Author Janet Love Morrison holds book signing 

Radar the Rescue Dog educates about avalanches and has foreword by Justin Trudeau

click to enlarge PHOTO BY DAVID BUZZARD / WWW.MEDIA-CENTRE.CA - Read and learn Author Janet Love Morrison giving a reading from her children's book Radar the Rescue Dog, a book about avalanche safety.
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  • Read and learn Author Janet Love Morrison giving a reading from her children's book Radar the Rescue Dog, a book about avalanche safety.

Former Whistler resident and author Janet Love Morrison will be at Armchair Books in Whistler Village for a signing for her children's book Radar the Rescue Dog.

The book has been used to educate youngsters about the dangers of avalanches, with two-thirds of royalties going to the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA).

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote the foreword for the book. Trudeau lost his younger brother Michel in an avalanche in 1998.

Love Morrison will also be signing her other books, The Crazy Canucks — Canada's Legendary Ski Team (with a foreword by Peter Mansbridge) and The Lotus Farmer, her first novel.

Between Shifts Theatre Christmas play

Squamish's Between Shifts Theatre is putting on the Christmas play The Patron Saint of Stanley Park by Vancouver playwright Hiro Kanagawa.

The play tells of a magical night for two fatherless children in an imaginary world beneath Prospect Point.

It opens on Thursday, Nov. 26 at the Eagle Eye Community Theatre in Squamish, and runs until Nov. 28 and from Dec. 2 to 5. Doors at 7 p.m., curtain at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, $20 for adults.

The playwright will be attending the performance on Friday, Dec. 4 and will hold a special talkback Q & A session with the audience following the performance.

"This is a magical play that shows us that there is beauty in loss, and it reminds us of the magic and love that is all around us," said director Carla Fuhre in an email.

For more information and tickets, visit

A Dickensian Christmas at Britannia Mine Museum

The Britannia Mine Museum is celebrating the holiday season with a Victoria-themed "Dickens Christmas," featuring whimsical miniature ceramic village window displays from Canada's Department 56 throughout the mine's historic Machine Shop.

Inspired by Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the miniature village displays are reminiscent of Victorian England during Charles Dickens' time.

Inside the Machine Shop, visitors can explore the beautiful Christmas village centerpiece, and Santa's North Pole Toy Shop window displays decked out with Victorian-themed décor, Christmas trees, wreaths, filled with the cheerful sounds of miniature church bells, horses, and carolers.

Every Saturday and Sunday from Dec. 5 to 20, visitors can sit with Santa and take their own photos for a memorable keepsake, and create some cheerful crafts at the holiday activity tables to take home.

Special event pricing for adults and seniors is $15, children (ages five to 18) is $10, and children under four get free admission.

Event pricing does not include the underground tour. Tours are available during the day for regular admission price.



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