June 2015 Business News

Emily Brydon Youth Foundation
This year is a big one for the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation (EBYF). It has been an amazing 10 years of making a difference in the Elk Valley through various channels of supporting children and youth. Through sports, arts and education the EBYF has been able to invest over $303,000 to date back into the valley. These funds have changed lives, created opportunities and given hope. This accomplishment has not come alone – it is a community achievement and the EBYF thanks you. The EBYF's key fundraiser each year is the annual EBYF Golf Tournament. This is the 10th annual event and you're encouraged to come out and experience a day you will never forget. This is the perfect opportunity to pay it forward and make a difference, all the while having a great time with friends, family or colleagues. For more information visit: www.emilybrydonyouthfoundation.com

After 10 years of having the pleasure of owning and operating Freshies Coffee Company, Liz & Kim Stokie have sold the business to Gary Bergeron and Cherry Anne Mendoza. Gary and Cherry will be injecting Freshies with fresh ideas and energy while keeping the same what you love most about Freshies.

Liz & Kim are looking forward to enjoying Freshies as customers, and sitting at the big table with all its wisdom and debate, with all of you. They would like to thank everyone who came to Freshies and shared the good times and the bad. We've been through a lot together. Thank you for the amazing journey that makes us proud to be Fernieites.

Lots of Fresh Love,

Kim & Liz

Morris Sawmill and Lumber
6243 Kubinec Rd

Morris Sawmill and Lumber is excited to be back up and running, with a new name, building, and equipment throughout.

They are pleased to continue to supply a quality product to both the construction industry and individuals, as they have been doing for over 18 years. Posts, beams, fences, or mantels, if it's wood Morris Sawmill and Lumber can supply it.

Visit Nick Morris at the mill 10km west of Fernie on Highway #3 to see the large selection of custom sawn lumber for your next building project, or visit www.morrislumber.ca for further details.


Fernie At War: The Morrissey Internment Camp
June 5 to September 7, 2015

During the Great War, over 1,100 men proudly served King and Country oversees and at home with the 107th East Kootenay Regiment.

The Elk Valley also played a much darker role in Canada’s war effort.

During Canada's first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920 thousands of men, women and children were branded as "enemy aliens." Many were imprisoned at one of twenty-four internment camps located from Nanaimo to Halifax.

Morrissey, an abandoned coal mining town just thirteen kilometres south-west of Fernie, served as the site of one of these internment camps. Over 800 “enemy aliens” were detained during Morrissey internment operations from September 1915 to October 1918, including 290 men from the Elk Valley.

This exhibit explores how a war fought on the front lines of Europe would have a profound impact on the lives of people thousands of miles away in the coal mining communities of the Elk Valley and the Crowsnest Pass.

482 2nd Ave

GROW IS PROUD TO INVITE YOU to come visit them in their new location at 482 2nd Ave. Happily serving Elk Valley families since 2009, they are excited to show you their expanded selection of toys and games as well as clothing and shoes for infants through youth! Growing again they have take the opportunity to become a Purolator Agent to provide a pickup and drop off location in Fernie.

The newly renovated building provides an accessible shopping experience and multiple activities to try out while you or your grown ups are shopping. The new space also has a couch within reach of the train table so you can cuddle or feed comfortably while your other children play. Grow thanks its valued customers and can't wait to show you around the new store!