CATHLEEN SONNTAG

What makes Fernie special to you?

Fernie is a lovely resort in the Rockies which has a reasonable climate that allows people to enjoy its environment year round. We can hike and  bike in the summer and enjoy its lovely snow in winter.

Our city provides good services year round such as snow clearance and upkeeping of our streets.   Shopping facilities are good especially with our relatively new shopping centre just outside the town.

Our schools are good.   Our son and daughter, Patti and Marc, received a good education, which allowed them to follow their chosen fields of interest in journalism and medicine.

Our recreation facilities are good which allow children and adults to engage in what they enjoy, whether it be skiing, hockey, mountain biking, skating,  etc.

It is a lovely town for young and old.


What about Canada?  What makes you proud to be Canadian?

I love Canada.   It allows people to enjoy peace and prosperity.   People ae good, and our government provides a good standard of living for all of us through our social programs, whether it be employment opportunities, children’s allowance or old aged pension. Our education system is good which allows our children to choose the career suited for them. Our medical services are also very good, for young and old.


What is your Fernie story?

We came to Fernie to teach in 1975 and enjoyed teaching at our high school for thirty years.

We are happily retired here and enjoy the environment every day.  Thank you, Fernie.