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OCTOBER 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM TO 1:00 AM

Party like it’s 1959!

As a student of Fernie High School’s Class of ‘59, get ready to jive and twist the night away at the Fernie Museum’s Shake, Rattle and Roll Hop while raising funds for a good cause.

On your way into the hop, stop by the Student Office to pick up your report card and new cafeteria pass before indulging in 2 specialty cocktails and a deluxe 1950s diner dinner (includes appies, dinner, dessert and soda shop floats). Dinner is followed by a special production of Canadian Bandstand with the Sugar Swing Dancers and special musical guests Peter and the Wolves. The bar will serve a selection of wine, beer and spirits.

Help raise funds for a new “Fernie High gymnasium” by bidding on artwork, unique experiences and a range of goods and services in our Live and Silent Auction.


Tickets available at Scotiabank, $85/person or $160 per couple.

Only150 tickets are available. The 2016 Fall Museum Gala, the Boogie Woogie Blitz Ball, sold out.

Tickets go on sale beginning September 25. Get yours today!



Party like it’s 1959! The Canadian Bandstand Show at the Shake, Rattle and Roll Hop will be headlined by Peter and the Wolves, a fresh-faced rockabilly outfit from Calgary shaped by their forefathers’ rowdy, unstoppable urge to shake it up.

Deep in the wilds of Calgary, nestled along the river valley, lies the suburban outpost of Bowness. Following the Second World War, veterans moved in and carved out a rough ’n’ ready hepcat culture of their own— the hotel bar and beauty parlour, the pool hall and ice cream store, angle parking filled with four door sedans while rat rods roamed down the main drag on Saturday night gave it all the markings of a small town lying just beyond the bright city lights. Generations later, community pride is sewn on the sleeves of its residents along with “I Love Bowness” bumper stickers slapped on the back of beat up Subarus and Honda Civics.

​Out of this big heart hideaway comes Peter and the Wolves. Led by Howlin’ Pete Cormier, the Wolves were playing the bar scene while half its members were still in high school. Pete flashed his guitar and lady-killer good looks, as Theo dug deep into his stand-up and Paul cranked out soul-scorching keyboard solos. Elvis, Eddy Cochrane and CCR were mixed in with House of the Rising Son and Rock Lobster. Sweat dripped from their brow and soaked their sharkskin suits; they pulverized the room and left them panting for more.


No episode of Canadian Bandstand would be complete without a performance of the latest dance moves to the top 10 ditties. And there is no better group to get us up and jiving, twisting and jittering than the Mad Cat Dancers. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Mad Cat Swing is renowned for busting the floor and getting people up and dancing!

Mad Cat Dance Company is the performance group of the Sugar Swing Dance Club. Their highly skilled dancers perform lively, challenging, and refined routines that represent dance forms from the 1920s through to the 1950s. Sit back and be entertained, or join in on the fun with short beginner lessons at break times.

The Mad Cat Dance Company is looking forward to being part of the Fernie Museum’s Shake Rattle and Roll Hop with a number of interactive dance performances, joining in on the big Canadian Bandstand Dance Off and busting some moves on the dance floor in general.