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What: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers in Whistler and Pemberton to help out with their program. Specific positions include a marketing and communications leader, a secretary, community support volunteers, and peer support volunteers. For more info, contact Kim at 1-800-229-8288 or kaubert@bc.cancer.ca .

When: Ongoing

Where: Volunteer page at www.cancer.ca.


What: NUTCRACKER BALLET Renowned Vancouver-based dance troupe Goh Ballet is presenting their version of The Nutcracker at MY Millennium Place this Christmas. For more info, call 604-935-8410.

When: Thursday December 20 to Sunday December 23

Where: MY Millennium Place


What: LUNA XMAS DINNER Have a traditional Christmas turkey dinner with all the fixings. Tickets are $5/$3. For more info, visit www.lunawhistler.com . When: Friday December 21, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Spruce Grove Field House


What: DRESS LIKE SANTA Dress like Santa or Mrs. Claus on Saturday and get to ski for free on either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain. This annual event is put on by Whistler-Blackcomb. For more info, visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com .

When: Saturday December 22

Where: Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.


What: LUNA MIDNIGHT MOVIE This event showcases first-run films from Village 8 Cinemas at midnight every second and fourth Saturday until April. Entry is $12.50/$6.50. For more information, visit www.lunawhistler.com .

When: Saturday December 22

Where: Village 8 Cinemas


What: SCROOGE AND TINY TIM Come out to this fun, dramatic reading of Dickens’s tale “A Christmas Carol” with Scrooge Marley and Tiny Tim. Tickets are $10, available at the door. For more info, contact 604-938-9132 or visit www.whistlerforum.com .

When: Thursday December 20 – Sunday December 23

Where: MY Millennium Place


What: CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS The Whistler Children’s Chorus will perform carols in between readings from community members. Audience members sing-a-long with the choirs to get into the Christmas spirit. Admission is free. For more info, contact 604-932-2979.

Where: Monday December 24, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

When: TELUS Conference Centre


What: THE CHRIST MASS This Christmas eve event will celebrate the story and carols of Christmas at MY Millennium Place. Everyone is welcome. The Whistler Village Church is also hosting several other events from December 23 to December 25. Visit www.whistlervillagechurch.com for more info.

When: Monday December 24, 10:30 a.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place


What: FIRST NIGHT 2008 Back again to ring you into the New Year, Whistler First Night is the place to be on December 31. There’s something for all ages at this annual alcohol-free event – singers, fire masters, jugglers, clowns, craft tables and so much more. When: Monday December 31

Where: Throughout the village


What: POLAR BEAR SWIM The Squamish Polar Bear club will be hosting its infamous Polar Bear Swim in the waters of the Howe Sound at Squamish’s Nexen Beach. This is a family event, which means no alcohol will be tolerated. Dogs must be on leash. For more info, contact 604-815-3858 or personalized@shaw.ca .

When: Tuesday January 1, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Nexen Beach Lands, Squamish

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