UPDATED February Round Up: What’s happening this month

I regularly drive past the roundabout in Pemberton and read the big sign with a sigh: oh, look, another cool event that I missed. Doh!

So, in an effort to manage my own FOMO, and poor time management, I thought I’d trawl through Facebook and see if I can round up what’s happening in February. The power of advance notice and planning ahead, right?

If you have other events to add, email TheWellnessAlmanac@gmail.com, or comment below, and I’ll add them in.

Happy February. Here’s to the shortest month of the year and the waxing crescent moon, to Imbolc, Valentine’s, Superbowls, snow and tacos!


February 2018: What’s coming up

February Fitness Challenge at Community Centre: The Pemberton and District Community Centre presents the February Challenge! Register before February 9. Participate in at least 14 fitness sessions of minimum 30 minutes, between February 1 and February 28, 2018. (Sessions can include a Value Added Class, a registered fitness program or a visit to the Fitness Centre.) Complete the challenge and be entered in the draw to win. See the front desk for more information.

Feb get fit


February 2-3: Hobiyee! Nisga’a New Year celebration and powwow at the PNE

Hobiyee {Ho-be-yeh} is a celebration of the waxing crescent moon, during the latter part of winter, each year. The Nisga’a of Ts’amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to celebrate with them, the strength, beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures. The 1400 Nisga’a of Ts’amiks invite the general public to Hobiyee to share the rich Nisga’a culture.

See the schedule at https://www.facebook.com/LilwatNation/posts/10156016901759780

Feb Hobiyee

Saturday February 4: Winterfest Adventure Hunt , 1pm – 4pm 

The 2nd annual Pemberton Winterfest Adventure Hunt will have teams racing around Pemberton in search of answers on February 3. All you need is a smart phone…registration is free! Register, start and finish at the Pemberton Community Center. Cash prize for the winning team!!

February Winterfest

Monday February 5 Hurtubise Family Fundraiser 7:30pm – 2am, the GLC, Whistler:

Friends of Pemberton’s Jack Hurtubise are rallying to raise money to help keep Jack’s family afloat, as they confront his diagnosis of Stage 3 terminal brain cancer. This fundraiser will include a live auction, music, food and drinks. All proceeds from the door and the auction will be given to the Hurtubises.

February Hurtibise

Thursday February 8 Massage for Kids: a free workshop for parents and caregivers with Cathy Benns RMT, 7:30pm, Pemberton Community Centre

Learn simple massage techniques that are fun, relaxing and reconnecting from Cathy Benns, a Registered Massage Therapist since 1999. Massage is one of the the oldest ways to heal the body and build connected relationships. In today’s fast paced world it is important to set aside some time to slow down, reconnect and foster the one on one time that help children feel important and secure. Massage is often a stress-buster for children. (Their stresses may be friends, starting a new activity, school, body image, family challenges or hitting developmental milestones later). Once massage is established as a family routine it can benefit your child throughout their growing years.

Feb massage

Saturday February 10: BC FAMILY DAY events at the Community Centre and Library include: free snacks, free family yoga, free open gym, and a screening of  Finding Nemo: final Movie Matinee until Fall, at Pemberton and District Library, 3pm – 4:40pm

Feb Finding Nemo


Saturday, February 10, Pemberton Multicultural Network hosts a Japanese Community Kitchen and teach participants to make chicken karage and panda rice balls, $55. 3pm – 5pm. Across from the Fire  Hall


Saturday February 10 Dine and Dance in the Dark, 6pm – midnight, Pemberton Legion

The Pemberton Lions Club hosts their second annual Dine and Dance in the Dark. Guests are invited to wear blindfolds while they eat, with some instruction from the servers. Experience a meal from a different perspective! Tickets available in advance at AC Gas, Pemberton Valley Supermarket or at the Legion. $50 each. All proceeds will be donated to two charitable foundations in support of people with visual impairment. Open to all Legion members and friends!

Feb Dine in the Dark

Sunday February 11, Paint n Sip Class at Big Sky with Levi Nelson, 6pm – 8pm

Relax & unwind with a fun art class, while enjoying a glass of wine or beer! No previous skill required! Instructor: Levi Nelson $50 per person includes: instruction, supplies. take home art work and glass of wine/beer

Feb Paint and Sip

Monday, February 12 BC FAMILY DAY – the Community Centre and Library will be CLOSED


Monday, February 12, Pemberton Snowmobile Club hosts Family Fun Sled Day at Big Sky, 11am – 3pm



Tuesday, February 13 Pemberton Arts Council presents Peacock Pairs Couples Dance Program, 8pm
Mountain Movement Dance Collective Studio, 7318 Industrial Way, Pemberton, BC


Thursday February 15, Free screening of ski film Numinous at Pemberton and District Library, 7pm – 9pm
With special guests Kye Petersen, Logan Pehota & Tatum Monod. Due to limited space, registration is essential. (Contact the Library on 604-894-6916 to be added to the guest list.)

feb numinous

Thursday February 15 Lil’wat Land and Resources Department Community Dinner & Presentations on archaeology, food security and more. 5pm – 9pm, Banquet Hall, Ullùs

Time 5pm – 9pm
Doors Open at 5:00pm
Dinner Severed at 6:00pm
Presentations at 7:00pm

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Wednesday, February 21 Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce’s first Pop-Up Event Marketplace Mixer: Into the Elements 3pm- 5pm, Stay Wild:

Join the Chamber’s first initiative to bring business networking to the ground level. Mix and mingle. The perfect excuse to leave work early to network with other members of the Pemberton business community and learn more about the businesses in the Elements building. We will be serving: Spark Kombucha, freshly pressed juice, chaga chai, appetizers and more.

Members: $10
Future Members $15

RSVP by February 17 to danielle@wrec.com and please bring cash to the event. Space is limited to RSVP to secure your spot.

chamber 2018

Mix it up with the 2018 Chamber Directors and other local business folk at the first Mixer. Photos by Valerie St-Arnaud from Calling Mountains Productions.


Thursday, February 22, Cook Book Club at Stay Wild, 7pm – 9pm

The first Cook Book Club debuts at Stay Wild. You make a shareable plate, from a selected cookbook, and show up, meet a bunch of other people, sample a bunch of other dishes, and decide whether the cookbook is for you or not.

A fun, free, social night out. A community potluck. Bring your own napkin, or nibbling plate. We’re making this a Zero Waste event, so that Stay Wild will want to continue to host us!

The first cookbook is Smitten Kitchen Every Day. There’s a copy at Stay Wild and you’re welcome to stop by, browse its pages, and snap a photo of the recipe you’d like to try.

Cookbook Club Feb 22 Smitten Kitchen


Sunday, February 25, introduction to Meditation with Susan Reifer at Kula Wellness, 7ppm = 8:15pm $12.50, register in advance

Kula meditation

Monday, February 26, Pemberton Arts Council AGM, Pemberton Community Centre, 7 – 9pm

If you have been thinking of getting involved with the arts, come out to our AGM on February 26th at the Pemberton Community Centre, 7 – 9pm.

Pemby Arts Council AGM.png

2017 PAC directors

The 2017 PAC Board invite you to join them at the AGM Feb 26.

Tuesday, February 27 Macrame Workshop at Big Sky, 6:30 – 8pm 

Macrame is the art of knotting cord or string in patterns to make decorative articles. No previous skill required! Relax & unwind with a fun art class with the LOVE CRAFT COLLECTIVE, while enjoying a glass of wine or beer! $60 per person includes: instruction, supplies, take home art work and a glass of wine/beer

Instagram: @lovecraftcltv
Email: lovecraftcltv@gmail.com

*maximum of 15 participants
*fee does not include taxes or service charge

Feb macrame

Tuesday, February 27, Boomerang Bag Sewing Circle, Pemberton Community Centre, 6pm – 9pm

74 bags down, next Boomerang Bag circle Feb 27 at the community centre

Other points of interest:

  • Any Pemberton folks interested in getting together to sing some popular rock, pop songs in a casual environment with a “satellite pop-up” Barbed Choir are invited to join the Facebook group and let them know. It’s fun, it’s casual, no experience required, just enthusiasm! It would likely be at the Pemberton Library. Give your feedback on whether a Friday evening would work.
  • The B.C. Government is developing a new Rural Development Strategy to support rural and Indigenous communities build economically resilient and sustainable futures. Written submissions and online comments invited at engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraldevelopment  until February 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • The Library is starting a program of making board games and puzzles available to loan. If you have any games or puzzles in excellent condition, make a donation to the collection.

Also exciting!


  • Pemberton has a Taco truck! The Square Root is now in location, slinging tacos and daily specials up at Mountain Glass & Mirror Tuesday-Thursday 11-4. Snowline Catering also does timesaver (or lifesaver) take home meals – 1 ltr containers of Thai Green Chicken Curry $12 and Beef with bean chilli $12, veggie burgers $2 each and falafel balls 12@$9.
  • At Big Sky, you can enjoy free cross country skiing. Also, kids eat FREE at Fescues restaurant with accompanying adult meal. Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm! Open daily at 3pm. Board games supplied
    feb golf

Coming Up in March



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One thought on “UPDATED February Round Up: What’s happening this month

  1. dawnjohnson2013 says:

    Love this BTW! It is a great post and kind of like a celebration of our community at the same time! Look at all the awesome things in our tiny town!

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