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SPECIAL EVENTS

OKTOBERFEST>>

Whistler’s fall celebration of beer and bratwurst is here from Oct. 10-11. Enjoy a Bavarian Beerhall Brew-Ha-Ha, a Volksmarch with WAG, dance lessons with the Edelweiss Dancers. The list goes on. The Oktoberfest Opening Parade kicks off the celebrations on Fri. Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. through the village. For a complete schedule visit www.myWHISTLER.com or call 604-938-2769.

TURKEY SALE>>

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Whistler without the annual Turkey Sale from Oct. 10-13. Head to the Blackcomb Daylodge for deals on ski and snowboard gear. Locals night starts on Fri. at 5 p.m.

SKI CLUB SWAP/PANCAKE BREKKIE>>

Support Whistler’s athletes at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club SWAP from Oct. 10-13 at the large white tent at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Find new and used sports clothing, equipment and accessories. Don’t forget the pancake breakfast on Sat. Oct. 11 from 8:30 — noon at the entrance to the Blackcomb Day Lodge. $5 per plate.

GIANT USED BOOKSALE>>

Get your winter reading supply well stocked at the giant used booksale on Sat. Oct. 11 in front of IGA. One day only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fiction, non-fictions, kids books and videos are all on sale by donation. Proceeds got to Whistler Public and Spring Creek Community School Libraries.

HARVEST SOUP CONTEST>>

For $5 sample soups from Whistler’s top chefs and restaurants and vote for your favourite at the annual Harvest Soup Contest. The ladles start dipping at 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. at the last Farmer’s Market on Sun. Oct. 12 in the Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Proceeds go to the Alta Lake School.

THE FROG PRINCE AUDITIONS>>

The Missoula Children’s theatre is holding auditions for The Frog Prince on Mon. Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Millar Room, Myrtle Philip School. Auditions are open for all Whistler kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The performance takes place on Sat. Oct. 18.

VALDY>>

Check out one of Canada’s folk heroes at MY Place on Wed. Oct. 15. Tickets for Valdy are $16-$20. Call 604-935-8410.

MEETINGS

DIALOGUE CAFÉ>>

Join the discussion around ‘Marriage – Legal for Gays and Lesbians?’ at the next Dialogue Café on Thurs. Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at MY Place. Marriage Commissioner Luise Zinsli will lead the discussion.

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