February 2024 Business News

24 Dalton Avenue: A Fernie Legacy
24 Dalton Avenue A Fernie Legacy is a novel by Bob Sumka that was published in November of 2022 and it was well received in the Fernie area. The novel is Historical Fiction, using information from the Fernie Free Press between 1950 – 2000 on the growth of Fernie and the Elk Valley, and combining it with the raising of the Phillips – a fictional family. Each chapter represents a year.

Bob was born in Fernie and has spent most of his life here. He worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic at the local coal mines, retiring in 1993. This is his second novel, and he is currently working on his third.

To purchase a copy of 24 Dalton: A Fernie Legacy, contact Bob at 250-423-4157 or bobsumka@gmail.com, available for $24.95 (plus shipping if out of town). 

Consult Dr. Denoon ND
401 2nd Ave Upstairs Office 2 

After taking a year sabbatical to work on a soul project, downsize and focus her practice, Dr. Karley Denoon ND, is back! 

Dr. Denoon has provided Naturopathic Medicine to the Elk Valley for over a decade. Having run a multidisciplinary clinic and worked as an educator and consultant, Dr. Karley Denoon is now focusing her practice for women going through the menopausal transition. From perimenopause well into our crone years, Dr. Denoon recognizes that many women feel confused and unsure as to what is “normal” and what they can safely do to support this transition. Dr. Denoon is committed to the AND in medicine, offering foundational support through lifestyle, herbal medicine AND working with pharmaceuticals when needed, safely and effectively. From protecting our lean muscle mass and bone density to managing hot flashes, menstrual changes, mood and sleep disturbance, Dr. Denoon’s practice welcomes you!

Visit consultdrdenoon.com for more details and to book an appointment. 

Freedom Equine
The 1st Annual Ponies & Planks Skijoring fundraiser is happening this February 17 at the Fernie Lion’s Club Derby grounds. The goal is to raise funds to help remove financial barriers to accessing therapeutic horseback riding, equine assisted learning, and wellness programs for any individual or group, build community and have some fun while doing it!

Teams of two (one horse rider and one skier / snowboarder) race the clock through a course with jumps, gates, berms and flying obstacles to claim fastest team in Fernie. All are invited to enjoy a good time and help to raise funds for Freedom Equine Association’s therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted learning programs. 

$20 Adult, $10 Youth 10-18 years - tickets available online. Kids under 10 free. There will be beer gardens, 50/50, food and bleacher seating. Remember to bring cash, dress for the weather, and stay tuned for live music and after party announcement.  

Heart to Heart: The Audielles Live at the Knox
The Audielles, a local group of women from different walks of life, have been singing together in and around Fernie for five years. To celebrate the milestone, they have devised a performance of songs strung together about thoughts of love gained and love lost and everything in between. Titled “Heart to Heart,” these interpretations tell a story with song woven together amongst a vast repertoire of varied music.

Grateful to be able to perform at the newly reappropriated Knox on 2nd (591 4th Ave, Fernie), tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite ($20). There will be a bar for your drinking pleasure and pew seating.

The Audielles want to thank everyone who has supported them in the past and look forward to meeting new people. As this show will be on Thursday, February 15  (7-10pm), they encourage you to bring your Palentine/Galentine/Valentine!