Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 4 - Spring 2017 - Page 27

FEATURED SPRING EVENTS FERNIVAL! CLOSING WEEKEND AT FERNIE ALPINE RESORT APRIL 15–16 Celebrate the end of a great ski season with the biggest party of the year at Fernie Alpine Resort. The Powder Pedal Paddle Relay Race has been a Fernie institution for over 40 years. Competitors (many in costume) will run, ski, bike, paddle and run again from the slopes, along the highway, down the Elk river and back to the resort base in a fun and entertaining relay that’s always full of surprises. All afternoon the big stage welcomes iconic Canadian blues- rockers Wide Mouth Mason, along with Backroad Traveller and famous DJ Skratch Bastid! On Sunday, the Coca-Cola Slope Soaker is a hilarious exhibition of daring and daftness, as costumed competitors attempt to waterski across a pond built into the snow. The Griz Bar will be rockin’ all weekend and The Hillties will hit the stage at the Rusty Edge. It’s a fantastic way to round out what has been an amazing winter in Fernie! EARTH DAY AND THE TRASHY BUT FLASHY FASHION SHOW 4–8PM | APRIL 22 THE COMMUNITY CENTRE Earth Day falls on a Saturday this year, and that means the return of the Trashy but Flashy Fashion Show. Using upcycled garbage and discarded recycling, competitors will create wearable works of art to wow the audience and judges—you have to see it to believe how amazing some of these creations are! The fashion show-style catwalk, lights, and music all add to the electric atmosphere. The Fernie Community Centre is the location for this year’s celebration of Earth Day from 4–8pm. Join in fun challenges including the #trashbashchallenge or #getwildchallenge as you explore Fernie before the event, or drop by for the Recycling challenge and Human-sized Paper Doll Dress Up. There will be plenty of crafts, information, and $8 eats to keep the whole family happy. LIVE MUSIC IN FERNIE ON-GOING | VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Fernie is well known for welcoming musicians and entertainers from all over the world and contributes to this scene with its own exceptional musicians whether grassroots or LP endowed. This spring Fernie is host to many great concerts, live bands, DJ’s and talented musicians such as Elliot Brood, Wide Mouth Mason, The Small Glories, Luke Wallace and much more! See the full spring schedule on P26. 27