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  • March 3, 2017 thru March 5, 2017
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Griz Days welcomes visitors and locals for the biggest, snowiest 40th-anniversary celebrations!

Fernie's annual winter carnival is a 3 day festival of fun-filled family-friendly events, activities, and entertainment. Highlights include:

  • Yukon Blonde live on stage! FREE concert at 8pm at Station Square in Historic Downtown
  • Downtown Celebrations including 2nd Ave Parade and Fireworks
  • Country Stomp with The Ken McCoy Band
  • Extreme Griz Competition - great for participants and spectators alike!
  • Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show
  • ParticipACTION 150 Playlist in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation
  • Raging Elk Dummy Downhill

#ferniegrizdays - See Full Schedule below or click here

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Join the party in Fernie on the first weekend of March and see how Fernie celebrates winter! The Griz turns 40 in 2017, and the theme for this year's event is 'A Celebration of our Legacy.'

Griz Days is a true Fernie-wide event, happening at locations across town and at Fernie Alpine Resort. Loads of great events for participants and spectators, join in or drop by and cheer on a team. Many events are free! 

The Griz is the central character for the weekend's event, read all about how this mountain man came to be Fernie's mascot and the symbol of winter.

Make sure to pick up your Griz Pin at locations around town for $2.50. Every pin is worth one entry into the contest to win $1000! See facebook page for details. Don't be seen without your pin or you might be thrown in the Griz Jail along with Fernie's Most Wanted!

March 3-5 2017, EVENT SCHEDULE is still being finalised, here's what we know so far:

FRIDAY March 3rd:

10am-5:30pm Griz Wiz Scavenger Hunt                      Fernie Museum  Free fun for kids!                                                                                               
11am-3pm Ski With the Griz Fernie Alpine Resort Meet the legend and grab a souvenir photo
3:30-8pm Griz Pub Crawl From Fernie Alpine Resort Ticket purchase & pre-registration essential
4-10pm Family Fun Station Square

Free Entertainment, Circus Acts Insomniacs (5-8pm)

& Beverage Gardens 5-10pm 

6:30pm Griz Stomp III Community Centre With the Ken McCoy Band. Tickets $25


SATURDAY, March 4th:

8am-7pm Pre-Novice Hockey Tournament Fernie Arena Free admission for spectators
8-10am Pancake Breakfast Community Centre           Get 'em while they're hot!
9am-2pm Craft Fair Community Centre Free entry with your Griz Pin
10am Bridge Tournament Senior's Centre $20, includes lunch
10am-2pm Garage Sale Family Centre Free admission
10am-4pm 2nd Ave FunFest & Canada150 ParticipACTION Play List Station Square Try new sports. Free admission!
10am-5:30pm Griz Wiz Scavenger Hunt Fernie Museum Free fun for kids!
11am Extreme Griz Pancake Eating Comp Station Square See the competitors kick off with the first challenge of the day!
11am-7pm Annual Street Hockey Tourney Park Place Lodge Beer Garden & BBQ. Pre-register your team or just come along and watch!
11am-3pm Bacon Spectacular Boardstiff/The Northern Charity Breakfast, Bacon eating comp, Bacon dish competition
12 noon Baby Griz Crawl Community Centre Tiny fun!
12:30-3:30pm Super 8 Extreme Griz Competition Fernie Alpine Resort Ax throwing, races, endurance & strength tests for the mighty competitors
1-4pm Griz Swim Olympics Fernie Aquatic Centre Splashing good fun for kids. Admission required.
2-4pm Junior Griz Competition 2nd Ave (Boardstiff) For boys and girls aged 6-12 - fun speed, strength, accuracy & agility challenges for the Junior Griz 2017 title! 
4pm & 7pm Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show Station Square Feats of skill and stamina. Free spectator event
4-11pm Station Square Festivities Station Square Meet here for fun! Beverage gardens 5-11pm
4:30pm Extreme Griz Crowning Station Square Meet your new Griz!
5:30pm Griz Days Parade 2nd Avenue Floats and marchers all through town
7:45pm Fireworks Station Square Free!
8pm Free Concert! Station Square YUKON BLONDE live on stage.


SUNDAY, March 5th:

8am-7pm          Pre-Novice Hockey Tournament Fernie Arena                      Free admission for spectators                                                                             
10am-5:30pm Griz Wiz Scavenger Hunt Fernie Museum Free fun for kids!
10am-4pm Canada150 ParticipACTION Play List Station Square Try new sports. Free admission!
1pm Raging Elk Dummy Downhill Fernie Alpine Resort Great free fun for spectators, $20 to enter
2:30-4:30pm Family Dance Community Centre with TD Sparks Magic Studio Show

All events are subject to change! For full details, updated information, registration links and more, please visit the Official Griz Days Calendar.

For more nightlife listings including live bands and DJ's at bars around town on Griz Days weekend check the events calendar.

Thanks to the generous sponsors, businesses, and volunteers who make this event possible! 

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