Elk Valley

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Mon Sep 28 2020.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020

The Job Fair is going online this year to help bring together local and regional employers with job seekers.


  • A&W
  • Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
  • Island Lake Lodge
  • Park Place Lodge
  • Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe
  • Fernie Lodging Company
  • Goldstar Cleaning
  • Fernie Chamber of Commerce
  • Snow Valley Spas
  • Three Sisters Day Spa


The Regional Districts of East Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary and Central Kootenay have been selected as a winner of a 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the Visionary Award category for their Accelerate Kootenays project. The awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities across Canada.

The East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) “Beneath the Surface” campaign just got a significant boost with a $20,000 grant from the RDEK Electoral Area A Discretionary Grant in Aid account.

The campaign’s goal is to raise $300,000 to bring a brand new ultrasound service to the Elk Valley Hospital, including a state of the art ultrasound machine, renovations to the room, and all of the accessories to run the service. 

A few years ago, I saw pictures of Ange Qualizza (now the Mayor of Fernie) and her daughters out in the woods, picking grizzly hair off trees. “What the heck is going on?” I thought.  “Why are they collecting grizzly bear hair and how is it on the trees?” This is when I discovered the South Rockies Grizzly Bear Project.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020
8:00am - 12:00pm

Join in for the Terry Fox Run happening in Sparwood!

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Sep 17 2020.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Nightly shows and weekend matinees.

September 11th - 17th: Unhinged (14A)

Until end of September: Tenet (PG)


In the local government world, we are missing two very important annual conferences due to Covid-19. These conferences allow us to come together in camaraderie, learn from each other and return to our respective communities energized.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 06 2020.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hey Elk Valley!
Do you want ultrasound services at the Elk Valley Hospital? Your friendly mountain bike club (us....the FMBC) has put together a physically distanced, COVID19 friendly fundraiser that will assist in raising funds for the installation of a new Ultrasound Service at the Elk Valley Hospital. The route is approximately 74km and it will be hard push for most of us. If you compare this to traveling on icy roads in February for a necessary ultrasound....this will be a walk in the park!

Since June 2020, Columbia Basin Trust has been engaging with a variety of stakeholders in the Basin to develop a short-term strategic plan to guide its activities over the next 18 to 24 months. The Trust is now seeking public feedback on the draft plan from all people in the Basin.

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to restrictions on events this summer, the Fernie Show 'n' Shine is going on the move!

Rain, snow or sunshine, come one, come all in anything with wheels and a motor! No experience necessary! Bring partners, wives, friends, kids or pets for a great day out, cruising in your pride of joy, visiting different places in the valley, taking on challenges and meeting some other gearheads!

Here is the lowdown: