As we approach the end of the first week of Spring Break, I hope that everyone is taking care out there — including slowing down to the posted playground speed of 30 km/h as you drive past Signal Hill Elementary, the skate park, BMX park and the community centre.
Speaking of the community centre, the new Pemberton Leisure Guide is out, featuring dance and gymnastics for preschoolers; kinder soccer, floor hockey, the home alone course and gymnastics, plus much more. For adults, there is the free Spud Valley Walking Club, a free meditation session, Chicks With Picks, dog training and more.
For seniors, there is a drop-in program, carpet bowling and an April events calendar.
Value added classes for adults include yoga, circuit training, stroller strut, combo spin and ballet for adults. Each class is less than $6 or included in your fitness centre membership.
The guide also includes details on the Pemberton Youth Centre, the Seed to Table Program, BMX, soccer and more.
In short, there’s pretty much something for everyone. For full details, visit www.pemberton.ca, click on Recreation and Leisure, then Pemberton Recreation to get to the Spring Leisure Guide, or stop by the Pemberton Community Centre.
Thursday night (March 21) at 7 p.m. it’s the Pemberton Library Film Club’s March screening at the library.
Tonight’s film is Broken, directed by Rufus Norris. This U.K. drama tells the story of 11-year-old Skunk at the beginning of summer holidays complete with daydreams and curious wanderings. But all is not idyllic. Skunk must regularly give herself injections to combat her diabetes; and one day she discovers her bitter and angry neighbour beating a troubled boy from the neighbourhood. Skunk’s innocence begins to vanish.
Check out the movie night dinner special at One Mile Eatery before you go
For just $25 (until March 31), you can buy a dog licence from the Village of Pemberton for your spayed or neutered dog. Licences for dogs under three months are just $15.
After March 31, licence fees go up to $40 for spayed or neutered dogs, and to $85 (from $65) for unaltered dogs. The fee for dogs under three months stays the same.
Annual dog licences are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
Proceeds from licences go towards supplying those handy doggie bags you see in dispensers around town (and hopefully use), plus partial support of PAWS (Pemberton Animal Wellbeing Society) and WAG (Whistler Animals Galore).
The Kids’ Closet Clean out is back. This annual event, hosted by Growing Great Children, is a great opportunity for families to clean out closets and make some money to reinvest in your kids. This indoor garage sale is all kids stuff — toys, clothes, books, sports gear, maternity clothes and whatever else you want to move along.
Tables are $10, or just come on by to shop for treasures. To book a table, call or email Natalie at email@example.com or 604-902-9096.
The clean out takes place Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to noon at the Cottonwood Community Centre.
Send comments and event listing ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Pemberton column will appear April 4.