February 2017 Business News

791A 2nd Ave

Since its doors opened in 2006, BARKSiDE Fernie has evolved into an essential stop amongst local and visiting animal lovers. In celebration of their 10-Year Anniversary, you are invited to stop by the 2nd Avenue location on February 25 for A Customer Appreciation Day, ending with a Whine and Cheese evening for human friends, from 6:30 - 8:30pm. As always, the staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding nutrition, training and ideas to keep your furry family members happy and healthy. 

Being part of the community has always been a must for this “little” pet shop. What better way to do this than having a day dedicated to their beloved customers. BARKSiDE is dog and human friendly so be sure to visit and check out what treats and deals will be available.  Not to mention possibly winning a year worth of kibble, with their “My Dog Loves” campaign. Barkside.com

Brecan Building Supplies Ltd.
13 Kutenai Road

Brecan is pleased to announce the opening of its new, dedicated kitchen and bath showroom at 13 Kutenai Road (about 200m behind the Fernie Brewery).

Brecan Interiors showcases a broad range of cabinets, counters, appliances, tile, plumbing fixtures and lighting to assist with any interior project. As a Castle Building Centre member, Brecan is able to offer all products for your home, from rebar to refrigerators, with leading brands such as Loewen windows, Merit Kitchens, Silestone counters, Delta and Kohler plumbing, Divine Flooring, Stone Tile, PPG Paints and Electrolux and Frigidaire appliances. Combining installation services and project coordination, Brecan is a one-stop-shop for interior projects.

They invite you to drop by to meet the knowledgeable and friendly staff, Darla, John and Hayley, or email info@brecan.com, or call for more details. Brecan, is a locally owned and operated Castle Building Centres store and is open 8:30am-4:30pm daily, weekends or evenings by appointment.

Elk Valley Bighorn Outfitters

Elk Valley Bighorn Outfitters is located 60 kms north of Elkford along the forest service road, just south of the Elk Lakes Provincial Park. This company has been in operation for over 30 years, and in the summer of 2016 changed ownership.

EVBO specializes in summer horseback adventures, and operates in some of the most spectacular country in the Canadian Rockies. From their basecamp on the Elk River, EVBO’s string of mountain horses takes you into the backcountry. Their classic pack trip is four days, three nights, lodging in the scenic Westfork Valley. While in the mountains guests can fish for cutthroat trout in alpine lakes, view and photograph wildlife, hike, and relax. Trips can be shortened, or lengthened, and day rides are available.

If you are interested in an adventure, and want to experience true wilderness, Elk Valley Bighorn Outfitters has it! Contact Sam Medcalf at sam@elkvalleybighorn.ca for more details, or visit their website.

Fernie Nordic Society

On Feburary 11-12, the Fernie Nordic Society, in collaboration with Fernie Tears and Gears, is hosting “Fernie Nordic WinterFest,” an annual weekend that celebrates Nordic skiing in Fernie. Events are open to skiers of all levels, and each one offers a slightly different experience!

Help Fernie Nordic gain more club points by participating in the Teck Kootenay Cup race Saturday, February 11. This free technique race is open to all ages and skill levels, and takes place at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. That evening, join the club for a “Full Moon Ski and Social” hosted at the Fernie Golf and Country Club. On Sunday February 12, participate in Fernie Tears and Gears’ Winter Wheezer, a unique duathlon that combines winter trail running with either fat biking or Nordic skiing, solo or on a team. To find out more and to register, visit Facebook.com/FernieNordicSociety.  

Fernie Skating Club

The Fernie Skating Club is producing yet another fabulous ice show this year, February 17 and 18 at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

In the past, the club has focused on storybook themes. This year the producers are branching out with DreamSkate – An Interactive Ice Show. Based on the dreams of seven of the club’s skaters who are graduating from high school this year, it all begins at a slumber party where the girls fall asleep and each have a dream.

Being an interactive show, the audience is asked to dress the part in pyjamas and to bring their favourite stuffy. There will be surprises in the audience, and you might want to bring your dancing shoes.

The show includes the entire club and a lot of hours are spent preparing this event, including many volunteer. All money raised goes towards keeping the Skate Canada programming available to our community.

Wild Nature Tours

Wild Nature Tours is pleased to be offering its fun-for-all-ages Winter Snowshoe Safaris! Join naturalist Lee-Anne Walker as she guides you through Fernie’s snowiest places all while keeping you moving with colourful stories, interesting facts, fun experiences and most importantly, hot drinks and homemade snacks!

There are three options for you to choose from – FAR Out (at Fernie Alpine Resort), Park Paradise (Mount Fernie Provincial Park) or Sleeping Bear (Island Lake Lodge). Tours range from two to six hours, are family-friendly and include snowshoe and pole rental.

Wild Nature Tours is a program of Wildsight Elk Valley Branch, with the tour proceeds supporting local environmental education in the schools.