children

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 2017.

Gold: 
Grow
Silver: 
Polar Peek
Bronze: 
Wild Things
Event Date: 
Repeats every day 4 times.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time: 
10:00am - 4:00pm

Christmas Camp (Ages 6 -12)
For all ability levels of skiers and riders. Join us for a fun-filled week on the snow, with top quality lessons from our expert instructors. Focusing on skill development and guided discovery through fun activities on the mountain, our coaches will look for ways to challenge and improve on their existing skills. and encourage kids to take their abilities to the next level.

Camp dates: December 26-29, 2017
Times:  10am – 4pm
Price:  $269 + tax

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday 2 times.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 
3:45pm - 5:00pm

Teacher gifts to make and give.  Drop-in and free. Must be ages 7 and up.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Mon Jan 15 2018, Mon Feb 12 2018, Mon Mar 19 2018.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018

This is a criterium style of ski where participants complete as many laps of a short course as possible in a 40 minute time limit. For every lap of the course completed the skier puts his/her name in for draw prizes. Geared to skiers 12 and under, this event is happening at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

Sign up begins at 17:30 and ski begins at 18:00. Headlamps will be needed! This event is free for members and a day pass is needed for non-members. Weather permitting.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Are you a parent of young children looking for a sitter? Are you a teen or tween who is keen to babysit?

Let’s all meet! Children/babies are welcome as well as all potential babysitters and families looking for childcare at this informal meet and greet.

Babysitters MUST register by emailing fhlprogrammer@gmail.com.

A mom of three school-aged children who works full time knows what a nutritious lunch might look like, but she isn’t sure how to make it affordable, timely and find options that actually get consumed by her picky eaters.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 31 2017.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 
9:30am - 11:30am

Mountain Kids in The Park is a fun summer program for children (under the age of 6) and their parents. Every Thursday morning in July and August at Rotary Park. ​

Many of us grow up expecting that we will graduate from high school, go on to university or college, meet the man/woman of our dreams, get married, and raise a family. We are socialized in North America to believe that this is "normal". Many of us do just this, and to a large degree, do it successfully. Some of us do it less traditionally; we do it in multi-generational, multi-cultural, sole parent, blended families, and all with a measure of success. What keeps us all on the same page are the values we have, not only as parents, but as a community.