Join the author for a reception and remarks on the release of this new coffee-table style book on the complicated history of Fernie's newest incorporated neighbourhood.
West Fernie has a unique history. For over a century, it was an independent settlement that resisted joining the City of Fernie—despite being surrounded by it. The Big Bend uncovers how the rapidly settled community of West Fernie came into being, flourished, and then stagnated due to the conflict that grew between West Fernie and the City of Fernie.
Written by award-winning historian, Kevin Allen, The Big Bend explores how political leadership resolved seemingly intractable differences, bringing union with the City and community renewal to West Fernie.
This book has been made possible by a donation from the RDEK, thanks to Area A Director, Mike Sosnowski.
Book design by Vanessa Croome, Claris Media.
Complimentary appetizers and drinks by donation. All welcome