Buds and Bloom celebrated Thanksgiving with colourful floral centrepieces. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie gets festive this thanksgiving

The community shows their thanks through gear sales, turkey runs and thanksgiving dinners

The City of Fernie celebrated thanksgiving this year with delicious feasts, gear sales, and celebratory sporting events.

Continuing an eight-year long tradition, Infinitea T-Bar hosted their last ever Thanksgiving Dinner on Oct. 11. The socially distant dinner was complete with all the thanksgiving trimmings including turkey or a nut roast paired with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy and more. Topping dinner off was a classic pie and pumpkin spice cheesecake.

Sauntering into the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club hosted their second annual Turkey Run on Oct. 10. Going virtual this year, participants walked, jogged, hiked and ran the Montane Blue loop, recording their activity on Strava for the chance to win one of 15 turkeys given out to the fastest runners and the best dressed participants.

Also getting in on the giving-back was Ski Base, who held a thanksgiving weekend sale offering discounts on everything from winter and summer soft goods to bike accessories, skis, and boards. The event was complete with a $200 gift card giveaway to one lucky customer.

Sparwood’s Buds and Bloom flower shop was also involved with festivities this year, offering Fall Harvest styled thanksgiving centrepieces with free in-town delivery.

Closing out the golf season, the Fernie Golf and Country Club also hosted their annual Turkey Tombstone event on Oct. 12, a 18 hole tournament where players played against the 70- par course as they celebrated the last day for golfing in 2020.



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