ROSE MAGONE

What makes Fernie special to you?

Fernie is a great place to live and raise your children. When a family struggles or is going through a bad sickness, the people get together to help anyone in need. I’m a waitress and see so many people come to Fernie who can’t believe how beautiful it is. Our skiing, restaurants, buildings, just beautiful.


What makes you proud to be Canadian?

I’m proud to be Canadian. My father and mother came to Fernie from Italy when they were in their teens. Being in Canada helped them get a job (mining), speak English, learn the value of money, and how hard it was to work for so little. But they appreciated having a job and living here in Canada.


What’s your Fernie story?

I was born in Fernie. I love that you could walk downtown, and talk to anyone that you see, the friendly faces, or just stop at any coffee house to enjoy a good cup of coffee. You could walk, hike, bike, anywhere