MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL>>
From Friday to Sunday, Sept. 27-29, there will be a host of mountain bike events in Whistler. Friday night theres a photo competition from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Delta in the Cheakamus Room. Saturdays events will culminate in a BBQ and party at the Whistler Conference Centre starting at 6 p.m. Check out www.shoreevents.com for more info and a schedule of events.
CONFERENCE CENTRE GOOD-BYE PARTY>>
A good-bye party before the conference centre begins its $9-million renovations on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 (includes one drink) and music by BigUp, featuring Guitar Doug.
Celebrate BC Rivers Day at Edgewater on Sunday Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join in a scavenger hunt on the River of Golden Dreams as well as a BBQ and face painting as well as displays from local environmental groups. There will also be fly fishing demonstrations from the Angling Club. For more info call 604-935-8323.
PILATES AND YOU>>
Free public presentation by local professional instructors on Monday Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Glacier Lodge Conference Room. For info call 604-932-9541.
WHISTLER SKATING CLUB>>
The Whistler Skating Club Canskate program begins offering instruction in basic skating skills for kids by CFSA certified coaches. Registration continues until the end of Sept. Canskate classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Registration forms are available at Meadow Park or call 604-938-0088.
11 th ANNUAL DUCK RACE>>
The ducks are back! Big Brothers and Big Sisters 11 th annual duck race is scheduled for Monday Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Fitzsimmons Bridge. Win a trip for two to Las Vegas, a Whistler-Blackcomb Gold card, and other great prizes. Tickets available on weekends at the Bridge from now until the race. Also available at North Shore Credit Unions (Whistler & Pemberton) and Windermere Sea to Sky Real Estate in Whistler.
4 th ANNUAL LUMPYS EPIC>>
The annual epic 12 km run at One Mile Lake, Pemberton is on Sunday, Oct. 20. Registration is at 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. Race entry fee is $15, with proceeds going to Pemberton Jackrabbits Nordic Ski Club. Contact Jeanetter Helmer at 604-894-6618 for more info.
RETURN OF THE SALMON FESTIVAL, SQUAMISH>>
This years Squamish festival runs from Sat. Oct. 12 to Sun. Nov. 3. The goal is to hoist 150 hand painted windsocks from Squamish Station down to the estuary. All community members can paint a windsock to welcome the salmon back to Squamish. Call Nikki at 604-898-4860 for more info on windsock painting workshops.
SEA TO SKY LRMP>>
The first stakeholder meeting in the Land and Resource Management Plan process starts in Squamish at the Best Western from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 28.
TA ZONING SPECIAL MEETING>>
The municipality is hosting an information meeting regarding proposals for business regulations effecting tourist accommodation zoned property on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3 to 6 p.m. at the Spruce Grove Field House. Call Sandra Smith at 604-935-8281 for more info.
Birken Fire Protection Society AGM is at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the new Fire Hall. Birken Recreation & Cultural Society AGM is at 8:30 p.m. at the same place and on the same date.
WALDORF-INSPIRED PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM>>
The Alta Lake School is pleased to offer a warm and caring environment where children can play imaginatively and creatively. Activities include: music, verse, and movement; practical activities of gardening and cooking; seasonal festivals and artistic activities of drawing and painting. Please contact the Alta Lake School at 604-932-1885.
Life drawing sessions ongoing on Monday nights, between 6 to 9 p.m. at Millennium Place, $15 drop-in. Draw models in your choice of dry medium. Facilitated by Mark of Lotus Art Supplies, and Britt Germann. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more information. Models needed!
WHISTLERS ONLY POLITICAL PARTY>>
Meets every three weeks at ...Gone Bakery. Call Chris Childs at 604-938-6318 ext. 222 or e-mail WSG@yahoogroups.com for next meeting date.
ON THE MOUNTAINS
Glacier skiing is over for the summer season. Blackcomb will re-open for winter on Nov. 28.
Mountain bike park is open on weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lifts open for sightseeing at same time as bike park.
STAR WARS EPISODE 1: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Theyre all back for round two: Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan and Jar Jar. This time the audience starts to see how it all ties in together with cool lightsaber scenes to boot. Playing nightly at the Rainbow Theatre at 7 and 9:25 p.m. from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.
WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>
WSFG is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to restore the health of Whistlers watersheds to their utmost potential for people and fish through community partnerships, advocacy, education and projects. WSFG will be hosting volunteer activity sessions throughout the summer where people can help out and learn about stream restoration, streamside planting, fish monitoring and other stewardship activities. For information call 604-935-8323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER>>
Seats are available in the Jack Bell Foundation carpool/vanpool service between Squamish and Whistler. For further information please call 1-888-593-7433 or www.ride-share.com. The JBF is a registered non-profit organization.
WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE>>
WAG is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. We are open to the public and for volunteer dog walking every day of the year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Please call 604-905-7750 or stop by the shelter located between day skier parking lots 3 & 4.
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: email@example.com )
This free program is to assist persons with a disability to prepare for, obtain, and keep employment or self-employment. Financial assistance may be available for skills development, wage subsidies or special work-site adaptations. Sponsored by HRDC, this service is available to qualified residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Call 604-905-8486 to book an appointment.
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>>
Sept. 23-Oct. 4, First Aid Level III, $730 + GST, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Sept. 25-Oct. 3, Goal Setting, $249 + GST, 5:30-7 p.m., each Wed.
Oct. 9, Stepping Up to Supervisor, $144 + GST, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oct. 10, Effective Delegation, $95 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oct. 10, Speaking in Public, $95 + GST, 1-5 p.m.
Oct. 11, First Aid Level 1, $72 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 11, Conflict Resolution 1, $144 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Oct. 12, Emergency Child Care, $79.95 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Complete information available at www.whistlerchamberofcommerce.com or contact Kristyna 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.