Jun
23

Fernie Lucky 7’s XC MTB Race

Event Time: 9:00am / Event Location: Fernie, BC

The Fernie TransRockies Society presents the 2nd Annual Fernie Lucky 7’s. Race solo or with a relay team!

Enter to Win – Race entries, lodging at Park Place Lodge and dining at the Bridge Bistro!

This mountain bike race is held on a super fun intermediate xc mountain bike loop approximately 13km in length.  Do as many laps as you can in up to 7 hours. Great for teams of up to 3 riders or for those competitive riders that want to challenge the course solo or with 2 riders.

Families, youth and company teams love the team options which make for a highly enjoyable day.

The course features moderate climbs with lots of passing options and fun rolling downhill’s. The selected course is a 13.46km loop with only 384 meters of vertical climbing. See how many times you can do the loop within 7 hour time limit!

Lucky winners will be selected from the Lucky 7 Craps table. All participants will have a chance to roll the dice for the winning Lucky 7’s. The top finishers from the categories will also be recognized.

Register Online

Rally your friends, family and workmates to register early for early-bird pricing. Everybody will be a winner at the Fernie Lucky 7’s! All participants will receive a t-shirt, food and beverage ticket, and have a chance to win great prizes. Event takes place next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre.

Categories:

Men’s Solo: Open, 40+, 50+

Women’s Solo: Open, 40+

Teams of 2: Men’s Open, Men’s 40+, Women’s, Mixed, Family

Teams of 3: Men’s Open, Women’s, Mixed, Family, Company

Kids Solo: U15 Girls & Boys

Kids’ Lucky 7 Rally: U9 Girls & Boys (FREE)

Race Schedule:

U15 Girls & boys, one lap: 9am

Mass start: 10am

Lucky 7’s Craps Table: 10am to 5:30

Kids Lucky 7 Kids’ Rally: 11am to 1pm

Last lap cutoff: 4:30pm

Official end: 5:30pm

Awards: 6PM

Hospitality Schedule

Fernie is famous for its hospitality and the Fernie Lucky 7’s will deliver quality food and beverage!

Food vendors: 8am till 8pm

Beverage Gardens: noon till 10pm

Entertainment: 5pm till 10pm

The Fernie TransRockies Society will be managing the Fernie Lucky 7’s and once again will be fundraising for local trail organizations and not-for-profits and focusing on engaging youth and community cycling. With over 15 years of event experience you can expect a well-organized event. Professional timing, great prizing, first aid, food stations, trail support, bike support and a well thought-out course are the standard. The Fernie TransRockies Society was formed in 2002 as a not-for-profit with the objective of growing destination and community biking.

Jun
23

Fernie Alpine Resort Summer Opening Day

Event Time: 10:30am / Event Location: Fernie Alpine Resort

2018 Full Operations Season:


Opening Day:
Saturday, June 23, open daily until September 3rd
Bonus September Weekends: Sept 8 & 9, Sept 15 & 16, Sept 22-23.

Chairlift Schedule:

  • Elk Chair: Daily from 10:30am-4:30pm & until 7pm on Thursdays
  • Timber Chair: Sat, Sun & Stat Holidays from 10:30am-4:30pm daily

Fernie Alpine Resort’s Summer Activities and Attractions include:

Jun
22

15th Annual PDGA Disc Golf Tournament

Event Time: 5:30pm / Event Location: Fernie, BC

A fun afternoon on the Lizard Range Disc Golf Course for the PDGA official tournament, followed by a party with prizes at the Pub at Park Place Lodge. Bring your best buds!

2018 Event Details:

REGISTRATION:

Custom Disc & tourney t-shirt to first 70 registrations. Entry fees include lunch.
$10 Discount to current PDGA members.

REGISTER ONLINE

All Pro Divisions: $80
All Amateuir Divisions: $70 (Junior $35)

FRI, JUNE 22ND:

3:00-5:00pm: Check In/Registration
5:30pm: Random draw doubles

SAT, JUNE 23RD:

POOL A

  • Categories: Advanced Men (MA1), Advanced Masters (MA40), Intermediate Wmen (FA2), Novice Men/Women (MA3, FA3), Junior (MJ2, FJ2)
  • Schedule:
    • 8:00-8:45am: Late Registration
    • 9:00am: Players Meeting
    • 9:30am: Round 1
    • ~ Lunch ~
    • 2:15pm: Round 2

POOL B

  • Categories: Open (MPO, FPO), Pro Masters (MP40), Pro Grand Masters (MP50), Intermediate Men (MA2)
  • Schedule:
    • 10:00-11:15am: Late Registration
    • 11:30am: Players Meeting
    • Noon: Round 1
    • ~ Lunch ~
    • 4:30pm: Players Meeting
    • 4:45-5:00pm: Round 2

Evening, to begin directly following end of Pool B Round 2: Awards, raffle, putting contest and fundraiser BBQ

Jun
21

Aboriginal Day Celebrations at the Fernie Heritage Library

Event Time: 11:00am / Event Location: Fernie, BC

Celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s indigenous peoples.

Celebrate Aboriginal Day with outdoor storytelling with Ktunaxa legends and Metis stories by a Metis elder.

Please bring an item to share at a Potluck lunch.

Jun
20

Fernie Raft Race 2018

Event Time: 6:00pm / Event Location: Fernie, BC

Fernie’s biggest unsecret-secret event of the year – a fun splash down the Elk River!

Great for all ages, visitors and locals, participants and spectators.

Rafters meet at Dogwood Park to be shuttled to the starting point at the end of Dicken Road. After a short practice session, the race is on! Around 25 rafts will race from the North Fernie Bridge to the South Fernie Bridge. The course is almost entirely flat water and suitable for all ages.

Rafts, all equipment (including lifejackets), qualified guides, and support, are provided by Fernie’s two Rafting Companies, Canyon Raft Co, and Mountain High Adventures. The event carries a very small participation fee and everything else is provided on a voluntary basis. All money raised is returned to the community.

For more information or to find out how to participate please call Canyon Raft Company on 250-423-7226, or head down to the river around 7pm and watch as the rafts come past – if you ride your bike, you can follow them along the race route!

Participation is $15/per person (TBC) with up to 8 people per raft. This event ALWAYS sells out so be sure to register your team early! An awards ceremony will follow the event.

Jun
16

The Lone Wolf Race

Event Time: 7:00am / Event Location: Fernie, BC

An endurance race with a twist – strategy, fuel management, and teamwork will all matter here.

The Lone Wolf is a new trail running challenge in Fernie, BC. A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can.

Call and ask us about our discount for all racers!

Treat it as a training run for the upcoming season. A chance to practice your race and fuel management. Challenge yourself to do one more loop than you thought you could. Or simply to have a great day on the trails, running, cheering and supporting fellow runners.

Course/Route info:

  • ‘Last Man Standing’ format, easy enough to complete within the cutoff time for most, however pacing and tactics will come into play as the day goes on.
  • Single track loop, approx 7km with moderate elevation gain.
  • Racers will have 1 hour to complete the loop and be ready to start the next loop on the hour. If you miss the cutoff, you’re out and you remain in the den.
  • The loop will be washing-machine style – heading clockwise, then counterclockwise, then clockwise and so on.
  • Location will be announced approx 1 week prior to the event – no home advantages!
  • Well-stocked aid station.
  • Easy logistics for one drop bag at base.

Racer options & entry fees:

  • Lone Wolf (solo) $75pp, limited to 150 runners
  • Coyotes (2-person team) $150 per team, limited to 30 teams
  • Cougars (2-person team combined age of >80) $150 per team, limited to 30 teams
  • Pups (2-person team combined age of 32 or under) $60 per team, limited to 15 teams

So, think you can outrun the pack and become The Lone Wolf?

Entry:  REGISTER NOW OPEN!

Entry includes:

  • The Lone Wolf Swag
  • Fully stocked Aid Station
  • Finishers Medal
  • FBC finishers Lone Wolf IPA
  • Top 3 Prizing
  • Draw prizes
Jun
15

Fly Fishing Season Opens

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Fernie, BC

Featuring monster bull trout and Pure Strain Westslope Cutthroat, the Elk River is Fernie’s blue gem.

Read all about Fly Fishing in Fernie Trout town on tourism Fernie’s Fly Fishing Pages.

Remember to book your guiding services in advance! Popular dates fill up fast.

Fernie Wilderness Adventures, Fernie Fly Fishing and Elk River Guiding Company are experts in their field. Each offer a variety of trips and services and will welcome you with local knowledge and years of experience.

Jun
12

Red Paddle SUP Demo

Event Time: 4:00pm / Event Location: Maiden Lake

Are you stoked for a summer on the water? Join the team from Elevation Showcase at Maiden lake and try the latest Red Paddle SUP gear.

The Red Paddle Co Demo Tour is coming to town and bringing a range of different inflatable SUPs of all shapes and sizes for you to try!

Come try out the world’s leading inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board brand’s 2018 range. Get a chance to talk to the experts, learn to sup and see for yourself why Red Paddle Co is leading the inflatable sup revolution.

From nimble river boards to touring boards, race boards, and even XL boards to take the whole family, Red Paddle Co make the premium inflatable SUP for those who want the convenience of a board that easy to transport and store, without compromising on quality, function or performance.

Everyone is welcome, entry is free and there will be prizes and gear promotions! This is a kid friendly event, though all kids must have parental supervision at the event.

Jun
01

Snow Valley Slam 2018

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Sparwood

Suit up and boot up, it’s time to throwdown at the annual Roller Derby extravaganza!

The Avalanche City All Stars—Fernie’s own touring Roller Derby Team—are ranked #17 (as of March 29, 2018, flattrackstats.ca) out of Canada’s 194 teams, #153 out of 402 on the WFTDA, and #155 out of 1147 teams in North America. Don’t miss your chance to see Canada’s best small town team in action! 

More details coming soon – times, fees, activities, and more!

About Avalanche City Roller Girls:

Founded in 2011, ACRG fosters a fun, inclusive, environment embodying values of teamwork, success, strength, respect, integrity and dedication. ACRG demonstrate positive roles for women and youth and are contributing members of our community, giving back through outreach, volunteerism, and fundraising.

ACRG is a not-for-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to develop flat track roller derby skaters to be athletic and empowered.

Easy Kootenay Roller Derby League Champions 2013
2nd place – Spokarnage 2015
2nd place – Spudtown Knockdown 2014
3rd place – Flat Track Fever 2014

May
31

Gallery Opening – Fernie Secondary School Project

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: Fernie Arts Station

Join local art students for an opening reception with cash bar & complimentary nibbles.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 31st, 7pm. Exhibit continues through June.

 

2018 spring/summer gallery shows:

Opening Thursday, May 3rd: Tara Higgins, Home on the Range

Opening Thursday, May 31st: Fernie Secondary School Project

Opening Thursday, June 28th: Visual Arts Guild

Opening Thursday, July 26th: Mimi Sahlstrom

Opening Thursday, August 30th: Carol Cohen & Margaret Hinton – Pottery