For over 100 years, Fernie has enjoyed live music, dance and theatre performed by local or travelling troupes. For one night, the Fernie Museum is excited to bridge past and present through live art, dance and music in conjunction with its winter exhibit, Perfect Line, by artist Gordon Milne.
GALA DINNER | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Begin your evening with an exclusive, intimate dinner hosted by Gordon Sombrowski, Chair of the Fernie Museum Patrons’ Council and past Chair of the Alberta Ballet, artist Gordon Milne and Yukichi Hattori, Artistic Director of Hattori | Williamson School of Ballet, at Park Place Lodge. Each course will be sourced from local and regionally sourced producers and paired with BC wines selected by Gordon Sombrowski. Following the dinner, guests will depart for the gala reception and performance, with reserved seating.
Only a limited number of tickets for this portion of the evening are available.
GALA RECEPTION AND PERFORMANCE | 8:00 TO 10:30 PM
The Fernie Family Centre is transformed into a ballet studio for an elegant cocktail reception beginning at 8:00 pm with music by the Hearts Content Classical Ensemble, a signature cocktail sponsored by Fernie Distillers, an open wine bar and canapes hosted by Park Place Lodge.
The highlight of the evening will be a performance of a new work, Reverence, choreographed by Yukichi Hattori, Artistic Director of the Hattori | Williamson School of Ballet based in Calgary, Alberta while artist Gordon Milne creates a large-scale painting of the dancers. The resulting painting will be auctioned off that evening along with two additional framed works by Milne and an exclusive package to see Ballet BC perform at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary. Reverence is a meditation on how events of the past have shaped our culture and the way we live today, incidents that happened, choices that were made, and things we learned.
A discussion with Gordon Milne on his exhibition of dance works and Yukichi Hattori on the rigorous training to become a dancer and the requirements to perform at the highest level throughout their career follows. Guests will then have an opportunity to meet the dancers and artist at their tables.
The Fernie Museum will be open on November 3 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm for those wishing to preview the Perfect Line exhibit prior to the event.
Dinner, followed by the Cocktail Reception and Performance | $125 per person
Cocktail Reception and Performance | $50 a person or $250 for a table of 6
Available beginning October 3 at Scotiabank and online
We wish to thank our corporate sponsors Park Place Lodge, Scotiabank,
Fernie Distillers, Rockies Law, and Patti’s Tent and Event Rentals
for their support of the event again in 2018.