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Pemberton Festival gives funds to community

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The Pemberton Festival Fund has announced successful applications for funding.

The Pemberton Festival generated $130,000 for non-profit groups within the Spud Valley, money that will go to the following:

• Pemberton Trails Association, for a bike skills park

• Rotary Club of Pemberton, to repair a 1 km stretch of One Mile Lake Trail

• Pemberton Youth Soccer, for portable storage and a recreational clubhouse

• Pemberton Valley Seniors Society, for fitness equipment

Further funding for the Mount Currie area will be announced shortly.

The Pemberton Festival Fund announcement also provided statistics about the festival. According to a news release, 54 per cent of festival attendants were female, and 44 per cent of attendants were aged 25-34 years old. 39 per cent were between the ages of 18 and 24.

The release also noted that the festival got international media coverage in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Rolling Stone.

It was also the busiest summer weekend in the history of Whistler.

That means, for one weekend, Whistler was a bedroom community for Pemberton.

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