Fernie Nordic Society
The Fernie 3 Mountain Bike Stage Race is the popular event that ran from June 27 to 29 in and around Fernie. It was a fundraising opportunity for the Nordic Society by taking care of the timing of each race. Several volunteers were on hand each day at the start, mid-point and finish of each course. Fernie TransRockies Society, the local organizer of the event, chose to use a local group for this task rather than an outside contractor.
The event attracted about 160 riders from the region and also from as far as Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatchewan and Idaho. Racers participated in the 1-day event, the 3-day stage event or the U13-U16 event. An awards ceremony and banquet event was held at the Castle on Monday night with Fernie mayor Mary Giuliano in attendance.
The volunteers on the FNS timing team were: Dave Smith, Maëlle Weber, Micheline Picard, Robert Holmes. John Krzyzewski, Allan Phillips and Matthieu. Big thanks to all!
Fernie TransRockies Society website
Pictured below are a few volunteers on location at The Cedars on Day 1 from left to right: Matthieu, Marlene Vale, Maëlle and MichelineTags: general
We wish to thank all who participated in our survey back in March when most of the snow was already gone!
Sixty people answered the ten questions. Most answers were from people with a family membership and living in the Elk Valley area. We received very positive results about the Jackrabbit program and the communications from the Nordic Society to the members and visitors. In addition, we read with interest all the comments included with the replies. This will be very useful for the planning of the next season. To read the results in the attached document, just click to open it. Or right-click to download it.
Enjoy the summer season and we will see you at the AGM meeting later in July.
Attachment: Survey resultsTags: general
This beautiful spring weather has us planning for infrastructure improvements at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. But first thing first - a little spring cleaning! Please join us for a Work Party on Sunday April 26th starting at 11:00 AM to help with a variety of tasks including silt fence installation, grass seeding, slash pile clean up and more. We will be providing beverages and a BBQ afterward as a thanks for your hard work, so please plan to stay and socialize.
Also, we are looking for experienced painters to help paint the warming hut beams. If you have experience and can help out this coming week please email email@example.com
On Wednesday April 8th, the Fernie Brewing Co. presented a cheque of $3,653 to the Fernie Nordic Society. This amount is a donation from the brewery's 'Cheers to Charity' Donation Program for paddle samples sold between January and March 2015 at the brewery store.
The cheque was presented by Lenka Hawrys of Fernie Brewing Co. who wrote 'We felt that your organization was very deserving of receiving these funds, as the collection of Nordic Trails, and the new Warming Hut are an integral part of this active community. And you really have impacted this community in so many ways through your programs and events!'
We wish to thank Fernie Brewery Co. for this great local initiative. We also thank all of our supporters in Fernie as well as visitors to the region. The 'Cheers to Charity' Donation Program continues: until the end of June, try one sample of beer to support the Elk Valley Hospice !Tags: general
Hello to all crosscountry skiers!
It is the time of the year when the Fernie Nordic Society would like to hear from you. If you have not taken our survey yet, please take a minute to tell us how we did. In fact, it will only take 3 minutes and it will really help to give you a better service. The community and our sponsors will also see the impact created by our sport.
You do not need to be a member of the Society to take part. Anyone who has skied on the trails around Fernie may do it. The survey is completely anonymous - we will not call - only 10 questions, all multiple choices ... just like at school! Additional comments are welcome, of course. Your feedback will really help! We thank you in advance.
Link to the survey: click here