January 2014 Business News

The Fernie Arts Station

The Arts Station is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for the inaugural Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project. Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the City of Fernie and in collaboration with Southeast Disposal and Waste Management. Project facilitation is provided by a volunteer subgroup of the Beautification Committee. Out of the Box is a project in which six to 12 commercial trash bins will be transformed into artworks by regional artists. The artists will be selected from a Call to Entry with a spring 2014 application deadline; painting to take place in July, 2014. A cash prize of $500 for People’s Choice has been donated by The Fernie & District Arts Council.

Artists of all ages and who work in all mediums are encouraged to enter in this exciting new Public Art Initiative. Applications will be available in early February at www.theartsstation.com and at various locations in Fernie.

Fernie Café & Coffee Company
851 7th Ave

A lifelong Fernie resident, Theresa “SweetTee” Schleppe has a passion for old cars and older Vinyl, but more importantly she has a passion for great coffee and home-style food.

She wants to bring to Fernie something unique … good food with attitude. Offering fresh baking and an all-day breakfast menu starting at 8am, giving sporting enthusiasts a chance to fill their bellies before first tracks. Whether it’s a hangover breakfast you seek or a quick bite on the run, she does both! Theresa will offer full breakfast items “to-go” and her specialty – savoury breakfast tarts.

The café will be welcoming a new vibe of retro rock and roll, and if the food and music don’t get you the local art and vinyl display will. It truly is a treat for all your senses, we encourage you to check it out.

Find them on Facebook at FernieCafe!

Fernie Child Care Society

The Fernie Child Care Society provides daycare services for up to 28 children from local families. Providing a safe nurturing environment where children from ten months of age to five years can learn, grow and flourish, the daycare is Fernie’s only nonprofit, charitable, licensed child care centre.

Operating since 2009 with the mandate of offering affordable licensed child care, community support is essential to its sustainability. As part of the Centre’s short and long-term planning financial and in-kind donations from the community are currently being pursued. Charitable receipts are available.

This coming summer the Centre is excited about the possibility (pending grant funding) of moving to Max Turyk School in order to provide an even better child care experience to both the children and parents.

Please visit www.fccs.ca for more details! The public can provide financial donations at EKCCU under account number 809-22330-100001695212.

FCCS is also hiring - exceptional child care workers wanted for casual, part-time and full-time employment.

Fernie Tennis Community

Tech has recently donated over $1000 worth of tennis equipment as tennis booms in Fernie. The equipment, which is to be shared between Isabella Dicken Elementary School and Fernie Secondary School will provide over 600 kids access to tennis equipment, which is tailored to their size and helps makes tennis easier to learn. Lower nets, small lighter rackets and bigger slower bouncing tennis balls. Tennis is being adopted by all the schools in Fernie as a sport for life program. Thanks to Tennis Canada, which has provided funding for the program, and to Fernie Tennis Coaching for making learning the sport so much fun.