Other valley stuff 

OTHER VALLEY STUFF

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

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF WHISTLER A group of Americans with ties to Whistler who raise and distribute funds for enhancing the Whistler community and to foster greater understanding and friendship between Canadian and American people. For more information visit www.afow.org

ART IN THE WILD Carol Roberts hosts a free nature walk with sketching and painting every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at different Whistler locations. Bring paper and pen. For info contact Carol at carol3cs@hotmail.com

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 Westin Resort & Spa. For more info about AWARE go to www.awarewhistler.org

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS If you are a male and have one hour per week (11:30-12:30) on a Tuesday or Thursday and you want to make a difference in the life of a child, call Helen Brownrigg ASAP 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 Earl’s Restaurant from 12-1:15 p.m. Members and non-members welcome. Contact Bronwen at chbaseatosky@whooshnet.com

COUNCIL OF CANADIANS The Whistler chapter invites locals to engage in discussions of Canadian sovereignty, social justice, water issues, healthcare, security issues and international trade. Contact Betty at bmcw@telus.net

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB The Whistler Residents Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MY Place. 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 co-existing with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or at www.bearsmart.com

GIRL GUIDES The Girl Guides, Sparks, Brownies and Pathfinders (ages 5-15) meet weekly September-May. For info contact Cherie at 604-894-5443 or Shelagh at 604-932-9675.

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE (MAC) MAC’s goal is to create resident housing projects for seniors the respond to their special needs and desire to remain in Whistler, such that long term residents can mature in place. Call 604-932-5699, email whistlermac@telus.net, or visit www.whistlermac.org

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

PEARL’S SAFE HOME Provides temporary shelter in a safe, supportive environment for women and their children experiencing abuse in relationships. Locations in Whistler and Pemberton. Services avail 24 hours a day. All services are free. Call 1-877-890-5711 or 604-892-5711.

PEMBERTON ARTS COUNCIL Connect with other artists, writers, artisans, musicians and other creative types and help make Pemberton a vibrant arts community. Meetings every third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1422 Collins Road. Call 604-894-5558 or www.pembertonart.com

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 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 Carla 604-905-9597, or www.tetrasociety.org for info.

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. at Municipal Hall. For info call Ralph Forsyth 604-905-8997.

WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM This non-profit society provides sports and recreation experiences for people with disabilities. Donations of equipment or funds help provide those opportunities. Call Chelsey Walker 604-935-9406 or email info@whistleradaptive.com to volunteer or donate.

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 or visiting the animals on Monday

and Tuesday from 3-5pm and Wednesday through Sunday 1-5 pm. Call 604-935-8364 or stop by the shelter located on Nesters Road by the recycling depot.

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 Fall hours for the Bottle Depot are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12 to 4 p.m. The recycling depot is located 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 EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE Computer and Internet access, job posting and employment resources. Open Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 604-932-5922 ext. 23. 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 604-935-8374, or email Heather Beresford at hberesford@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.

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

WHISTLER MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES The Whistler Museum is the place to DISCOVER Whistler’s human and natural history, Olympic story and unique mountain life. The Museum offers a variety of programs, events and exhibits for all ages. There is something for everyone. Visit the museum on Main Street, next to the library. Operating hours at Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more info call 604-932-019 or visit www.whistlermuseum.org

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on statutory holidays. Located at 4329 Main Street in Village North. Drop-in Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Drop-In Preschool Storytime 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more info call 604-932-5564.

WHISTLER SINGERS This adult community choir rehearses Wednesday evenings 7 – 9 p.m. preparing for performances throughout the year. New members both vocal and instrumental are always welcome. Call Candice 604-932-3022.

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY A Whistler-based charity whose mission is to operate innovative and sustainable community programs delivering adventure-based learning for disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky Corridor. Donations and interested volunteers are welcome! Please call Marc Zurbuchen 604-935-7963 or visit www.zeroceiling.org .

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