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Fernie; Then and Now ~ Charity Calendar A special feature by The Free Press


Victoria Avenue – circa 1940 – 1945 WWII Fernie Home Guards on parade


The Free Press is proud to present the Fernie; Then and Now Charity Calendar. We gratefully acknowledge the Fernie Museum for the generous sharing of the original photos, with a special thank you to Cory Dvorak who spent countless hours removing watermarks and making sure we had the photos needed.

text by jen Thank you to Phil McLachlan who painstakingly went through thousands of photos to choose just the right ones for credits the calendar. Having done this, he took the same

photo from the same place the original was taken a century earlier. The combination of these two photos was then put together to create the pictures in this calendar. Thank you to the generous Fernie businesses that supported this project through advertising, and finally, thank you for the opportunity to support the charities that will benefit from the sales of this calendar. We hope you enjoy.

All content is copyright 2018 and may not be reproduced without prior approval of the publisher.


Victoria Avenue – date unknown Trites-Woods Co. Ltd. Home Bank on the right Current home to: Lysh Hair Salon, Fernie Academy, Straightline. Original by Joseph Frederick Spalding


DECEMBER 2018

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CHRISTMAS EVE

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NEW YEAR’S EVE

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CHRISTMAS

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BOXING DAY

A western newspaper office After the Fire of Aug 1, 08 Fernie BC Photo Spalding The Free Press, since 1898


5th Street – date unknown Parade Funeral procession of J. D’Georgio & C. Innocente Fernie Meat Market remains in the same location today


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EKC IS GROWING LOCAL PROSPERITY  EKC gave back to members and our

Buy Local. Bank Local.

communi�es over $250,000 last year

“A Proud Past……A Bright Future” Tom Shypitka, MLA

EKCCU.COM CR ANBROOK • ELKFORD • FERNIE • SPARWOOD

Kootenay East www.tomshypitka.ca Office: 1.877.417.6022


5th Street – circa 1922 Mount Fernie in the background. Home Bank on left, now home to Fernie Museum. Canadian Bank of Commerce on the right. Original by Joseph Frederick Spalding


FEBRUARY 2019

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On the Road to the Playoffs See you there!

FAMILY DAY (B.C.)

VALENTINE’S DAY

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GROUND HOG DAY

Your home away from home Call to book your stay now - 1-877-447-6788


City Hall – circa 1908 Lunch after the fire in front of Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company offices Now City Hall


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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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MARCH IS BC CRAFT BEER BOMBER MONTH! HWY 3 NEAR BOSTON PIZZA 9AM-11PM EVERY DAY 250-423-6522

Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7 Ave., Fernie 250-423-5500 Toll Free 1-866-423-5566

Discover Spectacular, Natural Beauty for Your Next Getaway

BOMBER = 650ML BOTTLE GIANT SELECTION OF BC CRAFT BEER BUY 6 AND GET 10% OFF

FERNIEMOUNTAINSPIRITS.COM


Victoria Avenue – date unknown Beer Wagon in parade - Imperial Bank in background Current home of the Brickhouse


APRIL 2019

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EASTER SUNDAY

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Cameron Enterprises Family owned and operated since 1978

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EASTER MONDAY

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VIMY RIDGE DAY

GOOD FRIDAY

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Call us to see what we can do for you. No job too big or too small!

250-423-1228

We’ve got you covered!

• Party Tents • Port-a-potties • Barricade Fencing Book your party • Generators now to avoid • Tables & Chairs disappointment • Dishes & Linens • Certified Event 250.423.1455 www.pattispartytentrental.com Rental Professional

We deliver, set-up, take down & remove 8 NEW

Bouncy Castles to Choose From.


Victoria Avenue Henderson Building: Fernie Cigar Store & Pool Room


MAY 2019

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VICTORIA DAY

Fernie Minor Hockey Association

REGISTER ONLINE FOR WINTER 2019 fernieminorhockey.net


Victoria Avenue – date unknown Parade through downtown Fernie past the Northern Hotel


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JUNE 2019

JUNE 2019

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NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

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Fun for everyone

Proudly Serving the Fernie Area - Experienced & Knowledgeable Staff 16 Manitou Rd., Fernie - 250-423-9288

Fernie Golf Club Since 1918

Call 250-423-7773 to book your tee times today!


Victoria Avenue – date unknown Big Bang Bagels on right, Northern Hotel on left. Original by Joseph Frederick Spalding


JULY 2019

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CANADA DAY

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Fun for everyone

Fernie Golf Club Since 1918

Call 250-423-7773 to book your tee times today!

502 2nd Avenue, Fernie 250-423-7778 www.bigbangbagels.com

Delicious bagels, friendly smiles and environmental piece of mind. All rolled into one.


Victoria Avenue – date unknown Vogue Theatre & Central Hotel “Cowboys Race for a Wife”


AUGUST 2019

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BRITISH COLUMBIA DAY

250-423-4607

Visit the Historic

321 2ND AVENUE, FERNIE | 250.423.3132


St. Margaret’s Cemetery Heritage section which dates back to the late 1800s. Photo - date unknown


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LABOUR DAY

Serving the community with grace & compassion for over 20 years

Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematorium 250-423-7944 l cherishedmemoriesfs.com

Fernie’s Favourite Sports Store @gearhubsports

@gearhubsports

gearhub.ca

250-423-5555


1908 – Fernie after the Great Fire of 1908. City Hall in the distance. Original by Joseph Frederick Spalding


OCTOBER 2019

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OVER 350 WINES CIDERS COOLERS SPIRITS ICE COLD BEER

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THANKSGIVING DAY

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HALLOWEEN

HWY 3 NEAR BOSTON PIZZA 9AM-11PM EVERY DAY

250-423-6522 FERNIE`S BEST BC CRAFT BEER SELECTION

FERNIEMOUNTAINSPIRITS.COM

Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7 Ave., Fernie 250-423-5500 Toll Free 1-866-423-5566

Discover Spectacular, Natural Beauty for Your Next Getaway


Unveiling Ceremony of Fernie War Memorial – Victoria Day 1923 Sculpture – Emanuel Hahn


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REMEMBRANCE DAY

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. ferniedistillers.com 531 1st Avenue Branch 36, Fernie

Local Spirit. Distilled.


Victoria Avenue - Fernie United Church – date unknown


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NEW YEAR’S EVE

Fernie’s Favourite Sports Store @gearhubsports

@gearhubsports

gearhub.ca

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CHRISTMAS

250-423-4607


Fernie Central Public School – Now Fernie 901 Original by Harold Edward Minton Circa 1930


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A western newspaper office After the Fire of Aug 1, 08 Fernie BC Photo Spalding The Free Press, since 1898


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