Fernie Nordic Society
The work party on Sunday was very busy with more cleanup of the site in front of the warming hut. A crew of carpenters was able to install all the windows of the hut. The warming hut is finally all closed in. Watch for the completion of the roof which is the next step in our construction plan.
Many volunteers joined the work party on Sunday morning. A path was opened up in the direction of the Cedars development. A lot of the cut brush, branches and wood scraps were burned during the day. Many thanks to all these volunteers who took the time to drop in and help out!
The work party followed the well attended Great Pumpkin Hunt held on Saturday morning. More than 200 young participants were on hand to find and then to decorate pumpkins of all sizes. Although it was a chilly morning, it was sunny at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre and many had a good time roasting marshmallows and hotdogs on the campfires.
Several voluneers met at the warming hut on Sunday morning. Johnny led the activities: logs were split, the ceiling was stained, insulation was installed inside the hut, a shallow trench was dug around the hut for the insulation panels along the outside and a few elves burned some debris from around the site.
Our goal is to make the warming hut and the area look good for the beginning of the ski season. This was the first of the weekly work bees planned for this month. The next one will be on Sunday, October 11 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Anyone willing to help out is welcome to join us.