Fernie Chamber

The 2023 Fernie Business Excellence Awards were held last night at the Best Western Fernie.  It was a sold-out event filled with attendees from the Fernie community keen to find out the results of this year’s winners. The event kicked off with opening remarks from guest speakers Mayor Nic Milligan, MLA Tom Shypitka, and MP Rob Morrison.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, December 2, 2023
2:00pm - 8:30pm

The annual Holiday Kickoff is Saturday, December 2nd! Holiday specials, hot chocolate, carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, artisan fair, fireworks, and more. More details to come!

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

The 2023 Fernie Business Excellence Awards is a time to celebrate these accomplishments and those that have contribute in a meaningful way to our local economy, community, and social well being.

Tickets are on sale September 5 - 29 and are available here.

I appreciate I’m not writing an advice column, there are people far better equipped. But, at this writing, I have been asked to present scholarships at Fernie’s two high schools and say a few words. And, while I also appreciate that I’m not being asked to provide the commencement address (for reference look up the transcript of David Foster-Wallace’s This is Water for a singularly outstanding example), it is hard not to offer some advice for graduates.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the appointment of the new Executive Director, Wendy McDougall.

Wendy and her family moved to Fernie in August 2019. After visiting the town on weekends and holidays for over a decade, they decided to make the move to Fernie permanent and have never looked back. Over the last 3 years they have become fully entrenched in the community, taking in all this mountain town has to offer.

Over the last three and a half years, Brad Parsell has been the Executive Director at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, supporting the business community and our community in general. We are sad to lose Brad, who has accepted a position as Executive Director with Tourism Tofino (well-done), not only a valued community member but also as one of our writers! 

The Fernie Chamber in partnership with the City of Fernie and The Arts Station are excited to bring you a fun filled evening to kick off the holiday season and get your shop-on, locally! On Friday, November 25th spend minimum $25 at a Fernie business and be entered to win a $1000 gift card to a Fernie business of your choice! Winner will be announced the week of November 28, must have receipts to claim prize.

The 2022 Fernie Business Excellence Awards were held Friday night at a special awards gala at the Rusty Edge attended by over 100 people from the Fernie business community. Trophies were given out over twelve categories in a fun-filled night that was the first awards gala to return to a pre-pandemic format.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is announcing that Brad Parsell has resigned from the organization effective mid-November. Having started the role in April 2019, Brad Parsell has served as Executive Director for the Fernie Chamber for three and a half years.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that voting is now open for the 2022 People’s Choice Award. Given out every year at the annual Fernie Business Excellence Awards, any business or organization that is nominated for any award will be in the running to win the People’s Choice Award.