Charitable coupon book open for business

Local businesses are invited to be a part of a charitable coupon book with proceeds going towards Fernie Friends for Friends.

Local businesses are invited to be a part of a charitable coupon book with proceeds going towards Fernie Friends for Friends.

Organizer of the book and Bridge Bistro co-owner Lillis Perreault hopes to include at least 30 Fernie businesses that want to offer their services at a discount.

“I thought it would be a great idea to get the community and local business owners involved to help out with a great charity and pull us through during slower months of business,” said Perreault.

Ten businesses so far have been confirmed for the book, which will offer coupons that are applicable for the months of April and May.

Perreault hopes to start selling the book on April 17 for $5 each, half of which will go to Friends for Friends.

“I think that any little bit helps and whatever we can do as a community to come together I think is great,” said Perreault.

The book will be available for purchase at the Bridge Bistro and the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. Other businesses can also sell the books at their stores.

The deadline to apply for a spot in the book is Friday, April 10. For further details and qualifications for discount offers contact Perreault at 250-423-9040. Logos and discount offers can be sent to events@enjoyfernie.com