February 2015 Business News

Fernie Griz Days
Griz Days, Fernie’s winter festival that has been held each winter since 1978, is less than a month away! Celebrating the legendary Griz who is said to grace the valley with an average snowfall of more than 29 feet, this year’s theme is “Fire and Ice” with the festival being held in the Historic Downtown and at Fernie Alpine Resort February 27, 28 and March 1.

Griz Days includes a variety of activities such as the Griz Parade, held Saturday evening. Other activities include a Craft Fair at the Community Centre, Extreme Griz competition, Rail Jam, live music, junior hockey, the Dummy Downhill, and as always, visits from the Griz himself.

Organized by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fernie, alongside many dedicated volunteers, support this annual event by purchasing the 2015 pin.

Visit www.facebook.com/GrizDays to keep up to date on all things Griz.

Fernie Mountain Film Festival

Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments and the passion and perseverance of global explorers, the ninth annual Fernie Mountain Film Festival is taking place February 19-21 at the Fernie Community Centre.

Each night begins with the Fernie Mountain Social – a great way to get dinner, meet friends and prepare for some great films.

Thursday evening is Locals’ Night, highlighting local talent and offering cash prizes for audience favourites. Friday and Saturday evenings begin with a feature film followed by a selection of shorts – stay tuned for film titles and guest speakers. There is also a Kid’s Matinee taking place at 4:30pm on Saturday!

The Fernie Mountain Culture Award will be handed out Saturday evening. It's a great way to say thanks and to celebrate locals who have worked hard to make Fernie a great place to live. Nominations are encouraged, submission forms are available at www.ferniefilmfestival.com.

Three Sisters Day Spa
472 2nd Ave

Three Sisters Day Spa is now offering Massage Therapy! Haley Dolighan, BC RMT has recently moved back to Fernie, where she is excited to be a part of the health and wellness community. Haley has always been interested in learning about human anatomy and believes in helping people to feel their best. She attended the 3000-hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. Now, with an extensive and thorough knowledge base and a fresh skill set in her mind, Haley is ready to discover and cater to her clients’ specific needs. With an interest in fitness and the outdoors herself, Haley appreciates the importance of a healthy mind and body.

Haley can conveniently be found working downtown Fernie on 2nd avenue at the Three Sisters Day Spa. Call 250-423-6395, stop in, or book online at www.threesistersdayspa.com.