Over the last half-century, corduroy fabric has endured the test of time, reincarnating itself decade after decade! The fabric’s creation dates back to 200 BC in the Egyptian city of Al-Fustat where it was popular for centuries. It then gained popularity again during the Medieval period in Western Europe as a princely fabric fit for nobles and King’s alike. Today, many of us have a nostalgic feeling for the fabric, whether its Steve McQueen’s olive pinwale corduroy sports jacket, or Corduroy the Bear, the 1968 department store bear who needed a button and a friend, we are all familiar with the thick, ridged and cozy fabric.
What does corduroy mean in skiing? The perfectly coiffed furrows are called “corduroy” because the even pattern of snow left behind the machine groomer looks just like the fabric of the same name. A well-manicured groomed run turns a messy, skied out slope into a smooth, velvety, predictable surface that is sought after by some. For those that like to go fast and “zoom the groom” or “rip corduroy”, it has been said that a freshly laid out corduroy track can even rival a powder run!
Stay tuned, more events to come!
Sponsored by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy
Amazing job by everyone that took part in the Griz Story Telling contest!
Check out the winning stories on the Griz Days Facebook page!
Click on: CBAL story winners to read their excellent work on our facebook page 🙂
Griz Gone Corduroy is this year’s theme! And we want to know all about the Griz’s unique fashion sense. Is the Griz a fashionista? Does he have a stylist? Does he make his own clothes, or does he buy them at a store?
The young writers of our community will tell you all about it in CBAL’s annual Griz Days Storytelling Contest. The top entries from each category plus a French story will be posted on the Griz Days website.
Grades 5-6: 200-300 words
Grades 2-4: 100-200 words
Grade 1 and younger: 3-6 sentences
If you need help, you can ask someone to write your idea down for you.
Entries due : March 1, 2023
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop-off: CBAL Learning Place | A1-402 BC #3
Through this opportunity organizations and businesses are invited to “jail” and have one their employees/members to be one of Griz Most Wanted. The organization, with promotional and logistical support from the Griz Days Committee, will then raise money to pay “the bail” through various fundraising activities – the funds raised will be donated to a local non-profit organization of their choice.
More info here: Griz Most Wanted
Join us at the Fernie Heritage Library for a Story Walk, Ski Town Lingo Trivia and Griz coloring sheets.
Fernie Heritage Library | 492 3rd Ave
Join the Griz at Fernie Alpine Resort for sweet photo ops!
Use the hashtags #ferniegrizdays #grizdays #grizdays2023 to share on social media!
Valid ski pass required to access the ski hill.
Start your Saturday off right and get fueled for all of the Griz Days events with a fundraising pancake breakfast for the Seniors Drop-In Centre!
Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, and coffee or juice. Cash only please
Fernie Seniors Centre | 562 3rd Ave
Annual U7 Grizzly Growler Hockey Tournament. Come watch our youngest Fernie Minor Hockey Jr. Ghostriders
Fernie Memorial Arena | 1092 BC 3
Our annual U7 Grizzly Growler Hockey Tournament. Come watch our youngest Fernie Minor Hockey Jr. Ghostriders.
Free to enter! Concession on site (cash only!) www.fernieminorhockey.net
Fernie Memorial Arena | 1092 BC 3
A highlight of Griz Days!
Strictly for fun, this competition features imaginative & hilarious “dummies” on skis launching themselves off a gigantic jump beside the Timber Chair.
For registration details: Fernie Alpine Resort
5339 Ski Hill Road
THEY NEED YOUR HELP!
The Griz Jail and Griz Most Wanted program is back! Through this opportunity organizations and businesses are invited to “jail” and have one their employees/members to be one of GRIZ MOST WANTED.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Griz competitors face a number of Grizzly challenges to vie for the Extreme Griz crown! Follow along with the schedule above and cheer them on!