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SPECIAL EVENTS GLOBAL AWARENESS BENEFIT DINNER . Mama School in Guadalajara, Mexico and a project in Guyana are the beneficiaries. Come out for an evening of South American cuisine, entertainment and a silent auction, Friday, March 2 6:30-9 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

GLOBAL AWARENESS BENEFIT DINNER

. Mama School in Guadalajara, Mexico and a project in Guyana are the beneficiaries. Come out for an evening of South American cuisine, entertainment and a silent auction, Friday, March 2 6:30-9 p.m. at Howe Sound secondary’s multipurpose room. Tickets available from Mostly Books, Goffinet Refinishing, Howe Sound secondary library, Brackendale secondary and Garibaldi Highlands elementary school.

WHISTLER GYMNASTICS CLUB

. Is hosting two special events at Myrtle Philip school. On Saturday, March 3 is the Club Meet for PreKip, Kip, Rebounder and Acronaut athletes, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Lunchtime concession will be available. Wednesday, March 7 is Junior Ribbon Day for the Highflyers, Classics, and Springer athletes, between 3 and 6:30 p.m. A snack concession will be available. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer for either day please call 932-4445.

U-HF (UNHEARD FREQUENCY) EVENT SERIES

. March 4 and April 1, Christian bands/food and bevies. 7 p.m. at the Whistler Racquet and Golf Resort, 4500 Northlands Boulevard. Experience U-HF=Freedom. Sponsored by Whistler Community Church. Call 938-6295 for information.

KIDSFEST

. Six plays are part of this children’s theatre festival March 8-9 in Squamish’s Eagle Eye Theatre.

COLOUR PASSAGES

. An exhibition and sale of recent works by Mike Svob opens with a reception at the adele-campbell Fine Art Gallery in the Delta Whistler Resort March 10 at 7 p.m.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE

. On Thursday, March 15 participating restaurants will donate 25 per cent of food revenues to Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful, two AIDS-related charities.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WHISTLER LODGE OPEN HOUSE.

View plans for a subdivision at the former Whistler Lodge site, Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to noon, in council chambers at municipal hall.

SEA TO SKY LRMP OPEN HOUSE.

A Land and Resource Management Plan for the Squamish Forest District is getting started. Find out about it March 3, 3-8 p.m., at the Whistler Conference Centre.

LIBRARY/MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE.

The Whistler Museum and Archives Society and the Whistler Public Library, in collaboration with the Resort Municipality of Whistler, invite residents and visitors to discuss goals and objectives for a new building and to visit behind the scenes at their current facilities. Saturday, March 3, 4-6 p.m. at the library/museum. Short presentation at 5 p.m.

COUNCIL MEETING.

A public hearing for a rezoning application at Beaver Flats will be held at 7 p.m. March 5. The regular council meeting will follow. In council chambers, municipal hall.

AMBASSADORS NEEDED.

The ninth annual Sierra Wireless, Air Canada Whistler Cup is an international juvenile ski race that attracts more than 300 skiers from 20 countries. Organizers are looking for volunteers as ambassadors April 4-9 to meet and greet the racers at the hotel, tour the village, accreditation office and attend the coaches meeting if requried. Both English and mulit-lingual ambassadors are needed. Call the Whistler Mountain Ski Club at 932-4644 to volunteer.

INTRODUCTION TO NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE ART.

An informative lecture enhancing understanding of the art and culture of the Northwest Coast First People. Approximately 30 minutes long, Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 8 p.m., Black Tusk Gallery on Main Street, 905-5540. All are welcome.

AT THE MOVIES

THE MEXICAN.

Subtitled Love With the Safety Off, this film features two of Hollywood’s hottest stars in Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. At the Rainbow Theatre March 2-8, at 7 and 9:15 p.m.; also March 3, 4 & 6 at 4:30 p.m.

WARREN MILLER THEATRE

. The Leopard Lounge in the AlpenRock House shows Ride , one of filmmaker Warren Miller’s classic flicks on Thursdays, at 6 p.m. Extreme sports including snowboarding and skiing guaranteed to make your hair stand on end. The first 10 minutes were shot in Whistler so check out big action on your own home turf.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB.

Nike Snowboard Series Slopestyle, March 3. Challenge Cup benefit for Disabled Skiers Association of B.C., Mach 4. Atomicross ski and snowboard competition, March 8.

WHISTLER.

Nor-Am downhill, super G races Feb. 26-March 5. Bob Parsons Memorial Downhill, March 8-11. Garfinkel’s Double Cross, March 12-14.

FREE AVALANCHE AWARENESS TOURS.

Open to all intermediate to advanced boarders and skiers. Tours depart daily at 9 a.m. from the Guest Relations counter in the Blackcomb daylodge. Tours last all day and allow participants to develop a sense of what they need to accomplish before they go out of bounds and into the backcountry.

ON THE TRAILS

Come out every Tuesday night between 6 and 8 p.m. for free tips on Classic and Skate cross-country technique. A one time $5 seasonal membership to our local ski club – Whistler Nordics – is all you pay for the instruction. Rentals and trail passes are available at evening rates.

Thursday is a fun time trial focusing on mere participation. It's the Loonie Races winter style! Bring a friend and join in the Apres. Draw prizes and a big bash at the end of the season. Don't forget your twoonie! Both evenings are run by the Cross Country Connection, next to the Ticket Booth in Lost Lake Park. Call 905-0071 for full details or www.crosscountryconnection.bc.ca

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

TRAINING COURSES. Whistler Chamber of Commerce: Excellent training opportunities!

March 5, Delivering Exceptional Services — $109+GST

March 9, Level I First Aid — $100

March 12, Refining Communication Skills — $109+GST

March 12-13, Conflict Resolution I — $195

March 14, Dealing with Difficult Customers — $109+GST

Contact Stephanie Wells, training co-ordinator, at 932-5922.




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