Our most recent "Cheers to Charity!" recipient, F.I.R.E. Fernie Adaptive Snow Program, came by to pick up their cheque for $3,784.48 yesterday. This donation, raised by the thirsty folks that came through our tasting room over the last 6 weeks, will help give affordable skiing and snowboarding to anyone with a disability. This donation will go a long way towards much-needed equipment and an accessible facility at Fernie Alpine Resort.
We had the chance to hear some of Grace Brulotte's adventures over a pint in the tasting room, which will get anyone's adrenaline going. We got to see the very sit ski that Grace flies down the slopes of Fernie Alpine Resort on; she's been on nearly every chair, with just Boom Chair and Polar Peak left to check off the list. Wipeouts in a sit ski take on a whole new meaning but set backs are the last thing Grace is worried about, with Cat skiing booked for later this year and Heli-skiing on the horizon. Grace aims to be the first female tandem sit skier to Heliski in Canada and we can't wait to hear about how she conquers her next challenge!
F.I.R.E. will be holding a Disability Awareness Dinner and Movie Evening on March 26, 2017 at the Fernie Community Centre. The event will feature guest speaker will be Tony Schmiesing and show Tony's movie 'Edge of Impossible', a documentary about heli skiing Alaska as a sit skier. Dinner will be a choice of Bacon Carbonara or Spaghetti Marinara with Ceasar salad.
We have raised over $49,000 through our "Cheers to Charity!" program. Come down for a $5 sample paddle in support of Fernie Pets until March 31, 2017 and help us reach the $50,000 milestone!