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Fernie Women’s Centre, 250-423-4687
The Fernie Women’s Centre wants everyone to know about its free programs this fall.

Fernie Strong Start begins September 4 at the Isabella Dicken Elementary School. It runs Monday-Friday from 9:00-12pm. This is a child/parent interactive program for children aged 3-5, but younger children are welcome.

Parent Tot Fun Times begins on September 10. This is a drop in for children ages 0-6 and their parent/caregiver. It runs at the Fernie Community Centre from 9:30-12pm. There is parent support time, parent/child play, and craft time.

Better Babies is an education and support program for pregnant women, new mothers and families. The Fernie Better Babies drop-in is held every other Thursday: the next one will be September 13. This program runs at the Tom Uphill Manor in the Dupree room from 1-3pm. There is always a healthy lunch, guest speakers and social time.

Fernie Writers’ Conference,
The Fernie Writers’ Conference completed its sixth turn as the must-do event for writers.

An acoustic performance by Helen Austin and her daughter Daisy Squires highlighted an intimate night of student readings at Clawhammer Letterpress. The evening was as close to perfection as one could get. The following evening, a widespread power outage made for a warm keynote address at Knox United Church. Calgary author Aritha van Herk lights up any room she enters, and her talk at Knox United Church inspired people to see the stories in everything around them.

Plans for FWC 2013 (July 14 – 20) have begun, and organizers are working on bringing in some of Canada’s literary giants. Stay tuned for some big announcements later this fall.

Vitality Body & Mind, 1561 10th Ave 778-519-5019
After an action packed summer Vitality is excited to offer new services for the upcoming fall/winter season.

Once a month Vitality will be offering a Wellness Workshop focusing on a various topics such as: Nutrition, Mind Body Awareness, Brain Power, Stress Management, Chronic Fatigue and Depression, Prevention and Longevity. If there is a topic you would like to explore, let them know.

This fall will also see the addition of Free Weight Instruction sessions. Stay strong and healthy by incorporating a free weight routine to your workout regime. Learn how to properly lift, push, swing and pull, and gain knowledge on how to put together a routine suited to your goals.

This September Vitality is waiving the initiation fee and tax if you sign up for three months! Visit for the new class schedule. Child Minding and Theme Birthday Celebration services are also available.

The Vogue Theatre, 321 2nd Ave 250-423-3132
The Vogue Theatre has recently upgraded its 35mm celluloid film projectors to state of the art digital projectors with new spotless digital screens. Not only does Fernie and the Elk Valley area get rich crisp clean digital images to watch we get an upgraded 7.1 sound system as well as the ability to view movies in 3D.

The digital projectors welcome a new era of going to the theatre with the ability to project different types of content and not just blockbuster movies. Games consoles can be plugged in to project games on the massive cinema screen and independent filmmakers can showcase their films playing from BluRay and eventually international live events can become local functions at the theatre with live streaming.

The Vogue Theatre has been around for over 100 years, and owners Dennis and Roxana Djonlich are committed to making going to the movies a world-class experience for this small-town cinema.