Museum Speaker Series kicks off 

Arts News: Library hosts first film of year; bursary applications open; New Arts-U session tackles marketing

click to enlarge PHOTO BY MIKE CRANE/ TOURISM WHISTLER - listen in The Whistler Museum is set to launch the first of its 2019 Speaker Series on Jan. 17.
  • photo by mike crane/ tourism whistler
  • listen in The Whistler Museum is set to launch the first of its 2019 Speaker Series on Jan. 17.

The Whistler Museum is set to launch its Speaker Series for 2019.

The first event takes place on Jan. 17 and features Michael Stein, who will talk about a canoe trip he took on the Liard River with Jim McConkey and other local figures in 1972. The presentation will include footage from the adventure.

Tickets are $10 or $5 for museum or Club Shred members. Doors are 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m.

Library movie screening

The Whistler Public Library is hosting its first film of the year with Crazy Rich Asians set to screen on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.

The popular rom-com, based on a book of the same name by Kevin Kwan, follows the main character Rachel Chu, who accompanies her boyfriend Nick to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Only, once she gets there, she's surprised to learn his family is much wealthier than she expected, which causes several challenges. The screening is free.

Student Art Bursaries accepting applications

Applications are open for Arts Whistler's Student Art Bursary program. The goal is to make the arts accessible to all children in the community—including Whistler, Pemberton and Mount Currie.

The bursaries are available for students who would like to further their studies in visual, performing, literary or media arts. The $100 to $200 bursaries can go towards tuition, accommodation and travel costs connected to studies.

They will be evaluated on the financial need of the student or family; previous training, experience or accomplishments in the art they want to study; and credibility of the mentor artists, institution, school or program the student would like to attend.

Applications will be accepted on a year-round basis. For more visit

New Arts-u session

Mark your calendars—Arts Whistler has unveiled the next session in its Arts-U series.

On March 28, Squamish-based marketing expert Jess Robson is hosting Creating Self-Promotion That Gets You the Gig. It will tackle copywriting, marketing and self-promotion. The aim is to help performers "find the right words to express what (they) do," while building their following and landing gigs.

The event takes place on March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Early bird tickets are on sale now until March 1. They're $25 for Arts Whistler members and $30 for non-members. For more, visit



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