Take a peep at our instagram account, which has been hibernating throughout COVID-19, and is enjoying a spring emergence, in the hands of contributor Amanda Ritchie. I am a fan of this woman's writing and am grateful she is sharing her perspective and words with us at instagram.com/thewellnessalmanac. And if you're in the mood to … Continue reading Guestagrammer Amanda is up!
There's a great way to support local business and a thriving community - apart from actually shopping and dining here. You can support the Chamber. AGM is coming up and you're invited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom log in and learn what your Chamber has been up to and what's queued up for the … Continue reading You are invited to zoom in to the Pemberton + District Chamber of Commerce AGM, March 17 11:30am
Fun to open my emails and see PORCA's Bree Thorlakson profiled in the Community Foundation of Whistler's newsletter. Bree was awarded the 2020 Kathy Barnett Leadership Fund grant to support her studies in Non-profit management at SFU. Kathy Barnett Memorial Fund provides grants to women living in the Sea to Sky Corridor who are looking to … Continue reading PORCA’s Bree Thorlakson awarded the 2020 Kathy Barnett Leadership Fund grant
Poetry break. Just because. WHEN I AM AMONG THE TREES by Mary Oliver When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily. I am so distant … Continue reading When I am among the trees – a poem by Mary Oliver
A reminder from our local trail advocacy and bike community builders at PORCA: BC is home to an extensive network of trails and recreation sites outside of the provincial park system. These sites are managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC in partnership with hundreds of community groups, First Nations and local governments. Right now … Continue reading Tell our MLA that trails and recreation sites NEED MORE FUNDS
Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash Paying attention to where you pay attention is a fascinating adventure to embark on. And it can begin with a friendly, supportive, helpful and free two-part session with Susan Reifer, being offered through the Whistler Public Library on March 2 and 4, for one hour each, at 7pm. There are 15 spaces … Continue reading Free Learn to Meditate classes offered by Susan Reifer, March 2 and 4, through Whistler Public Library
What represents living healthy and well to you, Lil'wat? I've been trying to meditate more and one of the things that holds me back is this little attachment to words I suffer from. I'm a namer. As soon as a thought or image arrives, I'm trying to attach a name and a meaning to it... … Continue reading Lil’wat: share your photos of wellness to Lil’wat Health and Healing by March 8
I wasn't a straight A student (I totally flunked art), but I did pretty well, by which I mean to say that I have always liked being asked questions, and getting answers right. Honestly, I've realised that my favourite phrase to hear, coming from my husband's mouth is, "you're right." (It's rare.) But there's one … Continue reading What do you want?
Pemberton is taking over Whistler! Well, taking over the art gallery, anyway. Four local artists - Karen Love, Simon Bedford, Heidi Denessen and Ron Denessen, are apparently demonstrating to Whistler and its real and virtual visitors, that Pembertonians are more than "just impressive potato farmers." You can visit the exhibit in real life Friday: 2:00pm … Continue reading Take a virtual art walk, with Picturing Pemberton on display in Whistler until March 7
One small act of kindness can grow. That's my takeaway from Pink Shirt Day, an event that's coming up on Wednesday, 24 February, that began with one gesture, in 2007, to support a classmate. “David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 … Continue reading Wear a Pink Shirt for Pink Shirt Day, Wednesday 24 February, to show support for small acts of kindness