The Third Annual Community Christmas Tree is up at the downtown community Barn in Pemberton. And, yes, you can add your own non-breakable decoration. And over at the Pemberton and District Public Library, join a decoration-making workshop, co-presented by the Pemberton Multicultural Society, between 10 and 2:30.
Lil'wat Nation is hosting a Facebook Live on Thursday, December 9, between 7pm and 8pm, to discus Flooding and the Lillooet River. The Nation is facing an increasing risk of flooding from the Lillooet River due to factors ranging from climate change to the 2010 Meager Slide. Join for an informative discussion on what can … Continue reading Flooding and the Lillooet River: Lil’wat Nation hosts Virtual Community Forum, Thursday December 9, 7pm
Upcoming, on Monday, December 2 from 6-8pm is an online workshop "How to Talk to Children about Race/Racism", offered by the Whistler Multicultural Society and Resilience BC Whistler. The workshop is facilitated by Angela Ma Brown who is an Education Consultant in the areas of Anti-racism and Anti-oppression education, Diversity-awareness and Social Justice in Metro … Continue reading How to talk to Children about Race/Racism, FREE online workshop 6-8pm Monday
On March 14, 2020, the Boomerang Bags box was sealed over. Reusable bags, along with their owners, went into retreat. Today, sighted at the Pemberton Valley Grocery store, a fresh supply of reusable bags, free for you to grab, so you don't need a plastic one. What I love about the boomerang is that it's … Continue reading Boomerang Bags are back!
A little girl, four years old, says she knows what drawing is: "You just think something and then run a line around your think." Decomplicate, friends. Honour your thoughts. And turn them into spellsongs and prayers and drawings, all the lines wrapping around the moments in our heads. What we speak of and write down … Continue reading Think it, draw it
It's BC Buy Local Week from November 29-December 5. You know what to do. Pop your head inside the door of a local establishment and ask them what's new. Enlist their help - "I want to do something nice for my mother-in-law this winter." Go and enjoy the local Christmas craft fairs, and as part … Continue reading Keep your love, and your money, close to home
How might we place culture at the centre of regeneration? Solvable New Works Regeneration is a series of discussions aimed at tackling some of the hard questions of now: how do we create a culture of regeneration (as distinct from the current culture of extraction, destruction and reaction.) Their next conversation, hosted on Zoom, brings together … Continue reading How do we place culture at the centre of regeneration? Free talk, December 2
I don't think I'm completely delusional (although it's possible that I am, we are our own biggest blindspots), but I lived a pretty pared down life. My household is mostly vegetarian; I don't use cosmetics, shampoo or conditioner; I eat predominantly in season; we made a lot of tomato sauce this year; I re-thought my … Continue reading Paper towels and brown sugar
We know it's coming, but we don't know what. Yesterday, just after noon, the BC River Forecast Centre upgraded their High Streamflow Advisory to a Flood Watch for the South Coast, including Sea-to-Sky (including areas around Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton.) Also, affected are Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, North Shore Mountains and Lower Mainland including areas … Continue reading When there’s another Flood Watch, what stance do you assume?
Take a minute and read this one out loud. To yourself. Or, if you have one, to your pig. (It's the only way I can get poetry to make sense to me. The line breaks, quite wonderfully, tell you where to pause. It's like the secret code of poetry, cracked. It needs VOICING! Who knew. … Continue reading Poetry Break: A reminder of your loveliness