The Free Press, July 04, 2013

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THE FREE PRESS Thursday, July 4, 2013


Community comes out for Sparwood Market By Nicole Liebermann Free Press Staff


parwood kicked off its first ever farmer’s market Friday night with a bang. Locals and visitors passing through town packed the Chamber of Commerce parking lot to check out everything from fresh baked bread and cupcakes to handcrafted crafts and clothing. The Sparwood Farmer’s Market will continue to run throughout the summer every Friday evening, from 5 to 9 p.m.


Fernie Rod and Gun Club takes Gearhub Shotgun Invitational

The Fernie Rod and Gun Club were the champions at the Gearhub Shotgun Invitational. Submitted photo By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


he first Annual InterClub Shotgun Shoot was hosted by the Fernie Rod and Gun Club. Clubs from Crowsnest Pass, Oldman River Gun Club, Kimberley Trap and Skeet Club, and the Fernie Trap Club with 35 shooters in total came together for the event on June 23. The format was 25 clay trap targets and 12 pairs of clay rabbit targets. (Rabbit targets are thrown on the ground in pairs.)

All photos by N. Liebermann

The Inter-Club Champion (the Club) is determined by the top three shooter scores added together from each club. This year’s Inter-Club Champion was Fernie (127) who beat the Kimberley Trap & Skeet Club by a single target (126). Many thanks were extended to sponsors GearHub Sports, Home Hardware, Overwaitea, Ghostrider Motorsports and Aries Entertainment. Results: Inter-Club Champion Club =

Fernie Trap Club High Over All Champion = Tyler Temple – Fernie (won in a shoot off) High Over All Trap Champion = Rick Byram – Kimberley High Over All Rabbit Champion = Randy Cooke – Fernie (won in a shoot off) High Over All Lady Champion = Cheryl TracyGould – Fernie (won in a shoot off) High Over All Junior Champion = Aiden Levesque – Fernie

The perfect retirement lifestyle Seniors want it all: a comfortable home, independence to follow their own schedule and maintain their own interests, safety and security, delicious food and the company of others. And who can blame them? Not long ago, seniors had limited housing options, and few met all of their needs. But when Rocky Mountain Village opened its doors a new style of seniors housing opened in Fernie, providing today’s seniors the opportunity to experience retirement living at its best. Rocky Mountain Village is a well-crafted seniors’ community with beautiful suites ranging from studios to one and two bedroom layouts. These maintenance-free living suites incorporate supportive features to promote independence and 24-hour emergency monitoring service for added peace of mind. Kitchens include a fridge and stove and each suite is equipped with its own personal heat and air conditioning controls. Beyond the suite is access to a variety of common areas which include a games room, spa room, library, dining room, coffee room, crafts room, hair salon and lounges. All areas are easily accessible, full of interesting people, engaging activities and share a wonderful sense of community. Hospitality services at Rocky Mountain Village are included in the affordable monthly rent and

include weekly housekeeping, a wide selection of recreational and social activities, 24 hour emergency monitoring, shuttle bus service, and hot, delicious meals prepared by on-site chefs. And each meal is served by cheerful wait staff in a central dining room, with a cozy fireplace where guests and families are always welcome. In addition to the hospitality services, residents can enjoy peace of mind knowing they don’t have to worry about extra bills because all utilities including water, sewer, heat, air conditioning and cable are also included. What’s more, Rocky Mountain Village’s convenient location enables seniors to easily maintain their relationships with friends and family. And at Rocky Mountain Village pets are a big part of the family. In this pet friendly building residents are encouraged to bring their pets with them to live. Free from the responsibilities of home-ownership, seniors at Rocky Mountain Village can enjoy the many other activities and joys that life offers. We’re fortunate to live in a time when retirement living options provide everything seniors want – and more! Rocky Mountain Village is open daily; and you can call (250) 423-4214 for more information or to book a tour.

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