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Hot pies, greased pigs and plump pumpkins

If you’re into down home, old fashioned entertainment then grab your kin and head on over to the Second Annual Pemberton Fall Fair at the Sturdy North Arm Farm on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It will be a day of music and competitions:

The biggest pumpkin weigh-off, the prettiest preserve, the best pumpkin pie, the best jam, the biggest zucchini, the best pickled vegetable, the best fruit preserve, apple bobbing, a greased pig competition, a potato peeling competition, a potato tossing competition, a pie eating contest, a corn shucking contest, sack races, three-legged races, and hay bale tossing competitions.

If you’re not into sports, there’s a lamb barbecue, wagon rides, a corn maze, and a craft market. Call 604-894-5379 for more information, or to reserve a free table.

Calling all Keggers

The Keg Steakhouse is celebrating its 30 th year this month, and to mark the occasion they have launched the Keg Spirit Foundation. From Aug. 6 to Sept. 30 the Whistler Keg at the Mountain and the chain’s 80 other franchises, have been donating one dollar from every meal served to the foundation, which will support charities that benefit children and young people.

They are also hosting a special alumni party on Sept. 24 for all Keg alumni – "ex-Keggers," as Keg at the Mountain manager Maria Grizbanis calls them. The party starts at 5 p.m., and all former employees are welcome.

"Anybody who worked here is welcome to come out," she says. "A lot of people know about it already, and we’re expecting a good turnout."

The Keg is one of Whistler’s first restaurants, and Whistler was one of the first Keg’s back in the early 1970’s. That’s a lot of alumni.

Boil juice advisory

Dr. Paul Martiquet, the Medical Health Officer for Coast Garibaldi Health, has issued a reminder for people to boil their unpasteurized fruit juices to kill off any harmful bacteria.

"To play it safe, everyone should boil unpasteurized juice for at least a minute before drinking it," he said. "Health Canada advises that it would be best if people in vulnerable groups, that is young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, did not drink unpasteurized juice or cider."

Unpasteurized juices have been linked to gastrointestinal illness in Canada and the U.S., the most severe being Escherichia coli 0157:H7 – the same bacteria that caused seven deaths and 2000 illnesses in Walkerton, Ontario.

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