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LUNA offers full moon snowshoein

This Friday, Feb. 2, LUNA is offering an evening of snowshoeing under a full moon.

Presented by LUNA and the Rotary Club of Whistler, participants will get a pair of snowshoes, a gondola ride, hot chocolate, energy bar, and a guided tour on Blackcomb Mountain with Outdoor Adventures. The cost is $8 for LUNA members and $10 for non-members.

There are only 30 spots available, and advance reservations are required. Call the hotline at 604-935-8372 to secure your spot.

The group will meet before 7:30 p.m. at the Excalibur Gondola, and the tour will be around three hours.

The snowshoe tour also marks the beginning of a series of events prompted by the LUNA Challenge, with the coordinators of Late and Unique Nighttime Alternatives challenging local businesses to create their own alcohol-free events. To date the Rotary Club, Watermark Communications, Snap Whistler and the Whistler Museum and Archives have risen to the challenge.


Relay Twoonie tonight

The Whistler Nordics Twoonie Race season continues tonight with a relay race, with teams of two being paired up at the start.

Sign-on is at the Lost Lake warming hut after 5:30 p.m., with the event getting underway at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $2 with a Whistler Nordics membership, which includes food and refreshments from this week’s sponsors, the Cinnamon Bear Lounge and Summit Sport. Memberships are available for $25 at the start.

Last week’s event had over 75 racers.

The top junior female was Akiko Clarke, followed by Jennifer McTavish and Erin Davidson. Bobby Bunbury was the top junior male, followed by Birken Metza. Braden Metza and Alex Gershon tied in the one lap race.

For the adults, Stacey Bodnaruk was the top female, followed by Jen Armstrong and Christine Suter. Sten was the top male, followed by Matt Bodkin and Dave Burch.


Volleyballers host Super Bowl party

The Whistler Women’s Volleyball Team is hosting a Super Bowl party at Merlin’s this Sunday, Feb. 4, to raise money for their season. Last year the team won the provincial Tier 2 championship, and they hope to return to the provincials again this year.

The fundraiser will consist of draws, mini games and other activities, with a list of prizes that includes gift certificates at Araxi, Milestones, and La Bocca, and a night’s accommodation at Belle Neige Bed and Breakfast. Other prizes include lift tickets, and items donated by sponsors.

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