Grade 1 and younger Winner - Anya Harshan
The Griz is a magical creature who brings snow to Fernie. There are pixies living inside his long white beard. The pixies taught him to ski and snowshoe. When the Griz was little the pixies taught him a dance to bring snow to Fernie. The Griz does this dance every day in winter to bring us snow. Sometimes he gets lazy and forgets to do the dance and we do not get snow. And the Griz cannot shave his beard because the pixies will run away and he will not have magic.