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On Saturday, June 28, the Ken Quon Foundation will be hosting a car wash and barbecue fundraiser in the Marketplace IGA parking lot, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers are looking for volunteers to wash cars, and cars for volunteers to wash.

Volunteers will earn points for WORCA’s volunteer appreciation event, which will be held at the end of the season.

Proceeds go to the Ken Quon Foundation, which raises money to purchase critical health care equipment. The Ken Quon Memorial Ride, held the last two years, has so far raised more than $20,000 towards the purchase of two portable diagnostic machines that are in use by Whistler’s paramedics.

Ken Quon was a mountain bike fanatic and advocate who used to lead Wild Willies Rides. During a session in 2006 he passed away as a result of an undiagnosed heart defect. While a tragedy for the bike community, the discovery of the defect led to other discoveries in the family and may have already saved other lives.

As well, the portable equipment has been used several times to retrieve and transport injured mountain bikers from the bush to the health care centre, and to hospitals in the city.

The third annual Ken Quon Memorial Ride will take place Aug. 10 during the Kokanee Crankworx freeride mountain bike festival.

 

Disc golfers meet Sunday

The Whistler Disc Golf Club is meeting again this Sunday, 1 p.m. at the first tee, for another fun tournament. Players will be paired up with other players at random to play a variation of “best ball” on the 27-hole course against other teams. The cost is $5 to join the club, and $2 to enter the tournament with a share of the prize purse going to the winners.

The club is also getting a Bag Tag Challenge underway, similar to a squash ladder, where players can challenge each other to games on their own time to move up and down the rankings. Up to two tournaments are also being planned.

For more information, visit the club’s temporary site at www.imagesofwhistler.com.

 

European soccer camps return

For one week, June 30-July 4, one of Canada’s top youth coaches will be hosting a camp in Whistler. Saibo Talic of European Football School and his assistants start each day with lessons on fundamentals and work their way up to scrimmages, where players can put what they’ve learned into action.

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