A lot of eyes on East Kootenay

Online contests bring attention to Kimberley, Fernie

Josh Dueck

There are a lot of contests bringing attention to the East Kootenay these days. For instance, Fernie Alpine Resort is up for Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown online competition. Fernie has blown away competition so far to make in into the top four ski towns in north America. You can vote for Fernie at facebook.com/powdermag

As reported in the Bulletin earlier this week, Kimberley software developer James Swansburg is up for a Google award for his Uber Weather app. You can vote for Uber Weather at https://developers.google.com/places/challenge/gallery

And of course, Kimberley’s Josh Dueck is up for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the year. You can vote for him at ngadventure.com until January 13.

Dueck has had a great start to his year on the Canadian Para-alpine team, winning both the  Super G and Slalom at the season opener races at Panorama.

Dueck is also the latest Canadian skier to be featured in the #MySkiStory video series. You can watch Dueck talk about his accident and recovery and relive his famous backflip at www.alpinecanada.org

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