WAYNE ATHERTON

What makes Fernie special to you? 

Fernie B.C cool fresh air. Scenery that makes the gods jealous. Fourperfectt seasons. Old sweet and refreshing. The history of the city, the people past and present. Warm and great town folk. Sports for girls and boys /men and women too. Mother nature father time have blessed this valley. For a lot of years Fernie was a secret the world know not of. But someone opened their mouth the world knows Thankyou world for finding us and letting us be Fernie. Fernie is small, normal and true. I don’t not need many words to say what make it special – only one word. FERNIE.


What makes you proud to be Canadian?

The most beautiful country in the world. Oh CANADA. I am Canadian. The history, the legacy, the people. The MEN and WOMEN who protect our land at home and away. I don’t need a lot of words to say why am proud of Canada. It’s my right my privilege my honor to be Canadian and for that I am proud.


What is your Fernie story?

On February 27, 1963, someone smacked my bare butt. As the story starts and  I hope it will end here. My father was born and raised Coal Creek and my mother was born in Kincaid, Saskatchewan. What keeps me here for the last 54 years. IT’S FERNIE!

I am just a proud to live here in Fernie. I am proud my children Chris and Cera born here. The things they have done here Chris went on Europe trip in school and world robotics championship in Atlanta, Cera sports over four provinces with medals school trip to Mexico SO that my story, dreams, my hopes and that is why I am here and will stay here. Fernie greatest place on Earth.