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SPECIAL EVENTS

MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL>>

From Friday to Sunday, Sept. 27-29, there will be a host of mountain bike events in Whistler. Friday night there’s a photo competition from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Delta in the Cheakamus Room. Saturday’s events will culminate in a BBQ and party at the Whistler Conference Centre starting at 6 p.m. Check out www.shoreevents.com for more info and a schedule of events.

CONFERENCE CENTRE GOOD-BYE PARTY>>

A good-bye party before the conference centre begins its $9-million renovations on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 (includes one drink) and music by BigUp, featuring Guitar Doug.

WHISTLER FISHTIVAL>>

Celebrate BC Rivers Day at Edgewater on Sunday Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join in a scavenger hunt on the River of Golden Dreams as well as a BBQ and face painting as well as displays from local environmental groups. There will also be fly fishing demonstrations from the Angling Club. For more info call 604-935-8323.

PILATES AND YOU>>

Free public presentation by local professional instructors on Monday Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Glacier Lodge Conference Room. For info call 604-932-9541.

WHISTLER SKATING CLUB>>

The Whistler Skating Club Canskate program begins offering instruction in basic skating skills for kids by CFSA certified coaches. Registration continues until the end of Sept. Canskate classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Registration forms are available at Meadow Park or call 604-938-0088.

11 th ANNUAL DUCK RACE>>

The ducks are back! Big Brothers and Big Sisters 11 th annual duck race is scheduled for Monday Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Fitzsimmons Bridge. Win a trip for two to Las Vegas, a Whistler-Blackcomb Gold card, and other great prizes. Tickets available on weekends at the Bridge from now until the race. Also available at North Shore Credit Unions (Whistler & Pemberton) and Windermere Sea to Sky Real Estate in Whistler.

4 th ANNUAL LUMPY’S EPIC>>

The annual epic 12 km run at One Mile Lake, Pemberton is on Sunday, Oct. 20. Registration is at 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. Race entry fee is $15, with proceeds going to Pemberton Jackrabbits Nordic Ski Club. Contact Jeanetter Helmer at 604-894-6618 for more info.

RETURN OF THE SALMON FESTIVAL, SQUAMISH>>

This year’s Squamish festival runs from Sat. Oct. 12 to Sun. Nov. 3. The goal is to hoist 150 hand painted windsocks from Squamish Station down to the estuary. All community members can paint a windsock to welcome the salmon back to Squamish. Call Nikki at 604-898-4860 for more info on windsock painting workshops.

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