The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is a registered non-profit organization formed in 1992. They are dedicated to providing financial support to organizations within the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, art & culture and the environment with a special emphasis on youth and family programs. Their mandate is to support larger, everlasting community projects. To date the WB Foundation has raised over $11 million for Registered Sea to Sky Charities. A large portion of fundraising is contributed through the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Resorts Ltd. The resort donates 50 VIP Annual ski passes called the Founder’s Pass at a cost of $6000 Canadian per year!
In October 2017 the Whistler and Pemberton Welcome Center applied for funding to support the Community Kitchen and Global Gardeners projects. These projects enable immigrants to learn life skills related to food such as gardening, preserving foods and preparing meals. These projects are benefical to immigrants because they build confidence and healthy eating. They also teach the community the importance immigrants bring to the community.
It is with great pleasure to announce that the WB Foundation has accepted our application and will be giving us funds to purchase 2x iPads, 2x keyboards and 2x cases for the programs. We will now be able to document workshops in a variety of ways and in a timely manner.
The Pemberton Multicultural Network will be walking in the Canada Day Parade on July 1st. If you would like to be part of this please meet at the downtown community barn at 9 a.m. dressed in your traditional clothing. The parade starts at 10 a.m. followed by a cake cutting, children’s arts and crafts, dance party and farmers market at the Community Center from 11-2 p.m. The Pemberton Public Library will also be announcing the winners of the 2017 Photo Challenge. Come celebrate Canada’s 150!
Do you like to garden or would you like to learn how to garden? Do you like spending time outside? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you would be perfect for the Pemberton Multicultural gardening group, the Global Gardeners.
The Global Gardeners is a group of people who volunteer their time from May to October. Volunteers are required to sign up for watering shifts, help weed the garden and harvest the vegetables. Vegetables grown from the garden are distributed evenly to each volunteer and a portion is donated to the Pemberton Food Bank.
If you would like to be part of the Global Gardeners an annual $10 fee per family is required and can be paid at the Sea to Sky Community Services office Monday-Thursday from 9:30-3 p.m. Deadline is May 15.
This may sound crazy but it’s that time of year again to start thinking about what you would like to plant in the garden. Last year our volunteers planted over 16 different types of veggies, flowers and herbs. A few successful plants were kale, tomatoes, beans, peppers and mustard seed.
What would you like to plant in your garden this year?
Keep your ears open for up coming workshops such as Companion planting/Gardening journals and Seeds/Starters.
The Pemberton Public Library would like to offer a Family Multicultural Storytime. This volunteer position would co-facilitate reading stories and singing song with librarian Nic. We are hoping to offer the Family Multicultural Storytime every second Saturday of each month from 10-10:30 a.m. We would like to rotate this position monthly so different community members can share their culture.
Reading stories and singing songs are all part of literacy. Literacy can help in the following areas:
If you would like to volunteer for this position please contact Anni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PMN will be offering a Korean Community Kitchen on Friday, January 20 from 11:30-1:30 at the Sea to Sky Community Services Program House.
Korea is a state in East Asia with a population of 74 million that is divided into 2 parts: North and South Korea. Korean meals are based on rice, vegetables and meats with a large portion of side dishes. A few popular dishes include kimchi and bibimbap.
If you would like to learn how to make a traditional Korean dish please sign up by Tuesday, January 17 on our Facebook page or contact Anni Kolbe at email@example.com.
The Pemberton Music Festival is an annual 4 day music festival located between Pemberton and Mt. Currie on a 400-acre hayfield with over 150 000 attendees. The line-up includes contemporary artists, rock, indie, hip hop and much more played on 4 stages all weekend long.
HUKA Entertainment, the Pemberton Music Festival promotors, have committed to allocating a portion of each ticket sold to the Pemberton Music Festival Community Fund (PMFCF) to support community opportunities and initiatives within the Pemberton Valley through 2 funds: 1) Legacy Fund 2) General Community and Agricultural Fund.
With this in mind the Pemberton Multicultural Network (PMN) Global Gardeners group applied for funding so they could:
a) change the layout of the garden plot
b) purchase equipment, materials and educational resources with the focus on canning and preserving foods
In January 2017, the PMFCF announced the lucky winners and the PMN Global Gardeners group was one of 16 local organizations who would benefit from funding from ticket sales.
Thank you Huka Entertainment for making this grant available to our community and thank you to the Global Gardeners for showing so much passion and dedication.
In celebration of St. Martin’s Day the PMN will be making lanterns. Please join us at the Sea to Sky Community Services Program House (across from the Fire Hall) on Monday, October 24th from 11-1. We will be making lanterns out of tissue paper, bristol board and milk jugs followed by a potluck lunch. St. Martin’s Day is celebrated on November 11th all around the world in honor of Saint Martin of Tours who was a Roman Soldier. In Germany children walk in the streets after dark with their lanterns, sing special songs and are given sweets. This is a time to celebrate the end of the harvest and kindness to others. Please join us on Monday, October 24th.
Want to spend time outdoors? Want to meet new people and exercise at the same time?
The PMN is planning a walk around One Mile Lake with yoga and circuit stations along the way. If you would like to join us meet at One Mile Lake on Monday, June 27th at 6:30 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothing, running shoes and bring a water bottle.
The PMN is looking for people to participate in the Canada Day parade on Friday, July 1st. If you have any traditional clothing from your home country please wear it. If you do not have traditional clothing please wear red and white. Meet at the downtown barn at 8:30-9 a.m. if you would like to be in the parade.
The PMN is also looking for people who might be interested in selling crafts at the Community Center as part of the Framer’s Market after the parade. We will have 2 tables setup, one for vending and one for origami. The Farmer’s Market is open from 11-2 p.m. Tables should be set-up before 10 a.m. Please let Anni know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to vend or volunteer at the origami table.