Wellness is our mission.
This website was designed to be an interactive gathering place and community-powered almanac to help neighbouring communities share what we know about where we live.
It’s a celebration of place. An invitation to pay attention. An opportunity to discover common ground and celebrate unique differences.
This site began as a project of the Winds of Change Steering Committee, a ground-breaking community-to-community initiative to build healthy relationships and respect between the people of the Lil’wat Nation, N’Quatqua, Pemberton and Area C of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District.
The Winds of Change Steering Committee met for almost ten years had representation from the Village of Pemberton, Mount Currie Band, Squamish Lillooet Regional District, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, RCMP, Sea to Sky Community Services, Mount Currie Health Care Centre, Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police, Youth Mental Health, School District #48, Xet’olacw Community School, N’Quatqua Band, Pemberton and Mount Currie Youth Leaders, and a nominee from the Community at Large.
Since the dissolution of the Winds of Change Steering Committee, this website has continued as an offering to reconciliation.
This initiative is possible thanks to the funding support of three partners – the Lil’wat Nation, and the Squamish Lillooet Regional District and the Village of Pemberton (through their Pemberton District Initiatives Fund), and it has benefited from the generous support over the years of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.
It is edited and compiled by Pemberton-based writer Lisa Richardson, and has featured the insight, photography, poetry, and expertise of hundreds of community members.
Contributors are always welcome to write, photograph, interview, or share observations, recipes, profiles, or news. Contact TheWellnessAlmanac@gmail.com with questions or contributions.