In Austin, Texas, in early November, a new library opened. Austin Kleon, a writer and blogger I follow, attended, and wrote about the Mayor's opening remarks, Indeed, a library is your cathedral, a holy place for your imagination and for collaboration. Ever since I first arrived in Pemberton, the library was a special place for … Continue reading I love the library. And it’s not just me.
A new Ts̓zil Learning Centre is on the way thanks to a $7.21 million investment from the federal government. The new facility will provide increased post-secondary, training and academic upgrading opportunities for Líl̓wat and other communities in the area. Here’s the press release sent out from the federal government Tuesday, December 13, 2016, posted to … Continue reading Lil’wat secures $7.21 million commitment from Canada to build a new Ts’zil Learning Centre
The alarm went off at 4:15am. Everything was laid out, so he wouldn’t have to think. Jason Labonte, an accountant from Edmonton in his early 40s, drank a coffee, mixed up his protein fruit almond milk smoothie, and made his way to the shuttle. He arrived at the Alta Lake beach about 5:45am – with … Continue reading To the rescue: the story of a couple of local boys who saved the day of a broken down Ironman
Ever heard that They Might Be Giants song that goes: "make a little birdhouse in your soul"? I have no idea what any of the lyrics mean. But if anything could capture the quaintness of a birdhouse in my soul, it is the new little free libraries that have been developed by the Library, Pemberton … Continue reading How much do I love the little free libraries… let me count the ways
An amazing collaboration of the Whistler Naturalists and Stewardship Pemberton took place during Bioblitz last year, that saw over 50 scientists specialized in their fields travel to Pemberton to observe, record, report and compile amazing information about the biodiversity that exists in our back yards. Stewardship Pemberton's Dawn Johnson, a self-taught naturalist, wrote a beautiful post about how … Continue reading BioBlitz results reveal Pemberton’s amazingness
What does Wellness look like? The range of approaches people have taken with the #50DayWellnessChallenge has been inspiring - for some it's about finding stillness, or doing less. Others are logging miles on the bike or treadmill, making a date with the yoga mat or the water bottle. Or making a conscious effort to notice … Continue reading Nominate a Wellness Champion before Friday, November 7
The invitation to Be Well is everywhere, including at One Mile Lake, with the addition of a self-guided fitness circuit. The fitness circuit was the result of a few people with passion, harnessing their personal strengths and rallying their community networks (which is kind of the formula for most great things, isn't it? I can … Continue reading Shout Out: The Rotary Fitness Circuit