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Some of us look back on our teenage years with fondness as we recall the freedom, friends, and fun we had. A sense of nostalgia might have us smiling about a simpler time, but sometimes we forget the pressures that go along with being young.

For six years Shelby has been documenting her children’s lives. Squeals of delight and sprinklers and cannon balls. It’s all there, typed out on yellowing clips of folded paper with a stamp-sized picture of her face at the top.

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Santa down at Montane Barn for pictures with the Minis by Kyle Hamilton ($10 for 5 x 7, $20 for an 8 x 10).

There will be hot cocoa and apple cider, Christmas carolers, fire pits to warm up by and Mike Penny will be wood carving and selling some of his sculptures. They will also be rolling out their Miniature Herd Sponsorship program.

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Stay in your PJs and puzzle away with a friend or family member. Hot chocolate provided. This is drop in and for all ages. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver or adult.

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Fernie Heritage Library for cider, stories, treats and activities for all ages. This annual event is a wonderful chance to connect with your neighbours. The afternoon concludes with a rousing community Christmas carol led by local community musicians. All are welcome.

As the holidays approach, our Editor tends to become a sentimental mess. Even more so now that she has children. Decades of memories are layered within her mind, creating a general feeling of longing for this time of year and all that it brings.

Jeri Mitchell and I run a Christmas Cheer Committee with the help of a few Elves here in Fernieto spread kindness and cheer throughout the Christmas Holidays and year round if someone or a family needs help.

It’s a milestone being felt around the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions: after more than three years of hard work, residents in over 12,000 rural households, in more than 62 communities in the region, will have access to new or improved high-speed Internet.

Life with young people is rarely calm. From wake up until bedtime, children of all ages require attention and energy from their grown up caregivers. Although parents of teenagers have a little more freedom, the mental demands remain substantial.

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 3:00pm

Family fun is coming to Fernie Alpine Resort for our annual Griz Kids Winter Carnival!

The plaza will be abuzz with FREE games and activities for kids 12 and under.

Activities include:

  • Special performance by Circus Kasai (presented by TELUS) – see schedule below
  • Face Painting with Keya and Rachel
  • Balloon Animals
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Carnival Games

The best part is that all the activities are free of charge.