Investing in People

The Snow School is all about creating relationships, and there is no better month to talk about relationships than February.

Posted by Wendy Reade on Feb 02, 2023 in Health

Esso Fun Days - An Opportunity for Girls to Try Hockey

This March and April, a six-week girls' hockey program is taking place at the Fernie Memorial Arena as part of Esso Fun Day! This program is designed to familiarize beginners to hockey with basic skills in a fun, positive and welcoming environment at no cost the first-time participant. This enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, experience team spirit, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of achievement. 

Posted by admin on Feb 02, 2023 in Health

Come Play with Us

Well a New Year is upon us, and also the start to the winter snow season. With snow and winter weather, we see many visitors new and returning come to spend some time with us.  

Posted by Wendy Reade on Jan 16, 2023 in Health

Chinese New Year

We have celebrated Chinese New Year with our dear friends and enjoyed dishes with lucky meanings for many years. The year before the pandemic we were lucky to be in Asia for Chinese New Year. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Jan 15, 2023 in Health

Grace and Grit

We can do hard things. At this time of year so many of us look ahead to how we want to live our lives, what the best version of ourselves looks like, and the new adventures we want to take on. There is a collective hope when people talk about going to new gym classes, making goals at the ski hill, a desire to learn a new skill, or making new friends.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jan 05, 2023 in Health

Who We Are

Well a New Year is upon us, and also the start to the winter snow season. With snow and winter weather, we see many visitors new and returning come to spend some time with us.  

Posted by Wendy Reade on Dec 18, 2022 in Health

Holiday Travel Tips

December and January are festive times to celebrate our commitment to the ones we love. When we join as a community to share our time and resources, we can make the holidays wonderful for everyone. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Dec 09, 2022 in Health

Improving Relationships, Starting with You

“Hi, it’s me. I’m the problem, it’s me.” Taylor Swift. This line seems to be everywhere right now, and it is catchy! It sticks in your head and plays on repeat. This holiday season as we come together with our friends and family, there will inevitably be some stress and interpersonal conflict to navigate.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Dec 06, 2022 in Health

Winter Dreaming: Les Portes du Soleil

Anticipation is the feeling of excitement when you are planning a new travel adventure. It is that anticipation that raises your level of happiness and it can bring your spirits up for a couple of months before you even leave, according to studies. In Fernie at this time of year, the anticipation is for a great ski season. The dream of all those perfect days of blasting down the slopes with a smile from ear to ear. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Nov 16, 2022 in Health

Tik Tok is Not Therapy

If I were to follow the advice of several Tik Tok and Instagram mental health stories I might come to believe: All relationships are toxic, any child who has energy or difficulty concentrating has ADHD, my moody family members are bi-polar and should be on medication, but most medications do not work, and therapy is a waste of time. Unfortunately, some of this messaging can cause significant harm as it can be difficult to tease out the healthy information from the unhealthy information. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Nov 09, 2022 in Health

Cooking from Your Pantry

Cooking intuitively from your pantry, fridge and freezer can help you to create cost effective dishes that will impress your family and friends. By cleverly using your kitchen finds, you’ll put a flavoursome dinner on the table any day of the week. I encourage ingredient swaps in these two recipes. Yam for squash, sausage for spicy salami etc.

Posted by Barrie Elliott on Nov 01, 2022 in Health

Wyatt Mads Thurmeier

Tennis has been on the rise in Fernie (and beyond) thanks to a couple of individuals from the UK, passionate about the sport. Charlotte Willis started Fernie Tennis Coaching around 2010, and was instrumental in exposing our younger cohort to tennis through programming in schools and coaching all ages and levels. “This was the start of the junior tennis movement in Fernie,” says Lucy Harrup, who took over the business in 2019. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Oct 27, 2022 in Health

Comfort Through Planning

Comfort is defined as a state of physical ease free from constraints and pain. That contented well-being and comfort when travelling comes from exhaustive planning. It is important to be thorough, and you want to make sure that you have the important things like travel and accommodations fully planned out and booked. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Oct 11, 2022 in Health

Seeking Discomfort

Homeostasis is a way that our body systems function through finding a steady state. Ideally this is calmness, but rarely in this society is it represented this way. Our brains are like data entry systems. They only know what gets inputted and unfortunately there is no filter for unhealthy or healthy behaviours or systems. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Oct 06, 2022 in Health

Knowledge Through Travel

Summer is coming to a close. School doors open once again as students stream through them to get their formal education. One of the things that we learn is the meaning of, “the more you know, the less you know.”

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Sep 13, 2022 in Health