Gallery: Festival of Lights fills downtown core with colour

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Hundreds attended this year’s Festival of Lights celebration on Saturday, which filled Fernie’s downtown core with colour and jovial laughter. Children and parents lined the streets to admire art, take part in a parade and enjoy an impressive display of fireworks.

Almost everyone held a lantern in their hands while participating in the parade which circulated from the Arts Station, and down 2nd Avenue, and back.

Station Square was filled with art, made by local artists Brena Schenk, Michelle Galway, Nicholas Marks, and Erika and Brock Hornquist.

Heart and Soul Collective and the Unicorn Squad wowed the audience with a dance performance on stage, led by artistic director Alana Minifie-Rybar.

Elk Valley Hospice gave away over 300 memory lanterns and charms made by many Hospice volunteers as part of the Memory Lane light installation at the Festival of Lights. This project was a collaborative effort between local Fernie artists including Kyle Hamilton, Stephanie Rogers, Pat Moore, Laura Nelson, and Elk Valley Hospice volunteers.

“Elk Valley Hospice would like to thank the Arts Station for putting on a wonderful Festival of Lights event which was magical, with lots of people attending,” said Elk Valley Hospice administrator Sandra Boer.

 

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