Social Media Sessions at the Library: Q+A with Lisa Richardson

It’s always dangerous when Shannon Ellis and I get together – we’re 2 idea-dervishes with solid over-commitment issues and are easily spun into each other’s brainstorming vortices, only to find ourselves in a Kansas of busy-ness. So it’s probably a good thing that we only manage to sit down for lunch twice a year. Last … Continue reading

Bringing the mountain to the yogis – Tadasana Yoga Studio

Pemberton’s newest studio, Tadasana Yoga + Wellness, is about to celebrate it’s second month in operation. In that short amount of time, they’ve already made an impact on the local wellness scene, celebrating their Grand Opening, hosting workshops and guest teachers, and offering a full schedule of classes and styles of yoga. Later this month, … Continue reading

The body whisperer who is also a baby whisperer – Q+A with Julie Sickel, RMT and Doula

When local RMT, Julie Sickel, was working at Pemberton Valley Wellness, I used to say she had x-rays in her fingertips. She could have conversations with my body in a language I was not fluent in, angling right into hotspots and knots as if she could see through my skin. Then, she went a-wandering, and … Continue reading

Herbs for health and healing: a fresh take on harvest time with Evelyn Coggins

It’s harvest season, but for some, “harvesting” means more than rounding up some root vegetables or ordering an organic turkey. Pemberton herbalist Evelyn Coggins has been exploring a different kind of harvest – the harvest of health from the natural world through herbs and botanicals. She often guides walks and workshops, so we sent her … Continue reading

The taste of the Potato Nation is on tap here… Q+A with Schramm Distillery

If James Bond came to Pemberton to celebrate Thanksgiving (giving that it is the best place in Canada to spend the harvest celebration, according to the Huffington Post), the first place he would go would be Schramm’s Pemberton Distillery. Because they make a mean martini. A visit to the newly opened distillery was our 4th … 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

Strawberries – in season, and succession.

When the Pemberton rumour mill had McEwan’s Strawberry Farm closing down, I had a mild panic attack. Last season, I picked 20 pounds of berries and made my own jam, thanks to a recipe Tonette McEwan scribbled out for me on the back of a cereal box. The stockpile had just run out, so strawberry … 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