Special events 

What: FIRST NIGHT WHISTLER A New Year�s Eve celebration takes over Whistler Village Square and the TELUS Conference Centre to say out with the old and in with the new. Bands feature Spirit of the West, as well as art workshops and street entertainment. Tickets $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 years and under. No alcohol allowed.

When: Wednesday December 31

Where: Whistler Village Square

What: BRACKENDALE WINTER EAGLE FESTIVAL Witness a month-long festival with live musical performances, theatre and eagle counting. There�s also workshops on salmon farming!

When: All through January

Where: Various locations, see www.brackendaleartgallery.com for more details

What: THE ALPHA COURSE Want to know the meaning of life? Explore it with the Alpha Course. Whistler Community Church hosts a free dinner and movie night to deliver information about the course. For more info e-mail alphawhistler@gmail.com or call (604) 932-3139.

When: Tuesday January 6

Where: Whistler Library

What: AWARE - IPP PRESENTATION The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment hosts a presentation by Gwen Barlee of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee about independent power producers. Green Drinks at Black�s Pub to follow.

When: Wednesday January 7, 6 p.m. � 8 p.m.

Where: Westin Resort and Spa Ballroom

What: GREEN DRINKS A monthly occasion, Hilltrip is hosting a Green Drinks session at Black�s Pub. It�s a regular event for anyone interested in green stuff. There�ll be free apples and beer and a chance to meet to chat, socialize and debate with others passionate about the environment.

When: Wednesday January 7, 8 p.m. � 10 p.m.

Where: Black�s Pub

What: ACCOMMODATION SECTOR WORKSHOP The Whistler Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Whistler Centre for Sustainability hosts an Accommodation Sector Workshop that will tell people how Whistler�s accommodation sector can hold a �competitive advantage� that supports the principles of sustainability.

When: Thursday January 8, 9 a.m. � 11:30 a.m.

Where: Chamber Boardroom

What: FOYER GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION The Foyer Gallery will have an opening reception to commemorate a month of artist exhibits. They�ll include works by Wanda Doyle and Jan Phelan.

When: Saturday January 10, 1:30 � 3:30 p.m.

Where: The Foyer Gallery

What: AVALANCHE AWARENESS DAYS Join BC Park Rangers for demonstrations of Avalanche beacon and safety equipment demonstrations, rescue dog demonstration searches and much more.

When: Saturday January 10 to Sunday Jaunary 11

Where: The Red Heathre Shelter in the Diamond Head Area of Garibaldi Provincial Park

What: PARENT EDUCATION EVENING The Whistler Alcohol and Drug Committee presents an education evening for parents. Sea to Sky Comunity Services Drug Prevention and Education workers and others will present a discussion on drug facts, information and trends to help youth make healthy decisions.

When: Wednesday January 14, 7 p.m. � 9 p.m.

Where: Whistler Secondary School

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