It’s that time of year again. The Fernie Lions Club is getting ready to put on their annual Demolition Derby fundraiser.
The Demo Derby is a local tradition that has taken place every Labour Day weekend for over 30 years.
With a brand new location and the forecast promising sunny skies, Fernie Lions Club President, Rick Ganter, is looking forward to hosting another successful derby. “Right now things are 100 per cent. All the work is done, the move is complete, everything is a go,” said Ganter. “Everything looks really good, we’ve had nothing but positive comments about it so far.”
With fencing put up and the concession and beer gardens ready for business, Ganter said there’s nothing left to do now except hope for more volunteers to help out on the big day. He remarked, “We’re always looking for volunteers, you can never have too many.”
The Lions will distribute all of the proceeds of the derby to several Elk Valley organizations and charities. Ganter believes the event is a great way to have fun and give back to the community at the same time. “It puts a lot of money back into the kids’ programs in town right from scouting to figure skating and tae kwon do, basically any kids’ group that asks for money, plus the seniors.”
It’s all happening this Sunday, September 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at 1800 Railway Avenue, between the golf course and Ridgemont.