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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.

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 
9:00am - 2:00pm

Park Place Lodge is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a special visit from Old Saint Nick on Sunday, December 2nd from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in their main Dining Room. This will serve as the 18th year that they have been able to host this wonderful community event.

The Breakfast Buffet will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, featuring a variety of delicious items including Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Bacon, Sausages, Fruit Juice, Cold Cereals, and a Deluxe Pancake Station with Buttermilk Pancakes. 

Studies on the benefits of equine therapy are so numerous. They are loyal and sensitive and unique. When mistreated they act out. Over time, if they feel lonely and unloved, they become damaged. Just like us.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 
11:30am - 1:30pm

Join the Fernie Nordic Society at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre for their annual Great Pumpkin Hunt!

The event begins at 11:30am and is designed for children aged 9 and under with pumpkin hunters of ALL ages welcome.

Dress up in your best All Hallows’ Eve costume and win a $50 gift certificate from Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe! This is a Society fundraiser so please bring $10/pumpkin hunter and any donations are most welcome! They will have hot chocolate so don’t forget to bring your mugs!

Adults get to declare their choices for local government elected officials on October 20. Although young people cannot yet participate in this democratic opportunity, it’s a perfect time to think and talk together about leadership. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Now in it's 4th year, this fun event is a colourful walk / run fundraiser event followed by a concert with Hark Raving Sirens.

This is a great family event that raises funds for the Fernie Child Care Society, a local non-profit organization. Come and check out some of our amazing community trails and their beautiful fall colours. Be sure to join us after the race with refreshments and food, prizes and live music by the Hark Raving Sirens.

Register early and receive a free pair of Colour Crawl Sunglasses, while quantities last!

Picky eaters in the house can be a constant frustration and worry for parents. Here’s a strategy to help your youngsters develop healthy relationships with food and take some of the stress off mom and dad’s shoulders.

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'Back to school' is emotionally loaded for many of us. As a phrase, those three words can represent many different feelings all tangled together.