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Squamish to remember RCMP officer

The Squamish community will remember and honour the life of RCMP Constable Wael Audi at a memorial service this Saturday.

Audi, 29, died last Friday afternoon when a passenger bus collided with his police cruiser. The accident happened on Highway 99, 10 kilometres north of Squamish. The cause of the accident has yet to be determined but witnesses say Audi was heading south when he switched his lights on and turned left across two northbound lanes. The bus hit Audi's cruiser on the driver's door. He was pronounced dead at Squamish Hospital less than one hour after the accident.

The memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Howe Sound Secondary School.

The community will remember Audi's contributions as a community youth liaison officer, school liaison officer with Mamquam Elementary and founder of the Youth Community Volleyball league. Audi was originally from Brantford, Ontario and had been stationed at the Squamish detachment since completing his basic training in Regina in 1996.


Whistler's graduating high school class of 2002 will have its first Dry Grad this year but they need help from the local community.

Grade 12 students will be going door to door on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. selling tickets for a fund-raiser supporting the Dry Grad.

The tickets are $8 to see Mesmer – America's foremost stage hypnotist.

Mesmer will be entertaining on Saturday April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Myrtle Philip Community School gym.


2003 ski and snowboard products will be available for demo runs during the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. About 40 major industry suppliers will have their gear on hand. Names like: Salomon, Rossignol, Burton, K2, Flow and Prior will be here. The demos will be outside the Rendezvous on Blackcomb during the first weekend of the festival (April 13 to 14) and outside the Roundhouse on Whistler during the second weekend (April 19 to 21).

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