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Go directly to Whistler In a town that thrives on real estate transactions, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce is selling a board game based on real estate sales. Called WhistlerOpoly, it is almost identical to Monopoly. The only difference is that instead of Park Place or the B&O Railroad, Whistler members of the Chamber will have first dibs on buying their own squares on the board. The board game is an invention of an Alberta company that has the rights to the "Opoly" part of Monopoly. The game is pegged for a late May release date. At this stage, the call is out to sell squares on the board. Buyers would put their retail logo or other message on that square. Non-Chamber members will have a chance to buy up what's left. The board looks like the familiar monopoly game except "WhistlerOpoly" occupies the title space over a photo of local mountains. Property and other squares will cost $800-$1,500 each. Play money is for sale, too, at $2,000. The Chamber hopes to raise up to $60,000 it will put toward a new office. A site on the south side of Village Gate Boulevard just east of the highway has already been picked. Whistler's Chamber of Commerce joins two or three other B.C. Chambers that are trying the game to raise funds. A religious "movement" The annual general meeting of the Whistler Skiers Chapel Society is Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. to reveal plans to move the chapel to a new place of worship. The new location will be a religious-inclusive facility, including community space for children to seniors. The meeting is at the Skiers Chapel, corner of Highway 99 and Lake Placid Road. Everyone is welcome to attend. Get plugged in at Internet Café The official launch of the Internet Café, located at the Whistler Secondary Community School across the highway from Alpine Meadows, is Saturday, Feb. 7. Everyone is welcome to visit the café to send/receive e-mail or just hang out. The e-mail lines are open Saturdays 2-5 p.m., and Sundays 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is an access card rate of $15 for orientation lesson, $10 drop-in fee for three hours of computer/Internet use, and an e-mail only rate of $3 for 30 minutes. The Internet Café is part of the Community Internet Access Program partnership with the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Whistler Public Library and Whistler's Community Schools; and Industry Canada, thanks to a grant to provide public access to the Internet in remote communities. Program co-ordinator is Ele Clarke (938-3482).

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