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What: National Aboriginal Day - Celebrate the newest addition to Whistler's Olympic Plaza.

What: National Aboriginal Day - Celebrate the newest addition to Whistler's Olympic Plaza. The Olympic Lightning Figure is a welcome pole carved by Squamish Nation master carver Ray Natraoro (Sesiysm) and Lil'wat Nation carver Delmar Williams (Bankscht). The carving will be blessed in a traditional ceremony conducted by Squamish and Lil'wat community members and Whistler mayor Ken Melamed. After the traditional blessing the celebration will continue at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, including an aboriginal art show, regalia fashion show and traditional food and drink - see how salmon was traditionally smoked over hot coals, bake your own bannock on a stick, and sample Xuseum - a traditional soap berry soda, and spend some time in the sun at the summer barbeque featuring salmon and bison burgers. For the full calendar of events please visit .

When: Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Whistler's Olympic Plaza followed by Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre


What: Healing workshop - Pure Heart Pathway to Self is being offered by Debra Lee Hillary, a Theta Healing and Rieki Practitioner and sixth generation shaman. This series of 3 all-day workshops will be useful to clear and connect to higher self through ceremony and creativity. $195. To register for the workshop contact or 604-902-0169.


When: June 17, 24 and July 8 from 9:30 to 3:30

Where: Pemberton Studio, 1482 Balsam St.


What: Fairy Rhymes & Nursery Tales - This original Vibe dance production takes audiences on an enchanted journey packed with surprises, high-calibre dancing and choreography. Tickets at or call 604-935-8410.

When: June 17, 18 and 19

Where: Millennium Place


What: Father's Day - The Britannia Mine Museum will have family friendly activities for Father's Day, including the grand opening of their family play area and the Assay House, which will be open for refreshments.

When: Sunday, June 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library


What: Film series - June's film, A Screaming Man, is a drama from Chad, France and Belgium in French and Arabic with English subtitles.

When:Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

Where: Community room, Whistler Public Library

Brain health - The Healthy Brain Program is an innovative approach to the care of the brain. Free to attend. For information contact Sara Voyer at 604-892-6400.

When: Every Tuesday in June - next on Tues, June 21 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Community Room, Whistler Public Library


What: Giant plant sale - The annual Whistler Library plant sale fundraiser will have soil, flower bulbs, potted plants, and garden gurus with free advice.

When: Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Where: IGA parking lot


What: Pemberton Valley Trails Association - Support your local trails at the second Annual Pemberton Valley Trails Association (PVTA) fundraiser. Silent auction, raffle and door prizes will be complimented by a beer garden by Whistler Brewing. All proceeds go to the Pemberton Valley Trails Association.

When: Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre


What: Like Classical music? This classical music concert will feature violinist Maddie Reid and pianist Karl Hirzer, who will play selections from Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, and Brahms.  Maddie, who grew up in Whistler, and Karl are music students at the University of Victoria. Admission by donation.

When: Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m.

Where: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church


What: Community event coordination-  Do you have a really good event idea? Make it come alive by joining LUNA's Community Event Coordination (CEC) internship program. Once a year, young adults are given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of event production for free, straight from the pros, and produce their own event at the end. Applications are being accepted until June 19, available at


What: Canada day Parade - This year the Whistler Chamber of Commerce's annual Canada Day Parade theme is "Our Town, Celebrating Whistler's vibrancy, lifestyle and achievements." For more information on this or other events being held between July 1-3 go to For questions, contact Nicole at 604-932-5922 ext. 24.

When: On July 1 the parade starts setting up at 10:30 in Day Lot 3.

Where: Millennium Place


What: Business panel - Learn to balance the bottom line, navigate human resources and find work-life balance at this Women of Whistler meeting. Three Whistler businesswomen with expertise in human resources, marketing and finances to share their insights. Early bird rate ends on Friday. For more information, visit

When: Thursday, June 23 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Where: Nicklaus North Golf Course


What: Squamish Garden Tour Visit 10 local gardens on this self-directed, self-paced tour. Tickets and guide $15, available at Squamish Public Library, Anna's Attic, Garibaldi Nurseries, Village Green Garden Centre and the Adventure Centre. Garden tour raffle for 28 great prizes - tickets $2.

When: Sunday, June 26 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Various Squamish gardens


What: Freedom from Headaches Village Centre Chiropractic and Massage and the Whistler Public Library are hosting a free health workshop on how to eliminate headaches. For information call 604-932-2111.

When: Thurs, June 23 from 6 - 7 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library