Big prize for Griz follower

An English visitor won $5,000 from Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) in their “Find the Griz” contest during the Fernival event on Saturday.

Emma Brooks from England (right) won $5

An English visitor won $5,000 from Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) in their “Find the Griz” contest during the Fernival event on Saturday.

Emma Brooks, who spent this winter in Fernie, won the prize by submitting photos of herself with the Griz cardboard cutout, taken all over the hill.

“This contest was extremely successful,” said Matt Mosteller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FAR. “It got thousands of guests involved and those guests then had thousands of conversations in social media about Fernie and all the fun they had this winter here!”

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