Pemberton Public Library

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:

  • brain development
  • social skills
  • writing skills
  • enhancing memory
  • vocabulary skills

If you would like to volunteer for this position please contact Anni at


Immigrant Settlement Services now funded by CIC

An agreement has now been signed with CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) for the delivery of settlement services in the Sea to Sky Sunshine Coast region. Although this means changes for Pemberton, overall this agreement means that immigrants will continue to be supported in important areas at least for the next two years……

Two years ago, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that it would be taking over responsibility from the province for all settlement services funding in BC as of April 1, 2014. The high level of the Welcoming Communities funding from the province was, in part, a reaction to that – the original plan was to have 5 years of Welcoming Communities funding.

What the change means is that all the ESLSAP (English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program), Welcoming Communities, and Settlement funding will now be under the auspices of CIC.

In order to be able to apply for replacement funding, it was decided last year that a regional application covering Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish and the Sunshine Coast (Sea to Sky Sunshine Coast Welcome Net (SSSC Welcome Net)) would have a greater chance of funding, and, in the summer of 2013, Capilano University submitted an application for continued ESLSAP (Community Connections), Welcoming Communities and settlement programming funding in the region. In December 2013, we heard that this application had been accepted for negotiation and we have been working on this with the federal government since then.

2nd Pemberton Multicultural Week now being planned

Put Saturday November 23 in your calendars! Are you ready for another day of cultural activities Once again the PMN will be hosting a day of arts/crafts/activities and games from the wide variety of cultures represented within the Pemberton community. Oh, did I forget to mention food? That’s right, we will also be providing samples of some delicious dishes from around the world, so come along and join the fun from 11am-3pm. Bring the children and come and join in the fun? (more…)

Pemberton Community Workshop series announced

A series of 9 FREE workshops open to all members of the community, including individuals, members of non-profit and volunteer, as well as commercial, organizations and businesses. For those who can’t commit to the full 10-session program, or who have completed it in previous years. Click here for the full Brochure CD&L series Pemberton 20132014 (more…)

Community Development and Leadership program

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The Pemberton program starting October 2 will include:

  • 10-sessions of 2.5 hours
  • 6 core sessions plus 4 electives participants will choose from the community workshop series. Core sessions are: (more…)

Pemberton Community Development & Leadership program

Based on the ‘Everything Present in the Seed’ Community Leadership Training developed by the Community Development and Outreach department of Capilano University, the program will focus on the community development leadership potential of volunteers. It is both a process for learning about community development and a curriculum to help build the essential skills needed for community development work. (more…)

Intercultural Workshop Series

Intercultural Workshop Series starting Monday September 30th 10am-1pm!

Come along and learn how to cook something you’ve never tried before, bring your friends!

We are looking for volunteers to show us how to cook your favourite dish from your culture. Share your recipes with us, we will provide the ingredients! (more…)

Exciting News for the PMN!

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Pemberton Multicultural Network now has an Event Co-ordinator – Lynne Armstrong!

Lynne Armstrong is originally from Scotland, she moved to Canada in 2011 and lives in Pemberton with her husband and 3 children. Lynne is an active community member and loves biking.

Lynne’s job as Event Co-ordinator will involve organising Intercultural Workshops on a regular basis. (more…)

Pemberton Welcoming Communities Project Events & Volunteer Coordinator

WCPembHere’s a new opportunity for someone looking for a short-term part-time contract.

If you’d like to get involved in organizing cultural events and activities, then this could be for you.

Click here for a full Job Description Pemberton WCVolunteer events. To apply please submit a resume with cover letter and three work / volunteer related references to:

Carole Stretch, Coordinator Pemberton Welcoming Communities at Deadline for submission of applications is 5pm July 5, 2013



Targeted intercultural workshop for your group or organization?

Would your group or organization like to experience a different culture? Want to try out an art or craft? Or perhaps you’d like to learn how to cook food from other cultures? Or enjoy the music and dance from other countries? Whatever your interest why not contact the Pemberton Multicultural Network and work with them to develop a cultural workshop tailored for you.

In addition to the series of intercultural workshops open to the public, the Pemberton Welcoming Communities project is planning to tailor events specifically for individual groups and organizations.  Drawing on the skills and experiences of immigrants living and working in Pemberton, the Pemberton Multicultural Network (PMN) will work with your group/organization to put together a workshop specifically taking into account your needs and interests. Would you like to learn to cook different food? Or try a new sport? Sing international songs? Dance? Learn origami, or how to make a piñata? If you’re interested, call or email Carole Stretch on 604.698.7226 or for more information and to start the conversation.

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