If you're on instagram, make sure you're following the Pemberton + District Chamber of Commerce, @pembertoncofc, where they're rolling out the latest phase of the LOVE PEMBERTON, BUY LOCAL campaign, which means celebrating all our local businesses and offerings and giving away a ton of great prizes. If you've been in a kind of retreat … Continue reading Amazing prizes dropping weekly in Pemberton + District Chamber of Commerce’s LOVE Pemberton Buy Local campaign
Yesterday, the Williams Lake First Nation released the preliminary geophysical results from the first phase of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School investigation. To start the announcement in a good way, the Nation invited their elders and former Chiefs, Shirleen and Nancy to start with the Children's Prayer. "I will say a prayer for the … Continue reading Lifting up the survivors of the St Joseph’s Mission Residential School, the Williams Lake First Nation, and those who did not get to come home
Fatigue is one of the feelings that our body uses to communicate with us when something is wrong. When we find that we are fighting fatigue for much of the day, it is time to stop and see what your body needs. From sleep quality, hormonal regulation, anxiety and depression, micronutrient deficiency, digestive issues, inflammation and … Continue reading Free Natural Wellness workshop on Fatigue, Monday Feb 7 at 7pm
A host of awesome ways to explore Family Literacy have been put together by our beloved Pemberton & District Library. We're sharing their offerings, and have taken them from https://pemberton.bc.libraries.coop/family-literacy-week/ You can do one activity each day! Activity 1: Create your own nature journal What is a nature journal? Nature journaling is drawing or writing … Continue reading Happy Family Literacy Week
Padraig O'Tauma, the house poet from On Being, makes me think. In a good way. If you are in a thinking kinda mood, check out this newsletter... I love that he says, you can't do the work of grief in advance, even for something you know is coming... and that certain experiences change our relationship … Continue reading Some thoughts on time
The other day, CBC ran a story: Having these items on hand might help if you catch COVID-19 Certain medicines, foods, comfort items can make isolation and illness a little easier and didn't I just click right on through, because I want to be prepared, even though I'm just categorically not that person. Still, I … Continue reading Stockpile supplies or cultivate friends?
On Wednesday, our dear birding correspondent shared, "While I was twiddling my thumbs in a hospital bed in Vancouver, Sharon, my wife, held the fort in Pemberton. She had an interesting visitor in the shape of a Northern Pygmy Owl. They seem to show up at least once a winter. For a meal it picked … Continue reading Birdwatch with John Tschopp: the Northern Pygmy Owl
Yesterday, my kiddo came home with a Family Literacy Bingo sheet from school, to support Family Literacy Week. The idea behind Family Literacy week is to provide supports and encouragement for families to make the time to read with each other. I think one of the best rationales for encouraging literacy is so that you … Continue reading Family Literacy Bingo is so fun
On Boxing Day, we shared word that the Spud Valley Nordic Club had lost their trailer full of gear. Well, not to mince words: some unfortunate character had hitched up their trailer and driven off with it. As we wrote: That means, they drove away with ALL THE SUPPLIES for a volunteer-powered kids’ activity.Forehead-smack.This perplexing … Continue reading What happens when community comes together?!
On Wednesday afternoon, I presented a recap of our efforts here at the Wellness Almanac over the previous year to the Pemberton Valley Utilities and Services Committee Meeting. This Committee, which brings the SLRD and the Village of Pemberton together to oversee shared services, implements the Pemberton District Initiatives Fund (PDIF), which funds 2/3s of … Continue reading Thanks to the Lil’wat Nation, SLRD and Village of Pemberton for supporting the Wellness Almanac’s existence