November 2011 Business News

Fernie Fix Best of Fernie 2011
The Best of Fernie competition is back! And just like last year, it’s your opportunity to vote for your favourite in Fernie in 2011. AND win a season’s pass at Fernie Alpine Resort! So how does it work? Click on the Best of Fernie 2011 icon, complete the quick survey, and you’re automatically entered in the contest and have voiced your opinion on which businesses, events, seasons, activities, etc. had the most impact on you last year.

No purchase is necessary to enter the contest, and all residents and visitors of Fernie, BC are eligible, except employees of Fernie Fix/Claris Media and their immediate family members. Entrants under the legal age of majority are eligible to win provided that the winning entrant's parent or legal guardian accepts the prize on his/her behalf. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received, and will be a random draw taking place after the contest closes on November 30, 2011.

Winners must collect the prize in person and bring valid photo ID. The winner’s name will be published once the contest closes. By entering this contest, you are giving the Fernie Fix permission to publish your name in magazine and online.

Boardstiff 542 2nd Ave, 250-423-3473
"Two years ago I wanted something new. I wanted to learn a new skill, now I'd like to bring that skill to the Kootenays," says Chris Finlin, who two years ago moved from Southern Ontario to Vancouver Island to work as an apprentice at Barracuda Surfboards in Victoria. Learning under the tutelage of board shaper/designer Carl White, Finlin fell in love with the hand crafted boards. Now the new manager of Boardstiff Kimberley, and with a New Zealander from Northwest Surf Designs collaborating, Finlin wants to bring their skills to the landlocked Kootenays by making custom wake surfboards and paddle boards to get people into the water. He also wants to incorporate local artists’ work into the board designs. "They are community sports. I want to get the community here involved in the process." In addition to making new boards Finlin takes pride in repairing damaged boards. Finlin laughs, "People have relationships with their boards. Sometimes there are bumps in the road. I look at myself as the person who can mend the relationship!"

Fernie Mountain Film Festival

New to the 2012 Festival is their fall Facebook comp, giving you the chance to win one of three GoPro HD cameras. How? FMFF has three categories you can enter your short into – biking, skiing or mountain adventure. Simply ‘like’ the FMFF Facebook page and upload your short. They want to see your creativity, passion and whatever else you’ve got. Comp closes on November 30, films can be up to ten minutes in length and entries are accepted via YouTube (choose Autoshare to Facebook) or direct to our FMFF Facebook page. So as you wait for the snow to roll into town, get your film on for your chance to win big.

The Fernie Pub, 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444
Looking for that “living room” feeling in Fernie? Then look no further – The Fernie Pub is the stuff of nostalgia, small talk, and anecdotes. Under new ownership, The Fernie Pub has evolved into a place where strangers find community, traditional home-style cooking, and fun.

Featuring daily specials and events, The Fernie Pub has an exciting line up of events including: NFL Mondays - Jug and Wing Specials, Karaoke Tuesdays, Friday’s with DJ Jim Paul, Live Music on Saturdays, and Industry Night Sundays. They are also offering VIP bookings of a private party room and bar. And there are still many exciting changes that will take place as their menu and events evolve.

Ben, Tiffany and Del look forward to helping you feel right at home in The Fernie, “Stop in for a pint and sample our fare… we are always on hand and look forward to meeting everyone who walks through our door!”