Summers in Pemberton are always so fantastic.
With the various events, plus numerous locations at which to hike, bike, stroll and run, and places like the fitness centre, library, water park and One Mile Lake to hang out at, there is always somewhere to go or something to do.
Itís one of the things I like best about our town.
Last Sunday (Sept. 16) was a perfect example as walkers, runners, and some cyclists, converged on the Pemberton airport to take part in the Terry Fox Run. There were adults and children of all ages and abilities, along with the occasional dog thrown in for good measure.
This annual run is something that I see as a great equalizer. For however fast or slow you run, walk, or bike, everyone is out there for the same great cause ó remembering a Canadian hero, and donating so that together, we can hit cancer where it hurts.
And especially, a huge thanks to the organizers. As always, a job well done.
Gloria Elkins of the Pemberton flying Club tells me that early this month, a number of out-of-town aircraft converged on the Pemberton airport for a fly-away event.
Iím told that about 12 aircraft, carrying a total of 28 people, flew into Pemberton in early September for lunch at the Black Squirrel. They came from Chilliwack, Victoria and Boundary Bay. A great bunch of visitors to bring in to Pemberton.
Remember to visit the Pemberton Farmers Market every Wednesday for just a few weeks longer. Vendors gather on Frontier Street across from the Centennial Cafť from 4 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment adds to the weekly atmosphere of good food and community, giving this homegrown event a genuine Pemberton feel. Stop by to purchase fresh veggies, baked goods, local crafts and more. Itís an appealing place to spend part of your Wednesday.
The Pemberton Library film nights are back Thursday evenings starting tonight (Sept. 20) at 7 p.m. with Found Memories by Julia Murat, a Brazilian movie in Portuguese with English subtitles. As always, Mile One Eatery is having their movie night special, so grab your dinner there first to enjoy a special deal and, as always, amazing food.
Saturday (Sept. 29) is Sports Day in Pemberton. From noon to 4 p.m., head over to the Pemberton Community Centre to try carpet bowling or speedminton. Whatever those are, sounds like fun. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Hereís an event for everyone who is breastfeeding and everyone who supports breastfeeding. The Breastfeeding Challenge, being held across B.C., is taking place in Pemberton on Saturday (Sept. 29), from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pemberton office of Sea to Sky Community Services at 1357 Aster Street.
Those who choose to will latch their babies on at 11 a.m. There will be door prizes, beverages, and snacks.
For more information, visit www.babyfriendly.ca.
Writing a Pemberton column for September, without mentioning that school is back in session, would somehow seem remiss.
I can only express appreciation for all those who slow down while driving past Signal Hill Elementary School, the skate park and the community centre. Your communityís families thank you. And to tell you the truth, seeing vehicles speeding through that area, which has been a playground speed zone (30 km/ h from dawn to dusk) for some time now seems, thankfully, to be a thing of the past.
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