Fernie BC

Volunteers are the heart of the RDEK’s rural communities. If you know an outstanding volunteer in one of the rural areas in the region, the RDEK encourages you to nominate them for the 2021 Electoral Area Volunteer of the Year award. 

Nomination forms are now available and, as it has in past years, the Regional District will be honouring one outstanding volunteer or couple from each of its six Electoral Areas. 

This year I have been bestowed the great honor of being named Poet Laureate of The Fernie Academy. This means so much to me not only because I get to raise awareness around literacy during poetry month, simply put, I get to write poems and support my community with my skills as an artist. I also get to inspire young writers, (among them, my two strong boys) and encourage the creative impulse in kids and adults of all ages.

Birdhouse Roofing
birdhouseroofing.ca
250-423-3878

Birdhouse Roofing Ltd is owned and managed by Derek Bird and Lynn Henderson. Derek started his roofing career in Whistler in 1995. A year later, Derek moved to Fernie and continued to be a roofer before starting Birdhouse Roofing in 2003. 

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 24 2021.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Art on the Deck is back at The Arts Station and better than ever! Each week they will be focusing on a different medium each week, with demos and facilitation led by experts in each respective medium! This is the perfect chance to learn something new or develop your skills with other like minded people. Art on the Deck takes place on the deck of The Arts Station.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 24 2021.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Art on the Deck is back at The Arts Station and better than ever! Each week they will be focusing on a different medium each week, with demos and facilitation led by experts in each respective medium! This is the perfect chance to learn something new or develop your skills with other like minded people. Art on the Deck takes place on the deck of The Arts Station.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 6:00pm

Supervised drop in for new potters looking to develop their skills. This is self led but a pottery supervisor will be on hand to answer any questions and advise on safety in the studio.

Drop in requires you to have completed basic pottery skill workshops and is an option if you are looking to develop your skills independently. Proof of experience will be required by taking Arts Station Clay Basics or equivalent.  

There is nothing that creates a sense of community more than people coming together for a great cause! On April 2-4, 81 people ran or walked 4 miles (or biked 16km) every 4 hrs for 48hrs to raise funds to contribute to the start-up of Foundry East Kootenay. The Foundry will offer young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports online and through integrated service.

The Elk Valley will once again be part of the regional organics program after the Elk Valley Directors reversed a decision earlier this year and voted in favour of re-joining the East Kootenay Regional Organics Strategy and constructing an organics processing facility at the Sparwood Transfer Station.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 
7:30pm

Join author of 7 titles - including recently released 'This One Wild Life' - Angie Abdou, for insights into the writer's journey.

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm

While we cannot gather in person, please join the Fernie Museum for for a one last special zoom event to kick off the summer! They will reward your support with fun and games and entertainment - dressing up is highly encouraged.