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Pemberton recognized at UBCM

One Mile Lake project praised

The Village of Pemberton was presented with a Community Excellence Award in Leadership and Innovation Thursday at the 2011 Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention.

Pemberton took the small community category for its One Mile Lake Nature Centre. The award recognizes a local government that has improved or revised upon an existing program or service.

Pemberton was one of ten winners, out of 50 applicants, acknowledged for the outstanding ideas that will now serve as examples to other local governments.

"The Community Excellence Awards program recognizes ideas that rise above challenges with vision, creativity and teamwork," said Heath Slee, chair of the awards. "This year's winners represent a showcase of world-leading communities and ideas and we're very pleased to be able to recognize their accomplishments."

The UBCM convention wraps up Friday in Vancouver.