Special events 

What: WINTERPRIDE Canada’s biggest gay ski week will be back in Whistler during this week. The exciting schedule of events includes skiing, snowboarding, parties, dances, nightclubs and a whole lot more. For more information, visit www.gaywhistler.com .

When: Sunday February 3 to Sunday February 10

Where: Various locations


What: BASKETBALL TOURNEY Three teams from Vancouver are coming up to join Whistler Secondary School Boy’s Senior Basketball Team in an all day tournament. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the action at this free event.

When: Saturday February 9, 9 a.m.

Where: Whistler Secondary School


What: FINE ART AUCTION Chali-Rosso Art Gallery presents a special collection of artwork by European Masters Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Henri Matisse. A collection of unique paintings from local artists will also be up for auction. For more info, call 604-733-3594.

When: Saturday February 9

Where: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa


What: ICE BREAK-UP RAFFLE A launch party for Alta Lake School’s Ice Break-up Raffle will kick off with cross-country skiing or hiking across the lake to place a barrel on the ice in the middle of the lake. People can guess when the ice will break up and the barrel will float past the Youth Hostel. Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5, available at the Launch party. Winner receives $250 and a trophy.

When: Saturday February 9, 3 p.m.

Where: Lake Side Park


What: WEST COAST SYMPHONY The Pacific West Coast Symphony is a high quality amateur orchestra. They will be performing a wide range of orchestral works from Shostakovich to Tchaikovsky as part of Celebration 2010. For more info and tickets, call 604-935-8410 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca .

When: Sunday Feburary 10, 2 p.m.

Where: My Millennium Place


What: THE GLASS MENAGERIE The Arts Club Theatre production of Tennessee William’s masterpiece will be presented as part of the Whistler Arts Council’s Celebration 2010. For tickets or more info, call 604-935-8410 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca.

When: Monday February 11, 8 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place


What: LUNA JAM LOUNGE Bring your own instruments and come out to jam with musicians of all levels at this event put on by LUNA. A special SOCAN Music Licensing session will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., followed by the jam session. Attendance is $7 or $5 for members. For more info, visit www.lunawhistler.com.

Where: Tuesday February 15, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

When: Spruce Grove Field House


What: GREAT WHISTLER PARADE A part of Celebration 2010, this parade will feature a community percussion band, lanterns, banners and costumes. This event will feature Whistler culture and sports through the four seasons of the year.

When: Sunday February 17, 5:40 p.m.

Where: Marketplace to Skiers Plaza


What: FIS WORLD CUP ALPINE SKI RACES The Whistler World Cup Alpine Ski Races will feature the women’s Downhill and Super Combined on Wild Card, Jimmy’s Joker, and Lower Franz’s run and the men’s Super G and Giant Slalom on the Upper and Lower Dave Murray Track. The event will also have lots of parties and free live concerts from various acts including rapper K-OS.

When: Friday February 18 to Thursday February 24

Where: Whistler Mountain

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