Sports Briefs: Garibaldi Park open house on Dec. 6 

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The open house on the draft plan of the Garibaldi Park Management Plan takes place on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Whistler Conference Centre, providing the public an opportunity to comment on ideas regarding the area of the park surrounding Whistler.

Currently, the draft plan supports the creation of a hut network on the Spearhead Traverse and heli-skiing within the area, but is opposed to reintroducing mountain biking to the Singing Pass area. The Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association has created its own proposal for allowing uphill-only biking on the Singing Pass trail and then building a downhill to Cheakamus Lake. They are encouraging their 1,800 members to come out and voice their support for the plan at the Dec. 6 meeting.

WORCA holds special meeting to recruit directors

The Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association is hosting a Special General Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4 to vote to amend the club's bylaws to allow for the creation of two new directorships, as well as to expand the group's mandate to include trail building as well as maintenance.

WORCA is looking to divide the Director of Race portfolio into two, creating a Director of XC/Toonies to oversee the 20-plus Toonie Rides sanctioned by the club each year, and a Director of Downhill/Special Events to oversee WORCA's involvement in the weekly Phat Wednesday Series and another downhill events, as well as special races like the women's only Charlie's Angels race held this past summer.

As well, a new Director of Fundraising position would be created to oversee the annual bike swap, apply for grants and look at sponsorship and fundraising opportunities for the organization.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and takes place at Legends in Creekside.

Saints lose final game

Despite posting just one loss during the regular season, the Whistler Saints flag football team finished second overall in the North Shore Football League after making it to the final. The lost 28-12 to the Seahawks with Dane Kirkegaard scoring both touchdowns for the Saints.

This is the second year for the Saints, as well as the Sea to Sky Titans teams playing in the full contact peewee and minor leagues.

Spirit Run bursary deadline is Saturday

The Whistler Spirit Run is accepting applications for the next round of Frank Reynolds Whistler Spirit Run bursaries, with the deadline closing at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Applicants must be residents of B.C. and graduating after this year to post-secondary. It will be awarded to individuals that show considerable promise in track and field, road or cross-country running, show a financial need and have an acceptable academic record, as well as demonstrating qualities of character, leadership and volunteering.

The successful applicants will receive a minimum of $500, generated from entry fees into the annual Whistler Spirit Run, which takes place at Whistler Olympic Park.

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