Outdoors

“Intention is the starting point of every dream,” says Fernie mother of two, Sanne de Groot. “It is the creative power that fulfils all of our wants and our needs, whether for money, relationships, building a dream home, spiritual growth, or love.”

We all have a spirit animal. For Fernie Mountain Mamas it is often the majestic and graceful Gran-Mama. Our saviour. Our calm amidst the storm. Our inspiration.

It takes a lot of spirit to maintain our trail network. With over 300 kilometres of trails, we could not maintain and build our trails without the dedication of our volunteers.

September is a great time to reflect on the summer and maybe think about getting back to something whether it’s a goal or activity.

I was in a funk. An I’m-almost-32-anddon’t- know-what-I’m-doing-with-mylife kind of funk. Lacking fulfillment and feeling misdirected, I decided to quit my job.

Birth is the ultimate beginning. Each new parent patiently waits nine months to meet their little one and begin the big adventure. With this beginning comes one of the purest forms of joy but also restless nights and extreme fatigue.

If you've been into summer challenges this year, including the Trail to Ale by Fernie Brewing Company or the Fernie Mountain Bike Club's Little Ripper Challenge, look no further as there is a new kid in town. Gear Hub, a sports shop in downtown Fernie, has picked their favourite Fernie Activities and turned it into a fun and active challenge... with a chance to win a $250 prize.

This may sound a little silly, but take a minute to consider how difficult life would be without a functioning shoulder. The shoulder is a fascinating part of the body that offers a range of motion greater than any other joint.

There's a white-haired donkey standing along the banks of a river in the morning mist, and my food bag dangles in his mouth.

Spotted: A Fernie Mountain Mama at play in the wild. Watch as the courageous and daring Mama plans and executes a kayaking trip with her precious babe in tow. Balance is essential in work, life and play.