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    The Free Press ~ March 2013

    Fernies Winter Festival

    March 1 - 2 - 3Brought to you by the

    Fernie Chamber of Commerce

    Fernies Winter Festival

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    Fernie Chamber of Commerce

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  • C2 THE FREE PRESS, MARCH 2013 Griz Days

    Welcome to the 2013, 36th Annual

    Griz Days FestivalThe biggest and the best Winter Festival

    Griz Days 2013 More fun more festival

    The Griz Days CommitteeGriz Days 2013 Committee members (left to righ

    t) Dave Hamilton, Andrea Horton,

    Rachael Bone, Griz, Mike Sosnowski, Sarah Parry, Sh

    aron Switzer, Steve Ruskay and

    Rebecca Hall. Missing Jeni Pearson and Kirsten Leblan

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    Join us for a great winter party, Downtown Fernie and Fernie Alpine Resort. The breathtaking City of Fernie is home

    to the Griz, come and help him celebrate all things Winter.

    Live music, CP Rail Jam, entertainment for all ages and the legendary Extreme Griz competition this year at Fernie Alpine Resort. Saturday sees the Parade a great family event.

    We want to make the festival an

    experience where people come to meet, mingle and enjoy themselves. Check out the Griz flyer in your Free Press now, and be sure to take in as many of the events as you can you will not be disappointed.

    Thank you to all of the partners and businesses that willingly show their support.

    Visit tourismfernie.com on your computer, ipad or mobile deVice.

    lodging - events - dining - activities - more!

    facebook.com/fernie.canada

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    Griz Days FunGriz Days FunGet in on all the

    action March 1, 2, 3!

    Live Music & Concessions Downtown

    Griz Days Craft Fair Extreme Griz Competition

    City of Fernie

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    >Fernie Souvenir Tees> Baby & Kids Shirts> Hats, Shades & More!

  • Mining Keeps Communities MovingTecks five mines in the Elk Valley produce more than just steelmaking coal. For generations they have supported families, helped to build communities and fostered economic growth.

    Have a safe and enjoyable Griz Days 2013 and look out for the Teck float in the Griz Days parade.

    Teck is a proud supporter of Fernie Inspire the Race to Empower (FIRE). Local resident Grace Brulotte founded this adaptive ski school to give everyone access to the world-class skiing in Fernie.

    Grace Brulotte is pictured sit-skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort with FIRE instructor Jacob Liddy.

    Photo by Raven Eye Photography

    THE FREE PRESS, MARCH 2013 C3Griz Days

    As the legend goes, a baby boy was born back in the year 1879 in the midst of a cruel and bitter winter. It is said that the baby was born in a grizzly bears cave high in the mountains. Sometime later the resident bear awoke, mean and ravenously hungry. A terrible battle ensued between the two - one fighting for his life and the other for his dinner.

    Well folks, as the story continues the towns people went into the mountain that very next day to discover the source of all the noise from the previous night. They looked high and low on the mountain then known as Snow Valley. Once one of the men thought he saw a little boy wearing a bear coat and hat nimbly leaping from rock to rock on the lofty peaks. His friends all laughed at him and jokingly accused him of seeing

    things and the incident was soon forgotten.Just recently some of our avid ski-tourers were

    ascending the peaks above the Resort Area in the midst of a heavy snow storm. While taking a short breather, they happened to glance upward upon the peak they were climbing. There on the very summit stood the most fantastic sight. While of standard height, this man had shoulders six feet wide and carried an enormous musket eight feet long! The bulk of this mans 300 lbs. was made to look even more awesome by the bristly grizzly coat he wore. A bear hat was pulled down shadowing his eyes. As the skiers watched, he stood shooting that giant musket into the clouds and still more snow fell from the clouds. This, of course, delighted the skiers who loved that special brand of powder snow.

    The skiers schussed down the mountain and excitedly told everyone they met of their experience. Some of the towns elders remembered the sighting of a little grizzly-clad boy so long ago and the discovery of massive bare-footed tracks high upon the snow covered peaks.

    In recognition and admiration of the man who became known as GRIZ, the towns people held a festival. Sporting events, competitions, parades and gatherings. To this day this festival continues every March in tribute to our powder king. The best powder and packed snow conditions in the west also continue to blanket our mountains.

    Griz ~ the legend

    Come and Experience a LegendMarch 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2013!

  • C4 THE FREE PRESS, MARCH 2013 Griz Days

    The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is proud organizer of the Griz Days festival. By working closely with a committee of dedicated people represented from the City, FAR, RDEK and businesses we are able to incorporate a number of events that showcase our winter spirit.The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the committee, The City of Fernie, all other participating organisations and the business community.

    This year the proceeds of the Most Wanted and partial Griz Pins sales will support the Fernie Food

    Bank and Fernie Friends for Friends.

    Happy Griz Days 2013

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    The Most Wanted Griz Days fundraiser is back and better than ever! This years event will include the unveiling of the brand new Griz Jail.

    Electoral Area A Director Mike Sosnowski arranged the building of the jail and trailer and the entire project ended up being a true community effort, with several Fernie residents joining forces to help out. It was designed and built by Jack Cunliffe, hand painted by Rebecca Hall and Carmen Schorn, and the logos were created by Adam Rigby.

    Throughout the weekends festivities, anyone found not wearing a Griz Days pin will be thrown in jail, and only released after their bail has been posted.

    Dont forget to pick up your collectable pin, as they are the ultimate ticket to freedom during the celebrations. As long as youre wearing your pin, the Griz Sherriff wont arrest you, but beware the sheriff and his deputies if youre caught without