Fernie BC

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Join the Fernie Pride Society from the comfort of your own home on Thursday, March 11 at 6:00pm for their Annual General Meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but only those with current Fernie Pride Society memberships are able to vote. Not sure if you are still a member? Email Courtney to find out or visit ferniepride.ca/membership to purchase or renew!

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021
11:00am - 7:00pm

FRANCOFEST, the francophone festival of music and art will be held virtually on March, Saturday 6th, presented by AFRoS in partnership with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the Griz Days event in Fernie. AFRoS would like to thank you HERITAGE Canada for their financial support, and without them this festival would not happen.

Columbia Basin Trust is providing $1.35 million to three new, large-scale projects that will improve ecosystems in the Elk Valley and Lower Columbia sub-regions, benefitting locally significant species including northern rubber boas, bull trout and Rocky Mountain elk among others, and their habitats.

Community buildings in the Columbia Basin will see upgrades this year as part of the Trust’s Energy Sustainability Grants program. Nearly $634,000 will support 15 projects to increase energy efficiency and generate energy to reduce costs and improve sustainability in public buildings. 

Sorely missed in 2020, Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival returns for 2021 in an online format. Join us virtually for a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays (and across British Columbia) while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection & promoting resilience through the arts. The festival was founded by Samonte Cruz in 2018 & is now delivered in partnership with Samonte Cruz Studios and the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council. 

In these busy times, carving out time for yourself, for anything, really, requires a little creativity. Multi-tasking is not something I typically condone, neither is it something I have ever been any good at! But being a new mom has forced me to dabble in it more than ever before. Sometimes intentionally, often not; sometimes successfully, mostly not.  

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Join The Fernie Arts Station for their new Gallery Exhibit Expressions in Thread and meet the artist, Sam Sedlowsky, who will be on site that day.

Masks are required in The Arts Station and contact tracing is in effect for attendees. Please remain at home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone with covid.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Join The Fernie Arts Station virtually via Zoom for Sam Sedlowsky's Gallery Show 'Expressions in Thread' Grand Opening! Register for free to get the zoom link.

Sam is excited to share her love of fabric in a unique medium.  

When life goes according to plan it feels like we are writing the script ourselves. Other times an unknown director is pulling our strings and we can only react to the circumstances presented to us. It’s pleasant when we are in charge of the pageant and driving the plot. It’s annoying and frustrating when we feel like powerless participants in someone else’s show. 

We get to the turn around and shut off the snowmobile. The stillness that follows is like music to my ears and I feel a tickle of pride knowing that I haven’t turned into the “sled neck” my friends were 
sure I would become when I bought the machine four years ago. It is still simply a necessary tool.