Elk Valley

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: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Valentines Country Dance with BCCMA recording artist Aaron Halliday as a Tribute to Country Icon Alan Jackson! Tickets are $25 and available online.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Mon Feb 17 2020.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020

Looking for something to do on Family Day? Join Sparwood at the Leisure Centre for free swimming, free skating and a whole lot of fun!

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.

The RDEK will now begin more detailed planning for a regional composting program after its application for 2/3 funding was approved by the Province through the Organics Infrastructure Program.

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season during the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place in Centennial Square.

Contact the Sparwood and District Arts and Heritage Council - Rose Sharma at 250-425-6900 for more information.

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Sparwood Trails Alliance presents the Holy Fit! Fall Fundraiser.

5/10 km run, walk, bike and Rising Star kids event. Register at www.zone4.ca search Holy Fit! Fall Fundraiser, $25 registration fee.

A fixture of our community, especially when it comes to the outdoors, Bob has been sharing his love and passion with our community for the past 19 years, ever since he arrived in the Elk Valley. So, just how did it all begin?