Other valley stuff 

ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA, WHISTLER SECTION Outdoor club focused on mountaineering, ski touring, climbing and hiking. Trip schedule at www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/sections/whistler.html. Call 604-902-1772 for details.

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF WHISTLER A group of Americans with ties to Whistler who raise and distribute funds for enhancing the Whistler community and to foster greater understanding and friendship between Canadian and American people. For more information visit www.afow.org

ART IN THE WILD Carol Roberts hosts a free nature walk with sketching and painting every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at different Whistler locations. Bring paper and pen. For info contact Carol at carol3cs@hotmail.com

AWARE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the environment and moving towards environmental sustainability. AWARE meets the first Wednesday of every odd month, 6 p.m. at the Westin. For more info about AWARE, contact Sara Jennings at aware@direct.ca or visit the website at www.awarewhistler.org.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS Please call 604 938 9299 if you would like to make a difference in a child's life. Adult mentors provide friendship and fun for children in elementary schools one hour per week.

CANADIAN HOME BUILDERS' ASSN (CHBA) The Sea to Sky Chapter of the CHBA meets every second Wednesday at Earl's Restaurant from 12 -1:15 p.m. All members and non-members welcome! For more info, contact Bronwen at 604-902-4104 or chbaseatosky@whooshnet.com.

COUNCIL OF CANADIANS The Whistler chapter invites locals to engage in discussions of Canadian sovereignty, social justice, water issues, healthcare, security issues and international trade. Contact Betty at bmcw@telus.net

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB The Whistler Residents Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Wednesday from 9:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MY Place. Brush-up Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed. For info or partnership arrangements call Shirley at 604-932-5368 or Astrid at 604-938-9274. Call to confirm.

GET BEAR SMART SOCIETY People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about co-existing with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or at www.bearsmart.com

GIRL GUIDES The Girl Guides, Sparks, Brownies and Pathfinders (ages 5-15) meet weekly September-May. For info contact Cherie at 604-894-5443 or Shelagh at 604-932-9675.

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE (MAC) MAC's goal is to create resident housing projects for seniors that respond to their special needs and desire to remain in Whistler, such that long term residents can mature in place. Call 604-932-5699, email whistlermac@telus.net, or visit www.whistlermac.org

MY MILLENNIUM PLACE Whistler's community centre for arts, culture and inspiration. Performance theatre, art gallery, daycare, youth centre, meditation room, meeting facilities. Visit www.MyPlaceWhistler.org or call 604-935-8410.

PEARL'S SAFE HOME Provides temporary shelter in a safe, supportive environment for women and their children experiencing abuse in relationships. Locations in Whistler and Pemberton. Services avail 24 hours a day. All services are free. Call 1-877-890-5711 or 604-892-5711.

PEMBERTON ARTS COUNCIL Connect with other artists, writers, artisans, musicians and other creative types and help make Pemberton a vibrant arts community. Meetings every third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1422 Collins Road. Call 604-894-5558 or www.pembertonart.com

PEMBERTON COMMUNITY CHOIR The Sparkle Choir (Grades 1- 3) rehears every Wednesday from 12:30 - 12:55 p.m. at Signal Hill Elementary School music room. The Pembertunes (Grades 4 - 7) rehearse every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at St. David's United Church in Pemberton. For more information, call Helen Pearson at 604-894-1520.

PEMBERTON AND DISTRICT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE SOCIETY The society meets every 3rd Wed of the month. The museum is celebrating 150 years of history in Pemberton and District and its 25th anniversary this year. Open May to September, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week. Contact pdmas@telus.net.  

PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pemberton Recreation Centre. Call 604-894-6402.

PEMBERTON/WHISTLER KARATE CLUB Teaching traditional Shito Ryu Karate since 1985. Non-profit, sanctioned and insured by Karate B.C. affiliated with the NKA and WKF. Kids and Adult classes in Pemberton, Whistler and Mt. Currie. We meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Contact Doug 604-932-3022 or Richard 604-894-5357.

TETRA SOCIETY, WHISTLER CHAPTER This non-profit volunteer-based organization creates assistive devices for people with disabilities. Project requests and volunteers, particularly those with mechanical and design skills, are needed. Contact Carla 604-905-9597, or www.tetrasociety.org for info.

TOASTMASTERS CLUB Interested in mastering communication skills, conducting meetings and delivering speeches in a friendly group and supportive environment? Drop in for free to the Whistler Toastmasters Club every Wed. at 5:30 p.m. at Municipal Hall, Flute Room. For info contact Inge Flanagan at 604-935-2558 or iflanagan@sutton.com.

WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM This non-profit society provides sports and recreation experiences for people with disabilities. Donations of equipment or funds help provide those opportunities. Call Chelsey Walker 604-935-9406 or email info@whistleradaptive.com to volunteer or donate.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE (WAG) is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to
protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless
animals. Take part in volunteer dog walking or visiting the animals on Monday and Tuesday from 3-5pm and Wednesday through Sunday 1-5 pm.  Call 604-935-8364 or stop by the shelter located on Nesters Road by the recycling depot.

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL Whistler's central resource for the arts. Full arts and culture listings for events at www.whistlerartscouncil.com. The arts council has a comprehensive artist directory and produces numerous programs, events and performances year-round. For info call 604-938-9221 or info@whistlerartscouncil.com

WHISTLER BOTTLE DEPOT Hours for the Bottle Depot are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12 to 4 p.m. The recycling depot is located on Nesters Road, next to municipal works yard. Most drinkable containers are now on the deposit-refund system. Commercial loads accepted by appointment. Call 604-932-3733.

WHISTLER EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES ESS provides short-term assistance to Whistler residents during emergencies. For more information or to join our organization, please contact our ESS Coordinator at 604-905-9393 or smozes@whistler.ca .

WHISTLER FOR THE DISABLED provides access to information for people with disabilities on accessible accommodations, restaurants, nightlife, recreation and tour adventures. For more info, visit www.whistlerforthedisabled.com.

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP The WFSG exists to restore Whistler's waterways through education, projects, advocacy and community partnerships. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the summer for water quality sampling, fish monitoring, educational programs and habitat restoration. Call 604-935-8374, or email Heather Beresford at hberesford@whistler.ca

WHISTLER HOUSING AUTHORITY Provides long-term rental and ownership housing for Whistler residents. All eligible residents can register with the WHA to purchase or rent a resident-restricted property. The WHA also provides free rental listings for landlords and a free Accommodation Seeker profile page matching landlords with potential tenants. For details visit www.whistlerhousing.ca.

WHISTLER LIONS CLUB The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Ladies welcome. Call Ed 604-938-9848.

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Located at 4329 Main Street, in Village North. Drop-in Preschool Storytime at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Singing with the Babies at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. For more info call 604-935-8433.

WHISTLER SCOUTS The Whistler Scouts offer four programs for boys and girls: Beavers (ages 5- 7), Cubs (ages 8 - 9), Scouts (ages 11 - 13), and Venturers (ages 14 - 17). Meetings take place Monday evenings at Myrtle Philip. For more info, contact Jim at 604 932 60941 or visit www.whistlerscouts.org.

WHISTLER SINGERS This adult community choir rehearses Wednesday evenings 7 - 9 p.m. preparing for performances throughout the year. New members both vocal and instrumental are always welcome. Call Candice 604-932-3022.

WHISTLER VALLEY QUILTING GUILD The guild meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 7 p.m. in the Whistler Public Library, starting in January. Visitors and new members welcome. Call Paula 604-938-1580

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY A Whistler-based charity whose mission is to operate innovative and sustainable community programs delivering adventure-based learning for disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky Corridor. Donations and interested volunteers are welcome! Please call Marc Zurbuchen 604-935-7963 or visit www.zeroceiling.org.

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