Families dance at Griz Days

The Fernie Community Centre was opened for dozens of local families to dance it out during Griz Days on Sunday, March 1.

The Fernie Community Centre was opened for dozens of local families to dance it out during Griz Days on Sunday, March 1.

Jodie Parker, who works as the community coordinator for the Fernie Early Years Team, a component of a program called Success By Six, organized the free admission Family Dance.

“We teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce and invited families to just have fun and spend time together,” explained Parker.

It was the second time the Family Dance had been on the Griz Days schedule and Parker noted the importance of events like this for the festival.

“I always worry that no one will show up but it’s always like this,” gestured Parker to the crowd of families dancing to classics like “The Locomotion” and “Footloose.”

“There are so many younger families living in Fernie and so much of Griz Days events tend to be adult-oriented and it didn’t used to be [like this],” said Parker. “An event like this, it’s free to attend and it really brings out families of all ages that live in the city.”

Parker also organizes the Family Dance during the Christmas holidays.