Special events 

FOOTLOOSE>>

Step back in time to Kevin Bacon’s hey-day for the Whistler Secondary School Drama Club’s presentation of Footloose! The Musical on May 13, 14,15 at 7:30 p.m. at MY Place. Call 604-935-8418 for tix, $9.99.

UNDER THE BIG TOP>>

Check out a circus for the whole family at the Spring Creek Community School on Sat. May 15 from 3-5 p.m. The event is free, rain or shine, with an entertainer, face painting, fire spinning games and more! For info call Julie at 604-935-4222.

IAN PARKER – PIANO GENIUS>>

Formally sponsored Steinway Artist Ian Parker will be tickling the ivories at MY Place at 7 p.m. Sun. May 16. Tix $13. Call 604-935-8410.

PRE-RODEO FUNDRAISER>>

Help raise money for Mount Currie local Marlon Williams as he pursues his pro-rodeo dreams. The fundraiser will take place at the Wild Seed Enoteca in Mount Currie on Thurs. May 20. Join in the carnival games, bison BBQ and the music by Greasy Jack & Julie. BBQ starts at 2 p.m. Music starts around 5 p.m. Call 604-894-5567.

LIONS LILLOOET LAKE RODEO>>

The annual Rodeo/Pow Wow will take place from Sat. May 22 to 24 in Mount Currie, on the right hand side of Highway 99 on the way to Lillooet Lake. Tickets are $7. For more info call Rosalinde at 604-894-1812.

CRUD TO MUD>>

The 3rd annual Crud to Mud race will take place on Mon. May 24. The race starts on the snow at the top of Whistler Mountains and then changes gears as racers switch to mountain bikes for the lower part of the descent. Call 604-932-3434 to register.

SISTER CITY EXCHANGE BOTTLE DRIVE>>

Help ten Whistler students go to Karuizawa, Whistler’s Sister City, this summer. A bottle drive fundraiser will take place at the bottle depot on Sun. May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Large donations can be picked up by called Sue at 604-902-2310 in advance.

NATURALIST SPEAKER>>

Keys Groot is an expert on climate change and how it relates to west coast ecology, including the effects on migration instincts of salmon. Hear him speak at MY Place on Wed. May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Entrance by donation. Call 604-935-8410 for info.

THE CHANGING LIVES OF WHISTLER BLACK BEARS>>

Black Bear Researcher Michael Allen, who has studied Whistler black bears for the past ten years, is giving a multi-media presentation about a bear’s life in Whistler throughout a yearly cycle. The event, the first of two, takes place on Sun. May 30 at 7 p.m. at MY Place, $9 adult, $5 child. Call 604-935-8418 for tix. The lecture is presented by the Whistler Museum and Archives.

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