September 2014 New Business

Fernie Connections Foundation

Experienced outdoor educators, Courtney Haeusler and Erich Leidums, are the passionate founders behind Fernie’s newest non-profit. As a qualified teacher and professional guide, they are excited to launch their new business this fall.

The Fernie Connections Foundation is a not-for-profit organization delivering meaningful outdoor educational programs designed to enrich the lives of children in the Elk Valley. Participants have the opportunity to have fun in nature, while simultaneously learning new skills and creating new relationships. The foundation offers age-appropriate programs for children ages 3-12.

On Friday, September 19, when school is out, Camp Connect will be running for children ages 8-12. This day camp gives children the opportunity to explore Lake Koocanusa by canoe. Participants will receive professional canoe instruction and learn fire and camp skills. This camp, along with other programs will run on select days throughout the fall.

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