Hot new flick from Matchstick 

After receiving accolades following the release of their last movie, Seven Sunny Days, here in Whistler last fall, Matchstick Productions is coming back to town to release their latest ski film.

CLAIM, The Greatest Ski Movie … Ever! pokes fun at the industry and features shots from Matchstick’s return to Alaska, Whistler, Aspen, and a speed riding session in Chamonix, France, which is a synthesis of paragliding and skiing.

“We’ve been doing this for over 15 years and we feel like with CLAIM we have created a masterpiece,” MSP executive producer, Murray Wais, said in a recent press release. “This film is really going to blow some minds.”

Mark Abma, Ingrid Backstrom, Rory Bushfield, Chris Davenport, and Hugo Harrison are just a few of the talented folks featured in the new film, which debuts on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Telus Conference Centre.

The debut marks the action sport filmmakers’ 20 th ski film release and the fourth world premiere that has been hosted by Whistler Blackcomb.


Back to school with LUNA


Lost Lake Park has been buzzing each and every Wednesday night this summer, as hordes of people head down to check out LUNA’s weekly cinematic offerings in the great outdoors.

But fall is right around the corner, and this Friday, LUNA’s hosting their final pick of flicks during a back-to-school themed drive-in double feature at Blackcomb Base II, showing two ’80s cult classics:   Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club.

School boys and girls will also be on-hand to greet guests, while the lunch lady serves up classic cafeteria fare: hot dogs, Rice Krispie squares, apples and popcorn.

Admission is $20 per car, but seating is available for all, so don’t stress if you don’t have a car — just bring a blanket and $8 to get you in the door. The gates open at 7 p.m., and films begin at sundown.


Getting back to their roots

It’s B.C.’s 150 th birthday and the Pemberton Museum’s 25 th anniversary — that means it’s time for a serious party. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Pemberton Museum hosts the Pioneer Heritage Festival, a day chock-full of events for people of all ages.

The festival includes a potato cook-off competition, a $2 trail lunch of bannock, beans and wieners, and demonstrations of pioneer crafts, like weaving, quilting, home remedies, candle making and much more. There will also be an old time sports exhibition, featuring events like axe throwing, wood chopping, sack tying, potato peeling and spud chucking, capped off by live entertainment and a dinner of salmon, beans and bannock.

Festivities kick-off at 11 a.m. For more information on the events, or to purchase tickets, call 604-894-5504.


On the road


One of Whistler’s talented artists, Daniel Poisson, left town a few weeks ago to embark on a new project in Panama. To check out the progress he’s made to date, check out his blog: .


ArtWalk, Squamish style


Talented visual artists are aplenty here in Whistler, but if you look a bit further south, you’ll see there are also a lot of creative minds at work in Squamish.

This year’s annual ArtWalk Squamish Valley promises to showcase the diverse range of ability and focus of 34 artists throughout the area during the two-day studio and gallery tour. This year, 70 per cent more artists are participating, including Linda Bachman, a painter who recently moved to the area to pursue her love of nature and art by painting her beautiful surroundings in Squamish. The event takes place from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21, with demos, refreshments, prize draws and art to view and purchase along the way.

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