Special events 

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What: DEEPAK CHOPRA Famous guru Deepak Chopra and David Simon present the Chopra Center’s Seduction of Spirit Meditation Retreat. Presented by Whistler Wellness, Kyle Boyle & Associates and the Chopra Centre.

When: Monday July 30 - Saturday August 4

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

What: LUNAFLIKS One of the best ways to spend a Thursday night in Whistler! This week’s movie is a powerful, grueling revenge and multiple award-winning film entitled Oldboy by Korean director Park Chanwook. Entry is $5/$3. Bring your blankets and leave the booze at home. For more info call the LUNA hotline at 604-935-8372.

When: Thursday August 2, 9 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake

What: SQUAMISH CLASSICS SHOW N’ SHINE Open event to all finished and unfinished classic and specialty cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Money raised will benefit a local hospital foundation. $1 or canned food/free for children under 12.

When: Saturday August 4

Where: Leski’s Crossing, Government Road

What: CANADIAN NATIONAL BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS The highlight of the Pacific Northwest’s competitive barbeque circuit. The event is a draw qualifier for the American Royal World Champions in Kansas City as well as the Jack Daniel’s World Championship BBQ event in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

When: Saturday August 4 – Sunday August 5

Where: Dusty’s Bar and Grill, Creekside

What: FLICKS FOR KIDS The National Film Board of Canada presents various new and classic films and animations for children and families. $4/ticket or $12/family of at least four.

When: Saturday August 4 – Sunday August 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Squamish Adventure Centre

What: GRASS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Get a team together, and come out to this volleyball event, hosted by The Fun Club. Includes double knockout playoffs, prizes for winners and finalists in each division, and lunch for everyone. $35/head. To register, call 604-255-2832 or email register@tfcvolleyball.com.

When: Saturday August 4 - Sunday August 5

Where: Myrtle Philip Community School

What: INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOUR: BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE This workshop will teach perspective at a level suitable for painters (this will not be a course in architectural perspective). Students will learn as many shortcuts as possible to get buildings to look good in their landscape surroundings. For more information, go to the WHilster Art Council website.

When: Wednesday August 8 – Friday August 10

Where: Chaplin House, Alta Lake

What: WHISTLER MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL The Whistler Music and Arts Festival features four jam-packed days of fun with amusing street entertainers, live music, and interactive art activities for the whole family.

When: Thursday August 9 – Sunday August 12 Where:

What: ALTA LAKE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Whistler’s Waldorf School for Preschool to Grade 8 is hosting an open house. Please join us for information and registration for the 2007/08 school year. A classical education for a modern world, Waldorf education is richly steeped in the humanities, sciences, and the arts. For more information, please call 604-932-1885 or email info@whilsterwardolf.com.

When: Saturday August 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Alta Lake School

What: PAINTING ON THE PEAK The second annual outdoor workshop on Whistler Mountain featuring acclaimed artists. The first day learn artistic expression with the artists, and on the second day get further guidance and instruction from the artists. $129/Saturday and $149/Sunday. Space is limited so make reservations by calling 1-888-938-0887 or art@adelecampbell.com .

When: Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12 Where: Roundhouse, Whistler Mountain

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