Nimby Fifty 2017 Open For Registration
With the holidays over we can finally settle into the new year and 2017 promises to be a big year for the town of Pemberton. With buildings being built, small businesses moving in and construction going on all over town, Pemberton is all set up to have a booming year.
Check Out the Pemberton Library
The Pemberton and District Public Library is charting incredible success -- a 27-per-cent increase in total number of items borrowed in 2016 compared to 2015, even though December stats have not been tallied. In November alone, there were almost 9,000 visits. And this year's usage increase eclipses the 2014 increase of 17-per-cent.
"In a population of just over 6,500, it really just shows the importance, whether it's free Wifi, facilities, or the children's library, people are starting to come here and work throughout the day, or they just come here to read," library director Emma Gillis said. "Our main goal is to really be the heart of the community."
And they really have done a great job in doing that. The remodelled children's section was revealed last month, and a recent Tiny Story Contest had more than 400 entries in both adult and teen categories. And that's not all, more than 200 tickets were sold for the annual wine-and-cheese event, and the library staff undertook a new initiative to record an audio children's book. 2017 looks bright for the Pemberton Library, we hope it continues to be a hub for the community.
Not only is the library a great resource but so is their website! They offer tons of easy ways to access books and content, go check it out!
Nimby Fifty 2017 Registration is Open
There's only about 150 days until the next Nimby Fifty takes place! Registration for the 8th annual 37km mountain bike race opened up a few days ago, on the 1st day of 2017. With only 420 riders allowed to participate there's no time to waste when registering for the Nimby Fifty. Scheduled for Saturday June 3rd, the race once again takes place on the world-class single track trails that Pemberton has to offer. Entry is only $80 plus a $5 trail fee until April when prices will rise to $90 + $5 trail fee.
Trail fee proceeds go to the Pemberton Off-Road Cycling Association (PORCA) and are used toward local trail maintenance and improvement. Additional contributions from the race also go toward Pemberton Valley Search and Rescue (PVSAR).
NIMBY Fifty 2016 presented by Chromag was a battle from start to finish on all levels. The 7th edition of Pemberton, B.C.'s version of a marathon XC race went beyond beating the rider ahead, besting a previous time, or making NIMBY Platinum Status — for many it was a battle to simply finish. Riding in the storm and through the forests of Pemberton became a battle to keep the bike upright; keep the hands warm enough to use the brakes, hold onto the bars and shift gears; keep the core, feet and legs warm enough to turn pedals and simply breathe; a battle with the mind to ignore rational voices in your head begging you to stop and warm up somewhere, somehow.
Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2017