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Performers needed for International Women's Day show

Arts News: nominate an arts champion; check out amazing seniors in new documentary
Local female performers took the stage at last year’s International Women’s Day concert at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Photo by Angie Nolan

Organizers of Whistler's International Women's Day fundraising party are looking for local performers to take part in the sixth annual event on March 8.

This year, they're hosting two separate shows—a matinee from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and an evening show from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Hosted by Arts Whistler and the Howe Sound Women's Centre, the volunteer female performers can play any genre of music with new musicians of any age welcome. (Because it's a fundraiser for the Howe Sound Women's Centre, performers will not be paid.)

The only requirements are performers should be able to play one to three songs smoothly over the five-to-15-minute sets.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 14. If you have questions email Susan Holden at

To apply, visit

Nominate an arts champion

Do you know someone who has made a big impact on arts, culture, and heritage in Whistler?

If so, you might want to think about nominating them for this year's Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture award, which runs annually as part of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards.

The nominees can be an individual, like an artist, volunteer, or cultural worker, or a business or organization that has made an impact on the growth of arts in Whistler.

"The award recipient is recognized for their support of local arts and heritage events and programs," the description reads. "Support may have been given through sponsorship, volunteerism, professional services or products, marketing or public relations donations or business leadership that demonstrated support for the arts above and beyond the basic commercial benefits."

The deadline to submit a nominee is Feb. 2 at midnight.

For more information visit

Doc screening

If you're worried about getting older, you might want to mark your calendar for Jan. 31.

The Fit Generation, a documentary about B.C. residents in their 70s and 80s who are overcoming the challenges of aging to stay fit and active, is having its Whistler premiere that night at the Maury Young Arts Centre.

Not surprisingly, two of the six seniors featured are from Whistler—Marcel Richoz and George Tjelios-Nicholas.

"[They show] us how to live life to the fullest—including dancing, biking, skiing and playing hockey," the film's description reads.

Those two stars of the film will be on hand at the reception afterwards as well.

Doors for the event are at 6:30 p.m. with showtime at 7 p.m. and the reception at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15—or $10 for "the Silver Set," a.k.a. those over 55, with the promo code IAMFIT.

Get them at