January 2020 Business News

A1-402 Hwy 3

AFRoS, the Francophone Association of Southern Rockies, is happy to announce the arrival of Maylis Destremau, its new general director in charge of coordinating, planning and organizing the association, offering services and activities in French.

Every Monday, AFRoS runs free programs open to everyone to learn, play and have fun in French:

  • For Young children (0 to 4 year olds), “les Tiguidous” at their office – 11:15- 11:45am
  • For Pre-teens (8 to 12 year olds), “Club Baguette Junior” at the IDES library – 3:15-4:30pm
  • For Adults (all ages and levels), “Club Baguette Adultes” at their office – 7-8pm

AFRoS also hosts monthly cultural events, open to everyone to represent and regroup the francophone and francophile communities such as “tourtière,” “cabane a sucre,”  and “Wine and cheese.”

Visit their new office, send an email to francofernie@gmail.com, or visit them on social media (@afros.fernie on Instagram and AFRoS Fernie on FB) for more details.

The Arts Station
601 1st Ave

Thanks to support from the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Fernie, and fundraising by the community, the Fernie Arts Station now has a functioning accessibility ramp. The Arts Station main floor is now fully accessible year-round. The ramp is protected under the eaves to ensure it is always free of snow and can be accessed via the North side of the building (Fernie Hotel end) and features an electronic door for easy access. The Fernie Arts Station is working towards becoming fully accessible for all community members. 

This is the first step to making the Arts Station fully accessible! Visit theartsstation.com to learn more about the Arts Station. 

Elk River Alliance

Join the Elk River Alliance (ERA) on January 31 at the Fernie Arts Station from 6-8:30 pm to learn about some of their ongoing projects, followed by a screening of Patagonia’s film Artifishal

The evening will begin with a presentation from ERA team members. Chad Hughes will be speaking about the CBWM (Community Based Water Monitoring) program, sharing information collected from monitored creeks and what the future of the program may look like. The 2nd presentation will be given by Brett Elmslie, who will be talking about the Westslope Cutthroat Trout (WCT) Elk River Research Initiative. He will be sharing results from the project, talking about the importance of WCT conservation and discussing future project plans.

At 7 pm, ERA will be screening Patagonia’s film Artifishal, by donation. There will be FBC beer and door prizes, so be sure to arrive by 6 pm to be entered into the draw and grab a beverage before the evening begins.

Edge of the World
421B 2nd Ave

Calling all GROMS… Edge of the World’s infamous kids’ colouring contest is back!

Grab your crayons, markers and pencil crayons and get those creative skills flowing. The contest is open to kids ages four-12 years old and is FREE to enter. Swing by and grab a colouring contest page at Edge of the World starting January 1. Colour your entry (be as creative as you can) and return your artwork masterpiece to the store by January 31. Winners will be announced February 1 and awesome prizes will be awarded to the age categories of four-six, seven-nine, and 10-12 years old. All entries handed in will be given an Edge of the World sticker and discount coupon for kidswear. Check out Edge’s selection of kids outerwear, clothing, Vans shoes, base layers, and more! 

Fernie Ski Shuttle

The Fernie Ski Shuttle has an updated schedule! Service started mid-December to help residents ad visitors to travel between the town of Fernie and Fernie Alpine Resort. Between 8 am and 11:30 pm. 

Tickets are $4, cash only and kids five and under ride free with a caregiver. New this year are the Season Passes, available at Guest Services, Fernie Alpine Resort. A limited quantity is available for $299 plus GST. 10 Ride Booklets are also available for $35 (tax included) - you can purchase these at the Resort for yourself, to sell at your establishment or give to your guests/customers

Visit fernieskishuttle.com for more details or call guest services at 250-423-2435.