If you made a New Yearís resolution to get fit or stay fit, here in Pemberton, you really have no excuse not to keep that promise you made to yourself. We have a virtual recipe for good health and fitness right at our doorstep. At the Pemberton Community Centre, in addition to visiting the fitness centre to take advantage of all the equipment, a gym membership or a drop-in rate gives you access to the value-added classes like combo spin, circuit training, or yoga. Recently, Ballet for Fitness has been added on Mondays at 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. until March 11 (no class Feb. 11). You can also register for sets of classes, or drop in, if space is available.
Of course there is also plenty of no-cost fitness in our valley like walking or hiking. Add to that all of the things so many of us do as part of our daily lives in winter like running, skiing or snowshoeing, and youíve got a recipe for good health and fitness. Visit www.pemberton.ca fo find out more about all the great programs on offer at the Pemberton Community Centre.
Speaking of skiing, this Sunday (Feb. 10) provides a great opportunity for a cross-country ski jaunt in the Pemberton Valley. Read on for details.
The Spud Valley Nordics Ski Club is hosting the 24th annual Spud Valley Loppet this Sunday. This classic technique race starts at 10 a.m. at the Ronayne farm, 16 kilometres from the Village of Pemberton. The race finish is at the Lillooet River Forestry Bridge. Bib pick-up takes place from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
The 12-kilometre snowmobile-groomed track through several private properties in the Pemberton Valley will take skiers through fields, along dykes, through forest and across one road.
You can register online until tonight (Feb. 7) at 9 p.m. or on race day. Late fees of $2 or $5 per family will be applied on race day. Fees are $10/ child; $15/ youth; $20/ adult; $40/ family.
Skiers should bring their own food and water, as none will be provided on the course. There will be drinks and snacks in the finish area. All youth participants will receive a prize of a potluck-style lunch that will be served at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School at noon. Medal presentations will be made to the top three finishers in each category.
Visit www.zone4.ca to register and for complete race details.
Believe it or not, it isnít too early to be making plans for spring break. Those two weeks in March will be here before you know it ó meaning you may be on the lookout for something fun for your children to do. But donít fear, Stewardship Pemberton is offering Grow with Nature Spring Break Camp where children from five to 10 years can experience, explore and discover nature. Stewardship Pemberton says the main goal of the camp is for children to connect to nature and learn simple and fun ways to take care of our planet ó perhaps something we can all keep in mind on a day-to-day basis. Camp days will be filled with nature walks, planting, crafts, games and more. Rachelle Sereda is the returning teacher.
Camp dates are March 18 to 22 and March 25 to 29. Days are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $40 per day ($37 per day for registration before March 4). Early drop-off may be arranged. Contact email@example.com for more information or to register.
Visit www.steardshippemberton.com for more information about Stewardship Pemberton.
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