Art and Entertainment

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Living in Fernie, it's easy to think about the mountains as large and dominant. When I took this shot of Mt. Fernie, the Three Sisters and Mt. Proctor, I used a wide-angle lens because I wanted to emphasize a different perspective than our typical experience of these mountains. Putting them into a visual context that is mostly sky and atmosphere reminds me that just because something is perceived as dominant doesn't necessarily mean it is.
Kevan Wilkie
www.68photography.ca

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The Werewolf of London was Hollywood’s first mainstream werewolf movie. It was made in 1935 and starred Henry Hull, an American character actor who appeared in 74 movies between 1917 and 1966. His role as the werewolf is the part he is best remembered for, but the movie was not a commercial success.

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The Fernie Writers’ Conference is back this July and with it a new schedule and array of exciting instructors and courses. One of these instructors is acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter Mae Moore, teaching a course on songwriting, the first time a course of this nature has been included in the Conference’s lineup.

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People from small towns often migrate to cities in search of things; excitement, opportunity, wealth...What often brings them back is the sense of community that is so hard to find in the concrete jungle.

If you are involved with any of the many community-enhancing groups in Fernie—from The Arts Station to Fernie Search and Rescue—you know how much local businesses are asked to lend a helping hand. They are asked for a deal on space rental and cash. They are asked for door prizes and windows for posters. Like many here, I migrated to Fernie from a much larger city, and it’s interesting to note how much more local business is in tune with the culture of town than it is in places like Calgary or Vancouver. It’s impossible not to be, really.

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For me, photography is something that has just kind of happened. Sure, I used to flip through old National Geographic magazines and think how cool it would be to take the photos I saw, or wonder how I could get into Powder Magazine, but that was because I wanted to be a professional skier; I never really thought of being a professional photographer.