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SPECIAL EVENTS WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL Ten days to shake the skiing/snowboarding world. Music, demonstrations, competitions, parties, films, slides, snow and fun. April 12-21.

SPECIAL EVENTS

WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL

Ten days to shake the skiing/snowboarding world. Music, demonstrations, competitions, parties, films, slides, snow and fun. April 12-21.

SPRING TRAIL CLEAN-UP DAY

Join the Pemberton Valley Trails Association on Saturday, April 13 for spring trail clean-up. Meet at the Pony Espresso at 9 a.m. Park at Signal Hill school.

PEMBERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DANCE THEATRE OF OREGON

At Maurice Young Millennium Place April 13, 7 p.m.

SPRING CLEAN UP TIME

The Alta Lake School is having a bottle drive on Sunday, April 14th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Whistler Bottle Depot on Nesters Road. We will gladly come to your residence to pick up any loads big or small! Please call ahead to Peggy or Stephen at 604-932-4968.

CHILDREN’S CHORUS SPAGHETTI DINNER.

Join the Whistler Children’s Chorus for Spaghetti Dinner Night April 21 at Myrtle Philip school, to help raise funds for their Canada Day Unisong fund. Thirty members of the chorus will be going to Ottawa this summer to be part of a 500 voice choir singing on Parliament Hill July 1. Tickets for the dinner are $15 for adults and $10 for children, available at the library or by calling 604-932-9797.

WHISTLER NATURALISTS SPEAKER SERIES

SFU professor John Claque talks about the Ice Age and its effects on the Whistler area. April 25, 7 p.m. at Maurice Young Millennium Place.

DUAL MOUNTAIN MISCHIEF

The Whistler Rotary Club is putting on an evening of interactive dinner theatre, performed by the Corporate Play People. Dual Mountain Mischief will be held Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, with proceeds going to the Whistler Adaptive Ski Program equipment centre. Tickets are $65 (tax receipt for $20) and available by calling 604-905-4256. Ask for JoAnne.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

GREAT WALL GEAR RACK WORKSHOP

What climbing equipment is required, how to maintain it, and applications for use. Sunday, April 14, 7-9 p.m. at the Great Wall, in the lower level of the Westbrook Hotel.

FRENCH PRE-SCHOOL//DAYCARE REGISTRATION

Dandelion Daycare Society is accepting registration for its French program at the Spring Creek location. Start date is April 15, ages 3 to 5. Call 604-932-1119 to register.

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING.

Monday April 15, 7 p.m. at municipal hall.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON

Jennifer Beresford, manager of strategic planning for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, is the guest speaker at this month’s luncheon. She will discuss the recent KPMG economic impact study. Wednesday, April 17, 11:45 a.m. at Hy’s Steakhouse. Call 604-932-5922 for reservations.

OLYMPIC BID CORP. OPEN HOUSE:

Economic benefits of the Olympic bid. April 17, 7 p.m. at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club cabin.

WHISTLER MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES SOCIETY

Annual general meeting Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. at the museum annex, 4329 Main Street. Election of a new board of trustees. Seeking volunteers for marketing, new building development, gift shop and maintenance. All are welcome. Call Pat or Karen at 604-932-2019 for information.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Adult figure drawing. Draw nude models in your choice of dry medium. Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m. at MY Place. Begins April 22. Facilitated by Mark of Lotus and Britt Germann. Registration and information at: repeatingwords@hotmail.com or phone 604-932-0415. Models needed.

DREAM WORKSHOP

Active workshop on interpreting your dreams, April 30-May 2 at Chateau Whistler Resort. Call 604-905-5611 for information.

SCREENING MAMOGRAPHY PROGRAM

Coming to Whistler May 9-15 and to Pemberton May 7-9. Appointments are still available. Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment.

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.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB

Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, April 12-21 (see ad in this paper for full schedule).

WHISTLER

Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, April 12-21 (see ad in this paper for full schedule). Mouton Cadet Spring Festival, April 27-28.

AT THE MOVIES

TIME MACHINE

CLOCKSTOPPERS

Jesse Bradford plays a teenage scientist who is able to stop time with his homemade wristwatch. At the Rainbow Theatre April 12-18, at 7 p.m.

BLADE II

Wesley Snipes is part man, part vampire and all superhero as he battles real vampires in this sequel. At the Rainbow Theatre April 12-18, at 9 p.m.

COLD FUSION

Warren Miller Productions’ best film ever is screened April 15, 7:30 p.m. at Maurice Young Millennium Place.

HELPING HANDS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

11 th Annual Valley Trail Run, 5 km and 10 km run on Sunday, May 26. Call Paul Vacirca at 604-935-5559.

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 )

COATS FOR KIDS

Winter coats for children of all ages can be dropped off at Dual Mountain Drycleaners, both locations, at Market Pavilion and Function Junction. Coats are accessed by anyone in need through the Re-use It Centre. For more information contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113 or Jane Pratt at 604-935-7500.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

Training Sessions April 25-May 8

April 25, Service Excellence — $99 + GST

April 25, Child Care — $79.95 + GST

April 26, First Aid Level 1 — $72

May 7, Leadership vs. Management — $109

May 8, Conflict Resolution II; Favourable Change — $109

Complete information on the Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com, or contact Caroline at 604-932-5922.

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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