Elk Valley Suicide Task Force

Event Date(s): 
Monday, January 29, 2024
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Use creation to clear your mind at the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force’s Art Cleansing Sessions. This is not an art class, but an expressive art experience.

These sessions focus on building community and connection, rather than skills. You’re encouraged (but not obligated) to utilize the safe space to talk amongst peers, share experiences, thoughts and feelings, and find community support. This experience is for you to make marks on a page, and explore what comes up internally.

Start 2024 off on the right foot, tire, ski or snowshoe by joining the Elk Valley Streak! The goal is to get active outside for as many days in the month of January for a minimum of 30 minutes. Remember, while we all likely endeavour to participate all 31 days, life happens! If you miss a day or can only squeeze in 10 minutes, that’s okay. Get as many days in as works for you and be proud of your efforts.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Use creation to clear your mind at the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force’s Art Cleansing Sessions. This is not an art class, but an expressive art experience.

These sessions focus on building community and connection, rather than skills. You’re encouraged (but not obligated) to utilize the safe space to talk amongst peers, share experiences, thoughts and feelings, and find community support. This experience is for you to make marks on a page, and explore what comes up internally.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 19 2023.
Friday, November 17, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Time: 

Event Date(s): 
Monday, November 27, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Use creation to clear your mind at the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force’s Art Cleansing Sessions. This is not an art class, but an expressive art experience.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

This evening is a unique opportunity to learn more about the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force, discover the resources available in the community, and find out how you can support the organization through volunteer opportunities.

Highlights of the Evening:

Event Date(s): 
Monday, October 30, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Use creation to clear your mind at the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force’s Art Cleansing Sessions. This is not an art class, but an expressive art experience.

These sessions focus on building community and connection, rather than skills. You’re encouraged (but not obligated) to utilize the safe space to talk amongst peers, share experiences, thoughts and feelings, and find community support.

The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force (EVSTF) and the Fernie Trail Alliance are proud to host the fourth annual Summer Solstice Ride in Fernie! Ride from dawn to dusk in the name of mental health and suicide awareness in the Elk Valley. This year, the focus on community, connection and inclusivity continues and collaborations with community partners include Fernie Gravel Grind, Cycling Without Age, Stag Leap and Fernie Leisure Athletes. 

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Time: 
5:30pm

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.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Time: 
10:00am

This year to encourage connection the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force, Stag Leap and leisure athletes are meeting together at 10am on Christmas Eve for a walk, jog or run up to the Montane Hut.