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June 2019

15
June
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
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Art Of The Geisha | Shodo

A geisha is a woman highly trained in the arts of music, dance and entertaining, spending years to perfect the various art forms she is required to master. One of those art forms she was required to master was shodo. Shodo is a form of calligraphy using a brush dipped in ink. It’s a beautiful art form as well as a means of communication. The ability to do shodo is a skill which requires a tremendous amount of training to…

26
June
June 26, 2019 10:00 am — June 27, 2019 3:00 pm
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Professional Development Series | Exhibition Development

Exhibition Development | Planning Successfully and Writing Purposefully We are pleased to partner again with the BC Museums Association and Heritage BC to enrich learning opportunities for museums, archives, art galleries, heritage practitioners and artists in the Elk Valley region proAs part of the Fernie Museum’s commitment to fostering a stronger, more connect museum community in our area. Instructor: Tim Willis Join us for an exciting and interactive 2-day workshop with exhibition expert Tim Willis. We will explore how to…

July 2019

06
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

06
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

06
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

07
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

07
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

07
July
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Sushi Making Demonstration

Sushi rolls are a staple of Japanese cuisine and a favourite dish on every Japanese menu. Join Cam Carr of Yamagoya Sushi and Yama2go as he demonstrates how to make the perfect roll. Try your hand at rolling one up and learn about the various ingredients and flavour combinations. This demonstration is free with museum admission.

07
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

13
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

13
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

13
July
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Art of the Geisha | Music

Besides other traditional arts like poetry writing and reciting, flower arrangement, tea ceremony and calligraphy, geisha are also expected to be adept at elegant song and dance. In this drop-in program, visitors will learn about the four different instruments mastered by geisha – the shamisen, koto, shakuhachi and tsuzumi, in a short presentation from 1:30 to 1:45 pm, followed by traditional music performed on the koto from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the gallery. Free with museum admission.

13
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

14
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

14
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

14
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

20
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

20
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

20
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

21
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

21
July
1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Shibori (Fabric Dyeing) Workshop

Shibori is an ancient Japanese art form best described as “resist” dyeing. The Japanese developed the techniques for silk fabrics that were often used in kimonos. Originally, natural dyes, including indigo, were used to colour the fabric. Stitching, folding and clamping were some of the techniques used to create patterns. In Japan, these techniques have been practiced and improved upon for over 1300 years. The Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild will provide instruction on how to create patterns on a…

21
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

21
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

27
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

27
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

27
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

28
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

28
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

28
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

August 2019

03
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

03
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

03
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

04
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

04
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

04
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

10
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

10
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

10
August
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
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Japanese Paper Lantern Making

Paper lanterns are integral to Japanese culture and a common sight in Japanese homes and at festivals. Join creative artist Lesley Graham for a simple lantern-building workshop where you will create and decorate a lantern that you can take home. This is a drop-in event that is free with Museum Admission. Activity is suitable for children with some dexterity, and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

10
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

11
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

11
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

11
August
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
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1000 Paper Cranes

The art of origami is synonymous with Japanese culture. The act of folding 1000 paper cranes is said to bring good fortune and good health, 1000 representing the life of the mystical crane. The act of folding 1000 cranes was popularized by Sasaki Sadako, who was caught up in the bombing of Hiroshima and died of Leukamia aged 12. They are a powerful and evocative symbol. Join creative artist Lesley Graham to learn this ancient art make a paper crane…

11
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

17
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

17
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

17
August
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Art of the Geisha | Dance

A geisha is a woman highly trained in the arts of music, dance and entertaining, spending years to perfect the various art forms she is required to master. The Minyo Dancers were formed in 2011. They assist the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta with their annual Bon Festival and perform regularly throughout the summer at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge. These colourful and graceful Japanese folk dancers are a delight to watch. Audience members are invited to learn…

17
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

18
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

18
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. 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…

18
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington. Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

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