amount DONATED TO DATE
currenTLY ON THE BOARD
Elk Valley Hospice
# OF recipients
Giving back to the local community
one beer at a time
Since December 2013, we’ve been running our “Cheers to Charity!” Donation Program, which gives back to our amazing local community.
As of Spring 2021, our Cheers to Charity Sample Flights are back, with all profits going towards the current recipient. Enjoy four 5oz samples of our delicious brews, all while supporting a good cause!
The program was set up as a way of giving back. Here at Fernie Brewing Co., we are so fortunate to do business in the Elk Valley and so wanted to find a way of giving back to our local community.
Due to the large number of requests FBC receives each year for monetary, and other, donations, as a way of being able to commit to larger donation amounts, Cheers to Charity was created.
There are four main requirements of FBC’s Cheers to Charity Program:
- Donations must directly benefit the local Fernie community
- Donations must benefit a group, as opposed to an individual or a team – recipients can be registered charities, clubs or organizations
- Recipients must be of legal drinking age
- Funding must help programs, which without support, would not be able to operate
While we often have a lengthy wait list, if you, or someone you know are eligible, we encourage you to reach out.
OUR CURRENT RECIPIENT
February 16, 2023
A very important organization to so many in the Elk Valley makes a comeback on our Cheers to Charity Board as of February 16, 2023 – Elk Valley Hospice!
Elk Valley Hospice was started in 2002 by a group of local Elk Valley women and has now been running for 20 years. They are a group of trained, compassionate, dedicated volunteers giving comfort, honour and dignity to the end-of-life patients, their families and loved ones. Elk Valley Hospice offers confidential, non-judgemental, respectful support, awareness and education surrounding Hospice, bereavement, and grieving, with no religious affiliation, to anyone in the Elk Valley from Elkford to Elko and Baynes Lake.
How do they do this? Through empathetic listening, emotional support, comfort, awareness of end-of-life issues and “walk” with clients, their families and loved ones during life’s biggest challenges, in individual homes, care homes and hospital. The organization is able to offer these services because of the generosity of so many families, individuals, friends and businesses which allows them to offer their services at no cost. The team of Elk Valley Hospice believes that no one should face a life-ending experience alone, and no one should be alone with their grief.
OUR PAST RECIPIENTS
Avalanche Canada South Rockies Centre
BC Wildfire Relief Fund (Red Cross)
Cranbrook & District Community Foundation – Fernie Community Fund
Eirin Amundsen Memorial Pavilion
Fernie Family Housing
Fernie Food Bank
Fernie Fresh Food Share
Kootenay Canine Search & Rescue
Twin Meadows Animal Rescue Society
Uplift Community Support Association
Fernie Flow Trail
Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Association
Fernie Valley Pathway
Fernie Wranglers Cabin
Harvey Hut Rebuild
read more about other
While we support the local community primarily through Cheers to Charity, we recognize that our CTC mandate doesn’t sometimes fit the bill.
As such, we do also offer in-kind sponsorship and support on a case by case basis for a wide variety of events, clubs and on occasion, individuals.
If you are an athlete looking for support from FBC, be sure to look out for our Team FBC application period. Each team is on board for a year (minimum), starting each April. The annual application period opens February. Be sure to follow us on social or sign up for our mailing list, to ensure you don’t miss out.
If you are hosting an event, or are a club looking for support, please get in touch, using the sponsorship form on our below Contact Page.
We meet to discuss sponsorship submissions, the first week of each month, so please ensure you submit your request as early, with as much detail, as you can.
Please be aware, we cannot support any events or clubs which are primarily aimed at children.