The vote is on! Pemberton BMX has made it into the top 20 of TSN’s Kraft Celebration Tour. This means that Pemberton is going head-to-head with Invermere in an online voting match-up. Voting starts Thursday (July 11) at 9 a.m., so get going!
We have 24 hours to vote. The community with the most votes wins $25,000. In late August, the tour will travel to each of the winning communities to award them the funding and to host a live SportsCentre broadcast. So do vote! You, your friends and families can all help Pemberton to win by voting now. Visit www.kraftcelebrationtour.ca.
This is a goal that is definitely worth our votes, folks! On Canada Day, I happened by the BMX track to watch the races and, despite knowing nothing about the sport, found it thrilling to watch, and was amazed at the number of Pemberton kids participating. As a BMX venue for Pemberton, not to mention the entire Sea to Sky corridor and points beyond, it’s an opportunity well worth voting for.
Tea and Tales on Tuesdays are back at the Pemberton Museum. This event runs every Tuesday through Aug. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy tea, coffee, or juice and home-baked goodies for $2.
Each week, tea-goers are invited to listen to a local tale presented by a Pemberton resident on various themes connected to life in the valley. If they wish, visitors can simply enjoy having tea on the lovely museum grounds.
The next tale up on July 16 is Grassy Trails – Pre-railway transportation.
For details, visit www.pembertonmuseum.org.
Summer fun is coming our way with the free Family Beach Day barbeque at the Pemberton Community Centre on Tuesday, July 16, 4 – 8 p.m. Dress up in your favourite beach wear and bring the whole family for water games, Frisbee, speedminton, food, and more.
The Canucks Autism Network van will also be on hand. The CAN van is an interactive mobile display that travels to communities all over B.C. with the goal of educating the public about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The CAN van also provides information about programs, activities and events offered by CAN. The van helps build awareness about ASD and promotes an increased understanding of the disorder in order to encourage inclusive and supportive communities for those living with autism.
Dreamcatcher Meadows in Pemberton is having its annual Hanoverian Foal Inspection and Barbeque on Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m. Dr. Ludwig Christmann from the Hannoveraner Verband in Verden, Germany — the breed’s head organization — will be there to inspect the “Class of 2013” and talk about the history and future of the Hanoverian Breed.
Jill Giese, one of the stable’s owners, notes that this is probably the strictest breed inspection in the world. The day’s events will also include performances by Ballerina DMV, and others. Members of the community who want to see these horses and learn more about the sport and breed are invited.
Insurance requirements mean that anyone wishing to attend must submit their name. Those interested can get in touch with the ranch by email at email@example.com, or phone at 604-894-6819. Dreamcatcher Meadows is located at 9114 Pemberton Meadows Rd., about 18 km from the Village of Pemberton.
In other news — an FYI of sorts — Dreamcatcher Meadows currently has two grants to hire staff who meet the www.getyouthworking.ca criteria. So check it out if you are aged 15 to 29 and looking for work.
Pemberton’s Slow Food Cycle Sunday comes up Aug. 18. from 8 a.m. until noon, with parking and registration in the Village of Pemberton. The ride is free, but bring cash for food. For details, visit www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com.
Send comments and event listing ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Your Pemberton column will appear Aug. 22 after I take a summer hiatus.