On to Fernie and yet another great show. Helen and Ryland from Advocates for Local Living and Wildsight did all the work on this one and supplied the projector. We just showed up and helped set up chairs. Thanks guys!
Again, another cool venue - the Arts Station is an old train station building with a cafe, gallery, and theatre space, and I highly recommend visiting it if you're ever in Fernie. Thanks to our gracious hosts Dave, Helen, and Ella for making our stay comfortable and sharing their home with us.
The next day, we headed up the Croswnest Pass and into Alberta. We finally feel like we've gotten somewhere on this trip! One province down, 9 to go! The pass (which was hardly a pass at all - I kept waiting for the hill) was absolutely beautiful. Snowcapped, jagged mountains and serene lakes spotted with fishermen.
Our screening in Coleman was at the coolest church-come-cafe ever. Comfy couches, beautiful artwork, mismatched dishes, and an elaborate stained glass windows set the scene for a cozy show of about 40 people. The Crowsnest Conservation Society sponsored the event and kicked off their "What Goes Where" recycling guide which was cool because during the Q and A afterward, people got immediate answers to their questions about where to recycle stuff locally.
Thanks to Matt who put us up, wrangled a projector and screen, and put up posters in advance. All these things help us so much when we're on the road! Today it is once again sunny, and we're heading towards Calgary, leaving the mountains behind, and wecoming the beginning of the prairies.