A Local Take on Iron Man: Christine Cogger digs deep

My favourite local blogger proudly proclaims that she’s not a writer at all. But Christine Cogger, a coffee-drinking, multi-tasking, super athletic mom who lives in this incredible part of the world… just happens to hilariously capture what that entails in a way that keeps me coming back for more. (Makes her a great writer in … Continue reading

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Year in Review : Choose Pemberton 2012

This was the year the Huffington Post hailed Pemberton as “the best place in Canada to spend Thanksgiving”, Vancouver Magazine offered up 10 reasons to head to Whistler and keep on driving north, Dirt Magazine UK featured Pemberton for its mountain biking assets and concentration of “so many skilled and talented backcountry recreationalists (and professionals)” … Continue reading

Peaks n Swells Surf Camp founder, Hillary Harrison on the inner surfer of mountainfolk

Hillary Harrison might have the perfect life. The former mountain bike racer (she was the 100 mile US National Champ, won the La Ruta de los Conquistadores, the BC Bike Race, Transrockies, and TransPortugal stage races all in one season, and has several 24 hour solo race victories under her saddle) is now the owner-operator … Continue reading

Sea to Sky Trail touches down in Pemberton

Back in the ’90s, a couple of hammerhead trailbuilders, Russ Kirkwood and Mike Manheim, dreamed of linking the entire Sea to Sky corridor with an off-road mountain bike trail, and they even scratched in portions of it. They were ahead of their time. But 20 years later, the time for the Sea to Sky Trail … Continue reading

Stand up and Paddle. Or do a headstand. As you prefer.

I love yoga in the fall. When the weather is miserable, it’s too wet to ride, and the snow isn’t here yet, yoga is amazing, to heat up the body and get the energy flowing. In the summer time though… it’s harder to motivate. Perhaps that’s behind local yogi, Georgette Metcalfe’s new passion. Paddle Board … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Staycation in Pemberton this Summer

We put together 10 reasons to turn your summer vacation into a staycation this summer, for the Village of Pemberton’s June Community Update. What’s on your summer hit-list? 1. Ease the Pain at the Pumps. Gas has already hit $1.40/litre and some projections see it moving as high as $1.70/litre this summer. So why not … Continue reading

Why Do I Live in Pemberton?

I think this video pretty much covers it. Congratulations to the Nimby50 crew on a successful event.

Early Riser, Lindsay May’s goal is to make fitness and lifestyle goals achievable

When we last talked to local fitness trainer Lindsay May, she gave us the run-down on what to expect at the Recreation Trade Show. While we had her in the Q+A headspace, we asked her about goal-setting, early mornings, and living every day like it’s your last. Lindsay is launching her next 7 week session … Continue reading

A thriving community tradition – WI Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday May 5

The Women’s Institute’s annual Plant and Bake Sale (with special guest appearances from the Pemberton Farmers Institute seed swap and seed potato sale) takes place Saturday, May 5, from 9am til noon, in the Pemberton Legion parking lot. For those in the know, it is the best place to pick up Pemberton tested plants and seeds, … Continue reading

The Recreation Tradeshow, April 28 – Speed-dating for Activity-seekers.

In addition to being one of Pemberton’s most inspiring fitness trainers, (more on that in a future Q+A), Lindsay May also serves as the co-chair of the Recreation Advisory Committee, which is hosting a Recreation Tradeshow at the community cetnre on Saturday April 28. Think of it as a kind of speed-dating for recreation, where … Continue reading