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P>ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA, WHISTLER SECTION Outdoor club focused on mountaineering, ski touring, climbing and hiking. Trip schedule www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/sections/whistler.html. Monthly meeting & potluck Fri. May 20th, 6 p.m. Ph: 604-902-1772.

AWARE The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment is a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to preserving the environment and moving toward environmental sustainability. AWARE meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Delta Whistler Village Suites. For more info about AWARE: www.awarewhistler.org

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS A Big Brother is needed! A nine-year-old boy is looking for a guy to do fun things with like snowboarding and biking. If you have two hours per week for a minimum of seven months and want a rewarding experience call Kim at 604-938-9299.

Career Counselling Looking for help with career direction? Call the Whistler Employment Resource Centre at 604-932-6281 ext. 11 for an appointment.

Canadian home Builders’ Assn The Sea to Sky Chapter of the CHBA meets every second Wednesday at El Tipo’s in Creekside from 12-1 p.m. Members and non-members welcome. Contact Bronwen at chbaseatosky@whooshnet.com.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB The Whistler Residents Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at MY Place. Play starts at 10 a.m. Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed. For info or partnership arrangements call Shirley at 604-932-5368 or Astrid at 604-938-9274.

ELIZABETH MANSO VISITING VOLUNTEERS A volunteer support group for the incapacitated who do not have the support, help and comfort needed. In case of confinement to home, either terminal or temporary, the group can be called upon for assistance. Call the Whistler Community Services Society at

604-932-0113.

Get bEAR Smart SOCIETy People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or at www.bearsmart.com.

LIFE DRAWING Life drawing sessions ongoing on Mon. nights between 6 and 9 p.m. at MY Place, $15 drop-in. Draw the human figure. Basic materials required. Call Marc at 604-938-0055 for more info. Models needed.

LUNA Late-night events for yads (young adults) and the young at heart on Thursdays from Nov. to April & June to Sept. Good times to remember (events are alcohol-free). Check the hotline 604.902.0769 or www.lunawhistler.com for event listings.

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE (MAC) MAC’s goal is to create resident housing projects for seniors that respond to their special needs and desire to remain in Whistler, such that long term residents can mature in place. Call 604-932-6167 or

604-905-3955.

PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pemberton Recreation Centre. Call 604-894-6402.

PEMBERTON/WHISTLER KARATE CLUB Teaching traditional Shito Ryu Karate since 1985. Non-profit, sanctioned and insured by Karate B.C., affiliated with the NKA and the WKF. Kids and Adult classes in Pemberton, Whistler and Mt. Currie, we meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Contact Doug 604-932-3022 or Richard 604-894-5357.

RE-USE-IT CENTRE Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the recycling depot in Function Junction. New or used items that are clean, in good shape and working order will be accepted.

tetra Society, whistler chapter This non-profit volunteer-based organization creates assistive devices for people with disabilities. Project requests and volunteers, particularly those with mechanical and design skills, are needed. Contact Carolyn at 604-932-0955 or go to www.tetrasociety.org for info.

THE ART ROOM Drop into this open studio at the Whistler Secondary School every Tuesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Equipment is available such as a printing press, photo lab and pottery wheel. $6 drop in fee. Call Stephanie for info at 604-902-1433.

TOASTMASTERS CLUB Interested in mastering communication skills, conducting meetings and delivering speeches in a friendly group and supportive environment? Drop in for free to the Whistler Toastmasters Club every Wed. at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at Muni Hall. For more info call Ralph Forsyth at

604-905-8997.

WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SKI PROGRAM This non-profit organization provides ski experiences for people with disabilities and is accepting donations of used skis, jackets, helmets, etc. for the upcoming winter season. Contact the program at adaptiveski@intrawest.com or 604-905.2071.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE WAG is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. Take part in volunteer dog walking every day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Call 604-905-7750 or stop by the shelter located between day skier parking lots 3 & 4.

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL Whistler’s central resource for the arts. Full arts and culture listings for events at www.whistlerartscouncil.com. The arts council has a comprehensive artist directory and produces numerous programs, events and performances year-round. For info call 604-938-9221 or info@whistlerartscouncil.com.

WHISTLER BOTTLE DEPOT Open Friday-Monday, noon-4 p.m. at the recycling depot on Nesters Road, next to municipal works yard. Most drinkable containers are now on the deposit-refund system. Commercial loads accepted by appointment. Call

604-932-3733.

WHISTLER DANCE ACADEMY Learn hip hop, jazz, tap, classical, contemporary, ballet and more. All ages, all levels. Call 604-902-0990.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE Computer and Internet access, job postings and employment resources. Open Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 604-932-6281 ext. 11. Located in the Chamber office above the Visitor Information Centre.

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP The WFSG exists to restore Whistler’s waterways through education, projects, advocacy, and community partnerships. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the summer for water quality sampling, fish monitoring, educational programs and habitat restoration. Call 604-935-8323 or e-mail Veronica Woodruff at vwoodruff@whistler.ca.

WHISTLER HOUSING AUTHORITY Provides long-term rental and ownership housing for Whistler residents. All eligible residents can register with the WHA to purchase or rent a resident restricted property. For details visit www.whistlerhousing.ca. The WHA also provides a free rental listing service for landlords. The office is located in Creekside at 325-2400 Dave Murray Place.

WHISTLER lions Club The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Ladies welcome. Call Ed at 604-938-9848.

WHISTLER Museum and archives Permanent exhibits on natural and pioneer history. Currently featuring Picturing Whistler: Local Faces, Local Spaces and The Whistler Black Bear Project. Open Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more info call 604-932-2019 or visit www.whistlermuseum.org. Located at 4329 Main Street in Village North.

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY The library’s hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Closed Wednesdays. Located at 4329 Main Street, Village North. Storytime for pre-schoolers takes place on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Sunday storytime for three and four year olds takes place at 10:30-11 a.m. from April 17 until the end of June. No registration required. Call 604-932-5564.

WHISTLER SINGERS This adult community choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. preparing for performances throughout 2004-’05. New members welcome both vocal and instrumental. Call Candice at 604-932-3022.

WRITERS’ GROUP How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share our work, provide each other with support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get our work published. Call Stella at 604-932-4518.

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY Zero Ceiling needs donations of good quality snowboards, bindings, boots and ski/ snowboard clothing. Zero Ceiling operates programs that host at-risk youth on the slopes of Whistler-Blackcomb... some for the day, others are trained to become full-time instructors and end up living and working in Whistler. Call Joanna at 604-932-6869 or www.ZeroCeiling.org.

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