The Remark - June
Planting the garden
Finding some good books for the beach
Cut off jean shorts
Salads and baked potatoes
The Stanley Cup
Calling your dad – Fathers Day, Sunday June 20
Yo man, remember to be respectful on the course, but get yourself a set of portable Ipod speakers so your golf cart can rock this playlist…
I’m Alright – Kenny Loggins
Sunset Driver - Michael Jackson
Can I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest
Big Balls – AC/DC
Any Way You Want It – Journey
Play The Game – Queen
Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
Callin’ Out A Winner – Fort Knox Five
Hot n Fun – N.E.R.D. ft Nelly Furtado
Swing – Zero 7
Hand In Glove – The Smiths
The Score – The Fugees
We Want Fun – Andrew W.K.
Winner – Jamie Foxx ft Justin Timberland
California Gurls - Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg
85% of Fernie prefers a crinkle cut pickle on their burger over a smooth cut pickle.
100% of Fernie prefers a bikini over a monokini.
Stanley Cup Facts:
1. The Stanley Cup was purchased in 1892 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Frederick Stanley, who wanted a challenge cup that the best hockey teams in Canada could compete for.
1. The Stanley is two feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 34.5 pounds.
2. In 1996, Sylvain Lefebvre of the Colorado Avalanche had his first child baptized in the Stanley Cup.
3. When the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2003, goaltender, Martin Brodeur took the Cup to a movie theater and ate popcorn out of it.
4. In 1988, Wayne Gretzky set a Stanley Cup Finals record by scoring 13 points (three goals, ten assists) against the Boston Bruins.
5. The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times - more than any other team in NHL history.
6. In 1905, a team from Dawson City, Yukon traveled for 23 days by dogsled, boat and train to Ottawa to play for the Stanley Cup against the Ottawa Silver Seven. After finally arriving in Ottawa, the team from Dawson City got smoked in both games: 9-2 and 22-3.
If you can get your hands on a bottle of Skyy Grape Vodka, do not pass up the opportunity to try it. In a highball glass, muddle blackberries and fresh lemon juice, lots of ice, one ounce of Grape Vodka, and top with 7Up. Glorious!
Sometimes you just have to get out of the valley for a little breathing room. Am I right or am I right? Right! Mini golf with your buddies is a no-fail way to kill a day and make some long lasting wholesome fun-filled memories.
Paul, Chris, Shane and myself have done the research and after an afternoon of endless “Happy Gilmore” quotes we are happy to offer you this local mini golf day-trip guide.
Local Mini Golf Hot Spots:
- Elizabeth Lake Lodge, 590 Van Horne Street Cranbrook. Adult Round $6, Open 8am - DUSK! Very clean course, excellent murals and one giant train!
- Fun Golf, a right hand turn immediately before the Fairmont Hot Springs parking lot. Adult round $8. Tricky course, quiet and secluded. Great staff, lots of ants!
- Funtasia. Hwy 93/95 Fairmont BC. Adults $6. Great family place.
- Copper City Amusement Park, 4818 North Street Windermere, BC. The Augusta of East Kootenay mini golf. Adults $11 Children $8
Fernie to Fairmont – Approx 2hour drive.
Bonus, after a long day of putting, relax in the hot springs at Fairmont Resort for $10 an adult or Whiteswan Provincial Park hot springs for no charge.
- Practice your putts and walk the course to become familiar
- Stretch your body
- Focus on the hole
- Get comfortable with banking shots off obstacles
- Sunglasses are a must