Recent News

Congratulations to the Elk Valley Bulls Rugby Club, who this September 13-14, 2014 won the Provincial Championship for the second year defending the Saratoga Cup, which is an amazing achievement considering the club was only established two years ago.

The Fernie Tennis Club recently held its Rookie Tournament with a record 23 kids entering. "It was impressive to the on looking crowd, with a great standard of tennis," says tennis coach Charlotte Willis.

If our collective behavior does not improve substantially (NO DOGS and replace and do not damage the cattle fences), we are well on our way to losing access to this area.

The Fernie and District Historical Society is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director for the Fernie Museum. Following an extensive search that attracted a number of strong candidates, the Society selected Ron Ulrich to join the museum as the new Director/Curator beginning August 5.

The Fernie Heritage Library's newest addition - the Fernie Book Bike, took to the streets for the first time this week hitting the Wednesday Concert Series. To the delight of those in attendance, books were available to take out and stories told to the many eager ears. This marks the beginning of the Book Bike's summer schedule!

Fernie Craft Fairs is organizing the Wednesday night Food & Craft Fairs that are a part of the Summer Social's evenings with live music and beer gardens are they're looking for vendors.

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Fernie Brewing Company has been on a roll recently, with no plans on slowing down! Following the success of the recent Project 9 Pilsner, which launched earlier this year, aptly named after one of Fernie’s most popular bike trails, the popular micro brewery is launching a seasonal brew this summer that has everyone talking.

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Photo by Jesse Bell from June, 2013

With the potential for seasonal spring flooding, the City of Fernie is encouraging residents in flood prone areas to be proactive and take steps now to protect their homes and properties if they feel they may be at risk.

The Fernie Mountain Bike Club has recognized the growth in a new demographic in recent years and has responded by creating opportunities a plenty! From the beginner singletrack developed last season at the Bike Park to an abundance of organized events this year, wee ones will undoubtedly be far more skilled in the mountain biking department than many who take to the trails.

Fernie's first annual Emergency Preparedness Fair will be taking place today between noon and 9pm at the Fernie Community Centre. This is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to learn how they can be better prepared in the case of an emergency.

Wapiti Music Festival announced its lineup for the exciting fourth annual music festival, which takes place in the Annex Park along the Elk River in Fernie BC.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual General Meeting April 24, 2014 at the Stanford Hotel and Resort. The meeting was a great success, held over breakfast, and included passing by-law changes and introducing a new Board of Directors for 2014/2015.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SPECIAL MEETINGS OF APRIL 7, 2014 and REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 14, 2014

This spring activities outward from Elko and along the Rocky Road to the Wigwam Flats is causing a big issue with wildlife concerns. Bighorn Sheep are lambing along the Wigwam River Rim and the Silver Springs Lake Rim during this time, which also sees the highest number of bikers during the year, a number which has increased significantly over the last five years.

The 2nd biennial Ski Wall of Fame Ceremony took place March 29, 2014 at the Cornerpocket with over 140 people there to celebrate this year's inductees.

The event raised funds for the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation and the Fernie Alpine Ski Team, which will help the youth continue their endeavors in the sport, many of whom may be members in years to come!

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Fernie local Lance Edwards, owner and operator of Elevation Industries along Second Avenue, has been working hard to pull off one of the most extreme events this town has seen - Kavu athletes and the GoPro Bomb Squad will wingsuit skydive across the town of Fernie.

It's hard to even imagine what wingsuit skydiving is - I suggest you google it at once and then come back to read the following Q&A with Lance.

Fernie Skiing Heritage will host their second induction into the Fernie Skiing Wall of Fame on March 29, 2014. The gala evening will honour and recognize the pioneers, builders or sport leaders who have contributed to Fernie’s rich skiing heritage and Fernie’s mountain living culture.

Danielle Cardoza, born and raised in Fernie BC and currently residing in Cranbrook, BC, has been competing on CTV's Masterchef Canada and continues to be in pursuit of the $100,000 prize!

Fernie has launched on demand webcasts of City Council Meetings and Public Hearings. This new service is available through Fernie’s website (www.fernie.ca), giving residents the opportunity to watch meeting webcasts from the comfort of their home.

The Fernie Museum, having recently undergone extensive renovations and a new core exhibit on its main floor, is home to a beautiful gallery space that hosts fantastic artists on a regular basis. This coming Friday, February 7, ink artist Vish Purgass showcases his art show with an opening reception, and all are invited.

Photo: Bernice Notenboom, this year's guest speaker at FMFF.

An important aspect of this event since 2010 is the Fernie Mountain Culture Award. This award was introduced to recognize a group or individual for their long-time supporter of local mountain culture – trails, environmental stewardship, development and prowess in mountain sports, art and science. Currently, the FMFF committee is accepting nominations - go to THIS page and submit your nomination. Fernie is a host to many deserving groups and individuals, and it's always exciting to see who receives the recognition.