https://www.youtube.com/embed/1LCP5GieV7c Thanks to Tanina Williams for sharing this video of Lil'wat elder Vera Edmonds sharing her expertise in basket-weaving. You can also purchase a 2 hour instructional DVD from the Lil'watul Cultural Centre that was created from 200 hours of interview footage with knowledgeable elders.
I have had the chance to talk with Bruce and Brenda Miller a few times over the years and have always enjoyed those conversations - they've always struck me as being dry-humoured, genuine and incredibly creative people, with no shortage of amazing ideas. They were the first farm to experiment with the just-started CSA (community-supported … Continue reading Ryan River Conservation Area created
It starts with a cheese board and bannock and gets better from there. Zero Ceiling family dinner. Order now for your Oct 3 feast.
This is a repost/update of a blog post originally published in 2017, by Veronica Woodruff. It's been updated to incorporate new data since 2017, and we're sharing it today, given the atmospheric river that is forecast for tomorrow. by Veronica Woodruff Like all good Canadians I love the weather. Almost to the point of obsession, … Continue reading What does this week’s fall storm mean for us? Veronica Woodruff gives us flood-plain dwellers some context (and a reason to keep one eye on the rain gauge)
When Maude Cyr was a girl, growing up in Rimouski, Québec, a friend of hers experienced domestic abuse. She confided in Maude. When Maude took this information to her parents, her parents did what was expected of them. They told Maude it wasn't any of their business. "Things that happen in a family, stay in … Continue reading Run towards hope
https://www.youtube.com/embed/zeYYwpAr8fM I don't know about you, but my Facebook feed effervesced with the announcement that a "Kym Fritz" from Pemberton had won the PNE Prize Home. Everyone seemed universally stoked that a local had won the house (if it couldn't have been them) and wondered who this mysterious Kym Fritz was... Check out this video, … Continue reading Lucky is as lucky does… PNE Prize home won by lovely locals, Heidi and Fritz Kym, and the community couldn’t be happier
Kelsey Bareham is a talented local writer and artist who grew up in the Pemberton Valley and now operates Whistler Tatttoo Company and is raising her own family. She recently shared a post to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day, which was Thursday September 10, and her articulation of the pain and ripple effects of suicide … Continue reading To prevent suicide, let’s talk about suicide, okay?
“Pal7míntwal i ucwalmícwa múta7 ti tmicw”The Land and People are together as one. We would love to hear your favourite memory of using our land in a traditional way, as well as stories and legends about Líl̓wat7ul practicing our traditions on the land in Líl̓wat territory. Share your story and win a t-shirt that contains … Continue reading The Lil’wat Lands and Resources Department is holding a story contest! Share a favourite memory of the land, by Sept 23
https://www.instagram.com/p/CECoJaGhKRd/ "Each year I aim to learn the names of at least 3-5 new beings that surround me," posted local wellness teacher, Natalie Rousseau, earlier this year. "And each year my sense of community grows. I know it can feel hard to be stuck in place but how might it shift for you if you … Continue reading 5 new names – the fall 2020 challenge
Five Little Indians is a beautiful book - the characters are so genuine they stay with you for weeks after you've closed the book itself. I highly recommend it. Dee Raffo has reviewed the book for the Whistler Writers Festival, where Michelle Good will be a guest. The review is below. You can register for … Continue reading Whistler Writers Festival will feature Michelle Good, author of Five Little Indians