What makes Fernie special to you?
I love the beautiful mountains and the scenery of greens when the sun shines off of the trees. I find there is so much to do in such a small community, golfing, hiking the many trails, hockey( Love those Ghostriders). The Lions’ Crash-Up Derby is always a favourite of mine. But most of all is the history this little community has forest fires, floods, and lots of snow. Fernie is built with many different cultures and nationalities that make it so alive and friendly and welcomes you into this community. Fernie to me is not just a town of people it’s a community of people that makes it a family and I’m so happy to be a part of that family. I have met a lot of wonderful people my living in such a great community.
What makes you proud to be Canadian?
I was born and raised on a little country farm in Alberta where hard work and dedication to farming was a way of living. I give credit to all farmers of Canada because they are what made Canada a better place to live. Canada is a part of my culture, and I wouldn’t live any place else. Canada is my home and native land just like it says in our national anthem. I’m a Canadian because when I wake up every morning I know that I have an equal opportunity to successes and strive for the greatness of our country.
What’s your Fernie story?
I moved to Fernie in 2004 from that same Alberta community I was born and raised in. In 2005 I married Tom Murdoch, a Fernie resident since 1985.I work full time at Save-On-Foods where I get to meet a lot of great people. I love living in small towns it’s so quiet and there is no hustle and bustle like in a city. I volunteer a lot of my time to the Fernie Ghostriders and the organization. But most of all I love to golf on the Fernie course it is surrounded by nature and its beauty. I have a daughter that followed me to Fernie and has two little boys. She also fell in love with the mountains.