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This Week Thursday Nov 24 Mountains Official Opening Day! Blackcomb Mountain joins Whistler Mountain in welcoming skiers and riders. We love you La Ni ña. = 8:30 am - 3 pm = Whistler Blackcomb Arts + Entertainment Double Movie Night artswhistler.

This Week

Thursday Nov 24

Official Opening Day!
Blackcomb Mountain joins Whistler Mountain in welcoming skiers and riders. We love you La Ni ña.
= 8:30 am - 3 pm
= Whistler Blackcomb


Arts + Entertainment
Double Movie Night
The Whistler Arts Council presents Aspen Extreme and Hot Dog back-to-back for only $10 or come for just one movie for $6. Cash bar will be open to purchase snacks and popcorn.
= 6:30 pm
= Millennium Place


Arts + Entertainment
Design it Yourself Series
November DIY: join a discussion on planning a new kitchen get professional trade tips, refreshments and good company. RSVP to Petina Home Interiors as space is limited.
= 7 pm
= Patina Home Interiors



Annual General Meeting

The Pemberton & District Health Care Foundation will elect its directors and present financial statements. New members welcome.
= 7 pm
= Pemberton Health Centre


Arts + Entertainment

Christmas Tree Celebration

Visuals, the Squamish Valley Artists, presents an art sale with live music, door prizes and demonstrations. Check out the Christmas Tree displays during the sale!
= 5 - 8 pm
= Squamish Adventure Centre


Friday Nov 25

Arts + Entertainment

Norman Foote and the Whistler Children's Choir
Tickets are $21 for adults, $16 for seniors & students and $16 for WAC Members and can be purchased at Millennium Place or online.
= 8 pm
= Millennium Place

Saturday Nov 26


AWARE Kids Nature Club
Climate change - what it is, what causes it and what can you do to slow it down. Fun games and activities will make this topic interesting for young minds. Free for children ages 5 to 12 who are accompanied by an adult.
= 10 to 11:30 am
= Whistler Public Library


Arts + Entertainment

Tweet Up
The 3rd Annual Whistler Tweet Up celebrates the official opening weekend of Whistler Blackcomb. The WB social media team will be there and prizes are offered. All you need is a Twitter handle to participate in Tweet-offs.
= 3 - 6 pm



Eagle Watch
Volunteer training for the program in Squamish will be offered for those who want to help people understand more about the eagles wintering in Squamish.
= 9 am - noon
= Squamish Adventure Centre


Arts + Entertainment

MADE in Pemberton
The 4th annual celebration will feature more than 50 Pemberton artists. Join painters, sculpture creators, woodcarvers, musicians, performers, jewelry makers, photographers and culinary artists.
= 8 pm
= Pemberton Community Centre


Sunday Nov 27

Arts + Entertainment
Dr Sketchy Anti-Art School
Drawing, music, food and drinks... and fun! Tickets at the café for $12.
= 7 - 10 pm
= Burnt Stew Café


Arts + Entertainment

The Tennessee Three
Featuring Bob Wootton - The Legendary Sound Behind Johnny Cash. Tickets are $20. Available at the GLC.
= 9:30 pm


Monday Nov 28

Food + Drink
Earthsave Monthly Potluck
Everyone welcome, no gourmet chef cooking skills required! Please RSVP online and bring a whole food, plant-based dish to share.
= 6:30 pm
= Alpine Meadows



Movember Party
The Old Spaghetti Factory and the Crystal Lounge are doing their part to raise awareness of prostate cancer and fundraise for research. Mustache-growing staff members are holding a party featuring Kostaman and Jon Shrier, a 50/50 draw and raffle prizes. More donations are welcome. Contact Blaine at to donate prizes.
= 9 pm
= Crystal Lounge


Tuesday Nov 29

Roller Derby Fundraiser
The Whistler Roller Girls Society invites you to their benefit night. Buy a pizza and part proceeds will to help pay for equipment, uniforms and practice facilities. Live music by Susan Holden and faty magee, raffle prizes and 50/50 draw.
= 5 - 9 pm
= Creekbread


Wednesday Nov 30

Citizen of Year Nomination
The Community Foundation of Whistler is celebrating community members who have contributed significantly towards enhancing life in Whister. This year's nominees and the Citizen of the Year for 2011 will be honoured. Tickets $20 at the door, includes appetizers and a glass of wine.
= Whistler Museum and Archives
= 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.



Arts + Entertainment
Bizarre Bazaar
Whistler's Original Artisan Market! More than 100 artisans unique, quality, hand-made art and crafts for those looking for one-of-a-kind treasures.
Nov 25 & 26
= Whistler Conference Centre



Introducing New $100 Bills
Bank of Canada representatives will be visiting Whistler businesses to introduce the new $100 polymer notes, explain their security features and show cash-handlers how easy it is to detect counterfeit money.
= Nov 28-30
= Whistler businesses


Art + Entertainment

In Your Dreams
A surrealist dream world exhibition featuring work from more than 20 artists. Paintings, sculptures, drift wood creations and glass-blown works.
= ongoing until Dec 15
= Millennium Place


Arts + Entertainment

Joan Baron showing
Check out the acrylic paintings created by this artist who uses vivid colours and texture. The series is called "Figures Capes".
= Mountain Galleries Whistler



Winter Farmer's Market
The indoor market is in its fourth season offering local farm fresh products, prepared foods, arts and crafts.
= Sundays until Dec 18 | 11 am - 4 pm
= The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre



Arts + Entertainment
Foyer Gallery

Lynn Webster's Colours of Nature oil paintings on canvas or board and Mark Mntiply's Go West metal art works.
= Dec 5 exhibit ends
= Squamish Public Library


Upcoming events:

Arts + Entertainment
Whistler Film Festival
Prepare for the unexpected at the 11th annual festival. Discover 80+ innovative and original films from Canada and around the world, and connect with the people who made them. The Festival combines an international film competition with a comprehensive business and creative Summit for industry.
= various times
= Nov 30 - Dec 4


Events + Festivals

Antique Canoe Celebration
Come and toast the 95-year old canoe hanging in the library. The canoe belonged to pioneers Alex and Myrtle Philip. Now fully restored it is on display for all to see. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place and Museum President John Hetherington will speak. Wine and cheese will be served!
= Dec 1 | 6 - 7 pm
= Whistler Public Library



Leadership for Employee Engagement
Ian Chisholm will present this intensive workshop.
= Dec 2 | 9 am - 4 pm
= Brew Creek Centre


Arts + Entertainment
Pixar in the Plaza
A never-before-seen program of Pixar shorts will screen under the Pavilion at Whistler Olympic Plaza during the Whistler Film Festival.
= Dec 2 & 3 | 4 pm
= Whistler Olympic Plaza



Christmas Bazaar
St. David's United Church Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar presents artisans, crafts, baking, a Christmas Cookie Table, White Elephant Sale, concession and fish pod for kids. Shop and support local.
= Saturday Dec 3 | 10 am to 3 pm
= Meadows Road Community Centre, Pemberton



Communication In The Workplace
This course is for front line employees in need of practical techniques for communicating with teammates and customers.
= Dec 8 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
= Whistler Chamber of Commerce



Conflict Management
This course will give tips and techniques to help employees deal with demanding front line situation.
= Dec 15 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
= Whistler Chamber of Commerce



Arts + Entertainment
A Christmas Carol

Between Shifts Theatre presents this Christmas classic directed by Carla Fuhre. Tickets on sale at the Squamish Adventure Center, Billies Bouquet, Portico Gallery and Brackendale Art Gallery.
= Nov 24 to 27 | Dec 1 to 4
= Brackendale Art Gallery


Arts + Entertainment

Lego Building Contest

Maximum of 50 participants. Send a note to for more information and to pre-register. There will be 3 age categories and prizes.
= Nov 25 | 6 to 8:30 pm
= Ecole Les Aiglons at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary



Eagle Watch
Join the program by attending volunteer the training session. An optional on-site orientation will follow at the Eagle Run Dyke from 1 - 2 pm.
= Nov 26 | 9 - noon
= Squamish Adventure Centre



Alzheimer's disease support

Information on Alzheimer's and related dementias for caregivers. Communication strategies, understanding changes in behaviours, future planning, advocacy and legal issues and taking care of yourself. Registration and info: 1-866-874-8348 or
= Nov 26 & Dec 3  | 12:30 pm
= Squamish Renaissance


Arts + Entertainment

Christmas Train Rides
The Polar Express comes to Squamish for two weekends! Children and adults will enjoy the fun-filled 50-minute train ride with hot chocolate, cookies and stories. For more information or to purchase tickets call 604-898-9336 between 10 am and 4 pm.
= Nov 26 & 27 and Dec 3 & 4
= Westcoast Railway Heritage Park



Growing Great Children in Pemberton
Kid's closet clean-out/big indoor garage sale.
= Nov 27 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm
= Pemberton Cottonwood Community Centre


Arts + Entertainment
The Nutcracker
Tthe holiday ballet classic presented by the Squamish Youth Ballet.
= Dec 2 & 3
= Eagle Eye Theatre at Howe Sound Secondary

Arts + Entertainment
Foyer Gallery
The next display will feature Linda Wagner's oil on canvas exhibit called 'The Dreamway' and 'Joy through Clay Forms' by Marcelle Armatage will be featured in the gallery cases.
= Dec 6 - Jan 2
= Squamish Public Library



Open House
Sea to Sky Community Services welcomes everyone to drop by their office for photos with Santa from 12 - 2 pm, Christmas crafts, old favourites and festive tunes from B. Daddy and the Coconut and hot chocolate and sweet treats donated by The Pony.
= Wednesday Dec 7 | noon - 6 pm
= 1357 Aster Street, downtown Pemberton

Arts + Entertainment
Art Sale
Visuals, the Squamish Valley Artists, presents an art sale with door prizes and demonstrations.
= Friday Dec 9 | 3 - 9 pm
= Portico Gallery


Winter Farmers Market
Connecting the Sea to Sky Corridor with food and arts.
= Dec 11 noon - 5 pm
= CN Roundhouse at the Westcoast Railway Heritage Park