Avalanche Awareness Day

Description:

To prevent avalanche accidents and help people make good decisions in avalanche terrain, Avalanche Canada and avalanche professionals in over 30 Canadian communities share their expertise to help people keep safe in the mountains during Avalanche Awareness.

Here in Fernie we have a full day of interactive and educational activities in the plaza and on mountain! The day culminates with a fundraising auction up in the Griz Bar with proceeds going towards Avalanche Canada to support their public education programs.

Schedule:

11am – 2pm: Main Avalanche Awareness Tent/Booth set up in the main plaza.
Come down and take part in interactive activities to help learn about avalanche gear, awareness and tools! Fernie Pro Patrol will be on hand to answer any questions.

11am – CARDA Demo #1 on snow above Rental Shop
See these furry heroes in action! The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs and their handlers will be onsite to show you their obedience training and a mock search scenario.

1pm – 1:30pm: Snow Pit Demo @ Top of Bear Chair

See FAR pro patrol in action as they dig out a snow pit and explain the different layers in the snow pack!

2pm: CARDA Demo #2 on snow above Rental Shop
See these furry heroes in action! Our Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs and their handlers will be onsite to show you their obedience training and a mock search scenario.

Apres: Fundraising Auction for Avalanche Canada @ Griz Bar
Come up to the Griz Bar and walk away with some sweet gear thanks to the generous donations of the sponsors: Helly Hansen, Marmot, Dakine and RAB. They will be auctioning off a number of great gear during apres in the Griz Bar with 100% of the funds raised going towards Avalanche Canada to help fund their public education programs.


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