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History in the making Mount Seymour holds a significant place in the skiing history of the Lower Mainland, and a North Vancouver man is trying to put that history together. Alex Douglas is looking for people with stories, photos and memories of building cabins on the mountain, the hike from the mushroom parking lots, the ski club and Tyrol Club and the early days of the ski camp. Douglas’s goal this fall is to inventory the names and addresses of people who were pioneers on Seymour. He will be hosting a social gathering at the Mount Seymour Ski Club’s room in the old VOC cabin in Parking Lot #2 Oct. 16. The social is from 5 to 9 p.m. For further information or to discuss Seymour stories with Douglas call him at 985-5996. You can also write to The Mount Seymour History Project, c/o Alex Douglas, 1710 Mt. Seymour Road, North Vancouver, V7G 1L3. A $4,000 donation from the Association of Whistler Realtors will be matched by municipality and put towards Christmas lights for this year’s Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights involves both a decorating festival, intended to encourage businesses and homes to decorate with Christmas lights, and a gala dinner and auction. Funds raised are distributed to local volunteer and charity organizations. This year’s Festival of Lights will be held during the Hong Kong Bank of Canada Whistler Ski Classic, the week of Dec. 1-8. Household hazardous wastes will be collected for free Oct. 5. Paints, solvents, fertilizers and other household hazardous wastes will be at the transfer station at the land fill. A wide variety of new children’s books will be for sale at the children’s book fair, Sept. 24-26 at the Myrtle Philip Community School Library. Sale times are: Sept. 24 and 25, 11:45-12:30; 2:30-4 and 6-8. Sept. 26 times are 11:45-12:30 and 2:30-4. Note: 11:45-12:30 times are for student purchases only.


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