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SPECIAL EVENTS

NATURE WALK >>

Ethnobotonist Nancy Turner will lead a walk to Cheakamus Lake on Sat. Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. She will focus on traditional uses of plants along the way. Meet at Municipal Hall for carpools.

ROTARY RIVERSIDE GREENS PUTTING CLASSIC>>

Start practising your short game! The Rotary Putting Classic takes place on Sun. Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $100 per team which includes a BBQ and chance to win prizes. For registration forms call Bernie Lalor-Morton at 604-932-0306.

CHINOOK SALMON EGG TAKE & BBQ>>

The annual Chinook Salmon Egg Take and Family Barbeque takes place this Sun. Aug.24th 11 a.m. at the Mount Currie Fish Hatchery, 10km north of Pemberton. Barbecue, fishing derby weigh-in and tours of the hatchery- there'll be something for everyone, all ages welcome. Call Lisa at 894-1631 for more info. Look for the signs just past the Mt. Currie Gas Station.

SEE PLANET MARS>>

Join the Whistler Astronomy Club at Rainbow Park on Wed. Aug 27 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. and check out Mars through large telescopes. At that time Mars and Earth will be closer than they’ve been in 60,000 years. For info call 604-938-8090 or e-mail stars@nemy.com.

GENTLE BEN KILHAM BEAR PRESENTATION>>

Delight in the stories of ‘Gentle Ben’ Kilham who has mothered 26 black bear cubs over the past decade at MY Place on Wed. Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at MY Place 604-935-8510 or Ticketmaster 604-280-4444. Adults $9.99, $5 children 12 years and under.

WHISTLER YOUTH CENTRE SURF CAMP>>

The Whistler Youth Centre is organising a surf trip to Tofino Friday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 1. The price is to be arranged but will include accommodation, surfing lessons, equipment rental and most of the food costs. Call 604-935-8187 for further details.

TERRY FOX RUN 2003>>

Support Terry Fox’s dream for a cancer free world at the 2003 Terry Fox Run on Sun. Sept. 14 at the Riverside Campground, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race start. For more info or to volunteer call Joanne or Bernd at 604-938-4225.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB>>

The countdown begins. November seems a long way off until the mountain open again for the 2003/04 season.

WHISTLER>>

The Mountain Bike Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended play from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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