The Arts Station and EBYF Put the Fun in Fundraiser this Weekend

The community of Fernie is fortunate to have a plethora of organizations backed by an army of dedicated volunteers, ensuring this community continues to be at the forefront when it comes to arts, culture, history and recreation, and also offering support to ensure nobody is left behind. This coming weekend, two well-known organizations are hosting unique evenings to raise events for their cause, in a fun and entertaining way.

Friday evening, the Arts Station is excited to host its first Paint Battle, raising funds for the very popular Dumpster Project (held September 4 this year, as an extension of the Wednesday Night Socials). The Dumpster Project, in its six year, is an annual event where artists paint yellow dumpsters, which are distributed throughout town adding unique colour, imagery and life to our community. The Paint Battle is an exciting addition to the ARts Station's category to build excitment about and funds for this project through an interesting and engaging format - three rounds of artists, kids, teens and adults, have a select amount of time to paint. Viewers can bet on which painting they think will be the winner, then vote on their favourite. Each painting is auctioned off once each round is completed. Kids start at 6pm with half an hour to create, teenagers have an hour, and adults two hours. Dj Jay Ray is playing throughout the evening, and refreshments will be available making this a fun all-ages event and a fantastic way to begin the weekend. More details are available here!

The following evening, the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation is hosting a Summer Solstice Celebration. This is the fourth year the organization has held this style of event to raise awareness about its mandate to support the youth of the Elk Valley in the pursuit of their dream... dreams they might not have been able to pursue otherwise, and much needed funds to continue supporting the growing number of applications being received. In true reflection of the individuals behind this event, Emily and Rosemary Brydon, and the Youth they love and support, expect to laugh, play games, be silly and dance. This year, they have booked the popular Fernie Band, The Hip Flexors. Tickets are $35 and available at Scotia Bank (who is matching sales) or online if you can't get there - here.

So, now you know what you can do this weekend to not only give back and offer support, but also to be a part of the Fun in Fundraiser! We look forward to seeing you out there.