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April 2017
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ Fernie Seniors Centre
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Lunch and Learn | Commemorating Disaster

It is easy for a community to mark major anniversaries such as the centennial of incorporation as a city with major celebrations that bring the community together. But how does a community remember major events that brought tremendous grief and hardship? John Kinnear will discuss the recent project in Sparwood to commemorate the Balmer North disaster. He will also review what was done at Hillcrest and Drumheller to commemorate the major mine disasters there. His talk will illustrate people that…

May 2017
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
@ Fernie City Hall
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Coal Creek Mine Disaster Memorial Service

On May 22, 1902, an explosion ripped through the Coal Creek mine, operated by the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company based in Fernie, BC. Of the 150 men who went into the mine on that shift, the explosion claimed the lives of 128. The disaster left an indelible mark on the early communities of Coal Creek and Fernie. Join us on Monday, May 22 at Fernie City Hall, the former offices of the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Co and the…

7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Fernie Arts Station
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I Am Fernie | Intimate and Interactive

Join host Angie Abdou, curator Ron Ulrich and our panel of Fernie-ites from a variety of backgrounds and genders as we explore their perspectives of the I Am Fernie exhibit, what diversity means to them, and the contribution they each hope to make to our community. Reception to follow | Cash bar

7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum | Community Archives Centre
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Fernie & District Historical Society 2017 Annual General Meeting

Building Community, Building Place, Building Memory As a member of the Fernie & District Historical Society, you are invited to the society’s Annual General Meeting being held at the Fernie Museum Community Archives Centre, located at Suite 201, 502 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC at 7 pm Thursday, May 25. The meeting will consist of an overview of activities from the past year and will introduce an outline of planned activities for the coming year. If you are unable to attend…

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