October 2019 Business News

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Fernie is hosting the second annual Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) on November 10, 2019, welcoming avalanche professionals and recreationists for discussions and presentations on winter backcountry topics. Vendors and operators will also be demonstrating the latest in equipment and services.

The seminar is a lead-in for the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) taking place in Fernie, October 4-9, 2020. Held bi-annually in North America and Europe, Fernie will be in the world-spotlight as over 1000 snow science researchers and practitioners from across the globe unite here to share experiences and ideas, merging theory and practice.

The CIL Explosives EVSAW, presented by TECK, will be held at the Fernie Community Centre with lunch and coffee available for purchase on-site. An apres social at the Curling Club provides opportunities to network and meet backcountry partners. Tickets are by advanced sales online only. 

For more information visit evsaw.com.

Fernie Tennis Coaching

23 juniors turned out to play in this year’s Fernie Junior Tennis Tournament, showing a great balance of competitiveness and good sportsmanship. Some matches were highly competed and lasted almost an hour! Sadly the rain came in and the final set of the 16 and Under’s finals was postponed with the two finalists Zac Perrault and Tom Medlicott (defending champion), who will play their final set this fall and receive their trophy. 

Lucy Harrup of Fernie Tennis Coaching would like to thank this year’s sponsors; North Coal, White Ladder Painting, Beacon Properties Ltd., Emily Park Photography, the Bridge Bistro, Loaf, Fernie Tennis Association, Elevation Showcase, Edge of the World, Giv’er Shirtworks, TD Canada Trust and Canadian Tire.


9 and Unders
Winner – Noah Glanac
Runner Up – Janelle Lloyd

13 and Unders
Winner – Nolan Rosenegger
Runner Up – Blake Bannatyne

16 and Unders
Winner/Runner up – TBC (Tom Medlicott or Zac Perrault)

Fernie WorkBC Centre

Are you looking for a job? Don’t miss out on the Fernie Fall Job Fair! This is a free event and open to all ages where you can meet 40 of Fernie’s top employers looking to fill both year-round, temporary, full- and part-time positions in all sectors all under one roof.

Prep your resume, dress to impress and join the Fernie WorkBC Centre at the Fernie Community Centre on Oct 23, 12-3pm. If you are looking for work or a new career, don’t miss this event.

Need help with your resume? Visit the WorkBC office at 302C 2nd Ave for a free resume writing workshop on Oct 21 from 9am-12pm! Preregistration is required and there are limited seats available.

For more information on the Fernie Fall Job Fair or resume writing workshop, contact Steph Hirn at 250-423-4204 or sh@kes.bc.ca.

Kim Genovese Yoga

Kim Genovese Yoga is excited to offer Senior Yoga and Chair Yoga Advanced Training at Essential Yoga Studio on November 23 and 24, 2019.

As our plus 50-year population continues to grow there is a large demand for safe, qualified and understanding yoga teachers and health care professionals. The weekend will include instruction and modifications of postures to accommodate older adults at all levels of ability.

This ten-hour advanced teacher training course is taught by Shona Williams (RYT-500hr) and Kim Genovese (RYT-500) who have been teaching this population for a combination of over 20 years. “We have the knowledge and passion for working with seniors that will be insightful, and will provide new/safe class ideas to bring back to your students,” Kim says.

For more information please contact them directly at 250-423-1184 or email any questions tokimgenovese@hotmail.com.

Rooftop Coffee Roasters

In July 2016, the family-run roastery Rooftop Coffee Roasters was born with one cafe client, a handful of retail customers, and a 17-year-old at the helm. After learning about the industry and growing its presence, they are taking on a new challenge.

Rooftop is proud to announce the opening of its tasting room café in the heart of Fernie’s historic downtown on December 2019. “You can say we are returning to where it all began, but this time at ground level,” says Sarah Deschenes. The location is 492 2nd Ave, where Rooftop started upstairs in the family’s condo. “In our first centralized storefront, coffee drinkers can enjoy their coffee while watching the entire roasting process as well.

“We’ll be able to prepare our coffee on our terms while telling the many stories from the farmers who produce these delicious beans,” she adds.

Stay tuned for the official launch date.