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Whistler’s own Speaker’s Corner

A love letter to your mistress, a prayer to Ullr for snow, a parking ticket, grocery list, whatever written word of choice it’s given voice at the newly-created open-mic literary evening called Soapbox Sunday nights at BBKs Pub in the Upper Village.

Poets and prophets alike are invited to read their original work at the casual word gathering, starting Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

"It's a combination soapbox poetry slam gong show," said Stephen Vogler, organizer and word-wizard extraordinaire from the Whistler Writers Group.

"I'm hoping it brings out some of Whistler's wittiest and most outspoken characters. Rants are not only welcome, but encouraged!"

For more information, call Vogler at 604-932-4968 or e-mail .

A food bank Idol

Everyone has heard of Canadian Idol or at least American Idol, but apparently the Idol phenomenon is popping up all over the world.

Indonesia’s Idol Delon, whose album Bahagiaku (My Joyfulness) has sold over 300,000 copies in less than three months, is coming to Whistler for a fundraising performance Monday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC).

Resort TV Network and the Whistler Community Services Food Bank host the evening of live music and silent auction. All proceeds from the event along with donated non-perishable items will be forwarded to the Whistler Food Bank.

"We recognized that this is a really challenging time of year for a lot of Whistlerites and local businesses so we decided to spend our entire fall marketing budget on helping the community," said Resort TV general manager Jacki Bissillion.

The fundraiser will follow with a carnival theme of 40 incredible prizes for dining, activities and spas. Admission is a non-perishable food item.

Out of Bounds photography needed

Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit photos for the Whistler Arts Council’s second annual Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry exhibition next year — and no chairlifts please.

"Out of Bounds attracted more people to Millennium Place than any other exhibition in the history of the building," Doti Niedermayer, executive director of the Whistler Arts Council, said of last year’s event.

Photos from Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky corridor photographers – showcasing B.C.’s beautiful backcountry via foot, snowmobile, helicopter, watercraft and/or dogsled – will be exhibited at MY Millennium Place as well as satellite venues in local hotels, restaurants and retail stores for the month of February.


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