March 2016 Business News

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Need a hand to prepare your tax return? Is your income under $40,000 for families and $30,000 for individuals?

The CRA community volunteer income tax program can help you file your 2015 income tax. Volunteers will be available Saturdays in the library boardroom, starting March 5 (1-4pm) and ending on Saturday April 30. Volunteers will also be at the Seniors Drop in Centre on Tuesdays, starting March 1, (1-4pm) and ending April 26. Remember to bring your 2014 T-1 and 2015 information slips.

If you have any questions, please call Terry (250-423-490) or Bill (250-423-4758) directly.

L’Association Francophone des Rocheuses du Sud

MARCH IS A SPECIAL MONTH for the AFRoS (Francophone Association) because it is the month during which French language and French culture are celebrated around the world.

To celebrate their cultural diversity, the AFRoS is presenting its 3rd edition of the FrancoFest on March 12 at the Arts Station. This French lovers’ soirée will feature music, wine and cheese (obviously). Auguste, this year’s special guest and musician, is from Sherbrooke, Québec. With a repertoire consisting of his own folky-French songs and classic French covers, he is sure to wow the crowd. To make the evening even more special, Auguste has been working with the students from Fernie’s French school, Sophie-Morigeau. Together, they have prepared a song that they will share with those in attendance. Keep your eyes open for a poster in town and for ticket sales.

Essential Yoga Studio
761 7th Ave

JOIN LIFE COACH AND MASTER YOGA INSTRUCTOR Francesca ter Poorten for a Body Positive weekend workshop, March 25-27. Sign up for one session or the whole weekend.

Shift the focus of thoughts about your body from attempting to “fix what’s wrong” to a practice of improving and maintaining self-care behaviours that are motivated by positive rather than punishing forces. By cultivating self-love for your body, no matter what its shape or limitations, become aware of how you want to treat yourself and be treated by others. Become more closely connected to your purpose and choose values that align with how you wish to live your life. Essential Yoga Studio would also like to welcome instructors Tricia Clarke and Mackie Bentley-Lobban!

For pricing, information and to register for classes or workshops visit, Facebook or download the MindBody App.

Fernie Winter Sports School

Get back on the mountain with confidence. From March 7 to 28 local residents can Get On the Snow with three days all-mountain lifts, three days rentals and three half-day lessons all for only $149. Get back riding with confidence. All Get on the Snow riders can buy a half-price Rockies card so they will ski the rest of the season at a minimal cost. Must be a local resident or employed by a local business.

For more information call the Fernie Winter Sports School directly, 250-423-2406.

Thunder Meadows Massage Therapy

Thunder Meadows Massage Therapy welcomes two new practitioners.

Laurie Sibbeston is a BC registered acupuncturist who graduated from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and recently moved to Fernie with her husband and two children. Laurie's passion lies in food therapy and sport related injuries, but enjoys all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Laurie looks forward to working with you to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Eleanor Tweddell is passionate about massage therapy because of the wide variety of benefits it can provide. After receiving her diploma in Registered Massage Therapy she lived in Europe before arriving in Fernie where she was inspired to become an RMT. Eleanor Integrates Swedish Massage, deep tissue, Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy, and uses a holistic approach, which promotes general well being while effectively reducing pain and improving mobility.