December 2016 Editor's Fix

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” ~ John Donne

Ten years ago, I met a creative genius. We had a joint dream and together we took a leap. We brainstormed and we researched and we worked really, really hard… into the wee hours of many nights. We met with a lot of individuals and even more businesses, who got behind us and gave us the boost of confidence and support we needed. We put pen to paper, mouse to InDesign and in one month’s time, the first edition of the Fernie Fix arrived at our doorsteps… well garage to be exact, which would soon become our first office. Claris Media was born.

Whether you own a business and decided to put your faith in us for advertising, or you approached us with a fantastic idea, story or person to feature; whether you wrote beautiful words or captured stunning images to grace our pages; whether you began collecting every edition from day one or enjoy perusing online or via our mailing service; however you have been a part of this journey, you are the reason we do what we do and are where we are.

You see, Fernie is such a beautiful place with so much to offer and an incredible community of involved, invested residents with rich stories to share. Like so many, we saw this and wanted to embody the spirit of Fernie in our pages. To represent the positive. To keep the community connected. To help the newcomer, the visitor, the busy dad or working mom. To showcase to the world what a remarkable, resilient, “continually evolving yet still the same at its core” little mountain town we truly are.

I guess what I am trying to say is thank you. Ten years has flown by, and it’s been the right path for us both, and we feel so fortunate to be able to do what we love, in a community we love, with the people we love, allowing us to raise our families where we love.

This December, there is much to celebrate. But what we are celebrating is you. As we are but part of the main.