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Sara believes fun and celebration is important. “It creates visibility.” Events such as Drag Queen Story Time and Bingo with Drag Queens exposes different age groups to the LGBTQ community. 

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.

On Thursday October 3rd from 6:30pm, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce will host a local candidate forum ahead of Canada’s next federal election on Monday October 21st. The forum will be held at the Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge located at 1622 7th Avenue, Fernie. Doors will open at 6pm and the forum will begin at 6:30pm sharp.

Nominations for the 2019 Fernie Business Excellence Awards closed on Friday September 13th 2019 with 188 individual nominations made.

The Columbia Basin Trust provides over $1.9 million for 12 community projects. Picture: Jaffray Community Hall will be upgraded to create an inviting useable community space.

Outdoor public spaces like parks, downtown cores and waterfronts will become even more welcoming as 12 communities receive over $1.9 million to create, restore or enhance these locations. The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Elk River Alliance for this year's 9th annual Elk River Shoreline Cleanup! Volunteers are encouraged to meet in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford to adopt sites along the river to remove refuse and noxious weeds.

To help out, meet at one of the three following locations on September 29th at 1PM:

Annex Park - Fernie
Leisure Centre - Sparwood
Recreation Centre - Elkford

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Meet the SheJumps team, learn about our programs and get STOKED to connect with the Fernie community. Come say HI, rain or shine!

Meet the SheJumps team, learn about our programs and get STOKED to connect with the Fernie community. Come say HI, rain or shine!We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community. FREE!

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Explore Fernie's vibrant visual and performance art scene through the lens of one of Fernie's most unique historical events - the arrival of the Texas Bill and his three ring circus in 1911. This spectacle-for-the-senses cultural experience features special performances by the Circus Insommiacs and magician Dr. Van Hooligan, cocktail mastery by the Fernie Distillery, culinary artistry by Fernie's celebrity chef, Barrie Elliott, and live music at each of the evening's five venues.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
11:30am - 12:30pm

Join Wildsight Elk Valley for the 1st Annual #ferneifallfair Tricycle Races!

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

One of the unique aspects of old buildings is their ability to adapt to new uses, contract and expand and evolve without losing their character. Follow heritage consultant Elana Zysblat, and planner Patrick Sorfleet on a tour analyzing two completed heritage projects - the conversions of Fernie High School and Fernie Masonic Hall to condo complexes, one underway project - the rehabilitation of the Leroux Mansion, and one future project - the conversion of Fernie Lutheran Church into a residence. Meet designers and owners at each site to get additional insider’s perspective.