It’s the 15th year of the annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday presented by the Pemberton Valley Supermarket! https://www.instagram.com/p/B0EWTBLhOGe/ Founded in 2005 to showcase the true value of farmland and to connect consumers with farmers/producers, the Slow Food Cycle Sunday has grown into a larger cycling festival complete with live music, food, drinks, art, crafts, treats and … Continue reading Slow Food Cycle Sunday rolls through Pemberton Meadows this weekend, Sunday August 18, 9am – 3pm
“You are damaged in direct proportion to how you were loved or not. If you did not get what you needed, you spend the rest of your life trying to figure that out and fill that up.”- Oprah Winfrey When Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild, came to Whistler-town, I was lucky enough to … Continue reading Oprah on the importance of acknowledgement
They say that your mother's voice is the one you hear in your head, even as an adult, all your days. I reached a point when I realized that that was not going to work for me anymore. It was not the right voice. And so began a long slow exorcism, a careful, yet fitful, … Continue reading Voice Lessons
A prayer, a song, for the murdered and missing. If you have a voice, lend it to this song, this prayer, this fierce declaration: women, indigenous women, should feel safe in this world, wherever they go. If you're not quite sure how to articulate that, begin by listening. Singing along. All our voices are needed.
If the downtown roadworks have you frustrated, consider: sidewalks are a luxury this town hasn't always had. I haven't lived here long enough to call myself local, but I remember when there were no sidewalks on Portage Road, back when the Pony was down in the ditch, and the library was in the Youth Centre … Continue reading Pemberton then and now: history reminds us to appreciate sidewalks
I’m having lunch with a friend when she confesses, “This climate change thing is really starting to worry me. My kids, you know? And it’s so big. And these powerful people are making crazy decisions. What can I possibly do?” I have the instant urge to grab her by the arm and yell: starfish, starfish, … Continue reading The Starfish Collective
shared via the Native Women's Association of Canada This animation, launched a year ago in Australia, at The Healing Foundation's #OurFuture Youth Webinar was created as to explain where Intergenerational Trauma comes from and how it impacts young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Because, here's what's crazy... the same thing that happened to indigenous … Continue reading Why “That was in the past, why can’t indigenous people just get over it?”, doesn’t really work as a healing strategy