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October 2016
13
October
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Exhibit Opening | Hosmer: Boom, Bust and War |

Join the Fernie Museum for the opening of their Fall 2016/Winter 2017 exhibit, Hosmer: Boom, Bust and War. The exhibit highlights the history of Hosmer from its inception in 1906 to its near demise following the closure of the Hosmer mine in 1914 to its life as a hamlet today. The exhibit also examines the many aspects common to the early boom-and-bust mining communities of the Elk Valley. Free admission. Cash bar. The Museum wishes to thank Fred Lightfoot for…

15
October
9:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Exploring the Ruins | A Fernie Museum Bus Tour

Spend the day travelling back in time to learn about one of the Elk Valley’s ghost towns, Hosmer. The bus tour leaves from the Fernie Museum to the ruins of the Hosmer mine and townsite. A guided tour will be hosted by Hosmer historian Fred Lightfoot. Lunch will follow the tour at the Hosmer Community Hall, after which the bus will continue to the Bellevue Underground Mine, where we will learn the story of Hosmer’s hero, Fred Alderson. TICKETS Tickets…

29
October
October 29, 2016 7:00 pm — October 30, 2016 1:00 am
@ Fernie Museum
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Boogie Woogie Blitz Ball

Be transported back in time to the early 1940s when the War Effort was in full swing. A reception for local soldiers back from the front is interrupted by the air raid siren and everyone is needed to quickly make their way to the local bomb shelter. There, a party is in full swing with live entertainment and an upscale, signature vintage cocktails and a three-course mess hall supper! Company Jump, an Andrew Sisters tribute act, transports us to the…

December 2016
13
December
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Heritage Christmas Traditions

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas Past at the Fernie Museum. Its 1910, and the new coal mining town of Hosmer, BC is bustling as it prepares for the holiday season. Our town criers will keep you up to date as this new town gears up for Christmas. Hosmer was a melting pot of different ethnicities. Taste traditional English, Ukrainian, Polish and Italian baking and listen to traditional Christmas folk music. Shop for that special Christmas gift at…

February 2017
04
February
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Filumena | The Fernie Museum Goes to the Calgary Opera | Opening Night

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we invite you to get swept up in this true story of bootlegging, murder and an execution in the Crownest Pass during prohibition in the 1920’s. Filumena, a Calgary Opera new work (originally co-commissioned and produced with The Banff Centre), had its world premiere in 2003. It opened to rave reviews, and is now the most produced Canadian grand opera in history. The production stars Lida Szkwarek as Filumena, Gregory Dahl as Emilio Picariello,…

08
February
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Filumena | The Fernie Museum Goes to the Calgary Opera

n celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we invite you to get swept up in this true story of bootlegging, murder and an execution in the Crownest Pass during prohibition in the 1920’s. Filumena, a Calgary Opera new work (originally co-commissioned and produced with The Banff Centre), had its world premiere in 2003. It opened to rave reviews, and is now the most produced Canadian grand opera in history. The production stars Lida Szkwarek as Filumena, Gregory Dahl as Emilio Picariello,…

10
February
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Filumena | The Fernie Museum Goes to the Calgary Opera

n celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we invite you to get swept up in this true story of bootlegging, murder and an execution in the Crownest Pass during prohibition in the 1920’s. Filumena, a Calgary Opera new work (originally co-commissioned and produced with The Banff Centre), had its world premiere in 2003. It opened to rave reviews, and is now the most produced Canadian grand opera in history. The production stars Lida Szkwarek as Filumena, Gregory Dahl as Emilio Picariello,…

17
February
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ Fernie Seniors Centre
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Lunch and Learn Series | The Morrissey Internment Camp

Join local historian Dan Ste-Marie for a talk on the economic impact on Fernie of Canada’s First National Internment Operations – 1914-1920. Join Dan Ste-Marie for a talk on the economic impact on Fernie of Canada’s First National Internment Operations – 1914-1920. From June 1915 to October 1918, as part of Canada’s Internment Policy, approximately 750 men were incarcerated in internment camps first at Fernie then at Morrissey. Their only “crime” was that they were nationals of countries with which…

March 2017
02
March
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Exhibit Opening | I Am Fernie

From the earliest days of the daguerreotype in the mid-1850s, photographic portraiture has helped to commemorate events such as graduations or weddings, or to mark personal milestones. Kyle Hamilton, a local photographer, has sought to document the every-day face of Fernie from 2015 to 2017 by capturing Fernie residents in portraits taken in the midst of daily life, whether they have lived in Fernie for a lifetime or five minutes. For a glimpse into some of the works that will…

17
March
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ Fernie Seniors Centre
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Lunch and Learn Series | I Am Fernie Artist Talk

Join photographer Kyle Hamilton to learn more about the his exhibit, I Am Fernie, on at the Fernie Museum from March 2 to May 30, 2017. Some of the subjects of the exhibit will be on hand to also discuss what community and Fernie means to them. Tickets are $13 for members of the Museum or Senior Centre, $15 for non-members; tickets include a soup, sandwich and desert lunch, talk and admission to the Museum to see the exhibit after…

April 2017
27
April
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
22
May
7:00 pm — 8:30 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…

24
May
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

25
May
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…

June 2017
15
June
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Exhibit Opening – Fernie Artography

Join the Fernie Museum and the Fernie Arts Station as we launch the third in a series of four exhibits celebrating Canada 150. Fernie Artography opens June 15 and runs to September 17, 2017. How wanderlust and resident artists contribute to our understanding of Fernie’s natural, social, cultural and built landscapes is the subject of Fernie Artography. The exhibit draws on a wealth of artistic material ranging from the historical works of David Paton and Group of Seven artist A.Y.…

July 2017
02
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

02
July
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

08
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

08
July
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

The 1908 Great Fire Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

09
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

09
July
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

15
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

15
July
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Cemetery Tours – Fernie Trailblazers

TOUR OVERVIEW St. Margaret’s Cemetery, like much of Fernie, was established by the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company o provide a burial place for those who perished from disease or disaster. In continuous operation since in the late 1800s. As a result, the cemetery tells the stories of those that came to Fernie from across Canada and around the globe seeking a better life and to profit in one fashion or another from the rich coal seams of the Elk…

16
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

16
July
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

22
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

22
July
1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Exploring the Ruins – Michel, Middletown and Natal

TOUR OVERVIEW The Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company established the Michel mine in 1899 and was the last underground mines to close in the Elk Valley in 1964. The towns of Michel, Natal and Middletown grew up around the mine. After the mines closed, these were demolished, forcing residents to relocate to Sparwood or Fernie. Some residents left and never came back. This bus tour explores where the three towns and mine operations once existed and includes a visit to…

23
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

23
July
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

29
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

29
July
1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Cemeteries Tour – Hosmer

TOUR OVERVIEW The Hosmer Cemetery was in operation from 1906 to the 1920s,. This tour explores the Hosmer cemetery, located a short hike above the site of the Hosmer mine plant and townsite. This bus tour includes a visit to both the Fernie Museum and the Museum’s Hosmer exhibit at the Hosmer Community Hall along with light refreshments. TICKETS Tickets are $30 per person and include transportation to and from Hosmer, admission to the Fernie Museum, and light refreshments. Tickets…

30
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

30
July
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

August 2017
05
August
1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Exploring the Ruins Bus Tour – Hosmer

TOUR OVERVIEW The Canadian Pacific Railway established the Hosmer mine in 1906 and operated the mine until its sudden closure in 1914. A true company town, the town of Hosmer grew up around the mine with a population of over 1,200 when production at the mine peaked. This bus tour explores where the townsite once existed and the ruins of the Hosmer mine plant.  It includes a visit to both the Fernie Museum and the Museum’s Hosmer exhibit at the…

05
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

06
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

06
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

12
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

12
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
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Historic Cemetery Tours – Disasters and Delinquents

TOUR OVERVIEW St. Margaret’s Cemetery, like much of Fernie, was established by the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company o provide a burial place for those who perished from disease or disaster. In continuous operation since in the late 1800s. As a result, the cemetery tells the stories of those that came to Fernie from across Canada and around the globe seeking a better life and to profit in one fashion or another from the rich coal seams of the Elk…

13
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour -The 1908 Great Fire

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

13
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

19
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

19
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

20
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

20
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

26
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

26
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
@
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

27
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Fernie Museum
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails.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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

27
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history. 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…

November 2017
18
November
November 18, 2017 7:00 pm — November 19, 2017 1:00 am
@ Fernie Community Centre
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Party like its 1959!

Lets go to the hop! Well, you can rock it you can roll it You can stop and you can stroll it at the hop When the record starts spinnin’ You chalypso when you chicken at the hop Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the nation at the hop Lets Go To The Hop, Danny and the Juniors, 1958 As a student of Fernie High School’s Class of ‘59, get ready to jive and twist the night away at…

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