SPECIAL EVENTS 

CARNEYÕS COMPOST FACILITY GRAND OPENING>>

Check out CarneyÕs new compost facility at an Open House on Fri. May 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at 38950 Queens Way in Squamish.

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.

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE BOOK READING>>

The author of Thomas the Tank Engine, Wilbert Awdry, will host a book reading and discussion on Sat. May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Cost Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.

SISTER CITY EXCHANGE BOTTLE DRIVE>>

Help ten Whistler students go to Karuizawa, WhistlerÕs 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 calling Sue at 604-902-2310 in advance.

ROTARY RIVERSIDE GREEN PUTTING CLASSIC>>

The 3 rd annual Whistler Valley Putting Tournament is taking place on Sun. May 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event supports local charities. Space is limited so pre-register at 604-938-1145.

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 Mountain and then changes gears as racers switch to mountain bikes for the lower part of the descent. Call 604-932-3434 to register.

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.

PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST>>

The second annual kindergarten health and child care fairs will take place in Pemberton on Wed. May 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the Signal Hill School and in Whistler on Thurs. May 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Spring Creek School. Meet service providers in infant development, teachers and child care educators and have fun too.

DIALOGUE CAFES WITH COUNCIL>>

The Whistler Forum has organized Dialogue CafŽs with members of council. Join Councillors Kristi Wells and Ken Melamed at the Spruce Grove Field House on Wed. May 26, Mayor Hugh OÕReilly at Legends on Thurs. May 27, Councillors Caroline Lamont and Gord McKeever at Whistler Java CafŽ on Tues. June 1 and Marianne Wade and Nick Davies at Java on Wed. June 2. All sessions run from 7:30-9 p.m. Contact William Roberts at whistlerforum@whooshnet.com for info. All welcome.

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 bearÕs 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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