What makes Fernie special to you?

The ability to enjoy the outdoors in our own back yard. The elderly people that I have gotten to know and appreciate their friendship and knowledge. The small town atmosphere where everyone knows everyone and cares about everyone.

What makes you proud to be Canadian?

The fact that it doesn’t mater “what side of the tracks” you are from we can all strive towards and even reach our dreams and goals.

What’s your Fernie story? 

I arrived in Fernie in March of 1970 when my parents moved from Sask. I had many paper routes as a kid, attended Fernie Secondary School, met Patti my wife of 39 yrs, who is a Fernie girl, we have raised our 2 children here and I have had the fortune of being self employed in the Fernie area for the past 39 years.