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The 2nd annual Fernie Pumpkin Hunt

What fun! Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2nd Fernie Pumpkin Hunt on Saturday morning at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. By 10:45 am, the hunt was on. Many volunteers had hidden 275 pumpkins, more than double than last year! We even had to go for a last-minute run to replenish the pumpkins after the first 200 were claimed at 11:20 am! Thanks to those who waited for round 2 to get hidden. We'll aim for 400 pumpkins next year!

Fernie skiers at the Kootenay Cup at Nipika

Once again the Fernie Nordic Racers were at the Kootenay Cup event in Nipika this last weekend January 30-31. Several of the parents were also participants in the event. This event included long distance categories for adults: 15 and 30 km classic on Saturday, 10 and 20 km skate on Sunday. The course was a little challenging and everyone had a good time competing under cool temperatures but nice weather.