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SPECIAL EVENTS HOWE SOUND MUSIC FESTIVAL. In Squamish and Whistler, March 27-30. THE HIDDEN LENS. Carolyn McBain presents a slide show, subtitled A Beautiful Walk Through Nepal, at the Pemberton Public Library March 28 at 7 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

HOWE SOUND MUSIC FESTIVAL.

In Squamish and Whistler, March 27-30.

THE HIDDEN LENS.

Carolyn McBain presents a slide show, subtitled A Beautiful Walk Through Nepal, at the Pemberton Public Library March 28 at 7 p.m.

THE TRUTH ABOUT DAUGHTERS

. Nils Ling presents one man’s attempt to make sense of those strange and magical creatures who turn his world upside down. At Our Lady of the Mountains Community Centre March 30, 8 p.m.

U-HF (UNHEARD FREQUENCY) EVENT SERIES

. 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.

NORMAN FOOTE AND HIS 100 FEET

. Children’s entertainer performs at the Chateau Whistler April 5 at 7 p.m. A fund-raiser for the Myrtle Philip Primary Music Department. Tickets from Myrtle Philip school or Armchair Books.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WHISTLER SECONDARY PAC MEETING.

March 26, 7 p.m.

WHISTLER ANGLING CLUB MEETING.

Monday, March 26, 7 p.m. at the Whistler Racquet and Golf Resort. New members welcome.

OLYMPIC FIRESIDE CHAT.

Charles Parkinson, the executive director of sport for the 2010 Bid and a former athlete at the World University and Pan American Games, is the featured speaker for this second fireside chat. March 27, 7 p.m. at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club cabin.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP.

Whistler Community Services Society is hosting two workshops on April 1, at Myrtle Philip School, in the Alex Philip Lounge, for all non-profit volunteer groups in Whistler. From 10 a.m. to noon is a Volunteer Management Workshop on Volunteer Recognition; from 12:30-2 p.m. Lou Hilford from B.C. Charitable Gaming Association will explain how groups can access funds. To attend one or both workshops you MUST RSVP before Monday, March 26,to WCSS at 932-0113. Please state your organization and the number of people attending. If you have further questions contact Diane or Janet at 932-0113.

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING.

Adult entertainment. The day after April Fools Day, 7 p.m. in council chambers at municipal hall.

FRIENDS OF THE WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY AGM.

Annual meeting will be April 4, 7:30 p.m. at the library. Call the library at 932-5664 for more information.

HELPING HANDS

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 required. Both English and multi-lingual ambassadors are needed. Call the Whistler Mountain Ski Club at 932-4644 to volunteer.

WHISTLER CHILDREN’S ART FESTIVAL.

Interested in enhancing the artistic and creative talents of young children? The Whistler Community Arts Council is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Whistler Children’s Art Festival taking place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday May 27. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: organizing committee, art workshop leaders, art workshop helpers, festival setup/takedown. Help make this community event a success. Contact the Arts Council at 938-0498.

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

SNATCH.

A diamond thief from New York gets into trouble with British gangsters in this violent comedy. Brad Pitt stars. Rated 18A. At the Rainbow Theatre March 23-29, at 7 and 9:20 p.m.

SAVE THE LAST DANCE.

A white, middle class teen enrolls in a black, inner city Chicago high school. Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas star in this romantic comedy. Rated PG. At the Rainbow Theatre March 23-25 at 4:30 p.m.

TRAFFIC.

Michael Douglas directs the U.S. war on drugs and finds out how futile and treacherous the effort can be. Nominated for seven Academy Awards. Rated 14A. At the Rainbow Theatre March 23-29 at 9:20 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 24. Mom’s Mountain Classic, March 27. Kokanee Valley Race Series GS, March 29. Couloir Extreme Race, March 31. RMCC Ski Challenge April 3.

WHISTLER.

Air Canada Whistler Cup, April 6-8. Mouton Cadet Spring Festival, April 7-8.

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

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

April 6, Workplace Violence Prevention — $135+GST

April 11, Profiting through Total Customer Service — $209+GST

April 11, Foodsafe Level I — $90

Learn Excel, Word and Access at your own pace. CD ROMs available at $35/week.

Information on all workshops available is located on our Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com or contact Stephanie Wells, training co-ordinator, at 932-5922.




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