September 2022 Business News

Fernie Brewing Company

With the Elk Valley Pride Festival coming up later this month, Fernie Brewing Co. (FBC), is excited to announce two amazing collaborations, with the Fernie Pride Society (FPS).
First up, be sure to watch out for a sweet FBC x FPS t’shirt. Designed by Lev Sonego @glitterburns, of Nelson, profits from this limited release t’shirt will be donated to the Fernie Pride Society. Limited stock, available online and in-store at FBC, early September.

Then, on Thursday September 22, be sure to head to FBC to kick off the Elk Valley Pride Festival in style, with a glass of the FBC x FPS Collab Brew. Brewed by FBC Brewer Kevin Symington, with the help of some FPS Board Members, this Pea Flower Cream Ale won’t be around for long! Available on tap in the FBC Tasting Room from 2pm on September 22, for a very limited time.Follow FBC at @ferniebrewingco to ensure you don’t miss out!

Fernie Museum

The Fernie Chautauqua (Sept 9-11) is an annual festival celebrating Fernie’s culture, heritage and community, based on the traditional Chautauquas of the 1920s. Primarily located on the lawns at Fernie’s City Hall, the event features live entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts and many opportunities to engage and participate.  

This year’s festival is anchored by the Fernie Museum’s new fall exhibit; Women of Michel, featuring the work of four artists who grew up in the former mining community. The exhibit opens on September 9 and will be followed by a panel luncheon on Saturday with a chance for residents to record their memories. A Children’s Talent Show, Fernie Arts Guilds, new historical exhibits and tours, music from Charles Benjamin and Lord Knows, and ‘Dancing in the Dark – a Celebration of Coal Town Memories’ round out the weekend - with more to be announced! 

Fernie Pride Society

Back for its sixth year is the Elk Valley Pride Festival, September 21-25 in Fernie featuring events for everyone of any age with multiple opportunities to meet your favourite Queens at Drag Storytime, Drag Paint and Sip, Cooking with Queens, and the traditional Drag Brunch as well as learning options including Rainbow Reads, Rainbow Reels, and Kootenay Queer History. 

Back on the schedule is Spectrum Queer Arts Day, a free, all-ages event with musical performances by Kimmortal, Hyaenas, and KP Smith as well as seven Queens. New this year is Wheelie Out; a queer skate jam in partnership with Ladies on Edge and Edge of the World. Allies are welcome to join in this pre-Spectrum event. Kicking it off is the Flag Raising and Bike Parade followed by the Rainbow Connections Pride Picnic and Spirits and Songs with Anita Roloff at Fernie Distillers. 

Stay up to date on all things Fernie Pride and Elk Valley Pride Festival on their socials or at

Kerri McCrady
1241 7th Ave 250-423-0870

Kerri McCrady is one of Fernie’s newest REALTORS® at RE/MAX Elk Valley Realty Ltd. With 20 years of personal experience buying and selling real estate, she has naturally turned this passion into her career. You may recognize Kerri from her time volunteering at the Wednesday Socials and Fernie Youth Soccer Association, from IDES with her kids, or her friendly face walking down main street and dining on patios with friends and family.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, your retirement home, a vacation property, or a building lot, Kerri is here to help. She is eager to put her skills and knowledge to work for you as your confidant, support system, and your trusted Realtor®.

Follow Kerri on Facebook and Instagram @kerri.mccrady.remax.fernie. Contact her by email at, on her cell 250-423-0870, or visit