RIDES TO THE POLLS>>
There will be free car rides to the election polls at Myrtle Philip School on Sat. Nov. 16. The rides will leave every hour starting at noon. Last ride leaves at 7 p.m. The pick up points are the Village Gate taxi loop, Sundial Crescent (by the Keg), Marketplace (by McDonalds) and Upper Village (by Intrawest Resort & Club). Call 604-932-0759 for more info.
THIRD ANNUAL X-COUNTRY EQUIPMENT SWAP>>
Hosted by the Whistler Nordics at Myrtle Philip School on Sat. Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Drop off equipment on Fri. Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. or Sat. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. No cost to browse. $2 per item to maximum of $6.
GIANT CHARITY RUMMAGE SALE>>
Zero Ceilings giant rummage sale will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sun. Nov.17 at Myrtle Philip School. Donations of clothes, ski and snowboard gear, and general household items can be dropped in from of the IGA between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 9 and between 4 to 6 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 13 or at #25 - 2230 Eva Lake Rd in Nordic. For more info contact Joanna at 604-932-6869.
The chance to win a seasons pass and ride in the first chair of the season. The contest starts at 8 a.m. on Fri. Nov. 22 at the base of the Wizard Chair. Spend 24 hours in your gear and win the Freeze Factor challenges. Good Luck! Call the Freeze Factor Hotline at 604-938-7139.
Whistlers original craft fair Bizarre Bazaar is on Sat. Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Whistler Resort. Seventy artisans from Whistler, the Sea to Sky Corridor and Lower Mainland will be on hand with fine hand-crafted products including jewellery, bath and body products, ceramics, clothing, preserves, fine art, wood and glass products, candles, toys and Christmas decorations. Admission by donation.
CHIDLRENS CHRISTMAS FAIR>>
The annual Alta Lake School Christmas Fair happens on Sat. Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children of all ages can take part in the making of special Christmas crafts, make candles, visit the Cookie House, sing carrols, and browse the beautiful hand made gifts and books.
Whistlers fate lies in your hands. Get out and vote in the municipal elections on Sat. Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Myrtle Philip School. Two pieces of ID, including one picture ID are required if not registered. Voting in West Vancouver is at Rockridge Middle School on the same day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The last council meeting before the new council is sworn in at the beginning of December, takes place on Mon. Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at municipal hall.
The Parent Advisory Council meets every third Tuesday of every month. The next PAC meeting is on Tues. Nov. 19 at the Myrtle Philip Community School. The Spring Creek Community School meets at 6 p.m. and the Myrtle Philip Community School meets at 7 p.m. For more information please call Sabine Bell at 604-932-6065 or 604-905-9988.
Join Angus Reid, founder of the Angus Reid Group (a North American marketing and public opinion research company), on Wed. Nov. 20 at 11:45 a.m. at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for the Whistler Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.
VIDEO-DISCUSSIONS ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND RECOVERY>>
Sea to Sky Community Services is hosting video nights every Thursday from Nov. 21 - Dec. 19, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Pemberton (1357 Aster St.) The topics deal with addiction, its impact on the family and recovery. The topic on Nov. 21 is The Addicted Brain. Call 604-894-6101 for more info.
Whistler Community Arts Councils Annual General Meeting is on Wed. Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Upper Lobby of Millennium Place.
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 Marc of Lotus Art Supplies, and Britt Germann. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more information. Models needed!
WHISTLERS DANCE ACADEMY>>
Whistler Dance Academy Director, Trina Eby, is looking for adult dancers and actors interested in contemporary dance theatre to participate in a show this November. For details please call 604-935-0200.
ON THE MOUNTAINS
Nine days and counting until Blackcomb opens.
Mountain bike park is closed. Whistler will re-open for winter on Nov. 28.
Harry Potter is back in the Chamber of Secrets. Now at the Rainbow Theatre.
WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>
WFSG 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>>
Nov. 19 - Conflict Resolution, $114, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 - Train the Trainer, $229 + GST, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 - First Aid Level I, $72, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 22 - Smooth Operation, $114, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 26 - Coaching for Outstanding Performance, $179, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 - Progressive Discipline, $109 + GST, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 29 - Food Safe Level I, $72, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Complete information available at www.whistlerchamberofcommerce.com or contact Hailey 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.