Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI)

Festival and Event Program

The RMI Festival & Event Development program provides annual funding to the Fernie & District Arts Council, the Fernie & District Historical Society and the Fernie Chamber of Commerce to enhance the visitor experience through the development and production of a wide range of festivals, events and entertainment for an equally wide range of target groups.

The deadline for applications for 2017 first intake is November 30, 2016.

A limited amount of program funding is also available on an application basis to allow Fernie and area to be responsive to new festival and event opportunities that have the potential to build our tourism economy. The RMI program funds projects designed to have a positive impact on the Fernie and area tourism economy by focusing on the following key outcomes.