Outdoors

Potential could be the freedom to do your best. The things we take for granted like going to school or having the ability to read a book are what some kids around the globe are praying for.

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) is working hard on Fernie’s potential as a world class trail network. We currently have over 300 kilometres of trails plus the trail network at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR). Our trails have a variety of terrain and are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

For some of us it’s about rediscovering potential, for others it’s about finding it. Wherever you are in your journey, I have one piece of advice I’d love to share: Enjoy the process. Figure out what lights you up, gets you going and gives you something to look forward to.

Our senses come alive as we begin to explore what is possible through sensory exploration. Fernie Mountain Mamas understand the importance of exposing their children to new environments to increase their potential for progress. Adina Koran is one such Mama.

Ralph's garden is a gardener's dream; well-established, metamorphic, an enchanted yard full of za za zoo. And so, one sunny afternoon in June Jesse joins Ralph for homemade iced tea under the shade of an umbrella to talk worms and dirt. To talk about how you can get your garden to look like his.

Who is a Fernie Mountain Mama? She is the woman next to you in line at the grocery store. She is your next-door neighbour. She is the girl who hitchhiked west or drove north or cycled east and found her forever-home in the Kootenays.

This June, we will hopefully continue to get a bit of wet weather. Trails on Castle Mountain are known to dry out nicely. Here’s a great route to explore this month!

Want in on the act this summer? Here’re a few key tips to help you start off on the right foot, and get yourself to both the start, and more importantly, the finish...

Frustration, fear and lack of focus are three things we try to avoid on the golf course but they seem to creep in when we least need them. In what other sport do we get thinking about the smallest things? I know that when I'm playing golf I try not to think about what happens if the ball goes out of bounds, I think about where I'm trying to get the ball to land. Here are some tips to stay in the game even when things aren’t going your way.