March 2014 Business News


AFRoS, the francophone association of the Southern Rockies, invites you to FrancoFest, a celebration of the Journée internationale de la Francophonie (International Francophone Day). Whether French is your mother tongue or just how you like your fries, check out this family-friendly evening of films, music, food and drink at the Arts Station, March 20, 6-9pm. Singer-songwriter Kathleen Décosse will perform live.

AFRoS also offers a French storytime for children aged 0-6 (all language levels welcome), which is now weekly. See you Fridays, 9:45-10 :45am in the Fernie Heritage Library basement (enter through back door).

Interested in French starting earlier than grade 4 in the public system? AFRoS and SD 5 Trustee Frank Lento have started a petition to this effect. For more information on this, and all other AFRoS news and activities, please visit

Elk Valley Family Chiropractic
831 7th Ave

Fernie’s Elk Valley Family Chiropractic is celebrating its 12th Anniversary this spring, and will be hosting its annual Client Appreciation Week March 10-13, 2014.

The client’s commitment to health is very important to Elk Valley Family Chiropractic. They would like to acknowledge and honour all of their milestones throughout the year, alongside celebrating 12 years of serving the Elk Valley.

Drop by their office and join the fun, with food and prize draws and help them to honour their client’s dedication to health and wellness.

Rocky Mountain Optometry
642 2nd Ave

Rocky Mountain Optometry has a new look! This, however, has not changed their tradition of providing full service eye care in the Elk Valley and Crowsnest Pass. Their locations in Fernie, Elkford, and Blairmore have been able to provide this level of care for over thirty years, only because of the overwhelming support of local residents.

As spring and summer are drawing closer, prescription sunglasses should be on anyone's must have list. Not only are they fashionable and functional, sunglasses provide important protective and health benefits. Rocky Mountain Optometry has a wide selection of performance and casual frames that can be paired with lenses to meet any needs.

Did you know that up to one in four children could have a visual deficiency? Parents: children under 19 have their eye exams fully covered by provincial health care. Take advantage of this benefit to ensure your child's potential is reached!

Vitality Body and Mind
1561A 10th Ave

With spring just around the corner, those at Vitality are already getting revved up about their exciting new outdoor programs. Stay tuned for more information on Yoga in the Park, Outdoor Boot Camp, Strollercise (and other mommy and babe programs), as well as the return of their popular Running Club! Programs will start when the snow melts and the smell of spring is in the air. These are amazing ways to strengthen and cross train for the upcoming biking and bikini season.

Vitality is also happy to announce the addition of an RMT, Nutritionist and Reiki Master to their team. Please contact Vitality for more information, or visit

Loaf Bakery
641 2nd Ave

Congratulations to Loaf Bakery! Recently, Loaf opened its second location on Aspen Drive in Sparwood, BC opposite the Big Green Truck. Offering take-out and some bench seating, the bakery will be open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30am to 3pm.

Loaf has also begun to sell its popular bread at Save on Foods in Cranbrook and The Centex in Kimberley, with fresh deliveries every Wednesday and Saturday.

Keep up to date on all things loaf by visiting their website, where you can also make reservations at their downtown Fernie location.