Children's Festival needs volunteers 

Arts News: Mountain bike film screens, Comedy night at the Crystal Lounge and high-school musical at BAG

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO BY SEAN ST. DENIS - Colourful fun The Whistler Chilcren's Festival is looking for volunteers for the event, which takes place in July.
  • file Photo by Sean St. Denis
  • Colourful fun The Whistler Chilcren's Festival is looking for volunteers for the event, which takes place in July.

Arts Whistler is seeking volunteers.

With the Whistler Children's Festival less than a month away, volunteers are needed to make the kids happy and help them have a fun weekend.

Last year's festival had 50 volunteers and Arts Whistler is seeking a similar number.

Those joining in can select a role that best suits their personality, interests, and availability including; Customer Service, Workshop Assistants, Green Team, Décor, or the All Star positions.

The festival opens on Friday, July 8, and runs from 5 to 8 p.m. with a free, all-ages dance party at Whistler Olympic Plaza, followed by a weekend of creative workshops, roving characters, and live performances — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10.

Volunteers will receive lunch, a T-shirt and a chance to win draw prizes.

For more information visit

New Anthill mountain bike film screens

Anthill Films is hosting two screenings of its latest short mountain bike film Not2Bad at the Maury Young Arts Centre (MYAC) on Friday, June 17.

The event will be a double bill and will also include the first film Anthill created with Trek's famous C3 team, Not Bad.

The film features world famous local rider Brandon Semenuk and Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Ryan Howard, Casey Brown, Andrew Shandro, Gee Atherton, Rachel Atherton and Dan Atherton.  

Anthill Films is an award winning Squamish-based production company that has been creating mountain bike films for 14 years.

Doors open at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for youth 18 and under and $15 for adult, and can be purchased at the MYAC box office or online at

Comedy returns to Crystal Lounge

Four comedians and host Jonathan Baum are tearing up the stage in July at the Crystal Lounge, with the return of Standup Wednesdays.

Damonde Tschritter performs on July 6, Dom Pare is July 13, Chris Gordon is July and Ben McGinnis performs on July 27.

Tickets are $10 at the Crystal Lounge.

Musical tribute to high school

Singer and writer Heather Feeney is presenting a new musical tribute to all the crazy things kids get up to at high school.

High School & Beyond is 21 songs about crushes, first dates, first sex, mean friends, crappy towns, crazy parents, entitlement and exams.

Feeney and her collaborator Scott Knight on piano perform at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at the BAG and a XOCO on Cleveland Avenue.


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