November 2018 Business News

AFRoS, l’Association Francophone des Rocheuses du Sud (your local francophone association) is coming back this year with free French classes for adults every Monday at the CBAL office, behind the town hall. Feel free to sign up even if you don’t speak French. Also, the Tiguidous (for 0-4years old) and the Club Baguette Junior (8-12 years old) are back, same place, same day (each Monday, at the CBAL), to practice French from the earliest days, with games, stories, and songs. Come learn French while having fun!

AFRoS also organises events celebrating francophone culture once a month. Inclusive and friendly, these events are opened to everyone. Keep up to date on "AFRoS Fernie" Facebook group to learn more about their activities and events or contact them at if you want to receive their newsletter.

Fernie Brewing Co.
26 Manitou Rd

Same great beer, new fresh look.

Four years since their last packaging refresh, Fernie Brewing Co. (FBC) is excited for their recent packaging re-design to be released! Promising the same great beer, with a new fresh look, their new cans, bottles, and packs will launch as early as October, so keep an eye out for your Fernie favourites on the shelves this fall.

Fernie Heritage Library
493 3rd Ave

Are you new to Fernie? Have you been here for a while and are interested in joining an organisation, club, play a sport or just learn more about what Fernie has to offer?

This November 8 from 6:30-8:30pm, the Fernie Heritage Library is hosting the Not For Kids Social, an opportunity for ‘grown-ups’ to discover all of the clubs, sports, organisations, and not-for-profits Fernie has on offer for adults. Basically, a registration fair for those looking to get involved and meet with others while in Fernie… whether living her permanently or new to town.

This free event includes snacks, a cash bar with beer and cider, and if you bring your ID and proof of address, you can get your free library card while there! For more information, email or visit

FIRE Adaptive Snow Program

Would you like to be introduced to a new way of experiencing skiing/snowboarding? Are you looking for a fulfilling way to share your passion? Do you want to be in one of the best environments this winter season? Consider joining FIRE (Fernie Inspire the Race to Empower) Adaptive Snow Program.

FIRE is an adaptive skiing program focused on seeing the ability. FIRE gives individuals with disabilities the freedom to ski/snowboard at Fernie Alpine Resort.

FIRE is currently looking for experienced skiers and snowboarders interested in becoming voluntary adaptive instructors. The program runs January to April, with options for mid-week or Sunday lessons. Certification courses are provided early January (dates TBA).

So… is your interest piqued? If so, get in touch with Grace to find out how to get involved or visit their website to learn more about FIRE.

Giv’Er Shirt Works
672 2nd Ave

Giv'Er Shirt Works is spreading more love to organisations in the Elk Valley with their fourth bi-annual Giv’Er-Shirt-Away Competition! This competition gives away 50 shirts to a non-profit/charity organisation in the Elk Valley. These shirts can be used for a fund-raising effort, internal giveaway, staff shirts or some other awesome idea. Past winners include Outdoor Connections and the Seniors Centre who rocked them at the Senior BC Games this year!

This is how it works: in 25 words or less tell Giv'Er why your organisation should win. It's that simple! Entry forms can be picked up at Giv’Ers’ retail store on 2nd Ave, and the competition will run from November 1 to November 30. The winner will be chosen by the Giv’Er staff and announced on December 3, 2018.

Giv’Er is excited to be helping those who help our fantastic community and encourage you to get your entry in.

Heart to Hand

Are you a senior struggling with grocery shopping and meal preparation? Do you have a family member who could benefit from having nutritious, balanced meals delivered to the door? Then Nourish, a division of Heart to Hand can help.

Nourish is a home cooked meal delivery service designed to meet the needs of seniors in our community. Meals are adjusted to meet dietary meals, are prepared in a commercial kitchen by qualified staff, and delivered fresh to your door once a week. A selection of soups, stews, casseroles, quiche, muffins, sandwiches and more are on offer. Meal packages are flexible and designed to meet individual needs. Choose one meal a week or choose enough food to last the week.

Heart to Hand additionally offers an array of support services for seniors. Contact Mary MacLeod, Registered Community Health Worker and Registered Holistic Nutritionist for more information and pricing.

Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy
561M Highway #3

Wild Hearth Therapies and Farmacy welcomes Dr. Kallie Doucette, a Canadian board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor, born and raised in a lobster fishing community n PEI. and has always had a passion for the mountains. She has moved with her partner to Fernie with a passion for the mountains, and longer-term goals and a vision to stay.

Dr. Doucette's works to make health simple and realistic for patients, working with people to identify the underlying root cause ofwhy they are feeling unwellby taking into account physical symptoms as well as mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. She brings extended hours to the practice as well as other modalities not yet offered.

Dr. Doucette offers free meet and greets if you would like to know more about her services and make sure she is the right fit for your healthcare needs. Visit wildheartT& for more information.