Pemberton Winterfest 2010
Photo by Dave Steers
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Spirit of BC - Pemberton committee has put together a variety of events for Pemberton's annual Winterfest activities.
It's Our Day - Pemberton
The first schedule event is It's Our Day, Saturday February 6. As the sun rises over the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Centre's Inukshuk, our community will observe the start of the first torchbearer as they begin their relay through our town, 8 a.m. precisely. The torch will link us with communities from all over the globe.
Wear Your Red Mittens
Community members are encouraged to wear their red-mittens and line the streets by 7.45 a.m. Free hot chocolate will be available by DiCarlo's restaurant beginning at 7:30 a.m. There will be three different stations along the torch route, be sure to bring your own hot chocolate mug!
Starting at the Visitor Info Centre, along Portage Road, past the Health Care Centre, through the round-a-bout, right at Frontier St, looping up Prospect St. past the Museum, past Home Hardware, left at the Arts Council building, down Frontier St (in front of train station), back along Portage Rd. (to the Information Centre).
Post Relay Celebrations
Immediately after the torch departs to Mt. Currie, the post relay celebrations begin with Olympian, Hugh Fisher as the Master of Ceremonies at the Pemberton Community Centre. Beginning with a First Nations Blessing followed by our National Anthem, Oh Canada. Speeches, entertainment, a celebration for all. Canadian Team Member for Skelton, Michelle Bartleman will be celebrating with us too.
It's Our Day then proceeds with the following activities:
- Photo opportunities with the VANOC mascots and a chance to hold and get a photo with the Torch. (bring your own camera)
- Pancake Breakfast, by donation, with the Pemberton Rotary Club
- Street Hockey Tournament, sponsored by the North Shore Credit Union and Home Hardware
- Children's Story Time with the Pemberton Public Library
- Nordic Sports Fun hosted by the Spud Valley Nordic Club
- Polar Bear Swim at One Mile Lake with the Pemberton Fire Department
- Seniors Wii Challenge
- Kids crafts
- BBQ lunch with the Pemberton Lions Club
Grand Finale Fireworks
Join us for the Grand Finale, Fireworks Display, 8 p.m. at Signal Hill Elementary.
Activities take place inside and outside of the Pemberton Community Centre. Events are either FREE or are charged a nominal fee.