Fernie’s first Black Friday

Local businesses and the Fernie Chamber of Commerce are bringing the first ever Black Friday event to Fernie.

Local businesses and the Fernie Chamber of Commerce are coming together to bring the first ever Black Friday shopping event to the community this Friday. Instead of heading across the Alberta or U.S. borders, they’re hoping to convince locals to stay in town to support Fernie businesses, while taking advantage of some amazing deals and extended hours.

“To help people shop local I think it’s important to give them some great deals,” commented Mark Hall, owner of local business Gear Hub. “We’ll be doing it up right in true Gear Hub fashion.

“It’s going to be pretty unbeatable, either online or anywhere really, we’ve got sales across the whole store in all categories, with up to 75 per cent off on lots of amazing stuff.”

Gear Hub is just one of several Fernie outlets that will be taking part in the event. Some of the retailers offering special deals are Barkside Pets, The Guide’s Hut, Carosella, Green Petal, Freyja Lifestyle Fashion, Heaven Boutique, Boardstiff, Odyssey, and Ghostrider Trading Company. Also joining in on the sale action is Loaf Bakery, Fernie Brewing Company, and The Free Press.

With such a close proximity to the border and the ease of online shopping, the shop local theme is becoming more and more relevant in the City of Fernie.

“We have such an active community, and I think its important being a border town, either with Alberta or the U.S., to kind of pay attention to what’s going on,” remarked Hall. “I find that lots of people like to shop local as long as it doesn’t cost them a huge premium, it has to be a competitive price.”

Each store will be offering their own deals and discounts. For a full list of all the participating businesses and sale details, visit http://www.fernieblackfriday.blogspot.ca.

 

Just Posted

Sparwood residents warned of mine blast

The blast at Elkview Operations is expected to be visible from the Sparwood community

Fernie women step in to save autism program

Branch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy to replace EK Behaviour Intervention Program in June

Reader survey offers Free Press readers $5000 cash prize

The Free Press is offering readers the chance to win $5000 cash… Continue reading

SD5 drafts business case for Fernie school expansion

Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School is currently 30 per cent over capacity

District of Elkford celebrates grand opening of new municipal office

Submitted District of Elkford The District of Elkford has officially begun serving… Continue reading

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

Fernie barbecue chef challenge this weekend

May 26 cook off to showcase local talent and produce, while raising funds for Fernie Rotoary

Community spirit saves Sparwood’s Coal Miner Days

Volunteers still needed to help run event, which will be held from June 3-9 at various locations

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Most Read