October isn’t the only month dedicated to fright anymore, the past 19+ months have been a tornado of unpredicted scares. I could rattle on (or rant on…) for paragraphs, but we’ve all lived through a different experience. The one thing uniting us in this ever-changing world, is our fatigue. The constant change of rules from a global scale to the rules of entering a grocery store. We’re tired. We’re frightened. We have no idea what the future holds. But we’re together through it all. 

During one of the many moments through motherhood when I have felt out of my depth, a good friend told me, “We can do hard things.” That stuck with me and became a bit of a mantra. And through my own experience, and in hearing other women tell their stories, I’ve come to realize just how true those five little words are. Women are warriors. We can do hard things.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, February 11, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Ages 10-12, registration required, maximum of 6 registrants.

An afterschool activity for budding sleuths. Grab an activity pack curbside. Join the Zoom session to play games and help solve the mystery.

Registration through Eventbrite opens February 2nd at 10:00am.




Event Date(s): 
Saturday, February 6, 2021

February Artist: Wild Wolves Design

Brock and Erika Hornquist are siblings from Fernie who are inspired by their natural environment. Together they combine their interests of woodworking, design and the new technologies of laser cutting  to explore different techniques and mediums at multiple scales. 

There’s a moose on the loose at the Nordic Centre! Head on over to try to find the large-scale moose installation created by Wild Wolves Design. 

Launch: February 6th

Parenting is literally the best of times and the worst of times. There are days you hate your life and every other person living under your roof, and there are moments you just cry because it’s so beautiful and you wish your kids would stay young forever. 

Yes, you can find everything you need for the kids in your life in Fernie! With a growing little person population, and plenty of little people visitors, the shopping sector has really stepped up. Here are your top picks for 2020.

Polar Peek Books and Treasures
The Green Petal

2020 has brought us all a lot of unforeseen surprises, challenges, and difficulties. Yet for new parents Janice Doucette and Joey Kosolofski, their glass has always remained half full. Expecting your first child will do that to you.

A newborn’s sweet presence, perfection, and grace, reminds us all that every little thing is going to be alright. Babies urge us to slow down and enjoy the peace and quiet, together, as a new family. Throw in a pandemic and you have a recipe for extreme serenity, as no one is even allowed to visit! Sadly, Grandmas included.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, July 17, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Fernie Heritage Library for a fun, friendly, and hilarious game of Pictionary while you sip vintage cream soda and munch on some popcorn from Fernie’s Polar Peak Popcorn.

Juniors: Ages 12-15 (Entering Grades 7-9) 3:00-4:00

Seniors: Ages 16-19 (Entering Grades 10-12) 2:00-3:00

FYAN Outdoor Youth Centre at The Fernie Heritage Library Garden

Cost: Free! But Space is very limited due to our new Covid protocols. They will fill on a first come first serve basis.

Yvonne had the privilege of catching up with local artist and member of Shred Kelly, Sage McBride, to see what she does to maintain a work, life and mamahood balance.

First they roll over, camera-ready, each small change a delight of awe to a new parent. A thousand photos later and you’ve lost friends on Facebook but to you it is still magic. Then they start to scooch or crawl, eventually stand, then walk and in Fernie, they begin to climb, ski and bike. A natural progression. A marvel to witness. Infants and toddlers shift and change without resistance and without fear.

These little beings can teach us so much when we take the time to see them.