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Canadian Beach Party brings good glacial living

Arts news: The Walrus Talks come to Whistler, WMN Studios looking for Tragically Hip tributes
We're Board The latest webseries episode by Gibbons Whistler shows a wakeboard party on Iceberg Lake. PHOTO submitted

Mixing hiking, helicopters and watersports, Gibbons Whistler has released Canadian Beach Party, a blogged webseries that highlights the good times to be had at the resort.

Episode 2 of the series aims to inspire people to create Whistler adventures.

In it, a group of friends hike up to Iceberg Lake in order to wakeboard across glacial water and celebrate summer in the coolest way possible.

Blackcomb Helicopters flew the needed equipment, including a few handy beers.

To watch the video, visit

The Walrus comes to Whistler

The Walrus magazine has announced that it will be bringing an evening of talk on Innovation, looking at new ideas in education, technology and society.

The evening, sponsored by Quest University Canada, will take place at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Speakers include Kim Baird, former chief of the Tsawwassan First Nation, Tzeporah Berman, adjunct professor of environmental studies at York University, Cheeying Ho, executive director of the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, Nicholas Parker of Global Acceleration Partners, Alex Villeneuve, brewmaster of Olds College, and Rich Wildman, physical sciences tutor of Quest University.

Other speakers will be announced.

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the Walrus Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale at $20 for general admission and $12 for students.

WMN Studio wants Tragically Hip tributes

WMN Studio in Function Junction is looking for stories about The Tragically Hip.

In honour of the band's farewell tour and upcoming live-cast of their final concert on Aug. 20, studio owner Steve Clark wants fan tributes.

The best concert memories, encounters, connections to their music and other stories will be invited into the studio to narrate it, the result will be a community tribute to the band.

For more information or to leave your stories, go to the WMN Studio Facebook page.

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