January 2021 Business News

100 Women Who Care Fernie
The first ever 100 Women Who Care Fernie Giving Event, held in December, gave three local groups a $3500 boost. The donations came from 100 local women, collectively raising $10,500 and then promptly voting to award it to Angel Flight Elk Valley, Fernie Fresh Food Share, and Fernie Women’s Resource Centre.

Spearheaded by Patty Vadnais, Cindy Pearson, Anita Palmer, Donna-Marie Young, Marilyn Brock, Sharon Strom, Shantelle Weir, Sophie Howden and Zabrina Mohr, 100 Women Who Care Fernie is 100% volunteer supported, donating all funds raised to local grassroots organizations.  

Using a simple membership format, 100 women from across the Elk Valley donate $100 at each Giving Event. Each nominate a local organization to receive funding, six nominations are drawn, and the nominating member gives a two-minute pitch in support of their cause. Members vote and the top voted two or three organizations are funded. In one hour, over $10,000 is put back into the community. 

The next Giving Event is slated for May 2020. For more information visit 100wwcfernie.ca

Alpine Pathways Psychological Services
Alpine Pathways Psychological Services is forming a free peer support group for individuals who are experiencing, or have experienced, difficulties with infertility in the Elk Valley. The first meeting will be 
held via Zoom on Tuesday January 19 at 7pm. Please email tyla@ alpinepathwayspsychology.com or call 250-423-8656 for more information. 

Edge of the World
421b 2nd Ave

Calling all GROMS… Edge of the World’s Kids’ Colouring Contest is back... again! Do you like to be creative and colour?  Check. Do you like cool prizes? Check. 

Grab your art supplies and get those creative skills flowing! The contest is open to kids 12 and under and is free to enter. Drop by and pick up a colouring sheet 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, 2021. Winners will be announced on February 1 and awesome prize packs will be awarded to the age categories of 6 and under, 7-9, and 10-12 years old. All entries handed in will be given an Edge of the World sticker and discount coupon for kids’ items.

Check out Edge of the Worlds’s selection of kids’ snowboards, outerwear, clothing, Vans shoes, base layers, and more. Kids always rule! edgeoftheworld.ca 

Fernie Options for Sexual Health Clinic
1505 5th Ave

Effective immediately the Fernie Options For Sexual Health Clinic will be by appointment only. This change is being made to minimize COVID-19 risks and ensure safety for clients and staff. January through March the clinic is every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm at the Elk Valley Hospital. Services include low-cost birth control, STI care, PAP screening, pregnancy testing and counselling.  To book an appointment visit bit.ly/FernieOptions, and for more information please visit optionsforsexualhealth.org.

Elk Valley Chronic Pain Project
For the last 18 months, local physicians have come together engaging with allied health professionals and specialists to explore opportunities to improve chronic pain care in the valley. 
Even though the project was impacted by the pandemic, making it complicated to engage with patients and physicians, continuous efforts have been undertaken to develop a patient-centred model of care adapted to local resources. 

Thanks to the Primary Care Network initiative, a part-time social worker and part-time physiotherapist have been hired as the first members of a local pain team. The Elk Valley Living Well With Persistent Pain program will integrate pain education and one-on-one visits to support mild to moderate chronic pain patients. More information about the program will be shared in early 2021. 

People interested can email Liz and Lois at elkvalleychronicpain@gmail.com.

Qualizza Fine Woodworking

Mark Qualizza is a designer, artist and custom builder that works with his clients to meet their design needs.

Interior furnishings are critical to our daily life, and Mark provides an alternative to mainstream furniture, working to creatively make our most important spaces be both functional and beautiful. 
Mark’s philosophy is to marry old world craftsmanship with modern design and create timeless pieces, design functional spaces or simply offer creative solutions. Mark subscribes to the philosophy that furniture can be functional and look good. 

Designing a loft bed, reframing your favourite painting or building a dining room table that will stay in your family for generations. Good design starts with a conversation. 
Follow them on FB @ QualizzaFineWoodworking or drop them a line at mark@Qualizzafinewoodworking.com. Visit their studio online! 

Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy
561M Highway 3

Dr. Nicola Bennett is a naturopathic doctor currently serving Vancouver and Cranbrook. She is excited to bring her aesthetic practice to Fernie, beginning in January 2021. Dr. Nicola uses aesthetic injections to enhance her patients’ natural beauty and boost their confidence. She prefers a subtle look and maintains the attitude less is more. Dr Bennett continues to evolve her practice with countless hands-on training, hours of practice and online courses. She goes above and beyond with continuing education to keep her skills and knowledge up to date and still mentors other successful aesthetic injectors. Nicola is certified in mesotherapy, cosmetic Botox, therapeutic Botox, dermal fillers, aesthetic platelet rich plasma, IV therapy and acupuncture, and holds prescriptive authority in BC.

Get in touch for a consultation to see what Dr. Bennett can do for you - book by calling Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy directly or booking online