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Photo Sing for Joy SPECIAL EVENTS FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS>> What happens when five bridesmaids and a few bottles of champagne go on a trip down memory lane? At MY Place at 8 p.m. on Fri and Sat. May 2-3 Call 604-935-8410.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS>>

What happens when five bridesmaids and a few bottles of champagne go on a trip down memory lane? At MY Place at 8 p.m. on Fri and Sat. May 2-3 Call 604-935-8410.

WORCA BIKE SWAP>>

Bring your old bikes, leave with something new to you at the annual Bike Swap on Sat. May 3 at the base of the Whistler Village gondolas. Bring bikes from 9-11 a.m.

SPRING SALE>>

Garden plants, home baking, seed potatoes and more at the Pemberton Women’s Institute spring sale on Sat. May 3 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pemberton Legion.

PEMBERTON DINNER & SILENT AUCTION>>

The annual fundraising dinner and silent auction in support of the Pemberton & District Museum & Archives Society takes place at the Pemberton Legion on Sat. May 3 at 6 p.m. Call the legion for $15 dinner tickets at 604-894-6561.

SING FOR JOY>>

The Whistler Children’s Chorus will be joined by a division of the Vancouver Bach Children’s Choir for their annual spring concert at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Hall on Sat. May 3 at 7:30 p.m. All welcome.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT>>

Join the fun and games and pizza on Sat. May 3 from 4-9 p.m. at Myrtle Philip Community Centre for a fundraiser for Mr. Reimer’s Grade 6 class.

JAIME JORGE>>

Check out the Cuban violinist at MY Place on Sun, May 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR>>

Books and baked goods at the Spring Creek Children’s Centre on May 6, 7 & 8 from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

WHISTLER ROTARY CHARITY DINNER/AUCTION>>

Join the Whistler Rotary Club at their interactive theme dinner and auction celebrating the imaginary 20 year reunion from grads of "Whistler Alpine High." The dinner will be held on two nights — Fri. May 9 and Sat. May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Westin Resort & Spa. Tickets are $65 and are available from any Rotary member or call Jessie Pendygrasse at 604-932-1808.

FREE MAMMOGRAMS>>

Mobile Screening Mammography Clinic will be at the Whistler Health Care Centre on May 8, 9, 13 and 14 for all women between 40 to 79 years old. Also at the Pemberton Heath Centre May 6-8. Doctor’s referral is not necessary. Call 1-800-663-9203 for an appt.

MEETINGS

INSIGHTS INTO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION>>

Natacha Beim, founder of Core Education and Fine Arts and Julia Black, director of the Whistler Children’s Centre will speak at the Spring Creek Children’s Centre and Pre-school on Sat. May 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. Day care is available.

COUNCIL>>

Regular meeting at council chambers on Mon. May 5 at 6:30 p.m. Junior council will participate as part of Local Government Awareness Week.

COMMUNITY/COUNCIL ROUND TABLE>>

Meet Whistler’s councillors, ask questions, discuss issues on Wed. May 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Spruce Grove Field House.

GLEN EDEN SCHOOL INFO EVENING>>

Join Rick Brennan, executive director of the Glen Eden School in Vancouver, at the Myrtle Philip Community Centre Lounge on Thurs. May 8 from 7-9 p.m. The school is committed to teaching children who "learn differently." Call Tama-Lynn at 604-905-8241 or info@resortwhistler.com.

LEAP IN TO LEARN>>

Join Mary-Elizabeth Manley of York University as she shows you how to incorporate creative movement into literacy and learning approaches for children at the Spruce Grove Field House on Thurs. May 8 at 6 p.m. A professional development workshop for parents follows from 7:15-9 p.m. In Pemberton the following evening. Call Sheila Mozes at 604-935-8378 for more info.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB>>

Blackcomb Mountain is closed. The mountain reopens for summer glacier skiing on Mon. June 9.

WHISTLER>>

Whistler Mountain is open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Creekside is closed. Mountain Bike park open Sat. May 3, weekends only. The park will be fully operational on Sat. May 17.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS>>

Enquire about the Chamber’s new village meeting facilities and reserve today for your next meeting. The following are professional development courses by BC independent and corporate professional trainers and coaches offered by the Chamber.

May 5: Developing an e-Marketing Strategy for the Hospitality Industry; creating an e-marketing plan, On-line Travel and how to participate, marketing and managing your own website, extending your reach. (half-day) Just $59.

May 5: Making a Great First Impression; business professionalism, dress for success on a budget, business etiquette, business communication face to face, written communication. (half-day) Just $59.

May 13: Customer Loyalty and How to Achieve It; what makes customers loyal and the importance of a first impression. $75 (half day)

May 13: Customer Communication and Connections, moments of truth and the art of listening. $75 (half day)

May 14: Difficult Customers and How to Deal with Them; why a customer becomes difficult and how to solve difficult customer problems. $75 (half-day)

May 14: Taking Ownership of Problems; Your problem, your responsibility, steps to effective problem solving. $75 (half-day)

To enroll, call Don Dewar at 604-932-5528 ext 36 or email to ddewar@whistlerchamber.com .

 

OTHER VALLEY STUFF

AWARE>>

The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment is a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to preserving the environment and moving toward community sustainability. AWARE meets the first Thursday of every month at 7pm in the Delta Whistler Resort. AWARE is a registered charitable organization and can provide tax receipts for donations. Get in touch for more info: 604-932-4457 or aware@direct.ca .

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS>>

Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide friendship and mentoring to children who need a positive same-sex adult role model in their lives. If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a "little brother" or "little sister" – or know of a child who could benefit from such a relationship – contact Kim at 604-938-9299. A minimum one-year commitment is requested.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB>>

The Whistler Residents Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Thursday from 12:15 to 4 p.m. at Millennium Place in the Reception Lounge. Play starts at 12:30 p.m. Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed. For information please call Shirley at 604-932-5368, Astrid at 604-938-9274 or Gloria at 604-932-5346.

ELIZABETH MANSO VISITING VOLUNTEERS>>

A volunteer support group for the incapacitated who do not have the support, help and comfort needed. In case of confinement to home, either terminal or temporary, the group can be called upon for assistance. Call the Whistler Community Services Society at 604-932-0113 for more information.

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 )

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE>>

MAC’s goal is to create resident housing projects for seniors that respond to their special needs and desire to remain in Whistler, such that long term residents can mature in place. Call 604-932-6167 or 604-905-3955 for more info.

PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION>>

Meet on Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Pemberton Information Centre. For more info and to confirm, call Judy at 604-894-0188 or e-mail judybonn@telus.net.

PEMBERTON/WHISTLER KARATE CLUB>>

Teaching traditional Shito Ryu Karate since 1985. Non-profit, sanctioned and insured by Karate B.C., affiliated with the NKA and the WKF. Kids and Adult classes in Pemberton, Whistler and Mt. Currie, we meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Contact Doug 604-932-3022; Richard 604-894-5357; or Wim 604-452-2364.

RE-USE-IT CENTRE>>

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the recycling depot in Function Junction. New or used items that are clean, in good shape and working order will be accepted.

SOCCER DROP-IN>>

Adult summer soccer drop-in starts Thurs. May 15 and continues every Tues. & Thurs. after that at Myrtle Philip fields. It’s co-ed with a $2 drop-in fee.

TOASTMASTERS CLUB>>

Interested in mastering communication skills, conducting meetings and delivering speeches in a friendly group and supportive environment? Drop in for free to the Whistler Toastmasters Club every Wed. from 5:30-7 p.m. in council chambers at Muni hall. For more info call Emma at 604-935-8197.

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.

WHISTLER BOTTLE DEPOT>>

Open Friday-Monday, noon-4 p.m. at the recycling depot on Nesters Road, next to municipal works yard . Most drinkable containers are now on the deposit-refund system, except for milk products and meal replacements. Commercial loads accepted by appointment. Call 932-3733.

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL>>

Whistler's central resource for the arts. Full arts and culture listings for events at www.whistlerartscouncil.com. The arts council has a comprehensive artist directory and produces numerous programs, events and performances year-round. For info or to volunteer, call 604-935-8419 or info@whistlerartscouncil.com

WHISTLER DANCE ACADEMY>>

Learn hip hop, jazz, tap, classical, contemporary and more. All ages, all levels. Contact Krista at 604-902-0990. The Whistler Dance Society is a non-profit group.

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>

WFSG is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to restore the health of Whistler’s watersheds to their utmost potential for people and fish through community partnerships, advocacy, education and projects. WFSG hosts volunteer activities for stream restoration, streamside planting, fish monitoring and other stewardship activities. For information call 604-935-8322 or email fish@whistler.ca.

WHISTLER HOUSING AUTHORITY>>

Provides long-term housing for Whistler employees for purchase or rental. Eligible Whistler employees can register to purchase an employee-restricted property. For details drop by the office at 4335 Main Street, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, or visit the Web site: www.whistlerhousing.ca. The WHA also provides a rental listing service for landlords, and some landlord-tenant information.

WHISTLER MEDITATION GROUP>>

A meditation group meets in Whistler every Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Sessions are free. Beginners to advanced are welcome to attend. Call Miralda for info at 604-902-0224 or e-mail miralda@whooshnet.com.

WHISTLER MOVIE CLUB>>

Open to all who love movies and who would like to view them with others. Discussions afterwards, if desired. For more info call Judy at 604-905-4830.

WHISTLER MUSEUM and ARCHIVES>>

Permanent exhibits on Natural and Pioneer History currently featuring The History of Olympic Bids in Whistler and Whistler Pioneer Photographs from the Myrtle Philip Collection . Video Viewing Room, Gift Shop, and Research Services by appointment. Winter Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Info: 604.932-2019 or info@whistlermuseum.org Located at 4329 Main St., next to the Library.

WHISTLER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY>>

The Whistler Photographic Society is a non-profit society established with the mission of increasing the recognition of photography as a form of artistic expression while building a strong community for Whistler-area photographers. It is a volunteer association that organizes photography exhibitions and workshops in Whistler. Contact Leanna Rathkelly for more info at 604-938-9808.

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY>>

The library’s hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Wednesdays. Located at 4329 Main Street, Village North.

WHISTLER SINGERS>>

This non-auditioned community choir meets every Wednesday at Millennium Place from 7 to 9 p.m. For information call 604-932-3022 or e-mail candice@whooshnet.com

WRITERS’ GROUP>>

How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share our work, provide each other with support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get out work published. Interested? If so, please call Stella at 604-932-4518 for more information.

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY>>

Local charitable organization dedicated to inspiring and educating at-risk youth and street youth through sport and healthy living. Zero Ceiling trains and supports these youth to make a fresh start in Whistler working as snowboard instructors and living in staff housing. For more info call Joanna at 604-932-6869 or Chris at 604-894-0220 or www.ZeroCeiling.org.

SERVICES

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.

COMMUNITY INTERNET CAFÉ>>

At Whistler Secondary Community School, regular hours Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday 1-3 p.m. Low prices for public access: $3 per 30 minutes.

FOOD BANK>>

The Whistler Community Services Society’s food bank is open the first and third Monday of each month. Food bank distribution hours are between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The food bank is located behind Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, at the bottom of Lorimer Road. Donations are always welcome. For more urgent food bank requirements call 604-932-0113.

KIDSPORT WHISTLER>>

Financial assistance is provided to local financially restricted families so "All kids can play." For information call Sheila Mozes at 905-9393 or 938-3133, ext. 350 or Janet McDonald at 932-0113. For Pemberton call Stephanie at 604-894-5979.

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. For hours of operation call 935-8410.

PARENT-TOT DROP-IN>>

In the Millar Room, Myrtle Philip school, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon. Phone 604-932-3312.

PEMBERTON PARENT INFANT DROP-IN>>

Facilitated by Caprii Mohammed, Public Health Nurse. Every Monday 11-12:30 at Coast Garibaldi Pemberton Health Centre, 1403 Portage Road. Call 604-894-6367 for information.

PEMBERTON PARENT-TOT DROP IN>>

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 1357 Aster Street. Phone 604-894-6101

PEMBERTON VALLEY OUTDOOR OUTINGS>>

Meets every Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Information Centre to walk, hike, have fun, meet new friends and keep fit. For more info call Judy Bonn at 604-894-0188 or e-mail judybonn@telus.net

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.

SIGN LANGUAGE IN WHISTLER>>

Please call 604-894-3369 for more information.

STORY TIME>>

At the Whistler Public Library Friday’s at 10:30 a.m. until the fall. No pre-registration required. For information call 604-932-5564.

EDUCATION

THE ALTA LAKE SCHOOL>>

A non-profit independent school which follows a Waldorf-inspired curriculum. We are committed to providing purposeful education for children which fosters inner strength through intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. The Alta Lake School is currently accepting enrolment for pre-school, Kindergarten and Grade 1 (3-6 years) for the 2002/03 school year For more information please call Peggy at 604-932-4968 or Vicky at 604-932-4127.

GLEN EDEN SCHOOL>>

An independent non-profit school committed to maximizing the potential of youth with complex educational needs from those who "learn differently" to athletes requiring flexibility. Students are taught strategies to enable them to become confident, self-directed learners for life. Glen Eden is fully accredited through the BC Ministry of Education. For more info call Tama-Lynn at 604-905-8241 or info@resortwhistler.com.

L’ECOLE LA PASSERELLE >>

French education is offered all day from Kindergarten to Grade 7 to eligible children in the elementary level. The school is currently accepting registration for the year 2003-04. The head office is in portable #2, behind Myrtle Philip School. Open Mon. to Fri. Call 604-932-9602 for more info.

PEMBERTON VALLEY WALDORF SCHOOL>>

Looking for an alternative, creative learning environment for your child? For more information on the opening of a Waldorf-inspired school in Pemberton call Sarinda at 604-894-5300.

WHISTLER ADULT LEARNING CENTRE>>

Designed for students who are returning to school. Students are able to acquire their high school diploma, improve previous marks or take specific courses to meet post-secondary requirements. Call 604-905-4654.

 

HEALTH

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT>>

Have you recently suffered the loss of a loved one? If you are interested in a bereavement support group contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113.

CANCER SUPPORT & FRIENDS>>

The group is a relaxed, fun and energetic mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and health status. Newcomers all welcome from those who have experienced cancer to those who have supported a friend and family member through cancer. The goals are simply to celebrate life and share thoughts and ideas. For more info contact Joanne at 604-938-1902 or 604-209-1967.

CRISIS STABILIZATION TEAM>>

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis don’t go through it alone. Call the Sea to Sky Stabilization Team at 1-866-892-6365.

DISORDERED EATING SUPPORT GROUP>>

Whistler Community Services will be conducting an eight-week support group aimed at providing a safe and secure environment for women to discuss issues surrounding food and body image. The group will be held each Tues. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the teen centre at MY Place, starting March 11. There are still spaces. Call Sheila Sherkat (Professional Counsellor) 604-938-4519 or Tessa McLoughlin (Community Outreach Worker) 604-905-1728 for more info and to register.

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFORMATION & COUNSELLING>>

Do you experience difficulties related to your drug/alcohol use? Call for information and counselling; youth and adults welcome. Marlise Witschi, A&D counsellor, 604-932-3312, no charge.

HEALTHY PREGNANCY OUTREACH PROGRAM>>

Nutritional and lifestyle support for pregnant women. Call 932-3312.

PEARL’S PLACE TRANSITION HOUSE>>

Call toll-free 1-877-890-5711, or 892-5711 in Squamish, direct to support workers available to listen to and support women experiencing abuse. The shelter can house seven women and children.

PEMBERTON SAFE CLINIC>>

Safe Healthy Sexuality Clinic, open Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pemberton Health Centre, 1403 Portage Road. Call 604-894-6367.

SAFE HEALTHY SEXUALITY CLINIC>>

Free HIV testing. Birth control counselling and supplies, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy counselling and other professional services at a reduced cost. Confidentiality assured. SAFE — Coast Garibaldi Health unit, second floor, Whistler Health Care Centre, 4380 Lorimer Road, 932 3202. Clinic open Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

SUPPORT COUNSELLING>>

For women regarding abuse and relationship issues. Call Nancy Routley at 604-932-3312, no charge.

VICTIM SERVICES>>

Victim Services assists victims, witnesses, family members or friends who are directly affected by any criminal act or traumatic event. The staff and volunteers provide information on the rights of the victim, information on the court process and, where appropriate, police case file updates. In addition, they offer emotional support and provide appropriate referrals to professionals in the community to aid the recovery process. For info and assistance call the Whistler Victim Services number at 604-905-1969.

WHISTLER COMMUNITY SERVICES>>

This local non-profit organization provides health and wellness programs and support services to Whistler residents. Call 932-0113 for information. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Myrtle Philip school.

WHISTLER YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER>>

Whistler Community Services Society. Private or group confidential support for young adults, ages 17-27, facing challenges with alcohol and drugs, anger management, employment, suicide, homesickness, mental and physical health, conflict or poverty. Call Greg (cell) at 604-938-3902 or at Millennium Place, 604-935-8187 or Tessa at 604-905-1728.

DR. AMY REIN, REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST>>

Psychotherapy for adults, youth and children. Integrative approach including EMDR to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, eating disorders, parent-child conflict, chronic pain and low self-esteem. Whistler 604-905-8824. Vancouver 604-805-7277.

JUDITH HOILETT M.ED.>>

Registered Clinical Counsellor with 15 years experience working with individuals, couples and teens experiencing relationship or emotional difficulties. Income geared subsidy available. 604-932-1392 or 604-894-1667.

MICHELLE HUGHES, DOCTOR OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE>>

Registered Acupuncturist. A holistic treatment combining herbal medicine, acupuncture and food cures. Effective for the treatment of sports injuries, chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, dermatological and digestive disorders. Phone 604-935-1222.

NANCY ROUTLEY, M.ED. (COUNSELLING), C.C.C.>>

Individuals. Couples. Parents. Families. Compassionate, clear, common-sense assistance to help people overcome their challenges. Financial assistance available. 604-938-4484.

STEPHEN L.

MILSTEIN, Ph.D.>>

Registered Psychologist. Assessment, individual and family therapy, by appointment. 604-938-3511.

RELIGION

OUR LADY OF THE MOUNTAINS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH>>

Join us at our celebration of Mass at 6299 Lorimer Road (the west end of Lorimer). For times and info call 604-938-1355.

WHISTLER VILLAGE CHURCH>>

You are invited to be part of a multi-denominational worship experience that will challenge, invigorate and refresh you. Sunday 10 a.m. Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way (between Lorimer Rd and Village Gate). Programming for children is provided. 604-935-8450 or wvchurch@whooshnet.com

WHISTLER COMMUNITY CHURCH>>

You are welcome to attend our Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. in the Myrtle Philip Community Centre, 6195 Lorimer Rd. We provide nursery care during our morning service, and Sunday classes for kids up to Grade 8. Our high school group meets on Fri. Nights, and our weekly young adult meeting, theChapel, is held on Tuesdays after 8 p.m. in the community centre. For more info call Tim Unruh or Jack Crompton at 604-932-3139.

CHURCH ON THE MOUNTAIN>>

Are you looking for a place where you can find love, acceptance, guidance and encouragement? Join a group of fun loving people who enjoy the Christian lifestyle on Sat. evening at 7 p.m. at the Delta Whistler Resort in the Diamond Head room and Wed. night at 7 p.m. in the conference room at Lost Lake Lodge. For more info call Pastor Kirk Boes at 604-902-4111 or see www.churchonthemountain.org.

VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTRE>>

This contemporary church group meets on Sun. at 6 p.m. at MY Place. For more info e-mail vcc@familyvictory.com or 1-800-450-9996.




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