Students from Xit’olacw Community School and Pemberton Secondary School participated in a day long workshop on November 21, utilizing the games and exercises of Theatre for Living to explore what reconciliation means. Me personally? Stage-shy. So I can't think of anything more vulnerable than playing improv theatre games. Doing that on highly-charged topics like reconciliation - wow. Hats off to … Continue reading Reconciliation in stop motion
A slideshow of highlights from the 2014 Wellness Gathering. Here's what wellness looks like where we live.
The Winds of Change Recognition Awards were given on Saturday at the celebration dinner that marked the culmination of the Wellness Gathering. In the meantime, please congratulate the first high school student to be recognised in the award's 5 year history, and two of the most dynamic and productive community groups out there. The Winds … Continue reading Wellness Champions Celebrated: Now with Photos!
What do racism, alcoholism, addiction or bullying look like in our communities? River Chandler has a sense that big complex issues like these can be tackled, if we try it one take at a time. That is in part what Theatre for Living does. Participants create moments of frozen time. A single distilled instance of … Continue reading Today’s Wellness Gathering features Theatre for Living
There's no doubt. It's a busy weekend. With the Pemberton Library Wine and Cheese tonight, Growing Great Children's Girls Night Out tomorrow at 7:30, and Opening Weekend all battling for your energy, we hope you'll make some time tomorrow - any time between 1pm and 7pm - to swing by the Wellness Gathering. Check out … Continue reading Wellness Gathering – Preview the Program
My new motto: if you can’t nail a #50DayWellnessChallenge, at least surround yourself by people who can. There is a good chance their success will rub off. It’s called “lifestyle contagion” and right now, it’s my best hope. If you started the #50DayChallenge on October 3 and plan to end with a grand celebration, social … Continue reading Column: You’ll Get By With a Little Help from Your Friends (or Not)
Event coordinator extraordinaire, Carlee Cindric, (recently featured in our Vitality Project series), is feeling hopeful you'll read this post, realise how fun, interactive and kid-friendly the 5th annual Wellness Gathering is going to be, and save November 22 in your diary. Cindric is working busily behind the scenes in preparation for the 5th annual Wellness … Continue reading Wellness Gathering 2014 Preview (or Why Carlee Cindric is Feeling Hopeful)
A funny thing happens when you do a google image search on "wellness champion" - you get some sporty looking people lining up to race, a cartoon business man with a superhero cape, more business men running track, and some really bad clip art. What does this tell me? We really really really need your input … Continue reading Last Chance! Nominate a Wellness Champion Today
The Winds of Change in partnership with Pemberton Rotary presents Dr Art Hister tonight at the Community Centre as part of its Speaker Series. On November 22, the Winds of Change hosts its 5th annual Wellness Gathering, and the pioneering drug and alcohol task-force is also calling for nominations for the 5th Winds of Change … Continue reading Wellness Q+A with Sheldon Tetreault
I'd seen Alex on the cover of the Pique back when the Olympics came to town, but, embarrassingly, I didn't even realise he was Lil'wat. His regalia seemed as if it belonged elsewhere, so I didn't really register that he lived in my 'hood. Then, at last year's Wellness Gathering, I saw him perform for … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: That time Alex Wells blew my mind