June 2024 Business News

Avalanche City Roller Derby

Put wheels on your feet with Avalanche City in June. Good times and laughter guaranteed. This four-week roller skating program takes place on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Max Tuyrk Gym in Fernie from 7-8:30pm. Roller skating provides a comprehensive body workout and can help improve your strength, balance, core stability, and cardiovascular endurance. It is a great way to get out, be part of the skate community, and realize your sense of strength. Roller skates and pads are included with this non-contact, positive learning environment for just $85. All genders welcome. Ages 18 and up. You are not too old or too unathletic - you can still have fun learning to skate. Another four-week session will take place in September. 

Save your spot by completing your registration at facebook.com/avalanchecityrollerderby.

Edge of the World
421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292

Ready… set… colour! Edge of the World is mixing it up this year and hosting their 6th annual colouring contest in June. With a skateboard theme to go along with the opening of the new Fernie skate park, who can resist? Go grab your art supplies and get those creative juices running! The contest is open to kids 12 and under and is free to enter. Race down to Edge of the World (421B-2nd Avenue) starting June 1 to pick up your colouring sheet. Colour your entry (be as creative as you can!) and return your masterpiece to the store by June 30. Winners will be announced on July 1 and prizes will be awarded for the age categories of 6 and under, 7-9, and 10-12 years old. All remaining participants will be entered into a draw to win prizes! 

Go check out Edge’s wide selection of skateboards, clothing, Vans shoes, Tech Deck, Waboba, and more while there or online – edgeoftheworld.ca

Fernie Museum
491 2nd Ave 250-423-7016

For decades, schools have been at the centre of Valley life. From small wooden schoolhouses to mid-century brick and concrete classrooms, schools were not just places to learn but places to gather, to celebrate, to compete, and to argue about the future.  

The Fernie Museum’s upcoming exhibit Final Bell: Ghost Schools of the Elk Valley explores the history of the Valley and its people through the story of its 24 vanished or transformed schools, from Elko to Elkford to the Crowsnest Pass, and from Morrissey Mines schoolhouse (closed 1903) to Max Turyk Elementary (closed 2007).

The exhibit is packed with fascinating details gleaned from school inspections, yearbooks, photographs, decades of local newspapers, and the memories of students and teachers. Opening June 6 in the upstairs gallery at the Fernie Museum, Final Bell: Ghost Schools of the Elk Valley will run from 11am to 4pm daily until mid-September.

Fun Field Festival

Fun Field Festival is a brand-new music festival taking place on Saturday June 22 on Hartley Lake Rd, ten minutes from Fernie. Stephanie Fleming of Infinitea Events and Julie Comete formerly of The Royal, combine their extensive knowledge and experience in the Kootenay entertainment scene to create this new festival to be part of the annual event calendar. 

Falling on the Summer Solstice, this light filled festival will feature 10 live music acts, six DJ’s, performance art, local food trucks and overnight camping. A family friendly event, Fun Field Festival aims to celebrate local and touring talent and provide a fun, safe and inclusive festival experience for all. Part of the festival revenue will be donated to the Fernie Heritage Trust Society to purchase equipment for The Knox on 2nd to grow as a community entertainment venue in Fernie. Tickets are limited and can be purchased through the website at funfieldfestival.wixsite.com/2024.

Fernie Chamber of Commerce 
102 Commerce Rd 250-423-6868

FORE! On Thursday, June 20 join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament FUNdraiser. This event is crucial in supporting this not-for-profit organization’s operations and is ideal for team building or showing your staff /clients appreciation as it offers a perfect blend of fun, competition, and networking. Tickets include a 9-hole course, après, drink tickets, a silent auction, dinner and prizes! The tournament also provides fabulous exposure through sponsorship opportunities. With 2023 being a sell-out event, you don’t want to miss your opportunity to purchase tickets or become a sponsor! For tickets and details visit ferniechamber.com.