May 2017 Business News

Fernie Brewing Co.

After a busy winter and with summer fast approaching, there are some expansion plans scheduled for Fernie Brewing Co., to both the Tasting Room and Warehouse. Work is scheduled to start Monday April 17, for approximately eight weeks.

FBC offers beer tastings, growler fills, packaged product and merchandise; however, there is limited space. There are no changes to what’s on offer, other than additional seating and circulation space. FBC also needs more warehouse space, for increased storage and tank space. Packaging and production will not be impacted and it will be business as usual throughout.

While the store will be closed during the renovation, customers can visit local liquor stores to purchase packaged products and for scheduled FBC tastings, or enjoy an FBC beverage on tap at any of the local restaurants and bars. Giv’Er Shirt Works will be selling FBC merchandise during the closure. 

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Fernie Golf & Country Club
Golf Pro Max Sherwood is excited to be back at the Fernie Golf & Country Club as General Manager/Head Professional and is adding new pricing and initiatives this season in order to make the club more enticing for young players, families, women and seniors. Offering reduced early morning and twilight green fees, including the very affordable new one-hour short loop! Also available this season are Book of Ten Rounds and the ever-popular 360 Golf Card priced at $100 where you get 15% off every round and one free 18-hole round. Group instructional courses like Swing Into Spring, Introduction to Golf, Refresher, Junior and Ladies Camps are offered this spring. As an incentive to get more young players out, adult club members can sponsor any junior to a free full membership and driving range pass. For more information please stop by the pro shop, call 250-423-7773 or visit

Giv'Er Shirt Works
Giv'Er-Shirt-Away Competition

In the past Giv'Er Shirt Works has proudly donated 100 shirts/year to the Fernie Mountain Bike Club for the club to sell as a fund raising effort. Well this year, Giv'Er has decided to spread this love to other organizations in the Elk Valley!

Giv’Er is pleased to announce their first bi-annual Giv’Er-Shirt-Away Competition! This competition will give away 50 shirts, twice a year, to a non-profit/charity organization in the Elk Valley. These shirts could be used for a fundraising effort, for an internal giveaway, staff shirts or some other awesome idea. 

This is how it works: in 25 words or less tell Giv'Er why your organization should win. It's that simple! Entry forms can be picked up at Giv’Er’s retail store on 2nd Ave, Fernie, and entries are due by May 31st. The winner will be chosen by the Giv’Er staff and announced on June 1st, 2017. Giv’Er is excited to be helping those who help our fantastic community.  Let's get those entries in!!

Thunder Meadows Massage Therapy
632 2nd Ave 250 423 7776

Rebecca Vaughan, RMT co-owner of Thunder Meadows Massage Therapy is pleased to announce she is coming back from maternity leave starting May 01. She is excited to start massaging again and see familiar and new faces. Rebecca Vaughan has a special interest in Pre and Post Natal Massage and deep tissue release.  

Thunder Meadows Massage is open 7 days a week with online booking.  Always personable and always professional.

Wildsight Elk Valley Community Yard Sale
The Community Yard Sale is back and this year the event will be organized by Wildsight Elk Valley with support from previous organizers Outdoor Connections. The Community Yard Sale is set to take place Saturday June 3rd from 9AM to 1PM. Community members can register to be a part of the Wildsight Community Yard Sale by visiting . As a fundraiser for the organization, the twenty dollar yard sale registration fee offers several benefits to participants including signage, extensive event promotion and your yard sale location on Wildsight's exclusive Community Yard Sale map which will be published in The Fernie Free Press on June 1st, 2017. To learn more or register visit

Questions?, drop by the Wildsight office at 891 2nd Ave. Fernie or call for inquiries (250) 423- 3322.