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SPECIAL EVENTS CANCER GROUP X COUNTRY SKI. Join the Cancer Support and Friends group for an afternoon of cross country skiing, hot drinks by the fire and a potluck lunch on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. Rides available from Whistler. All welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CANCER GROUP X COUNTRY SKI. Join the Cancer Support and Friends group for an afternoon of cross country skiing, hot drinks by the fire and a potluck lunch on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. Rides available from Whistler. All welcome. Call Joanne Turner at 604-938-1902 for information.

VALENTINE SUNDAY BRUNCH.

Hearts and Heritage is the theme for this Sunday brunch at the Westin. Guests will see sights of weddings past and not so far past at this event, which is a fund-raiser for the Whistler Museum and Archives. Brunch will be served at 11 a.m. Feb. 17. Cost is $47, which includes a $20 donation to the museum’s operating funds.

SUN SALUTE-ATHON

. Mind-Body Fitness and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler present the second annual Whistler Sun Salute-Athon Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chateau. Proceeds to Whistler’s Food Bank, Crisis Line, KidSport, Re-Use-It Centre and other programs run by Whistler Community Services Society. A Sun Salute is a series of moves co-ordinated with the breath that is used as the initial warm-up in most forms of yoga. Call 604-905-4777 for details.

DUAL MOUNTAIN RALLY.

A fund-raiser for the B.C. Rehab Foundation. Teams of four ski or board both mountains on Feb. 23, stopping at check points. Call 604-737-6383 for information.

VAGINA MONOLOGUES.

The Second Shift troupe present selected scenes from Eve Ensler’s award-winning play March 1 at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Sold out but there is a weight list at MY Place.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING.

Council chooses a consulting team to prepare the Comprehensive Sustainability plan, at municipal hall Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.

JANINE BENYUS, SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER.

Biomimicry — Lessons from Nature is the subject of Benyus’ presentation, the fourth in the sustainability series. At Maurice Young Millennium Place, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON.

Brent Leigh, the new president of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, talks about taking the chamber to the next level together. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11:45 a.m. at Quattro Restaurant. Reservations required. Call 604-932-5922.

THE INTELLIGENCE OF DOGS.

Stanley Coren, a UBC psychologist and author of numerous books and articles on dogs, will be speaking at the Pemberton Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. and at the Whistler Public Library Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

LASTING LEGACIES.

Open house on the 2010 Olympic bid in the Whistler Conference Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHISTLER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL FORUM.

Voice your opinion on the direction of arts and the arts council in Whistler. At the Delta Whistler Resort’s Sutcliffe Room Feb. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHISTLER’S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY

meets every three weeks at ...Gone Bakery. Please call Chris Childs at 604-938-6318 ext. 222 or e-mail WSG@yahoogroups.com for next meeting date

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER NORDIC YOUTH PROGRAM.

Mondays from Jan. 14 to March 8 the Whistler Nordic Cross-country Club is running a youth club program for kids age 12 and up. The program runs from 5 to 7 p.m. each Monday at Lost lake Park. Contact Michelle Crowe at 604-932-4447 for information.

ZERO CEILING SEEKING DONATIONS.

Zero Ceiling Society of Canada, a non-profit society, seeks donations to one of their youth programs. They are looking for four snowboards, sizes 152,158, and two boards at 161; Four pairs of boots in sizes 25, two pair at 28, and one pair of size 29; four sets of bindings. If you can assist please call Jo Woods at 604-932-6869 or email jo_woods@excite.com.

RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER.

The Jack Bell Foundation, a registered non-profit organization, is expanding its van pool/car pool service between Squamish and Whistler. New riders are now being accepted. For further information call Malea at 1-888-593-7433, or Alan at 604-932-2222/604-898-4531, or register online at www.ride-share.com

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE.

WAG is now a registered charitable organization and can issue tax receipts for gifts and donations made.

MY YOUTH CENTRE.

Now open at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Activities include ping pong, pool table, Playstation, Nintendo, Internet access, big screen projection TV, day and overnight trips and tons of other activities. Needed are donations of videos, games, Playstation and Nintendo games and any other "cool" stuff. For hours of operation call 935-8410.

J.J. WHISTLER BEAR SOCIETY >>

People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or visit us online at www.bearsmart.com <
http://www.bearsmart.com > (email: info@bearsmart.com )

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB.

Sprite Park Riders Series snowcross, Feb. 16. Adult Weekend Masters race, Feb. 17. Atomic Skier and Snowboarder Cross competition, Feb. 21. Mardi Gras Dual Mountain Rally, Feb. 23. Sprite Park Riders Series snowcross, Feb. 23.

WHISTLER.

Kokanee Valley Race Series slalom, Feb. 14. Mardi Gras Dual Mountain Rally, Feb. 23.

AT THE MOVIES

COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

Arnold is back to take on injustice alone, again. In a theme that sums up American sentiments in 2002, Schwarzenegger is a firefighter whose family is killed in a terrorist attack. When the U.S. government gives up trying to find the terrorists Arnold takes matters into his own hands. At the Rainbow Theatre, Feb. 15-21, at 7 p.m.

VANILLA SKY.

Tom Cruise alternates between a dream world and reality after an automobile accident. Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz co-star. At the Rainbow Theatre, Feb. 15-21, at 9:15 p.m.

COLD FUSION

. Warren Miller’s examination of physics on snow is screened every Monday in February at Maurice Young Millennium Place.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

February Training Sessions

Feb. 18-22, Level II First Aid — $585

Feb. 19, Foodsafe Level I — $90+GST

Feb. 22, Team Excellence — $169+GST

Feb. 26, Managing Multiple Priorities — $109+GST

Feb. 26, Refining Communication Skills — $109+GST

Feb. 28, Service Excellence — $99+GST

Feb. 28, Strategic Planning — $109

Complete information on the Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com, or contact Stephanie at 932-5922.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT CENTRE.

Free workshops on resume and interview skills. Make sure you have the latest information on job search skills so that you can optimize your chances for employment. Call Marta or Sara @ 604-932-6281 to reserve a seat and to confirm time and location.

PEMBERTON EMPLOYMENT CENTRE

Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to prepare a winning resume, cover letter, or the latest interview technique and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up call 604-894-1727. Limited spaces available. Workshops are free and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.




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