Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Winter 2020-21 Edition - Page 36

the griz

The Griz has been Fernie ’ s mascot for over 40 years . It is said that he was born in a mountain cave and grew to be 7ft tall and weigh 300 pounds . Backcountry bootpackers have spotted him over the years and reported seeing him shoot his giant musket into the sky , bringing down blankets of powdery snow .
Every year in honour of the Griz , sporting events , competitions , gatherings and parades are held to mark the legend . The citizens who most embody the spirit of Griz are made honorary Griz for the remainder of the year .
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the griz The Griz has been Fernie’s mascot for over 40 years. It is said that he was born in a mountain cave and grew to be 7ft tall and weigh 300 pounds. Backcountry bootpackers have spotted him over the years and reported seeing him shoot his giant musket into the sky, bringing down blankets of powdery snow. Every year in honour of the Griz, sporting events, competitions, gatherings and parades are held to mark the legend. The citizens who most embody the spirit of Griz are made honorary Griz for the remainder of the year. #ferniestoke tourismfernie.com | ferniestoke.com #ferniestoke