February 2013 Business News

Fernie Griz Pond Hockey Team, www.worldpondhockey.com
The Fernie Griz Pond Hockey Team hits the ice this month, at the World Pond hockey Championships. In Plaster Rock New Brunswick, 24 pond hockey rinks have been scraped and flooded, waiting for the puck to drop as 130 teams from around the world compete for the “best on the pond” status. The first round starts on Thursday, February 7, 7pm. The Fernie Griz will be facing off against the hometown team - The International Harvesters. Pool play continues on the 8th and 9th, with The Griz playing two games each day, needing a 2nd place pool finish to qualify for playoff February 10.
To get the live action, highlights and updates, ‘like’ The Fernie Griz Pond Hockey Team on Facebook, or visit the above website. They would like to thank Fernie Alpine Resort, Teck, Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Fernie Brewing Company, Black Feather Adventure, and Giv’er Shirts for their support.

Fernie Mountain Film Festival www.ferniefilmfestival.com
The Fernie Mountain Film Festival (FMFF) is hitting Fernie this February 21-23! New this year, early doors at 6pm for people to enjoy food from local restaurants and socialize before films start at 7pm. Food and beverages from Fernie’s favourite food vendors will be available at great prices. Also new this year is the addition of a guest speaker - Leo Grillmair, will speak on Saturday February 23 of his time working with Hans Gmoser to create CMH and invent Helicopter Skiing in the Bugaboo Mountains, a place where alpinists flock from all over the world to hike, climb and ski amongst granite nunataks.

Visit the website for film line-ups. As always, Local Film Night on Thursday Feb 21 is a surprise! Don’t forget the Free Kids Matinee on Saturday afternoon. All events are at the Community Centre. Tickets are available online and at the door.

Fernie Women’s Centre, 1592 10th Ave 250-423-4687
The Fernie Women’s Centre has an exciting event planned for International Women’s Day, which will be held on March 9. This celebration of and for local women will take place in the Women’s Centre’s new space as well as at Vitality Gym, and will be an afternoon of fun, camaraderie and learning.

The event has been inspired by a trade show theme. Different tables will be set up featuring local women and their talents. Women can drop into the open house, explore the tables, mingle, ask questions and have the opportunity to sign up for mini workshops that will be held throughout the afternoon. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided. Some of the featured tables will include local artists, health services, Spa 901 Fernie, and Vitality Gym.

The event hopes to encompass learning opportunities for the mind, body and soul. Stay tuned for more information or contact the Women’s Centre at 250-423-4687. 

Larsen Whelan Enterprises, www.ferniebuilders.com 250-423-3100
Local custom homebuilders Larsen Whelan Enterprises is excited to be offering a new element of custom cabinetry and fine furniture to its established building repertoire.

The new division known as LWE Artistry specializes in custom cabinetry and furniture tailored explicitly to the client’s desires and needs. The client will be guided through the creative process, which is finalized with a 3D rendering of the design allowing for the client to picture the piece prior to construction.

Be it a kitchen, vanity or fine furniture, with differing choices of wood species, types of hardware and style of finish, LWE artistry can accommodate every need.