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Get in touch with the inner goddess

Sizzling summer entertainment

Live music, along with stilt and belly dancers, bring colour and fun to the Village Animation Program this weekend, which stages attractions and street entertainers every weekend throughout the summer in Whistler Village.

"The purpose is to enhance the visitor experience within our resort," said Dennis Marriott, general manager of MY Millennium Place.

The program’s goal is to promote pedestrian traffic in the village, and encourage extended stays and repeated visits.

The free family-friendly event will host everything from jugglers and musicians to dancers, comedians and team-sport demonstrations.

To receive weekly schedule updates, contact Jessica@retreatsandevents.com.

New funding for MY Place

A new Whistler Blackcomb Foundation funding program will better equip MY Millennium Place with much-needed presentation equipment.

"By adding to the Millennium Place inventory, we can give every local community group access to the gear," said Mei McCurdy, foundation executive director. "Not only does this help Whistler’s community groups to do a better presentation or put on a better show, but it also significantly reduces each group’s cost of doing so."

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Presentation Technology Fund Program recently purchased $10,000 worth of professional presentation equipment such as lights, sound and projection for MY Place to reduce gear user fees for Sea to Sky corridor non-profit community groups. Organizations such as the Whistler Naturalists and Short Skirt Theatre and 40 other Whistler-based community groups will benefit from the new program.

"What we are hoping, is if there is more need for equipment, we can continue to fund it," McCurdy said. "We’ve bought the basic necessities at this round of funding."

In touch with women

Get in touch with the inner goddess at the third annual Every Woman in the World Conference Aug. 12-13 in Whistler.

The all-women event hosts back-to-back workshops all weekend. The registration deadline is Friday, July 21.

Some of the workshops to look out for are Belly Dancing, Boot Camp, Charleston, Chinese medicine, Clearing the Clutter, Drum Circle, Emotional Freedom Technique, Getting It Together, Hip Hop, Korean Hand Therapy, Mountain Biking, Nutrition, Pilates, Financial Planning, Goal Setting, Pole Dancing, Real Estate 101, Reiki, Running, Self-Defense Karate, Striptease, Tai Chi, Vedic Astrology, Yamuna Body Rolling and Yoga.

The event also includes an opening reception and dinner celebration.

For more information, visit www.everywomanintheworld.com.

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