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The Fernie Miners Walk Society staged the cultural event of the past century today in Fernie with the unveiling of the new Miners Walk Exhibit in front of City Hall.

This exhibit celebrates the past, present and future of coal mining in Fernie and the lives of those who have been mining here for the past 100 plus years. City Hall has never looked as good as it does today with this stunning exhibit showcasing the old mining headquarters.

Mary Giuliano, chair and spiritual leader of the Fernie Miners Walk Society, emceed the spectacular event. She gave thanks and congratulated all those involved including the many volunteers and fund providers.

Seven local students read a brief history depicted on each sign post and the unveiling of the key sculpture by members of the Miners Walk Society.

MLA Bill Bennett, MP Dave Wilks, RDEK Director Mike Sosnowski, CBT Director Cindy Gallinger and area mayors and major funders were present to celebrate the day.

Fernie Miners Walk Society thanks the following for their contribution towards the Miners Walk Exhibit:

City of Fernie- staff, engineering and public works, council
Teck Coal
Columbia Basin Trust
Crows Nest Pass Coal Mining Ltd.
Finning- Steve Parry
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
P & H
RDEK
Scotiabank
CIBC
TD Canada Trust
RCR- Summit Fund
Rotary Club- Fernie
Schickedanz West- Best Western
Dave Weckerly
Bill Bennett MLA
Morris Geological
Mrs. J. Morris
Dan Cox
Todd Fyffe- Fernie Real Estate
Tercon Construction
Falkins Insurance
IXL Masonry
Frank Pilosio
Pat Cherak
Fernie and District Historical Society
Helen Bachlet
Glenn Purdy
Coalminer’s Gallery and Picture framing Ltd.
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115
Roseanau Transport
George Wilson
Snow Valley Enterprise
Morrissey Aggregate
Dave Hamilton- Free Press
Dan Savage- fernie.com
Fernie Fix
Kootenay Business Magazine
Shaw TV
Pierre Dupont fernietv.com
Nic Milligan
Mary Loughery
George Cockburn
Chamber of Commerce- Rachel Bone and Sarah Parry
Terry Nelson
Summit LIftco.
Mike Pennock
Nick and Mary Giuliano
Carrie Schafer
John Paone
Bruce Abugov
Tammy and Peter Molander
Nick Vale
Bob Chapman
John Kinnear
Jocelyn Thomas
Lorne Perry Designs
Paradigm Project Management-
Fred and Sandy Lightfoot
Jeff de Boer
Adam Rigby
David & Monica McIntyre
Sandra and David Barrett-Fernie Forge
Graphic Connection
Run Digital
Beyond Design
Napoleon Champagne and staff of Kootenay Concrete
Pepper Couelle-Sterling
Alicia Smith-Clarke
Palcoprep
Morrissey Aggregate
Valley Curbing Ltd.
Fernie Garden Centre
Fernie Rentals
Power Paving
Garrett Ready Mix
Mark Fellows
Judy McMahon
Mike Scarpelli Trucking

Judy McMahon
Ridge Electric
Alpine Landscapes
RK Contracting
Foothills Silva Culture Inc.
Fernie Lodging Co. Mike Delich
Stanford Inn
Simon Howse
Andy Cohen
Matt Mosteller
Mike Sosnowski & Mick Sosnowski
Fernie and District Historical Society
Mow and Snow
Acklands-Grainger
Intermountain Specialties
Graphics Connection
All Purchasers of bricks for the Brick Program
Bobbie Saga
Fernie firefighters
Fernie Printing company.

Thanks to those who donated prizes for the draws
Sandy Lightfoot, Mary Giuliano, Fernie Alpine Resort, Ghostrider Trading Co, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Mezzaluna Restaurant, Mow and Snow, Finning, Loaf Bakery, Board Stiff, Oolichan Books, Freshies Coffee Co, Midge’s Mags and Movies, Acklands-Grainger,
Thanks to Tim Horton, Extra Foods and Fernie Overwaitea for the food and refreshments

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