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The survey results are in !!

May 11, 2015 - 18:06

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 results

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Spring Cleaning Work Party - Sunday April 26th

April 19, 2015 - 07:41

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 admin@fernienordic.com

Event Date: Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 11:00Venue: Elk Valley Nordic CentreTags: lesson
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Large donation from the Fernie Brewing Co.

April 8, 2015 - 15:43

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!'


Lenka Hawrys is surrounded by Megan Lohman at right, president of the Fernie Nordic Society
and Matthieu Corriveau on the left, treasurer of FNS

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 !

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Take our End of Year Survey

March 18, 2015 - 22:53

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

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Grand Opening of Nordic Centre on March 7

March 3, 2015 - 09:49

GRAND OPENING OF THE ELK VALLEY NORDIC CENTRE FROM 12pm TO 2pm!

Join us for a hot lunch, hot chocolate, bonfires plus a ribbon cutting ceremony with special guest Beckie Scott (Olympic Gold Medalist in Cross Country Skiing) and her family, including National Team Coach Justin Wadsworth.

Free Day Pass at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Come check out the new trail system! Groomed for skate and classic. (Weather dependent)

** Parking is limited at the Nordic Centre, please carpool or use the Mountain High Shuttle (free when you show your FNS membership) - there will be an added stop at the end of Anderson Rd/Mt Fernie Road as well as additional parking at that intersection.

Grand Opening Schedule

12:00 pm    Guests arrive. Please park in the parking lots indicated on the map attached or take the Mountain Shuttle from town. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited.

Lunch is served and is by donation.

12:30 pm    Welcome and brief introduction: Megan Lohmann


12:35 pm    Welcome on behalf of the City of Fernie: Mayor Giuliano

12:40 pm    
Brief address by Hon. Bill Bennett on behalf of the Province of BC

12:50 pm    Cutting the Ribbon


  1:00 pm    Address to the Community by Olympic Gold Medalist, Beckie Scott

  1:10 pm    Photos, Autographs, mingling


  1:30 pm    Official events close – welcome to ski (weather dependant), mingle, etc.

Important information

  • Please dress for the weather – this is an outdoor event and will take place rain, snow or shine! We will have some tents for shelter as well as the warming hut. There will also be a bonfire.
  • Lunch is by donation.
  • Official event posters will be for sale and Beckie Scott will be available to sign. Other 
Fernie Nordic Society swag will be available for sale.
  • Skiing (weather permitting) is free all day at the Nordic Centre

Schedule of event (PDF)

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Fernie Nordic Winterfest - March 7&8

February 21, 2015 - 09:54

March 7th & 8th, 2015 is the Fernie Nordic Winterfest! A weekend celebrating nordic skiing, winter and community! See below for a list of all the great activities planned.

*Be sure to purchase tickets soon for the Beckie Scott Wine & Cheese event - tickets will sell out! 

SATURDAY MARCH 7TH*

ALL DAY > Free Day Pass at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Come check out the new trail system! Groomed for skate and classic. (Weather dependent)  

12:00PM - 2:00 PM ** > GRAND OPENING OF THE ELK VALLEY NORDIC CENTRE! Join us for a hot lunch, hot chocolate bonfires plus a ribbon cutting ceremony with special guest Beckie Scott (Olympic Gold Medalist in Cross Country Skiing) and her family, including National Team Coach Justin Wadsworth.

** Parking is limited at the Nordic Centre, please carpool or use the Mountain High Shuttle (free when you show your FNS membership) - there will be an added stop at the end of Anderson Rd/Mt Fernie Road as well as additional parking at that intersection.

7:00 PM > WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL WITH BECKIE SCOTT The Fernie Museum and the Fernie Nordic Society invite you to an evening with Beckie Scott. This event will be an opportunity to glimpse into Scott’s Olympic journey and share her ideas on volunteerism, grass roots support and the importance of access for all athletes, competitive or recreational. Tickets ($30) are limited and are available at the Fernie Museum or online at ferniemuseum.com

SUNDAY MARCH 8TH WINTERFEST CONTINUES with the WINTER WHEEZER and RACING ROCKS!

8:30-9:30am: Race bib pickup and waiver signing for the Winter Wheezer. Head to the EVNC trailhead to sign your waiver and pick up your bib. Sign up for the Wheezer online prior to the event. For more details, see the website at www.fernietearsandgears.com

9:45am: Compulsory racer meeting

10:00am: Winter Wheezer start time

10:15am: Kids Wheezer (10 and up) start time – nordic ski component only

10:30am: RACING ROCKS! For 10 and under. Show up at the EVNC to register for the Racing Rocks ski tournament. Entirely based on fun, the ski tournament will include a Treasure Hunt, Mad Dash and Terrain Park race. FREE for members, $5 for non-members.

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