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October 2018

21
October
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

21
October
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ Fernie Seniors Centre
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Archaeology of Internment: The Morrissey WWI Camp

The Morrissey WWI Internment Camp is located in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The internment camp was in operation from September 28, 1915 to October 21, 1918 and is one of 24 internment camps that housed 8,579 German and Austro-Hungarian prisoners of war (PoW) on Canadian soil during WWI. Of the 8,579 prisoners, only 3000 could be loosely regarded as true military PoWs – the remaining were civilian but classified in the same manner in order to legitimize forced labour. Division…

21
October
5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
@ Vogue Theatre
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That Never Happened | Movie

On October 21, 1918, the Morrissey Internment Camp closed, bringing an end to one of the Elk Valley’s darkest chapters. On October 21, 2018 – 100 years ago to the day – a series of events will be held to commemorate the closing of the camp. MOVIE | Armistice Films and the Fernie Museum, in partnership with the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund, will show the documentary That Never Happened at the Vogue Theatre from 5:00 to 6:15…

21
October
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ Fernie Legion
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That Never Happened | Director’s Dinner

On October 21, 1918, the Morrissey Internment Camp closed, bringing an end to one of the Elk Valley’s darkest chapters. On October 21, 2018 – 100 years ago to the day – a series of events will be held to commemorate the closing of the camp. DINNER | Following the film, join us for a Ukrainian dinner at the Fernie Legion followed by talk and discussion with the film’s director and a panel of experts to discuss how as a…

November 2018

03
November
5:30 pm — 10:30 pm
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En Pointe! An Evening At The Ballet

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…

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