Elk Valley

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. 

Some trails will be longer, get upgraded surfaces, or have new bridges or benches. In 17 communities, 26 projects are improving trails, supported by Columbia Basin Trust. In addition,16 organizations are receiving Trust funds to offer 38 trail-crew jobs. 

Fifteen small communities and First Nations in the Columbia Basin are upping their abilities to prevent and fight wildfires. These projects are being done with support from Columbia Basin Trust.

A firefighter recruitment drive is underway for the Columbia Valley and Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire and Rescue Services and the RDEK is appealing to residents to consider stepping forward to become part of the team.

The Regional District of East Kootenay will be holding community meetings in both Electoral Areas A and G later this month.

Do you remember back in elementary school when you were asked to write “I am” in the middle of the page and you had to write all the things that made you you around it? Daughter, brother, reader, athlete etc. If I asked you to do that today, what words would you write outside of your profession and family roles? What are your current passions? If you have difficulty answering those questions, please know that you are not alone. I often ask people to do this exercise and receive blank stares in return.

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join in this conversation! Get inspired by Bob Sandford, who will catalyze a conversation around a vision for our future that reflects community values and supports sustainable and responsible development. In-person attendees will have an opportunity for small group discussion and feedback. Zoom attendees from across the East Kootenay are invited to provide their thoughts using the discussion template.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Time: 
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Boba Tea, Dumplings and Mochi

Join other food-loving teen cooks in the FYAN Fun Kitchen! This month you’ll be making boba tea (also known as bubble tea), dumplings and mochi. You’ll also try our hand at folding origami. This month’s session is a bit of travel, science, cooking and fun! At the end of the session enjoy your mochi dessert with friends in their Teen Space, play some card or board games or just chat and hang out.

Cost: FREE! And all food and supplies provided.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, May 20, 2022
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join the Fernie Youth Action Network at SOAR studios where you’ll have a chance to participate in a spin and fun fitness class created just for Fernie teens. Try out a teen class and have fun with friends in a welcoming space. Then, head over to the FYAN Teen Space to enjoy some healthy and yummy smoothies and fresh fruit parfaits.

Space is limited in this event as SOAR has participant capacity. If there is enough interest a second class may potentially be added at 1:00 pm.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Boba Tea, Dumplings and Mochi

Join other food-loving teen cooks in the Fernie Youth Action Network Fun Kitchen! This month you’ll be making boba tea (also known as bubble tea), dumplings and mochi. You’ll also try our hand at folding origami. This month’s session is a bit of travel, science, cooking and fun! At the end of the session enjoy your mochi dessert with friends in our Teen Space, play some card or board games or just chat and hang out.