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Olympic youth movement is coming to Squamish

As many as 50 youths will have the opportunity of a lifetime this summer to mix with some of Canada’s most successful Olympic athletes through a unique leadership initiative created in Squamish.


The children will come from the Vancouver inner city area, Squamish elementary schools, Squamish First Nations, and from Squamish’s sister cities in Italy and Japan.

The O-Zone Leadership Adventure Program is bring the Olympic spirit to Camp Summit in Squamish from Aug. 27 to 29.

A group of Canadian Olympians will be at the camp, including 1984 men’s-eight gold medallist Pat Turner, bronze medallist Lynn Kanuka and 1998 Nagano Winter Games competitor and snowboarding champion Tara Teigen.

For more information on the O-Zone Program visit the Web site at, or call 604.898.2384.

Pemberton Museum to honour pioneer

The Pemberton Museum archives building will be dedicated to one of Pemberton’s most diligent pioneers Tuesday, Aug. 31.

For many years prior to the creation of the Pemberton District Museum in 1984, Margaret Fougberg and the late Slim Fougberg collected and stored important archival records as well as many historical items that are now on display in the museum.

Margaret will be the guest of honour Tuesday at 2 p.m. Afternoon tea will be provided.