I’m not sure why anyone would do this job if not for love. Love for one’s community, wanting the best for all its citizens, and a general love of people in all their varied crankiness, kindness, and complexity. This month, February, I have been in the job for just over three months. 

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, February 16, 2023
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Black History Month with a free screening of Hidden Figures upstairs at the Library – popcorn provided!

Published as a book by Margot Lee Shetterly in 2016, Hidden Figures is based on the true story of three African-American women working at NASA during the ’60s and their roles during the American-Russian Space Race.

Movie run time: 2hrs 7mins

The 16th Annual Fernie Mountain Film Festival is taking place February 17th and 18th, 2023. This exciting two night community event is “Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments, and the passion and perseverance of global explorers.”

What is love? (Besides a banger 90s hit.) It comes in so many different forms, shapes, and colours that you can put in what you like, take from it what you will, interpret and feel it depending on time of the day or where you are in your journey through life.

Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) is inviting you to have your say about the future of the Columbia Basin region. You will soon be able to share your ideas as the Trust travels throughout the region to meet with you, listen to your input, and plan together for the future. 

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR)  will say ‘Thank You’ to local communities by offering a day of skiing and riding to the residents of the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood  – as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, January 6, 2023
7:00pm - 10:30pm

Join the Fernie Snowmobile Association on Friday, January 6th at the Rolling Hills cabin as we howl in celebration of the first full moon of 2023!

This family-friendly event commences at 7 pm with burgers and a bonfire:

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 7, 2023

The popular Fernie on Fire event, Fernie’s biggest bonfire of the year, is once again taking place this January 7, 2023.

Fernie on Fire originated in 2016, when former City Counsellor Dennis Schafer approached the fire department with the idea. He had seen a similar event out east and thought it would be a good fit for Fernie.

Photo: The Fairmont and District Lions Club is constructing two pickleball courts with support from the Trust.

Being active in the great outdoors is one of the pleasures of living in the Columbia Basin. Now, 16 projects including funding from the CBT to construct a covered area over Fernie's new skatepark to allow for extended-season use, will provide even more ways to stay fit and enjoy the fresh air, supported by Columbia Basin Trust.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
9:30am - 11:30am

Fernie Family Connections are adding SOUP to their morning of songs and socializing with “My Baby and Me”. You’ve already come out of the house, let’s stay a little longer and connect over a bowl of soup.

They will also be chatting about building a babysitting collective. This group is open to all parents and caregivers of babies ages 0-18 months. Free, drop in group. They meet every Wednesday UPSTAIRS in the legion.