Pemberton Winterfest 2013
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Celebrate Winter - Pemberton Style!
Eleven great events take place over 3 days. Locals and tourists alike are all welcomed to join the fun and action of this wonderful community celebration.
This year's festival is at the Pemberton Legion on Friday, January 18 & then moves to the scenic views at One Mile Lake on Saturday, January 19 & Sunday, January 20, 2013.
There will be snow golf, graffiti colouring, snow soccer, shinny hockey, curling, on-ice movies, fire spinners, fireworks, ice fishing, DJ music , polar bear plunge and more! With a variety of FREE and ticket purchase, there's no excuse to miss this fun-filled family friendly celebration!
So What is the Pemberton Winterfest all About?
Once upon a time, Pemberton was the last frontier to gold country and it still attracts the type of people who want to explore, adventure, and play in a world with no limits. Not to mention, discover the wealth of white gold. Winterfest brings it altogether. Winterfest engages the whole community in a vibrant atmosphere during this unique small multi-cultural celebration. Down home hospitality and great entertainment celebrate winter during this family friendly festival you won't want to miss.
Pemberton is Whistler's northern neighbor. You know - Whistler, home of the last Winter Olympics. Most sought after skiing destination in the world. Home to thousands of travelers and seasonal workers and renowned party zone. I bet if I'd said Squamish... you'd say "Oh ya we drive through there on the way to Whistler"
Few who make the pilgrimage to Whistler ever go far beyond it. Held in by its seductive grasp. But only 20 minutes away there is a small town, vibrant and simmering with culture. Pemberton is a very different town to Whistler; more modest, relaxed... more homely. But no place is immune to the winter rush. The droves of tourists, the cold and the snow. But this is part of the lifeblood of these towns.
Winterfest in Pemberton pays homage and respect to the mighty winter. It brings us all joy, prosperity, beauty and most of all - FUN! That's what Winterfest is all about.
There certainly is a lot packed into only a few days. But don't worry, I've outlined all the events, prices and locations below; so all you have to do is go have fun.
DAY ONE - FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
Come and dance to D'ALE & the Coolers, Pemberton Legion, 8pm. Doors open hours before. The event runs well into the evening, the Pemberton Legion closes at 1am. Tickets available in advance, $10 each.
DAY TWO - SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Fire & Warmth Show
Dinner on-site at One Mile Lake beginning at 5pm. Ice skating with on-ice movies in the background. Following the movie, a DJ, fire spinners and fireworks at 8pm. Everyone welcome. FREE shuttle to & from One Mile Lake. Park at the Pemberton Community Centre parking lot. Departing at the bottom half of each hour from the Pemberton Community Centre.
DAY THREE - SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
A VARIETY OF FUN FAMILY STYLE EVENTS ALL
AT ONE MILE LAKE 10 AM to 4 PM
There's going to be shinny hockey between noon & 3pm. Sign up by 11.30 am & we'll put you on a team! This is a FREE event. Awards to the winning teams.
Between 10am and 4pm the Lions Club of Pemberton will operate a cash only concession, chili or hot dogs, combining the two for a great chili dog! Coffee & muffins to start your morning.
Polar Bear Plunge
The original Plunge is back by popular demand. Don't miss this great event at 12pm. This event is free! Everyone who plunges receives a toque, a FREE hot chocolate and a special treat from Sharon’s Herbal Healing Arts.
Skating & Curling
Try your hand at some all skating & Canadian curling!
Skaters, don't worry, if you don't have skates, we have an assortment of sizes & styles for you. FREE skate rental.
10a.m. and 12:30 p.m. registration time for curling. FREE event. No experience necessary.
Snow Golf, Snow Soccer & Graffiti
The Pemberton Community Centre hosts snow golf & snow graffiti for everyone.
Thanks to the team at Spud Valley Sporting Goods Ltd. For this great event, all equipment included. This event is FREE.