July 2017 Business News

Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe
592 8th Ave

Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe has been a staple in Fernie for pizza takeout and delivery for over 18 years. They have now released a new menu, which includes not only their award winning pizza, but also a big selection of food items to share – salads, Greek souvlaki wraps, Greek dinners, as well as some amazing desserts to satisfy all your cravings. The addition of a new patio in front of the Shoppe allows customers that don’t feel like eating at home or in the car, to enjoy their lunch or dinner outside for as much of the year as possible. Pizza by the slice is now also offered for lunch Wednesdays through Saturdays!

Whether you decide to enjoy the new patio, order for takeout or delivery, you will be delighted in the great food this special little pizzeria has to offer. Stop by, give them a call or order online at Elkvalleypizza.com.

Fernie Mountain Bike Club

On Saturday June 3, 2017 trail users converged on the Fernie Community Centre (FCC) to raise funds for the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA). Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC) directors Heather Lavers and Troy Nixon were instrumental in raising over $21,000 for Fernie’s extensive and ever growing trail network. “The nice thing about this sort of event is that it builds community and puts the ‘fun’ into fundraiser,” stated Nixon. Over 213 trail users filled the FCC to enjoy a feast supplied by The Himalayan Spice Bistro and bid on live and silent auction items generously donated by the Fernie community.   

The FTA is the umbrella group for all trail groups including the FMBC, Fernie Nordic Society, The Fernie Trails Ski Touring Club and Island Lake Lodge. FTA President Terry Nelson was pleased as punch with the results and said that all monies raised will be specifically directed towards hiring two full-time trail maintenance contractors this summer. 

Freyja Lifestyle Fashion
602 2nd Ave

Freyja Lifestyle Fashion celebrates it tenth year anniversary on July long weekend. Freyja hit the scene ten years ago and has positioned itself in the East Kootenays as a fashion force with paramount customer service. It is great boutique that adds charm to Downtown Fernie.

Always community minded, Freyja has hosted many charity fundraising events over the years such as galas, bachelor auctions and fashion shows. Keeping on trend – just last year they produced the first ever Drag Queen Show with proceeds going towards the Fernie Arts Station.

Voted #1 Fashion Hotspot year after year and year in the Best of Fernie Survey, owner Chantel would like to thank you, Fernie!

New for 2017, Freyja has a revamped online store. New arrivals and restocked items are added weekly.

Freyja is home to the hottest brands and is always shopping in mind for all those Kootenay babes out there! FreyjaLifestyleFashion.com

The I.D.E.A.L Society

This August 7-12, 2017, take a spiritual journey through astrology, arts, singing, role-play and yoga at the I.D.E.A.L Society in Jaffray, BC.  This is a new opportunity in the Kootenays, and the first time that theatre director Gabriel Hoffman, opera singer Sophia Hoffman and astrologer Yann Loranger combine their talents to offer six days of self-development and personal growth through arts and astrology.

Astrology helps us to find and deepen our understanding of who we are and who we could become, while the arts help us to experiment consciously who we are, to face, work and enlighten our personality. All of this to connect with our own treasures and to get to “know thyself” as ancient traditions say. This life-changing experience in pristine natural settings is $300 per person, and runs from 10am to 4pm. Great for all, from beginners to experts, call 250-919-7619 to register or for more details.

The Loaf
641 2nd Ave

You can only order online the first ‘Uber’ bakery! Real, honest bread is back and it's super-easy to order online and pick up from The Loaf in Fernie.They are no baking seven of your favourite breads including sourdough, grainary and the everyday loaves. Simply choose your bread, pay with your credit card then select the day you want to pick up. Loaf is baking twice a week for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays. Collect your bread (conveniently sliced and bagged) between 10am and 8pm at their store on 2nd Ave. It's as easy as that!

Check out their new online store to order your Loaf bread today. Loafbakery.ca

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
581A 2nd Ave

At the recent Rocky Mountain Chocolate convention in Vancouver, BC, the Fernie franchise location was chosen as Franchisee of the Year. This prestigious award is given to the franchisee that demonstrates outstanding customer service, increasing sales and overall franchise operation. Martin and Marilyn Brock have owned and operated the Fernie location for the past 14 years and were humbled by the recognition.

"We were caught totally by surprise, it's quite an honour to be singled out amongst the 65 stores across Canada!" Brock stated. The Fernie store is located on 2nd Ave and is open daily. Be sure to drop by for a treat and say hi.

Soar Studios
461 1st Ave

In the heart of Fernie’s Historic Downtown, Soar Cycle Studio and The Castle on First have created a movement that goes beyond the physical.

Both following philosophies celebrating wellness, personal growth and community engagement, Vanessa and Marlene have run these two successful fitness studios under one roof for the past two years. They are pleased to announce that the positive change will keep rollin' as they unite their companies into one integrated operation.

Vanessa will be the driving force behind Soar Studios, while Marlene continues as an instructor and the caretaker of the building. Vanessa is excited to have the support of the existing team of instructors, and offering all types of classes currently available. Members will have access to all classes with one pass.

The studios will be closed for the month of August, reopening in September. Keep moving, keep connected, and they’ll keep you posted. Soarcyclestudio.com