Whistler Film Festival announces Vancouver Benefit 

Three-month countdown starts to festival's 15th anniversary

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - Annual fundraiser The Whistler Film Festival is celebrating its 15th year in December early with Celebrate WFF in August.
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  • Annual fundraiser The Whistler Film Festival is celebrating its 15th year in December early with Celebrate WFF in August.

The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is counting down to its 15th anniversary in December with its annual Vancouver fundraiser Celebrate WFF.

It takes place at the Blue Water Care & Raw Bar on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.

The evening honours two B.C.-based entertainment industry leaders who have served on the WFF's board of directors for over 10 years, film and television producer Shawn Williamson, President of Brightlight Pictures, and Neal Clarance, president of NG Clarance Inc.

Fred Lee will host the evening.

Celebrate WFF tickets are $150 per person with a special offer of two tickets for $250 until July 31, 2015.

Tickets are limited and this event does sell out.

WFF takes place from Dec. 2 to 6.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

Arts councils hold scavenger hunt, promote new shared website

Sea to Sky arts councils are inviting residents and visitors to take part in an online collaborative arts and culture scavenger hunt from now until Sept. 8.

Five Sea to Sky communities — Bowen Island, Lions Bay, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton — are taking part with the aim of promoting their new shared website, www.seatoskyarts.ca.

By using each of the five arts councils' websites to answer questions about arts and culture events in the corridor, participants are eligible to win prizes from each community.

"By combining individual efforts into a collective whole, we are encouraging residents and visitors to explore the entire region and experience the unique cultural aspects of each community as they drive Highway 99, from the shores of Horseshoe Bay to the pastoral Pemberton Valley," said Doti Niedermayer, executive director of the Whistler Arts Council, in a release.

"When seen as a whole, it's worth staying in the region an extra day or so, just to take it all in."

The winner will be chosen by a random draw on Sept. 9.

Pearl's Before Wine raises money for women's centre

A fashion showcase of vintage outfits selected from Pearl's Value and Vintage is to raise money for the Howe Sound Women's Centre in Squamish.

Pearl's Before Wine, an evening of wine and fun, takes place at Spice Root Kitchen in Squamish on July 23, at 7:30 p.m.

All the outfits in the show will be sold after being shown off, and there is also a silent auction.

The evening is hosted by Sharai Rewels, and Foxy Moron (Ace Mackay-Smith) will be spinning tunes.

Tickets are $15 from Spice Root or Pearl's Value & Vintage, but go up to $20 at the door.

A complimentary glass of wine for ages 19+ is included in the ticket price.



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