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AWARE will be hosting the leader of the British Columbia Green Party, Stuart Parker, at its next monthly meeting. Parker will make a presentation, which will be followed by a question and answer session. The B.C. Greens are the only political party in British Columbia that believes we should abandon the ideology of unlimited economic growth, and move towards a sustainable economy. The most recent Angus Reid poll of provincial voting intentions found that support for the provincial Green Party amongst British Columbians has risen to 8 per cent. If elections were held tomorrow, more than 200,000 B.C. residents would vote Green. The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Delta Whistler Resort. Duck race is on Hey buddy, want to buy a duck ticket? During the next two weeks, don’t be surprised if a volunteer from the Whistler/Pemberton Big Brother/Big Sister Agency asks if you would like to buy a duck for the eighth annual fund-raiser, in support of the local mentor program. The annual duck race, which uses miniature rubber ducks wearing numbers corresponding to purchased tickets, takes place Oct. 11 on Fitzsimmons Creek. This year’s grand prize is a week’s vacation for two at a Mexican resort. The second prize is a signed team jersey from the Edmonton Oilers NHL Hockey team. "Locals start seeking us out this time of year looking to purchase Duck Tickets," said Natalie Andrés, president of the Big Brother/Big Sister Agency. "It seems to bring the community together, it’s fun and of course, it supports a great cause." For information on getting involved with the Whistler/Pemberton Big Brother/Big Sister agency so that you can be a "Big" mentoring a "Little, call 938-9299. Monday, Sept. 27, Beavers is starting for all boys ages five to seven. The program takes place at the Myrtle Philip Community School gym every Monday evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cst. Warren Tomalty is one of the leaders heading the Beavers, and can be contacted at 905-3484 for further information. Cubs starts for all boys ages 8 to 10, Tuesday, Sept. 28. Cubs’ meetings take place every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym. Cubs leader Dave Halliwell may be contacted for further information at 932-6399. Scouts started their program on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Scouts is for boys ages 11 to 13. Scouts takes place every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact Calvin Winter at 932-0474 for more information. Whistler Scouts requests that all Cubs’ shirts, scarves and hats, and all Beavers’ vests, scarves and hats be returned by all boys not returning. Bob Calladine, group chairman, says that Scouts can ill afford to keep buying these items for everybody all the time. The Whistler Museum and Archives Society’s annual Lego Dayze event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2. The pre-build category takes place on Friday, Oct. 1. Using your own Lego, Lego Dayze crazers are invited to create an entry at home and drop it off Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Winners will be contacted that evening. Lego pick-up is at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the first round, Oct. 2, ages six and under, takes place at 10:30 a.m. with on-site building beginning at 11 a.m. and judging and awards at noon. Registration for round two, ages seven and up, begins at 12:30 p.m. Lego Dayze takes place at the Whistler Museum. The cost is $3 per entry, and there will be a concession with yummy stuff, a free museum tour for parents, a raffle and prizes.

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