community

One of the first things adults are anxious to teach a young person is sharing. Apparently greed is still a deadly sin, and we hate to see our kids deny siblings or friends a chance to try their toys. But this makes sense because the ability to distribute and sometimes ration food and supplies was a survival skill for our ancestors

This issue about community is the perfect time to present two challenges to the community that centre on being vulnerable and allowing ourselves to see and be seen with others.

Many businesses woke up to an alternate reality this month, wondering how they would even survive the impact of Covid-19, trying to see a path through nothing but uncertainty. Unlike other business however, distillers found themselves stepping into an arena they had never considered for no other reason than they felt a moral obligation to serve the immediate needs of Canadians by producing hand sanitizer.

Alexandra is a multi-media artist focused on portraying the essence of Fernie’s natural spaces. She loves to depict movement and states of flux. The seasonal changes in Fernie provide a constant inspiration with every week more beautiful than the last, in its own unique way.

Fernie and other Columbia Basin communities are vibrant, welcoming places thanks to the people who live here, the opportunities they provide and the resources they offer that support well-being. As all communities respond and work together to meet the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Basin Trust is here to help.

You’re all doing a fantastic job. Just look around at what’s being done in our community, families reaching out to support one another, volunteers leaping to be there for our more vulnerable population, businesses reinventing themselves to not only make it through this but to be there for us during this time, the Elk Valley Hospital, City of Fernie, Fernie Food Share, Salvation Army, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Fernie… and countless additional organizations working around the clock to ensure we are safe, healthy, feel secure, and that we’re going to make it through this.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet, chat and laugh, see our emotions, with a Zoom connection from 7 to 9pm, while sipping a glass of wine and tasting a piece of cheese.

More details are available on the official Facebook event page.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 09 2020.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Time: 
4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Fernie Hotel is now offering a Saturday take-out meal!

Call in 250-423-6444 or pre-order via Facebook message.

Choose from:
Shawarma Chicken $18
Seasoned, slow-cooked chicken with lettuce, cucumber, red onion & our garlic sauce in a warm pita. Served with house cut fries.

Fernie Beef Gyro $18
Fernie Hotel famous donair beef with lettuce, tomato & red onion. Topped with sweet & spicy sauce in a warm pita. Served with house cut fries.

Even though this may be a challenging time in our lives, and likely the first of its kind for many of us, it’s also a historic event and an opportunity to document aspects of how it affected families in Fernie. Mckenzie Jespersen decided to do just that by taking part in the Front Porch Project to raise funds for Fernie Food Share.