January 2015 New Business

Eye of the Needle
260 5th Street

Eye of the Needle is a new artisan gallery and studio in downtown Fernie operated by mother and daughter duo Sandra and Florence Barrett.

Fernie Forge blacksmith Sandra Barrett incorporates glass and felt into her sculptural steel work. She was inspired to forge a collaboration with glass artist Katherine Russell and fibre artist Robin Wiltse to showcase glass and felt in the gallery.

Upstairs in the studio is Sandra's daughter Florence, who is all set up to sew. From clothing repairs and alterations to custom builds, this award winning costume designer and seamstress is fully equipped to bring your ideas to life.

Eye of the Needle Studio and Gallery is owned by Fernie Forge. The gallery will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am - 5pm and Saturdays 11:30am - 5:30pm. The studio will be open by appointment or by chance - phone Florence (778) 995-9151.

Movement Fernie
201-2nd Ave

Want to feel energized, grounded, and clear minded? You may be interested in moveMEnt, Fernie’s Active Meditation classes. These classes are dynamic and include moving to a wide range of music, from tribal through classical. The idea is to get you moving, out of your head and into your body. The movement component is followed by a period of quiet, stillness and relaxation. To integrate the experience, the class finishes with a mandala drawing activity.

It is not uncommon for participants to say they feel invigorated and more in tune with themselves as a result.

Classes are guided by Anna Weston. Anna has a background in Transpersonal and Emotional Release Therapy (Australia), Speech Pathology, has travelled extensively, and is excited to be offering active meditation classes to the Fernie community.

Check out the moveMEnt Fernie Facebook page or email movementfernie@outlook.com for more details.

The Rusty Edge
5369 Ski Hill Road

The Rusty Edge is putting Fernie Alpine Resort on the map by providing skiers with a fun, family-friendly place to hang out après ski, or to warm up by a wood burning fireplace with a mulled wine (made by the Germans) or a craft beer by the Fernie Brewing Company. Throw in some live entertainment and there's no reason to ever leave the ski hill.

Located in the Griz Inn, the Rusty Edge is now open and offering great comfort food including burgers, soup and salads, and a lineup of pizzas baked in a stone oven. Shoot pool, throw darts, play Big Buck Hunter or watch your team play on one of several big screen TVs. The large open space, patio and views are perfect for hosting weddings, conferences or other special events.

Open 11am until late seven days a week. Daily specials and happy hour each day from 3:30-5:30pm.