June Business News

Art Beat ~ Fernie’s Summer Art Walk
Art Beat is a self-guided or guided journey for visitors and locals alike to wander around Fernie tantalizing their senses while experiencing diverse and captivating art. Brochures with map and listings will be available at The Arts Station, Chamber of Commerce, and Visitor Info Centres, as well as in all participating shops, galleries and artist studios. The guided tours are free and will be offered during the Wednesday Concert and Market Series on July 11 and August 8 at 6pm and every Sunday in July and August at 3pm. The tour will meet and leave from the Arts Station.

Organizers hope the summer Art Beat is just the beginning of an enriching and long-lasting arts event, bringing awareness to emerging artists, continued recognition to established artists and an increase in visitor traffic to galleries, shops, studios and Fernie in general.

Fernie Trails Alliance, www.fernietrailsalliance.com
The Fernie Trails Alliance would like to take the opportunity to thank the Fernie Mountain Film Festival for their generous support and the recent donation of $1,000. This festival truly represents the best of mountain culture, and is a great community partner. Thank you Brian and the MAST students for all of your hard work putting on a terrific festival.

Thank you also to Claris Media for their ongoing contribution; they generously contribute ongoing proceeds from the sale of the popular Fernie Mountain Bike Guide, and the Trails Alliance recently received $2,449.81. Claris Media helps in countless ways, and the Fernie Trails Alliance appreciates all the time they put in to help the group achieve its goals.

Rebecca Vaughan, www.arnicahealth.ca
Rebecca Vaughan, Registered Massage Therapist, is now also a Certified Birth Doula under Doula Organization of North America, CD( DONA) and a Certified Infant Massage Therapist, CIMT.

As a Birth Doula, Rebecca understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labour, stays by the side of the labouring woman, provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint. She assists the mother in gathering the information she needs to make good decisions and perceives her role as one who nurtures and protects the woman’s memory of her birth experience.

One of the main purposes of infant massage is to build a better bond. Infant massage can give the caregiver more confidence reading the babies nonverbal cues. For the baby, infant massage physiologically benefits the function of all systems including: muscular, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and hormonal.

For more information please visit www.arnicahealth.ca