More and more people visiting Fernie during the winter are drawn to spending time in the amazing backcountry, whether on skis/snowboards, snowshoes or a snowmobile. The current global health challenge is likely to increase further the numbers of people looking for socially-distanced recreation in the wilderness.

This month I was lucky to interview local mama and registered nurse, Leilani Levesque. A woman who I look up to and who always comes to mind when I am striving to find balance as a mama in my own life. I first met Leilani on a home visit when we first had our son.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The evening curriculum will provide an overview on risk management and decision making related to ski and splitboard mountaineering from ACMG certified guide, Christine Feleki.

Ticket price includes entry into our ADS raffle and a SheJumps Alpine Development School workbook (PDF download) to take away and use throughout the season.

School starts: 6:30pm PT

What have you planted in your parenting garden lately? Did you sow anything to keep your family nourished in the days ahead? Sometimes it’s only when the weeks are cold and the cellar is empty that we stop to reflect on the fact that we never gathered any nuts when it was still possible. That’s an awfully sad situation to be in. 

Every fall our garden grows out of a hope that when you plant a seed in the spring, it will be a mature plant at harvest time. The pulling up of carrots, the canning of beans, the dicing of tomatoes—these things are the symbolic closing of the backyard gardener’s loop as it passes through hope, nurture, harvest, and enjoyment.

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been working hard all season to keep the trails in tip-top shape. Here are some of the projects the crew will continue to work on this fall. 

Al Matador
Our volunteers and contractors will continue their hard work on Al Matador. Brushing, benching and rock armouring will continue as the weather permits. Improvements to this trail were able to happen from the funds we received from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Trail Enhancement grant received last year.

It’s September, how did that happen? It’s also the last of the Donation Box Scavenger Hunt, with the most challenging location to date - Swine Flu! When this article was written, the Pig Donation Box was located lower down on this wonderful trail on Mount Proctor, but has recently been moved to the top of the trail, offering stunning views of the mountains and town of Fernie. 

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 17 2020.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost $145. Material included.

Age group is 11- 15 "For the creative In-betweens"

This program provides a supportive environment for kids to express themselves while learning new art applications. This youth program has guest teachers each week to help teach the kids different art mediums! 3D sculptures, painting, drawing and much more!

At the end of the program we will be hosting an art show to show their amazing creations!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Join Louise for a special edit of Sewing 101 to learn how to make some Pride themed bunting. Get ready for Fernie Pride Festival 2020 by creating some pride decoration for your home, office or wherever you will be celebrating from this year! This easy to follow tutorial is aimed at all abilities so don't worry if you don't know how to sew there will be a no sew option available!

Fabric supplies will be available for collection at The Arts Station on Tuesday 22nd September. Registration for materials will be Tuesday 8th! One registration per household.


Event Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Every Thursday, our Program Officer Jackie will be releasing a short Art History Lesson on The Arts Station Youtube Channel. 

These videos are a short introduction to prolific artists, featuring someone new every week. We cover their biography, their artistic style, look at some of their works and then leave you with a challenge to get creative at the end of every video! 

Videos launch every Thursday

Youtube link here.