Fernie Chamber of Commerce

Event Date: 
Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce on Zoom as they chat with Dr. Ron Clark – Chief of Staff of the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie.

After the tumult and financial bleeding of 2020, I think it is safe to say our local business community is cautiously optimistic for a new year and a new beginning in 2021. While the impacts to our economy from the pandemic have not magically evaporated at the stroke of midnight on New Years Day, there is light at the end of the tunnel – albeit perhaps a little way off yet. We have been told by the federal government that every Canadian who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will have it by September 2021. 

Late yesterday BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a new set of province-wide health orders and guidelines to address increasing cases of COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic. You can read the full announcement on the province-wide restrictions here. The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is urging local businesses and the wider community to get back to basics with the precautionary measures aimed at curbing COVID-19 infection rates. These measures (as recommended by the BC Provincial Health Office) include the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces (including local stores), maintaining physical distance of at least two metres, washing your hands regularly, and staying home when feeling unwell.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the three finalists in each category of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards. This year over 60 local businesses were nominated for an award, and each business was asked to complete an awards application that was submitted to a panel of independent judges from outside the Fernie area.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that five virtual Fernie Ambassador Program sessions are scheduled for this fall. 

Nominations for the 2020 Fernie Virtual Business Excellence Awards close at 5pm this Monday September 7th. This is your last chance to nominate a business or individual in the various awards categories.

On June 24th, Permier John Horgan and BC's Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced the onset of Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Restart Plan. Fernie welcomes visitors, but with trip planning and safety in mind. While Fernie has worked hard to reopen and is excited to welcome visitors back, it is important to plan ahead and keep safety in mind.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The concert will kick off with a virtual community singing of ‘O Canada’ lead by Hark Raving Sirens and will be followed by performances by Red Girl, Wild Honey, The Runs and Shred Kelly!

This is 100% local line up of amazing local talent across many musical genres!