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The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the award of the City’s 2020 Discretionary Grants.

Each year Council allocates $18,000 as grants-in-aid to community groups for events, projects, or programs that support local arts, culture, environment, heritage, recreation, or health activities. In 2020 Council received a total of $43,300 in funding requests to this program.

This willingness to be involved is not new to Ev - she has put her hand up to give back to our community since the day she arrived. But she admits it is not always easy and there can be challenges living in Fernie.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 

Come and join The Legion for a Valentines dance at The Fernie Legion featuring Aaron Halliday as Alan Jackson.

Covering all the classics, and guaranteed to get you dancing... bring your date, or friends, grab a beer and dance the night away!

Tickets are $20 and will be available to buy from The Fernie Legion and online.

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Time: 
10:00am - 4:40pm

Sponsored by THE DIRTY DANGLES and Inphase Electric and Controls

Location: Corbin Staging Area

Registration: 10AM

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Cost: $20 for one hand, $40 for three

Ride: Open to all families, kids and current day riders – 100km loop from staging south on Flathead Rd Junction 131 to Marker 500 and turnaround.

Apres: Door prizes, Burgers & Pop/Sloth Juice, Bonfire, Music and more!

Love. A complex emotion explored through books, poetry, art and song for centuries. Discussed and debated in depth by theologists, philosophers, psychologists, and among friends and family.

Twenty-nine projects throughout the Columbia Basin will help address the health of local species and spaces, from swallows and salmon to wetlands and forests through research, restoration and education. The projects are being supported with nearly $820,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Lily String Quartet returns to Fernie, this time in a concert with guest vocalist Andrea Hill, mezzo soprano. Presented by Fernie Friends of Opera and The Arts Station. Advance tickets and member discount information available online at theartsstation.com. Single ticket price at the door is $22.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:30pm

FREE community screening of Screenagers, the Next Chapter. In partnership with Vogue Theatre Fernie BC, Fernie Secondary PAC, SD5 DPAC, and Fernie Heritage Library.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 
4:00pm - 6:00pm

The District of Sparwood is inviting residents to help decide the future of Centennial Square during the Winter Street Party community engagement event. The party will take place on February 6th from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Square. Those attending can expect an opportunity to learn and discuss the concept plan and features with Council and Staff, as well as enjoy a free smokie roast, marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Event Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join researcher Lindsay Vallance from the Fernie Museum for a delicious 2-course lunch at the Fernie Seniors Centre and a look at Death, Disease & Contagion in Fernie in the 20th Century. Fernie’s medical history includes qurantine, VD outbreaks and all manner of things to make you wash your hands a little more thoroughly.

Program Fee: $13 for Museum and Senior Centre members, $15 for the general public. Register online.