A Pemberton IRONMAN-in-training and his mission for the kids

Gary Martin is my deskmate at my day job. We never carpool, mostly because he’s usually swimming in Rainbow Lake before work or riding his bike home. To Pemberton. When he heard that someone had “won” an IRONMAN Canada entry in a silent auction (“trying to get the bidding started”, can anyone say backfired?), that … Continue reading

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Vote today for Pemberton BMX

Here’s what you need to know: 1. You can vote as many times as you like, starting at 9am today, for the next 24 hours. Go to KraftCelebrationTour.ca. 2. Pemberton has a 50/50 chance of winning $25,000 for the Pemberton BMX track. All that is required is that Pemberton receive more votes than Invermere. (Yesterday, … Continue reading

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

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

It’s not life or death, it’s BMX. Q+A with Pemberton BMX’ Jessica Hare Turner

One of Pemberton’s latest community initiatives sprouted out of an overgrown track and a surprise birthday gift, but it was this photo posted on the facebook page of Pemberton BMX that made me realise that something really amazing was in the works. Volunteer hours and a passion for dirt, community and bike-riding fuelled the Pemberton … 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

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.

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