Cruise With a Cause roars into Whistler 

Bikers are joined by cast members of CBC's Heartland at Bounce and The Longhorn

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - Heartland Heartthrob Graham Wardle, who is Ty in Heartland, is in Cruise With a Cause.
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  • Heartland Heartthrob Graham Wardle, who is Ty in Heartland, is in Cruise With a Cause.

Cruise With a Cause is roaring into Whistler with some help from four actors from the CBC TV series, Heartland.

The five-day motorcycle fundraising marathon visits different B.C. communities to raise money for Sophie's Place Centre for Child Development; the roadshow arrives in Whistler on Monday, Aug. 25, with Heartland stars Graham Wardle (Ty), Shaun Johnston (Grandpa Jack), Alisha Newton (Georgie) and Gabe Hogan (Peter).

There are two parts to the visit. The first is a family-party event at Bounce in Function Junction with trampolines and other activities, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is a minimum $20 donation that goes entirely to Sophie's Place, says Bounce manager Jason Gauthier.

"I met this gentleman here at Bounce who said he was part of organizing the event, and it was children oriented. He liked us and asked us to take part," Gauthier says.

The second part of the day is an adults-only party at The Longhorn Saloon in Whistler Village from 7 to 10 p.m. The band One Bullet Down performs and for a $10 donation, participants get a signed photo from a Heartlands cast member.

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WFF announces starting lineup

The Whistler Film Festival has announced some of the films playing at the 14th annual festival from Dec. 3 to 7.

The Borsos competition for the best Canadian film opens this year with the B.C.-made comedy Mountain Men, starring Chace Crawford and Tyler Labine as estranged brothers who accidently burn their family cabin to the ground in the middle of winter.

Also showing is Nova Scotian film Relative Happiness, mockumentary After Film School, and boy band musical The Cocksure Lads Movie.

Canadian premieres include comedy-thriller What An Idiot and That Guy Dick Miller.

Other films include documentary The Backward Class, family film Outlaw League, and three long-lost short films, including one starring Peter Sellers from the 1950s.

Municipality seeks GO Fest producer

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is looking for a producer for next year's GO Fest.

A Request For Proposals seeks a person or organization that will report to RMOW managers and "be responsible for leading all initiatives required to successfully plan, promote, administer, produce and report on the second annual GO Fest."

As well, the producer will work with businesses and organizations on 2015 GO Fest, the second year of the May Long Weekend event.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 12.

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Crafts in the Park final day

Whistler through the decades — the 2010s is the theme of the final Crafts in the Park day for the summer of 2014.

It takes place at Florence Petersen Park next to the Whistler Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m.

The program, which is sponsored by the library and the Whistler Museum and Archive, will focus on the resort's history.

For ages three and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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