February 2014 Business News
College of the Rockies Fernie Campus
A three-week training program is being offered by The College of the Rockies, Fernie Campus, in partnership with Teck. The goal of the program is to introduce women to careers available within the surface coal mining industry.
Upon completion of the course, participants will gain skills to improve their employability within the industry/workforce. This is the first time a course of this nature has been offered through The College of the Rockies. The haul truck training in this course is a reduced version (one week) of what is available in the full Haul Truck Operator program (four weeks). The goal is to have sufficient interest so the program can be completed by March 31, 2014. Dependent on interest, this program may be offered a second time in 2014.
Cost of the course is $995. For information on potential funding options and/or to register, contact the Fernie Campus directly or the Program Coordinator, Valerie Luznar-Purdy at 250-423-3827.
The Fernie Griz Pond Hockey Team
Once again, The Fernie Griz Pond Hockey Team hits the ice at the World Pond Hockey Championships. In Plaster Rock New Brunswick, 24 pond hockey rinks are 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 13 at 7 pm. The Fernie Griz will be facing off against the hometown team from Plaster Rock - The International Harvesters. Pool play continues on the 14 and 15, with The Griz playing two games each day, going fir a 2nd place pool finish to qualify for playoff on the 16.
To get the live action, highlights and updates, ‘like’ The Fernie Griz Pond Hockey Team on Facebook, or visit www.worldpondhockey.com. The team appreciates Fernie Alpine Resort, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Black Feather Adventure, Teck and Give’r Shirts for their support. Go Griz Go!
Fernie Mountain Film Festival
The eighth annual Fernie Mountain Film Festival hits Fernie February 20-22 at the Community Centre! Win a cash prize with your own short film, or participate by nominating a local person or group you think has contributed to Fernie’s mountain culture!
The three-day event begins Thursday with local’s night showcasing local talent. Guest speaker, Bernice Nottenboom speaks Friday evening of her work on Climate ‘Tipping Points.’ In 2008 Bernice became the first woman on skis to reach the North, South, and Cold Pole in Siberia and traversed Greenland’s icecap in one year. In 2009 she reached the top of the Mount Everest and this year she kayaked 1000 km on the Niger River in the Sahara.
In addition to a selection of feature and short films on Saturday, the Fernie Mountain Culture Award will be presented. Visit www.ferniefilmfestival.com for more information. Tickets available online and at the door.
Giv’Er Shirt Works
672A 2nd Ave
Giv' Er Shirt Works is proud to announce that they recently celebrated their tenth anniversary of business in Fernie! Kieran, Erin and staff wanted to take a moment to thank their loyal customers for supporting them.
"The support we've received over the last decade has been amazing. The business community is very loyal in our valley and we're thankful for that. We'd also like to thank our growing client base from out of the Elk Valley. Thanks for taking a chance on us!"
What's next for Giv' Er? "To continue to provide high end screening and embroidery services while maintaining top level customer service standards. We've also got a few new ideas up our sleeves!"
Be sure to drop by Giv' Er to pick up one of their popular $39.99 hoodies this winter, or to check out their new automated screen printing press in action. Just not on a powder morning! www.givershirts.com
592 3rd Ave
Beginning February 1, after taking inspiration from an article recently read on the internet, Mugshots Café in Fernie will be operating a suspended coffee/meal program. This program will be aimed to help the people in our community who, on a daily basis, suffer from hardships that many of us do not. This anonymous act of charity would greatly benefit those less fortunate. This program all begins with you.
Here’s how it works:
Whilst ordering your meal, ask the server to charge you for a suspended coffee ($1.75) or the option of either a suspended $5 breakfast or a $5 lunch. The server will take payment and your order will go onto a sheet, where it will remain until someone comes to use it.
Please stop by Mugshots to be a part of this great endeavor.
February is the month of passion, commitment and romance. Passion for the life-style Fernie is; commitment to a life well lived and the spirit of romance is in all we love and the people we share our lives with.
Spa 901 has designed a special treatment during the month of February with these values in mind. Guests will be spoiled with a visit to their celebrity couples room for a candlelit treatment set for two. Side-by-side massages with a Moroccan oil scalp treatment will distress your body and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. As part of the experience, guests depart with an assortment of chocolate truffles. The cost for this 75 minute treatment is $299.00.
Spa 901 invites you to surrender to your passion for a life well lived and schedule any day in February 2014.