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SPECIAL EVENTS

USED BOOK SALE

Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of IGA. All proceeds to benefit the school libraries at Whistler Secondary and the new elementary school at Spring Creek. Donation boxes located in TD Martketplace, Nesters, Myrtle Philip Community School and Whistler Secondary.

GREAT GARDENS, GREAT PLANTS

Vancouver Sun columnist speaks at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, May 18, 5 p.m. He addresses the joys and challenges of gardening. Tickets are $7 at the door.

WHISTLER GRADS/FIREFIGHTERS CAR WASH

Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Whistler grads and Whistler Firefighters will be washing cars in front of the TD Bank in Markeplace. Money raised will go toward this year’s graduation and 50 per cent will go to the Rowland Children’s Trust on behalf of the firefighters and grads.

WET & WILD WHISTLER WETLAND TOURS!

AWARE's Valley Bottom Wetlands and Greenbelt Committee is leading tours of the White Gold Wetlands every Sunday throughout May. Meet Sunday's (May 19 and 26) at 10 a.m. in the Boot parking lot. Call Tina 604-938-3473 for more info.

CUBS, CLOVER AND COURTSHIP

Whistler Bearlife Slide Series features local black bear researcher Michael Allen, Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. $10 admission. Proceeds support the winter 2002-03 Sleeping Bear Program.

BIRDING IN ECUADOR

A slideshow presentation by Pemberton Dr. Nigel Mathews, at the Pemberton Public Library Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

WHISTLER CHILDREN’S ART FESTIVAL

Twenty years ago Whistler parents concerned about the lack of arts in the valley got together to put on a festival for local children. It’s now Whistler’s longest running festival, with workshops on a variety of arts-related subjects, as well as professional entertainers. May 25-26 at Myrtle Philip school.

WHISTLER VALLEY TRAIL RUN

Join in the 6 km and 10 km run, May 26, 9 a.m. All proceeds go to the Whistler/Blackcomb Foundation. Entry forms or inquiries for volunteers call Paul Varcica 604-935-5559.

WHISTLER CHILDREN'S CHORUS BOTTLE DRIVE

Bring bottles to Nesters and Function Junction Recycling Depots, May 26, noon-4 p.m. Donations of refundables gratefully accepted on behalf of the Whistler Children's Chorus Unisong Fund.

MADHATTERS TEA PARTY

The Whistler Garden Group is having a plant swap and Spring Bonnet contest at Gay Cluer's home at 5658 Alta Lake Road, June 2, 2:30-5 p.m. Bring a twoonie for the "growth fund" and sandwiches, cakes or cookies to share.

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