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Media Release | SLRD and Village Finalize Transfer of Management of Pemberton and District Recreation Service

Posted on May 13, 2019

Transfer effective June 1, 2019; Current Service Levels Maintained

Pemberton, BC – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and the Village of
Pemberton (Village) have finalized the transfer of management of the Pemberton and District
Recreation Service (Service), effective as of June 1, 2019 for a five-year term.

The process for transferring management of the Service from the SLRD to the Village was first
announced in the spring of 2018, with final approval by the SLRD Board and Village Council
occurring in late 2018.

Effective June 1, 2019, the Village will assume responsibility for managing the Service, and all
Service staff members will become employees of the Village. There is no impact on recreation
services or operations, and ownership of recreation assets in the Service remain unchanged.
The current funding model and governance structure are also maintained.

The Service’s programming information will be located on the Village website. Facebook
accounts for the Pemberton & District Community Centre (@Pemrec) and The Rec
(@TheRecPYC) will remain the same.

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About the Pemberton and District Recreation Service
The Pemberton and District Recreation Service is currently operated by the Squamish-Lillooet
Regional District and funded by SLRD Electoral Area C and the Village of Pemberton. It
operates and programs the Pemberton & District Community Centre, the Youth and Senior
Centre, Pemberton Meadows and Signal Hill fields, the new soccer field on Pemberton Farm
Road East, as well as Gates Lake Community Park. The Recreation Service is overseen by the
Pemberton Valley Utilities and Services Committee (PVUS), which is a committee of the SLRD
Board convened to discuss recreation and other shared services between SLRD Electoral Area
C and the Village of Pemberton.

About the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District www.slrd.bc.ca
Located in southwestern BC, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is a local
government federation consisting of four member municipalities (District of Lillooet, Village of
Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler, District of Squamish) and four unincorporated rural
Electoral Areas (A, B, C, D). Headquartered in Pemberton, which is the approximate geographic  centre of the region, the SLRD delivers a range of local, sub-regional and regional services to approximately 42,665 residents (2016 Census).

About the Village of Pemberton www.pemberton.ca
Situated within the Traditional Territory of Líl’wat Nation, the Village of Pemberton is one of the most desirable communities in BC and home to family farms, fresh outdoor adventures and stunning vistas. With over 2500 residents and just 30 km from Whistler, Pemberton prides itself on its creative and collaborative approach with the business community, local volunteer groups, neighbouring communities and key business and tourism partners such as Tourism Pemberton and the Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce. Pemberton’s mild winters, warm summers and unique pioneer heritage provide an ideal place to enjoy arts, culture, history, recreation, dining, shopping and comfortable lodging.

Media Contacts:
Patricia Westerholm
Communications Coordinator
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Telephone: (604) 894-6371 ext. 244
Email: pwesterholm@slrd.bc.ca

Jill Brooksbank
Sr. Communications and Grants Coordinator
Village of Pemberton
Telephone: (604) 894-6135 ext. 230
Email: jbrooksbank@pemberton.ca

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