Special events 

What: CHATEAU LOONIE The year’s most anticipated Loonie takes place this Thursday, so get your fanciest gear and prepare to dine in style. The course will be Lost Lake trails, and the après will be at the Chateau. This is a black tie event, so dress up for the ride and dinner for a chance to win some great prizes.

When: Thursday August 23, 5:30

Where: Cross Country Connection, entrance of Lost Lake


What: LUNAFLIKS One of the best ways to spend a Thursday night in Whistler! This week’s movie is a Spanish ghost story entitled The Devil’s Backbone. 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 23, 9 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake


What: CAMPGROUND C The first Campground C country-rock music festival hits Whistler this weekend with tons of activities and acts like Aaron Pritchett, the Cruzeros, Spirit of the West, Damian Marshall, Kelly Brock, Dustin Bentall, Smith and Jones, Steel Toe Boots, and the Hairfarmers. Tickets are $45, available at ticketmaster.ca.

When: Saturday August 25

Where: Whistler


What: DRIVE FORE LIFE The Kelty Patrick Denneh Foundation presents this 6 th annual fundraiser in support of education and programs for prevention of depression related suicide in young people. Events for the weekend include a concert at Buffalo Bills, a gala dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and a golf tournament at the Whistler Golf Club. For more info, visit www.thekeltyfoundation.org.

When: Friday August 24 – Sunday August 26 Where:


What: INSHUCKCH DAYS All are welcome to this not-for-profit event that will bring together friends, family, and neighbours from around the region to celebrate INSHUCKCH culture and traditions. Highlights of the weekend will include the First Salmon Ceremony, cedar weaving demonstration, Bone Game competition, and Xusum icre-cream making.

When: Saturday August 25 – Sunday August 26

Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin First Nations


What: FUNDRAISER TO PROTECT BLACKWATER FOREST This event brings people together as “one” to support the assertion of Sovereignty of the St'at'imc Territory and to protect the Blackwater forest pine mushroom region and endangered spotted owl habitat. The weekend will include camping, traditional St'at'imc performers, drumming, jamming, live music, DJ's, dancing, and guest speakers.

When:   Friday August 31 – Monday September 3

Where: Blackwater Lake Campground


What: SAMURAI OF SINGLETRACKThe seventh and final Samurai of Singletrack race is only open to those riders who have completed the previous six Samurais. For more information contact Tony or go to www.worca.com.

When: Friday August 31 – Sunday September 2

Where: Not yet determined



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