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GRIZ MOST WANTED

The Griz Most Wanted Program is back!

Through this opportunity, organizations and businesses have an employees or members be one of Griz Days Most Wanted, sending them to jail. Using various fundraising activities, the bandits raise money to pay their bail with all funds raised being donated to their respective non-profit organization.

This year, each bandit needs to raise $1,000 in order to be bailed out of jail. So check out who’s locked up below, then help bail out some of these local legends so they can get back to what they do best!

BAIL OUT CLOSES MARCH 2, 2024!

Griz Jail Proudly Sponsored by:

Bail Out Allan!

Wanted For:  Skipping cribbage to go for a snowshoe
Bail Donated To: The Fernie Seniors Centre
How to Donate: Click the ‘Donate!’ button below or, at Fernie Brewing Co.
Bail Amount: $1,000

Total Raised: $733.23

Bail Out Brenna!

Wanted For: Making people’s smile muscles sore 
Bail Donated To: Uplift Community Support Association
How to Donate: Click the ‘Donate!’ button below or, at the Fernie Legion
Bail Amount: $1,000

Total Raised: $926.73

Bail Out Evgeni!

Wanted For: Telling people too many fun water facts and showing them icky water bugs
Bail Donated To: Elk River Alliance
How to Donate: Click the ‘Donate!’ button below or, at Mugshots
Bail Amount: $1,000

Total Raised: $172.71

Bail Out Flea!

Wanted For: Eating things not meant for consumption resulting in emergency surgeries, cuddles and extra attention
Bail Donated To: Twin Meadows Animal Rescue Society
How to Donate: Click the ‘Donate!’ button below or, at Tanglefoot Veterinary Services
Bail Amount: $1,000

Total Raised: $495.12

Bail Out Jolanda!

Wanted For:For acting like a child and making funny faces
Bail Donated To: The Joan Delich Kindergym Society
How to Donate: Click the ‘Donate!’ button below or, at Fernie Red Apple
Bail Amount: $1,000

Total Raised: $574.60

Bail Out Mel!

Wanted For: Showing too many seniors the beauty of Fernie
Bail Donated To: Cycling Without Age – Fernie
How to Donate: Click the ‘Donate!’ button below or, go to Ski Base
Bail Amount: $1,000

Total Raised: $958.07

What is Griz Most Wanted?

In an effort to have Griz Days festivities more closely connected with the community and its non-profit organizations, 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 Days 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.

Griz Days Most Wanted – Simplified:

  • Your business/organization chooses a local non-profit organization it would like to support
  • Your business/organization chooses an employee/member to be your MOST WANTED (a person with a high profile in the community or a new manager/employee you want to introduce to the community)
  • Bail is set at $1000 as a minimum target 
  • From now until Saturday, March 2 your organization engages the community in fundraising activities – ideas range from donation jars on business counters or partner with another venue (restaurants/pubs) offer specials, host virtual events, Facebook live promotions – use your imagination!
  • The Griz Days Committee will offer support, promotion and logistics in the following ways:
    – Social Media: promotion of each of the Most Wanted on Griz Days social media channels; with the expectation that each business and non-profit will also push the content on their own social media streams – 3x the sharing
  • Max 6 groups are entered