Here’s why, despite my privacy concerns, I’m not quite ready to abandon Facebook. How else would I have learned that Leah Daling, one of the prime instigators and movers and shakers of the Pemberton Boomerang Bag collective, just dropped off 250 recycled pillow case bags to Signal Hill Elementary on April 9. Amazing Boomerang Bag volunteers … Continue reading Boomerang Bags head to Signal Hill for Earth Day
74 new cloth reusable loaner grocery bags were made by a crew of volunteers at the Community Centre on Tuesday 6 February. That brings the total bags sewn and made available to the community to over 1500. Next Boomerang Bags sewing circle takes place February 27, 6-9pm. Please bring your borrowed bags back, so the volunteer … Continue reading Boomerang Bags Sewing Circle does 74 bags in one night! Join the momentum on Feb 27 at the Community Centre
The Boomerang Bag is a loaner grocery bag, available at the Pemberton Valley Supermarket or Stay Wild, that you can take home, if you forgot your reusable bag, so you don’t need to take a plastic one. Borrow it. Bring it back. Because plastic sucks. It’s a habit we need to quit. All the bags … Continue reading Be part of the solution: join the Boomerang Bags sewing bee, January 10, 6pm – 9pm
WEDNESDAY November 22, 6pm-9pm will see another Boomerang Bags Sewing Circle take place at the Community Centre. All are welcome to join the movement to help make Pemberton plastic-bag free. This session will be a Ski School pinnie bonanza, with the aim of beating last month’s 57 bags sewn! Come anytime during those hrs, even … Continue reading Boomerang Bags Sewing Circle takes place November 22
Back to school and, six months after the Boomerang Bags initiative launched, it’s time to get back into the bag-making, bag-borrowing, bag-boomeranging rhythm of things. (Yes! It’s time to gather up those bags you borrowed, that have been lurking in the bottom drawer, the car trunk, the odd corners, and BOOMERANG them!) Boomerang Bags spearheader, … Continue reading Boomerang Bags Sewing Circle invites you to take part, Wednesday September 27 from 6 to 9 PM upstairs at the Community Center
Seen the Facebook posts, the articles, the bin in the Pemberton Valley Grocery Store, or the funky bags around town? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Or how to get involved? Or how you can be part of it, even if you don’t really know how to sew? Want to find out more? This … Continue reading Boomerang Bags community info session at the library, Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
On Friday, March 10, at 10:30am, a new black box appeared in the entry to the Pemberton Valley Supermarket. It had a boomerang stenciled on the front, and more than 400 reusable cloth grocery bags dropped inside until it was almost overflowing. A minute later, a woman was grabbing a small bag of groceries at … Continue reading Boomerang Bags launch in Pemberton. Because ocean.
Thanks to Fran Dickinson who just wrapped her week-long instagram takeover today, for giving us the low-down on the Boomerang Bags Pemberton initiative, which launches official this Friday at the Pemberton Valley Grocery Store. We’ve got a column in the pipeline all about it, but in the meantime, here’s Fran: Boomerang bags are a reusable … Continue reading Get ready Pemberton – Boomerang Bags are about to launch
UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Stay tuned to the Boomerang Bags Facebook page for events in the spring. 250 old t-shirts have been diverted from landfill, collected, printed with the Boomerang Bags logo. Are in need of a quick sew and BOOM! They’ll be up cycled into reusable grocery bags available for that palm-to-forehead … Continue reading UPDATE: Cancelled. T Shirt to Bag Sewing Circle: BYO sewing machine. Wednesday March 6, 6pm, at the Pemberton Community Centre
Lil’wat Nation shared this helpful infographic on their Facebook page this week. I was mostly excited to see Dr Henry’s guiding mantra translated into Ucwalmictws. But it got me thinking… I’m behind the curve on mask-wearing. My sense is that it’s mostly a social signal, something you’d wear to signal to others that you take … Continue reading Is it time to wear a mask?