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Cap College going Cajun for Linda Carney fund

A Cajun-style benefit evening is planned for Friday, April 12 with proceeds going to the Capilano College Linda Carney Memorial Endowment Fund.

There will be a jazz band called Nitecap and New Orleans-style food. The evening will be held at the Howe Sound Secondary School from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 a head and will be available at the door or call 604-892-5322.

Writers going Southside

Wax eloquent at the Southside Deli at the next writers group meeting. All writers, readers, reciters, actors and any other interested parties are invited to join in this Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m.

Open house for Waldorf school

The Alta Lake School is hosting an open house at 5516 Old Mill Lane on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see the school, learn about Waldorf education and find out about enrolment for the 2002/2003 school year.

Whistler tops with People

Whistler is at the top of another list, but this time it's not the mountains themselves getting the accolades, rather the visitors who come here.

People Magazine has listed Whistler as Top Celeb Hangout in its Hollywood Va Va Voom Vacations section at its Web site www.people.com.

Some of the celebs who have graced the Whistler slopes are Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, members of the British Royal Family, Brad Pitt and Seal.

Tourism Whistler has invited many stars here. The Tourism Whistler Media Relations Department manages media and celebrity visit campaigns in an ongoing effort to promote Whistler.

Pemberton gambling on student exchange

Break out the lucky dice – gambling is coming to Pemberton's Signal Hill Elementary School.

A charity casino featuring Blackjack, Roulette, Crown and Anchor and the Money Wheel, will be held on April 20 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

It costs $10 to play and that gives rollers and shakers $20,000 worth of fake money to begin.

There will also be a cash bar, live entertainment and a silent and live auction.

Tickets can be purchased at the Pemberton Valley Supermarket, the Pemberton Village Office, Coyote Arts and Crafts and from 2001 Miya Exchange Students.

The money raised will go towards the Pemberton/Miya student exchange program.

Miya is Pemberton's sister city in Japan. Japanese students have been coming here for the past seven years.

The first Pemberton students flew to Japan in November.

For more information call Arlene McClean at 604-894-6754 after 5 p.m.

Film fest calling for entries

The call has been put out for all local filmmakers to start rolling – the seventh annual Sea to Sky Film Festival is fast approaching. The film entry deadline in Aug. 15.

The Festival will take place at the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish on Sept. 20.

All recent 16mm and 35 mm professional quality films under half an hour are eligible to enter. The categories are: comedy, documentary, drama and experimental. There is no entry fee. For guidelines and the entry form, log on to www.sea-to-sky.net/filmfest

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