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WBA meets mails The Western Businesswomen’s Association (Whistler chapter) holds its next meeting at Lois Taylor's Mail Boxes Etc. location on Main Street, Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. Developing fellowship between women in business is one of the mandates of the WBA, as well as providing opportunities to share ideas and make business contacts. The meetings also give members a chance to show off their businesses. Taylor has recently joined forces with the Chateau Whistler in managing the hotel's business centre. Kory Prebble now manages the Main Street office and Therese Benoit the Chateau locale. The WBA night is a casual affair running to 8:30 p.m. Members pay $10, non-members $15. For more information, call Paula Campbell of adele-campbell gallery at 938-0887, or Patti Stewart of The Body Shop at 932-2639. It's never too late There's still time to get your two cents worth on how you'd make Whistler better. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is looking for those last few vision workbooks on developing the future of this resort. You have until May 8. Workbooks were first handed out at the Town Hall Workshop, last December, but extra workbooks are available at municipal hall, or call 932-5535 to have one sent to you. Municipal staff will even do a group presentation. Workshops and seminars have been held over the past two months with various community groups and businesses to solicit comments. Completed workbooks have been forwarded to Peter Williams at Simon Fraser University for compilation, but any late arrivals will be forwarded over the next few weeks. Once the results are in, municipal staff will use that input and opinions collected from a telephone survey to create the final draft. Good eats, good cause The Whistler Lions Club is holding its annual Mothers Day Pancake Breakfast at Tapley's Pub, Sunday, May 10, from 8 to 11 a.m. For a mere $4 you can chow down to a pancake breakfast. Best of all for this family event, the first 50 mothers will get a flower to brighten their day. All proceeds will go to Myrtle Philip Elementary School and Whistler Secondary School parent advisory committees. Many hands make light work, so the Lions would like to pre-thank the Pathfinders for serving, Tapley's for the space and Whistler IGA for their generous donation of the fixin's for this event. Spring fleas for sale The Pemberton Public Library is holding its 10th annual Spring Flea market and Used Book Sale, Saturday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. You can reserve space to sell your own "fleas" at $10 (bring your own table) or $15 (limited tables supplied). The library is still looking for donations of good used books and white elephant items. Drop them off at the library. The library will use the funds raised to further increase its stacks and to help pay for improvements to services. "There will be hotdogs, pop and baked goods at the flea market and we hope to have better weather than last year," says Julie Kelly. The Pemberton library recently received $5,000 from the Festival of Lights for library automation. It also has a computer for public use at $2 an hour for internet voyagers. No charge to use Windows 95. McDunkin' time for Hugh Whistler's McDonald’s restaurant staff are gearing up for McHappy Day, Wednesday, May 6, when Whistler VIPs serve the burgers and Mayor Hugh O'Reilly challenges all comers to try to dunk him in an ice-cold tank of water. The annual event raises money from a selection of the menu sold during the day and from other activities during the day. The event goes from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and features an arts, crafts and culture theme on the front steps of the Marketplace fast food haven. McDonald’s raised $4,500 last year. The money goes to Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities and to local communities in the form of donations for community health and disabled needs. Neighbourhood groups and facilities from Mount Currie, Pemberton and Whistler have benefited from money raised at past McDonald’s Happy Days. Mayor Hugh won't be the only dunkee as the call is out to lively types to volunteer someone from their place of business to chance a dunking for a good cause.

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