Chatting with local entrepreneur and author, Blair Kaplan, about writing books, vulnerability hangovers and sobriety

In June, Blair Kaplan Venables, local PR maven, writer, founder of the I Am Resilient Project, and Chamber of Commerce director,  released her first book, Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories From An Entrepreneur. It spent its first week as No 1 in Hot New Releases in Entrepreneurship AND in Women in Business, and … Continue reading

Keep it sweet: talkin’ treats with Amanda Sandahl of the Chocolate General Store

When I started the #50DayWellnessChallenge, as part of the countdown to Opening Day at Whistler Blackcomb and the Winds of Change’s 5th annual Wellness Gathering, it occurred to me that an easily manageable daily task, in the name of health and wellbeing, would be to eat a piece of dark chocolate every day. (Of course, … Continue reading

Help Stewardship Pemberton win a $10,000 BC Hydro grant

  Based on a video submission, the inspiring crew at Stewardship Pemberton has been short-listed to received $10,000 from BC Hydro Community Champions project. The funding would be applied to the Nature Centre’s ongoing education programs that include After School Club, Pro-N Days, Christmas Crafting sessions, and so much more. Watch the video here, share … Continue reading

Drop and give me 20: the story behind One Mile Lake Park’s Fitness Circuit

Why One Mile Lake is like the ultimate ice-cream sundae: it’s the perfect panacea to a hot summer’s day, and the more different elements you add, the better it gets. Over the years, the best park in Pemberton has enjoyed the addition of a boardwalk, firepit and picnic tables, Community Garden, boathouse, Nature Centre, dog … Continue reading

Why Pemberton’s (Knight-Free) Cultural Roundtable is Round

Back in December 2012, the Village of Pemberton put out a call for artsy types who like working in a group. Isn’t that an oxymoron? Like artists who make money? Or who keep spreadsheets? But with more and more big-scale events coming to town, it’s important that the local arts and culture sector is organised … Continue reading

Help the Nairn Connector Trail counter find its way home

Yeah, so there are travelling gnomes and other such “liberation” pranks, but the Nairn Falls Connector Trail, recently dubbed the best family-friendly hike in Pemberton, has been “liberated” of its trail counter. Which is a bummer. Because: It’s useless without its docking station and accompanying software. (It’s a sad plight for a tool to go … Continue reading

Embrace a warm welcome and subzero temps at Winterfest this weekend, Jan 18-20

Last year, Choose Pemberton got the skinny on the history of Winterfest. This year, as the event celebrates its 8th incarnation, we’ve got the Schedule of Events, (thanks to Tourism Pemberton), to launch you into the frozen fun. Winterfest in Pemberton pays homage and respect to the mighty winter. Dance Night, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 8pm: … Continue reading

Why celebrate Rivers?

Nature gives us Everything that sustains us … so why not take half a day to give a little back? Stewardship Pemberton make it ridiculously easy, and fun, on Sunday, for BC Rivers Day, with a stream bank restoration project, tree planting, seed ball creation, interpretive walks, communal campfire and free outdoor yoga class. Why … Continue reading

Pemberton’s Sweetest Spots, as featured in the June issue of Vancouver Magazine

Pick up the June issue of Vancouver Magazine, and you’ll find local writer Lisa Richardson exhorting Vancouverites to flee the city this summer. All they need to do, to find the sweetest spots on Highway 99, is to keep on trucking through Squamish and Whistler. As Johnny Cash sang, “I’ll meet you on further up … Continue reading

Monthly Film Club gets into gear at the Pemberton Library

Pemberton has some great gathering places and hangout spots (the Skate Park on a sunny day comes to mind) but when the mercury plummets, the snowbanks build and dark arrives promptly each afternoon around 4pm, one of the coziest places to hang is the Pemberton and District Library. And now, thanks to an initiative of … Continue reading