Other Valley Stuff 

ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA, WHISTLER SECTION  Outdoor club focused on mountaineering, ski touring, climbing and hiking. Trip schedule www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/sections/whistler.html. Call 604-902-1772 for details.

 

FREE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM  This free family literacy program gives parents/caregivers strategies to encourage learning in their preschool and kindergarten aged children. To register or for more information contact Carole Stretch at 604-698-7226 or cstretch@capilanou.ca.

 

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF WHISTLER  Americans with ties to Whistler raise and distribute funds to enhance the community. For more info visit www.afow.org.

 

THE HI WHISTLER HOSTEL is looking for local artists/photographers to display their work in the hostel for free. Email whistleractivities@hihostels.ca for more info.

 

THE COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS (COSCO) An advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or ecbayer@shaw.ca.

 

AWARE  A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the environment. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. at the Westin. Contact Sara Jennings at aware@direct.ca or visit www.awarewhistler.org.

 

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS Please call 604-938-9299 if you would like to make a difference in a child's life.

 

COUNCIL OF CANADIANS  The Whistler chapter invites locals to engage in discussions of social justice, water issues and international trade. Contact Pina at pbelperio@gmail.com.

 

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB  Now meeting Wednesdays at Millennium Place at 9:30 a.m. Call Astrid at 604-938-9274 for more info.

 

EARTHSAVE WHISTLER  Providing information and support to people who are interested in making healthier, greener, more peaceful food choices. earthsave.ca/eswhistler.

 

GET BEAR SMART SOCIETY  Learn more about coexisting with bears. Call 604-905-4209 or www.bearsmart.com.

 

KNITTY GRITTY KNIT NIGHT  Held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gone Village Eatery. This is a free evening open to everyone with a love for knitting and crocheting. Beginners welcome. For further details contact knittygrittywhistler@gmail.com or find us on facebook.

 

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE (MAC)  Reviews potential opportunities for activity services in Whistler that will not only enable seniors to age in place, but also enhance senior's lifestyle choices. Visit www.whistlermac or e-mail info@whistlermac.org.

 

MOUNTAIN SPIRIT TOASTMASTERS  Meet Wednesdays at the Pan Pacific Mountainside - Singing Pass Room,  5:30 - 7 p.m. Email andreajlrobson@gmail.com.

 

MOUNTAINS FOR CHILDREN  Open Gym at Spring Creek School Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. when school is in session for kids 0-6. Toddler cars, parachute games, mini basketball, hoola hoops, bowling & more!

 

MILLENNIUM PLACE  Whistler's community centre for arts, culture and inspiration. Performance theatre, art gallery, daycare, youth centre, meditation room, meeting facilities . Visit www.artswhistler.com or call 604-935-8410.

 

PEARL'S SAFE HOME  Temporary shelter for women and children experiencing abuse in relationships. Locations in Whistler and Pemberton, available 24/7. All services are free. Call 1-877-890-5711 or 604-892-5711.

 

PEMBERTON ARTS COUNCIL  Connect with other artists, writers, artisans, musicians and help make Pemberton a vibrant arts community.  Visit www.pembertonartscouncil.com or call 604-452-0123.

 

PEMBERTON AND DISTRICT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE SOCIETY  The society meets every second Wednesday of the month.Open May 20 to Sept., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week. Contact pdmas@telus.net.

 

PEMBERTON COMMUNITY CHOIR  Sparkle Choir (Grades 1 - 3) rehearses every Wednesday from 12:30 - 12:55 p.m. at Signal Hill Elementary School. Pembertunes (Grades 4 - 7) rehearse every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at St. David's United Church. Call Helen Pearson at 604-894-1520.

 

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 VALLEY SNOWMOBILE CLUB  Regular monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month October thru April.  BCSF/Rutherford trail passes and liability insurance available for purchase. 7 p.m. at the Pemberton Community Center. 604-894-1155 or pembertonvalleysnowmobile@gmail.com.

 

PEMBERTON WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION  Focuses on conservation of all fish and wildlife species and operates a certified shooting range. For more info call 604-894-5730.

 

PEMBERTON WOMEN'S INSTITUTE  Meets the third Monday of each month at the activity room at St. David's United Church at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Linda Ronayne at 604-894-6580.

 

THE POINT  Artist-run society, non-profit group of multidisciplinary artists striving to create a home base where local and visiting artists can work, collaborate, exhibit, perform and study. Currently offering Saturdays at the Point, a pilot program with the RMOW at the former Whistler Hostel, 5678 Alta Lake Road, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.thepointartists.com.

 

REGIONAL RECYCLING WHISTLER  Hours for bottle drop-off are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nesters Rd. Deposit-refunds available. Commercial loads by appt. Call 604-932-3733.

 

ROTARY CLUB of WHISTLER  Meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at the Wildwood Pacific Bistro on Northlands Blvd.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF WHISTLER  Thursday meetings at 12:15 p.m. at Pan Pacific Mountainside.

 

SEA TO SKY SINGERS  Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 13, 2011 and meet every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church on Diamond Rd. Contact Veronica McPhee at dvmcphee@shaw.ca.

 

SENIORS WALKING  The Whistler Seniors Needs Action Planner (SNAP) is kicking off a weekly walking group on the Lost Lake gravel trails. www.mywcss.org. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meet at Passive House, Lost Lake.

 

WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM  Provides sports and recreation experiences for people with disabilities. Call Chelsey Walker at 604-935-9406 or email info@whistleradaptive.com.

 

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE  Shelter for lost, unwanted and homeless animals. Volunteer dog walking or animal visits Mondays and Tuesdays, 2 - 6 p.m. and Wednesdays through Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. Call 604-935-8364 or visit www.whistlerwag.com.

 

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL  Full arts and culture listings. Comprehensive artist directory and programs, events and performances year-round. For info call 604-935-8410 or visit www.artswhistler.com.

 

WHISTLER COMMUNITY BAND  Meets every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Whistler Secondary School. All ages and ability levels. Call Jen at 604-967-1987.

 

WHISTLER EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES  ESS provides short-term assistance to Whistler residents during emergencies. For more info or to join please contact ESS Coordinator at 604-905-9393 or smozes@whistler.ca.

 

WHISTLER FOR THE DISABLED  provides access to information for people with disabilities on what to do and where to go. For info visit www.whistlerforthedisabled.com.

 

WHISTLER HIGH OUTPUT BUSINESS NETWORK  A new community group aimed at bringing together local businesspeople. Meets every second Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m. at Nita Lake Lodge. Call (604) 698-0055 for more info.

 

WHISTLER HOUSING AUTHORITY Long-term rental and ownership housing for Whistler residents. Visit www.whistlerhousing.ca.

 

WHISTLER LIONS CLUB  The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Everyone welcome. Call Ed at 604-938-9848.

 

WHISTLER MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE  Offers Kishindo Lil' Bonsai for kids age 4 and up. Adults age 16 and up in Kenjutsu (sword), Capoeira Ache Brasil and Bellyfit. Call Cole Manson Sensei at 604-966-8118.

 

WHISTLER MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES SOCIETY  Explore interactive exhibits, listen to local stories and discover Whistler's journey. Open daily 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Go to www.whistlermuseum.org or call 604.932.2019. 4333 Main Street.

 

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY  Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Closed Sundays. Tot Words and Music is at 11 a.m. on Mondays. Toddler rhyme & song, 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Drop-In toddler story time at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Parent infant drop-in 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Singing with the babies at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. For more info, call 604-935-8433.

 

WHISTLER READS  The Whistler Village book group meets to discuss a new book every eight weeks. Go to bookbuffet.com and click on Whistler Reads for the latest book/event. Contact Paula at 604-907-2804 or wr@bookbuffet.com.

 

WHISTLER SAILING ASSOCIATION  The Whistler Sailing Association meets Sundays in the summer from 2 - 4 p.m. Come out and sail with us at 5678 Alta Lake Rd (old hostel). All abilities, ages and families welcome. Contact Patrick at 604-932-7782.

 

WHISTLER SCOUTS  Outdoor and adventure programs for boys and girls. Beavers (5-7 yrs), Cubs (8-10 yrs), Scouts (11-13 yrs), Leadership (18+ with police check) Meeting every Monday 6:30pm Myrtle Philip. Kym 604-907-2580 or 1stwhistlerscoutgroup.webs.com.

 

WHISTLER SINGERS  This adult choir rehearses Thursday evenings 7 - 9 p.m. at Whistler Secondary. New members - both vocal and instrumental welcome. 604-932-3022.

 

WHISTLER VALLEY QUILTER' GUILD  The guild meets the first and third Tuesday, Sept - May at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose room at Millennium Place. Visitors and new members welcome. For info email whistlerquiltguild@gmail.com or call 604-938-1063 or www.whistlerquilters.com.

 

WHISTLER VEGETARIAN SOCIETY  Connect with fellow vegetarians and vegans, find out where to get local veg food and join in on potlucks and dine outs. Visit facebook.com/whistlervegetariansociety.

 

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY  Delivers adventure-based learning for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. Donations and volunteers welcome. Call Kasi at 604-935-7963 or visit www.zeroceiling.org.

 

 

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