As adults, our lives are filled with tasks and timelines and schedules, to the point where we need to actively work on that connection with our spirit. While our kids might not be aware of it, they more easily live in this way and it’s something to be celebrated and emulated.
This September 7, Keegan Street of Rooftop Coffee Roasters, a specialty small-batch coffee roasting company located in Fernie, BC, entered the BC Regional Aeropress Championships in Vancouver. His only goal - not to embarrass himself. The field was competitive, with some big names in the industry. The result - he won and is now heading to Toronto (all expenses paid) to compete at the Nationals.
We wanted to learn more about the competition so we got in touch with Keegan with a few questions!
A fixture of our community, especially when it comes to the outdoors, Bob has been sharing his love and passion with our community for the past 19 years, ever since he arrived in the Elk Valley. So, just how did it all begin?
The happiness and confidence radiated from her, it was infectious and pure gold. The kind of feeling you hope your kids have a lot in life. The kind of feeling you have when you’re completely immersed in something you love.
Our Editor's thoughts on potential are more related to Fernie. I have been sitting on committees and boards for some amazing, community-minded organisations, and am so very proud of the work being done. But when I move from one to the next, sometimes I can’t help but think… how could we be doing this better?
What is occupying space in your mind, perpetuating worry and stress? The pile of laundry that never disappears? The number of small, plastic toys accumulating in your home? The rate at which the earth is heating?
Summer in Fernie is sweet. It can also feel rather short, after the lengthy months filled with all things pow. This is why it is very important to take advantage of being outdoors in the sun with friends and family for every occasion possible.
This year, we registered our eldest in FAST. It was a tough decision - she had just started kindergarten and we were worried an additional full day on the slopes would be too much. Let me tell you, the first week was a bit of a shocker for her (and us) but as the season continued, we saw a smile on her face, a sense of pride, new friends being made and her becoming an even better little ripper… and her little sister too, as God forbid she be left behind.
Comforting is an understatement - our community is our Fernie Family.
Every year, I come up with different trails and loops to recommend to locals and visitors. You would think coming up with something new might be difficult, but it’s actually quite the opposite! We are so blessed in this Valley.
A Wildsight representative who's passion for our landscapes and ecosystems couldn’t help but shine through the at times devastating information and imagery. Just how does someone of such a young age develop this level of devotion for the environment?
Our Editor celebrates our Green Edition knowing she's doing her part to keep that smile on that wee, special face. And it’s so so worth it, even if it can be a bit tricky.
Ms. Shully's Grade 3/4 Class, at Isabella Dicken Elementary School, has been working hard for the past few months hand-sewing reusable produce bags to sell to community members. Their goal is to reduce plastic waste one plastic bag at a time, starting with produce bags at the grocery store.
Ouch. Raising two girls often petrifies our Editor. She wants so much for them to be happy and confident with who they are, but she knows how difficult the journey can be.
It may be March 1, and the snow is still flying but many of us have our eyes set on summer! A big part of summer in Fernie is Wapiti Music Festival. Voted Best Cultural Event in the 2018 Fernie Fix: Best of Fernie Survey, this event not only brings a variety of exciting Canadian music to our backyard, it creates such an energetic and positive vibe for all in attendance and most importantly, a strong sense of community.
Most of us have had an experience with Ski School… whether learning to ski or snowboard as a child, or as a cry for help after trying to pass these skills onto our own kids. Wendy Reade is the the queen of FAR’s Winter Sports School.
Let’s all stop what we are doing, step outside (if not already there) and look around. Take a deep breath, inhaling the magnificent fresh air this mountain town provides. Relish in where we are, and count our blessings. We are here, in Fernie. Five minutes from solitude in any direction.
Throughout the election this past October, we got to learn more about each candidate. But there was still so much we wanted to learn about the young man who stood up to take on an important role in our community.
There has been a palpable change in the air throughout 2018, taking place within the hearts of us all. A metamorphosis, a realization, a process that has needed to happen to allow an awakening of sorts.
As the Reverend of the Christ Church Anglican in Fernie for the last three years, she has already had a such a positive impact in our community in unique and thoughtful ways.
As the holidays approach, our Editor tends to become a sentimental mess. Even more so now that she has children. Decades of memories are layered within her mind, creating a general feeling of longing for this time of year and all that it brings.
On November 14, 2018 the BC Sports Hall of Fame revealed its 2019 Induction Class at an official Announcement Day press conference at BC Place. The 2019 Induction Class features five athletes, three builder-coaches, one team, one pioneer, one media member and one W.A.C. Bennett award winner. Fernie's Emily Brydon is part of the 53rd class, which will be formally inducted at the Induction Gala in May, 2018.
We had a chance to talk with Emily over the weekend about this exciting news.
If you’re visiting Fernie with your family, you will be happily surprised to find the number of amenities available here for the younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events geared to this market. Here are our top ten for you to explore this winter!