Special Events 

SEPTEMBER STARGAZING SERIES>>

The Whistler Astronomy Club is hosting a star gazing series on Saturday’s throughout September. Meet at Rainbow Park at 8 p.m. on Sept. 18. Intro to naked eye astronomy; binocular stargazing, and telescopic observation of deep sky objects.

FAMILY TREES OF WHISTLER BLACK BEARS>>

After a decade spent researching Whistler’s black bears, local bear researcher Michael Allen will share his vast knowledge and experience at a multimedia event on Fri. Sept. 17 at MY Place from 7 to 9 p.m. F eatures include initial results of bear hair DNA analysis and a discussion on patterns of inter-relatedness between black bear families in the Whistler valley. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. Call 604-935-8418 for tickets.

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER>>

The Grade 10 WSS Girls Volleyball team is having a car wash on Sat. Sept. 18 in Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Washes by donation.

TERRY FOX RUN>>

On Sun. Sept. 19 join in the fight against cancer with the annual Terry Fox 10 km run at the Riverside Campground. Registration from 9 to 10 a.m. Run begins at 10 a.m. Participation by donation. Call Joanne Petak at 604-626-6278 for details.

CAT LAKE CLEAN-UP>>

Join the Cat Lake International Clean Up on Sun. Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by collecting litter off trails, diving to find garbage or kayaking on the surface to help divers. All gear provided. Call Sea to Sky Ocean Sports at 604-892-3366 for info.

GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION>>

On Sun. Sept. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at MY Place, there will be a free Gospel Music Celebration with Marcus Mosely, Gail Suderman and their Workshop Gospel Choir. All welcome.

COMMUTER CHALLENGE BREKKIE>>

All Commuter Challenge participants can enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast, care of Nesters and the Rotary Clubs, which kicks off the third annual Commuter Challenge on Wed. Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Village North Gazebo.

REEL ALTERNATIVES>>

The Whistler Film Festival Society is presenting "Go Further" on Wed. Sept. 22 at Village 8 with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $9. Commuter Challenge participants get $2 off the ticket price.

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