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Now until March 1

5th Annual Griz Inspired Storytelling Contest

Sponsored by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy 

 

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. 

Contest Categories 

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 : chill@cbal.org 

Drop-off: CBAL Learning Place | A1-402 BC #3 

Now until March 4

Griz Most Wanted

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

February 18 - March 3

Baby & Junior Griz Photo Contest

Hosted by the Rockies Law Fernie and Rockies Notary & Legal Sparwood

 

Enter for a chance to be featured in this year's Search for Baby and Junior Griz!

 

Entry forms will be available for download on February 18th.  Download the entry form by clicking here: Baby & Junior Griz Photo Contest Release Form

There are two categories: age 0 to 2 and age 3 and up.

Families may submit one entry per child.

Entries may be either a single photo or a video (up to 10 seconds long) of the child dressed as Griz.

 

Please submit your entry, along with the completed form by email to grizdaysphotocontest@gmail.com.

 

Video files can be submitted through a Google Drive shared file with grizdaysphotocontest@gmail.com.

 

All entries must be received by March 3, 2023.

The winners will be announced on Facebook!

Some lucky entrants will be selected to win prizes sponsored by Rockies Law Fernie and Rockies Notary & Legal Sparwood.

 

February 24 - March 2

Shazzy Sheriff

Watch out Fernie, Shazzy Sheriff is out in town to make sure you have your Griz Days pins!

March 2 | 9:30am - 10:30am

Griz Visits Schools

Griz visits Max Turyk School.

897 Mount Washburn St.

Hosted by the Rockies Law Fernie and Rockies Notary & Legal Sparwood

March 2 | 10:45am - 11:45am

Griz Visits Schools

Griz visits City Hall for the Academy.

501 3rd Ave

Hosted by the Rockies Law Fernie and Rockies Notary & Legal Sparwood

March 2 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Griz Visits Schools

Griz visits Isabella Dicken.

1301 2nd Ave

Hosted by the Rockies Law Fernie and Rockies Notary & Legal Sparwood

March 2

Griz Days Trivia

Special Griz Days Edition Pub Team Trivia

Park Place Pub | 742 BC 3

11am - 5pm

Griz Days Events at the Fernie Heritage Library

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

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Griz on the Mountain!

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.

6:00pm

Rocks of Thunder - Griz Curling Bonspiel

Rocks collide, the clouds shudder and the snow comes! Help The Griz bring his powdery snow to the valley when your foursome vies for the Great Griz Broom during this fun-spiel.

All skill levels welcome. Multiple 4-end games, snack and prizes.

 

Visit Fernie Curling Club for more details and to register, Deadline March 1st- $50 per team

 

Fernie Curling Club | 922 BC 3

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Under the Lights - Cross Country Night Ski

Night ski under the lights and cozy up in the warming hut at the Nordic Centre! Cider and hot chocolate offered in the hut by donation. Draw prize for a FNS toque!! Everyone who comes out can be entered into the draw!

8:00pm

Griz Days Party at The Legion

Corduroy themed with prizes for the best outfit. Live music will start at 8pm by the Long-haired Businessmen who play old time rock, outlaw country & blues! Then, DJ Naytaron will be playing some country inspired dance music to keep the Corduroy shaking all night!

 

19+ $10 entry, $5 for legion members & RCR staff.

 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36 | 551 1st Ave

8:30am- 11:00am

Pancake Breakfast

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!

$12/person

Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, and coffee or juice. Cash only please

Fernie Seniors Centre | 562 3rd Ave

9:00am - 5:00pm

Grizzly Growler Fernie Minor Hockey Tournament

Annual U7 Grizzly Growler Hockey Tournament. Come watch our youngest Fernie Minor Hockey Jr. Ghostriders

Fernie Memorial Arena | 1092 BC 3

9:30am - 1:00pm

Snow Golf

A Griz Days Must!

Come out and experience winter golf! Assemble a team of four or come as a single or pair. There are draw prizes and prizes for the best Corduroy costume. Cast Iron Grill in the clubhouse will be open. Participants must be 16+.

Free! Donations are encouraged to support a local charity

Fernie Golf  Club | 201 Fairway Drive

10:00am - 11:00am

Extreme Griz Competition - Pancake Eating

Pancake Eating Competition at the Fernie Senior Centre
562 3rd Ave

10:00am - 3:00pm

Griz Days Craft Fair

Griz Days wouldn't be the same without all the makers and crafters, artists and bakers, of Fernie showcasing their talents at The Fernie Community Centre!

Wear your Griz pin for entry or buy at the door. If you would like to sell your handmade items, head to www.ferniecraftfair.com to book a table.

Fernie Craft Fair

Fernie Community Centre | 902 BC 3

11:00am

Baby Griz Crawl

Hosted by Rockies Law
Returning by popular demand the Baby Griz Crawl – see if your little one has their Griz crawling skills up to the task. Prizes for best dressed Baby Griz and race participants!
FREE, registration starts at 11:00 am at the Craft Fair stage inside the Fernie Community Centre.
902 BC 3

11:00am - 2:00pm

Bake Sale

Bake Sale and Warm Drinks

Fernie Family Centre | 521 4th Ave

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Extreme Griz Competition - Obstacle Course & Axe Throwing

Obstacle Course and Axe Throwing at Rotary Park coordinated by Gearhub

Across from Park Place Lodge

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Griz Days Events at the Fernie Heritage Library

Join us for a story walk, Ski Town Lingo Trivia, retro gear snap & pic printing, Griz coloring sheets and handwarmer creation & decoration: sign up for a time slot and sew your own unique handwarmers.

 

Fernie Heritage Library | 492 3rd Ave

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Snow Rugby

Flag rugby in the park. All ages and genders are welcome!

Show up day of to play!

City Halls Grounds | 501 3rd Ave

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Junior Griz Training

To be an Extreme Griz, early training is required!

Ages 6-12 are welcome to join in on this fun sequence of challenges that prepares them to enter the Extreme Griz Competition in future years! Complete the course and receive an official 'Extreme Griz in Training' Sticker!

Station Square

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Griz Days Crafts

Mini Card Loom Weaving Activity.

Free! Drop in.

Fernie Heritage Museum | 491 2nd Ave

2:00pm

Playing Griz

An improv show depicting the Griz in wild situations suggested by you, the audience!

Join our young company of improv performers as you laugh in celebration at the legend himself.

Fernie Arts Station | 601 1st Ave

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Extreme Griz Competition - Log Saw & Keg Toss

Log Saw & Keg Toss at Park Place Lodge

742 BC 3

2:30pm

Bed Races

Registration opens February 1!

Back by popular demand is the good, old fashioned bed races! Taking place on 2nd Ave, get your team of 5 together and see if you have what it takes to be the fastest bed racers. Theme and dress-up for your team in strongly encouraged! Pre-registration required and there is a maximum of 10 teams.

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show #1

Come check out The Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show at Station Square! This is a traditional Griz Days event and long-standing fan favourite!

Sponsored by:

4:00pm

Hot Wing Eating Competition

Speed eat hot wings like a Griz!

Competitors and spectators are welcome. Winner receives free wings for a year at The Fernie Taphouse!

The Fernie Taphouse | 691 1st Ave

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Extreme Griz Competition - Crowning of The 2023 Extreme Griz Winners!

Cheer on all the competitors and congratulate the winners of the 2023 Extreme Griz Competition at Station Square

5:30pm - 6:15pm

Live Music! 'Ten02' - Set #1

At Station Square

A young, energetic band whose melodic vocals and rock inspired guitar create a fresh take on alternative music.

Ten02

6:30pm

Griz Days Parade

The Griz Parade will light up the night as it winds through downtown Fernie finishing on 2nd Ave.

Sponsored by:

7:00pm - 7:30pm

Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show #2

Come check out The Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show at Station Square! This is a traditional Griz Days event and long-standing fan favourite!

Sponsored by:

7:45pm - 8:30pm

Live Music! 'Ten02' - Set #2

A young, energetic band whose melodic vocals and rock inspired guitar create a fresh take on alternative music.

Ten02

8:30pm

Fireworks at Station Square!

Check out the amazing fireworks at Station Square!

 

Sponsored by:

9:45am - 2:45pm

Grizzly Growler Fernie Minor Hockey Tournament

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

10:00am - 4:00pm

Raging Elk Dummy Downhill

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

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Demonstration - Yarn to Cloth - Griz Days Corduroy!

Second Skin: Saving the Planet One Garment at a Time

By the Fernie Spinners & Weavers Guild
DECEMBER 15, 2022 – MARCH 2023

In this new exhibit, the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild looks at fashion through the lens of sustainability and showcases how the natural fibre arts have a direct role to play in the growing Slow Fashion movement. Content encourages viewers to explore ways we can help make a shift away from the many negative impacts of Fast Fashion systems.

Fernie Museum | 491 2nd Ave

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Free Skate

Lace up and skate like a Griz!

Fernie Memorial Arena | 1092 BC 3