Special Events 

Come one and all to the Pique Pedal Parade. Decorate your bike and join in the Canada Day celebrations. Register at Lot 4 between noon and 1:30 p.m. Prizes for the best decorated bikes.



The pedal-powered Purple Pirate will be performing at the Whistler and Pemberton Teddy Bear Picnics this weekend. The Pemberton Picnic will take place on Sat. June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pemberton Community Centre. There will be a teddy doctor and animal balloons. The Whistler Picnic will take place on Sun. June 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Myrtle Philip Community School with face painting, craft making, games and snacks.


Find out why ignorance is bliss when Chris Gibbs takes the stage as Vaguen, Master Ignoramus on Sat. June 26 at MY Place at 8 p.m. Learn about his unique philosophy that "your brain cells are prison cells – break free." Tickets are $20/adults, $17/students and seniors. Call 604-935-8418.


The Pemberton Women’s Institute is holding their annual strawberry tea on Tues. June 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Pemberton Museum. For $4 you will get a piece of strawberry shortcake and tea or coffee. For info call Barbara Brooks at 604-894-5715.


Whistler-Blackcomb wants to thanks locals on Wed. June 30 with a day of free events, including free sightseeing via the gondola, free riding at the Bike Park including Extended Play, free bike tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., free Whistler Kids face painting at the base of Whistler from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and free cake at 3 p.m.


The Canada Day parade in Whistler starts on Thurs. July 1 at 2 p.m. The ending ceremony will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Gazebo/Town Plaza with the official cutting of the birthday cake. Fireworks will keep the night sky alive! In Pemberton the parade starts at 11 a.m. at the People’s Drug Mart and ends at the Community Centre. The entertainment begins at 6 p.m. at the Community Centre field with the fireworks finale at 10 p.m.


The Pemberton Valley Spud Run takes place on July 1 at 8:30 a.m. It’s a 7 kms run or walk which starts and finishes at the Pemberton Rec. Centre. Registration starts at 8 a.m. $14 adults/$5 kids. For info call Jeanette Helmer at 604-894-6618 or Patty Ritchie at 604-894-5260.


LUNA’S next movie flick tops off the Canada Day celebrations on Thurs. July 1 with a movie at Lost Lake Park just after the fireworks. "The Bear" is a story set in B.C. about an orphaned cub and a giant grizzly who join together to escape their enemy. A special shuttle bus will leave from Gondola Exchange before and after the movie. $2 for LUNA members, $4 for non-members. All welcome to have fun at this alcohol free event. Call Kiran at 604-902-0769 for info.


The village walkways will come alive from Thurs. July 1 to Sun. July 4 with O Canada, a weekend of street entertainment. Check out the local performers as well as RCMP Corporal Dave Smith with Justice the horse, Moose Jaw the dog and apprentice Winchester. Stay tuned for upcoming street performers throughout the summer in this Tourism Whistler program.


Celebrate the birthday of Guiseppe Garibaldi during the first ever Garibaldi Day in Squamish. On Sat. July 3 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a public presentation at the Squamish Public Library as well as the screening of an Italian short film. On Sun. July 4 at noon there will be a formal re-dedication of the Garibaldi Monumnet at Watts Point, south of Squamish, followed b a picnic from 1-5 p.m. at Stan Clarke Park. For info contact Jan at 604-898-5643.

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