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Fernie’s virtual Canada Day celebrations in the works

The events will look a little different this year but offer residents a way to show their pride
Melanie Jeannotte with Mae, 6, and Tate Elson, 8, enjoying Canada Day in Fernie in 2018. File Photo

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Fernie residents will still be able to show their national pride by celebrating Canada Day virtually this year.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of Fernie, The Arts Station, the Fernie Library, the Fernie Museum and Wapiti music festival to offer a host of virtual celebrations on July 1 in what they are calling “Canada Day from Home.”

Although the celebrations will look significantly different from past years, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce noted that they “are super excited about the creative activities being offered and we encourage everyone to get involved.”

Events this year will include a live streamed concert, online craft sessions, a decorating contest and the Great Fernie Bake Off Canada Day Edition. There will also be a mobile celebration parading throughout town to capture how Fernie shows up to celebrate Canada Day and of course, sightings of the Griz.

“We have really worked hard to come up with fun ways to safely show up and celebrate together from a distance,” the chamber said in a press release.

Residents can keep an eye on the City of Fernie and the Fernie Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook pages for additional details on the celebrations as we get closer to the day. Information on how to get involved can also be found there.

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