount on the retail value. The showroom is open daily from 9am – 5pm. Located next to the Fernie Brewing Company, call Fernie Fireplace for a quote or more information.

Fernie Mountain Film Festival,

The Fernie Mountain Film Festival committee is looking for new recruits! Want to be a part of this fun group of volunteers working towards the February 2013 Mountain Film Festival? Tasks ranging from marketing, website management, administration, not to mention researching and watching some amazing films. Whatever your interest, strength or commitment, they would love to have you on board. Email Brian at for more details or to sign up for this year’s event.

Goldstar Cleaning Services, 250-423-4029

Do you know someone, a friend, co-worker, or family that deserves a helping hand? If so, Goldstar Cleaning Services wants to hear from you. On November 12 the entire team will take action making someone’s home sparkling clean.

Email your nominations to or post on their facebook page: Goldstar Cleaning Services.

Please include in your nomination:
1. The name of the person and the number of people in the house.
2. A description of the challenges faced in this home, why this superstar is deserving and how it will help them out.
3. Photo of the home and a phone number to contact.

Nominations are accepted up until October 31, 2012.