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Posted: April 7, 2020

Bells of appreciation tolling April 8

On Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m., the bells of two churches will ring loud and long in the Rocky Mountain communities of Fernie and Sparwood.

Health care workers and our doctors, grocery store staff, delivery truck drivers, workers in the mines and other essential workers will be thanked for their efforts and sacrifices.

For over a hundred years, the bell of the landmark Catholic Church (pictured) in Fernie was rung to celebrate worship, weddings and funerals. As a community bell, ringing of the bell marked the end of the Second World War, celebrated the passing of the Olympic torch through Fernie in 2010 and with 100 tolls, the 100th anniversary of the end of the great war in 2018.

During this challenging time, the gentle evening sounds will assure families gratitude to each other and everyone prioritize our health, safety and well-being.

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