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Check out Tourism Fernie's new winter promo video, and get excited about the upcoming season!
This year's event had a great turnout on what seemed to be unfavorable trail conditions but according to the riders it was tacky, making it optimal for the race! The Dirt Diggler DH is one of Fernie's most challenging downhill mountain bike races on an epic trail starting at the top of Morrissey Ridge and following the ridge line all the way to the valley floor. Photographs from the the photo shoot out, new to the event this year, will be printed in the November edition of the Fernie Fix.
1. Dominique Doyon 14.58
2. Lucie Richer 16.06
Mike Rousselle and his family would like to thank everyone for their love and support since the terrible accident he experienced last fall and throughout his road to recovery. Without this, he wouldn’t be progressing the way he has been over these last seven months.
The Fernie Rod and Gun Club (FRGC), formed back in 1899, now stands as the oldest Wildlife Club in British Columbia. The Club nearly tripled its members in the past three years, with membership sitting close to 400.
The Crown of the Continent is an international ecosystem centered around the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world’s first protected area to span an international border.
A meeting point of four geographical and climatic zones, the Crown of the Continent feeds rivers flowing into three oceans and is recognized as one of North America’s most intact large ecosystems.
Cranbrook is among four other communities in the top five 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition and is the only community west of Ontario. The community with the most votes will win the title, vote by March 31! The winner will be announced on April 3 during Hockey Night in Canada!
Here are some outstanding reasons why Cranbrook should win this competition:
- Hometown of Scott Niedermayer, Team Canada hockey captain, who has won four Stanley Cups, and the Olympic Gold hockey medal twice.
Luke and Ryland Nelson arrived in Aspen yesterday evening to begin their weekend getaway in Aspen, Colorado. Posh accommodation, a shopping spree, and the opportunity to compete in the final event - Battle in the Bowls, are all part of this winning package the duo received after competing in the Big Mountain Battle in Fernie, February 13.
"Luke and I have arrived in Aspen and just woke up to 25cm of fresh blower! It's gonna be a great day to check out the mountain and scope out the course for tomorrow's Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls," says Ryland.
Set for release on Friday, "Hot Tub Time Machine" was inspired by ski movies of the 1980s such as "Hot Dog... The Movie." Exterior scenes for the film were shot mainly at Fernie Alpine Resort in Canada.
NAKISKA, Alta. -- Rosemary Brydon wasn't holding back.
Adorned in a wild red and white Canadian Maple Leaf hat decorated with tiny bells, and clanging her cowbell wildly, Brydon greeted her daughter Emily with a warm hug and then posed for pictures on Wednesday morning after her run in the GMC Canadian alpine skiing championships women's super-G.
For years, Emily said, jokingly, she was "mortified" by the vision of her cheering mother near the finish line, but now, finally she can't get enough of it.
The world is a strange, beautiful and sometimes harmful thing. It can give you something beautiful and take it away in seconds if you don't cherish it to your heart's content. Life is granted to us and sometimes we don't know why. There are so many problems in the world; global warning, poverty, natural disaster and war. So many view points on each problem.
With the 2010 Winter Olympics about to start in Vancouver Fernie will be temporarily losing some of its residents as they head to the coast to become a part of history.
Catching the limelight will be our very own Olympian – Emily Brydon – going for gold in the women’s Super Combined, Downhill and Super-G. Joining Emily behind the scenes will be a host of Fernie residents, all Olympians in their own field of work, having been hand picked from thousands of applicants or invited to work for their professional expertise.
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Fernie Secondary School
Good luck on home ground Emily! You are Fernie's #1!Try your best! Hi from Fernie Secondary!
Isabella Dicken Elementary School
Hello Emily, everyone at Isabella Dicken Elementary wishes you good luck at the 2010
Vancouver Olympics and will be cheering you on to the Gold! Best Wishes!
Ms. Oscienny's French Immersion Class:
Est-ce que tu as peur de heurter les barrières ou les pôles quand tu fais une course?
Non, je touche les pôles quand je fais une course. J’ai reçu beaucoup de bleues mais je n’ai pas peur! Ca fait mal un peu mais c’est plus vite comme ca.
Maybe you’ve seen the posters around town regarding the possibility of a French school in Fernie. You may have noticed Isabel’s name and number at the bottom? Isabel is part of a group of Francophone parents looking to start this French school. She came to Fernie several years ago for a winter of skiing and a summer of paddling and as they say, one thing led to another. With the birth of her son two years ago, the idea of having his education be primarily in French became a priority for her and her partner and she found several other like-minded families here in our community.