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SPECIAL EVENTS

ANNUAL SKI SWAP>>

Drop of ski gear after 3 p.m. on Fri. Oct. 11 at the Blackcomb Daylodge for $2 per piece of equipment. Whistler Mountain Ski Club gets 15 per cent of the proceeds with the hope of raising $40,000. Sale starts at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and lasts throughout the weekend.

MILLENNIUM PLACE ART EXHIBIT>>

Beauty and the Beast is a new art exhibit featuring artists Cary Campbell Lopes, with images of beasts and Marielle, with images of Balinese beauties. Opens Oct. 11 at MY Place with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m.

FREEWHEEL BURNING>>

Mountain biking movie playing at Millennium Place on Sat. Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

USED BOOK SALE>>

Get some books for the winter season on Sat. and Sun. Oct. 12 & 13 in front of IGA from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Incredible selection. Lots of kids books, adult fiction and non-fiction and magazines. All proceeds to benefit Whistler Secondary and Spring Creek school libraries. Info: 604-932-3665.

HARVEST SOUP CONTEST>>

With the arrival of fall comes the first harvest soup contest in the Upper Village. For a $5 ticket, sample soups made by chefs from Whistler restaurants and then enjoy a bowl of your favourite. Proceeds will go to The Alta Lake School. Soup contest takes place on Sun. Oct. 13 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. next to the Farmer’s Market.

WHISTLER FIRE RESCUE SERVICE OPEN HOUSE>>

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) Whistler Fire Rescue Service is having an Open House on Sun. Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Fire Fighters will demonstrate fire related duties throughout the day. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers and pop for sale. All proceeds go to the Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

11 th ANNUAL DUCK RACE>>

The ducks are back! Big Brothers and Big Sisters 11 th annual duck race is scheduled for Monday Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Fitzsimmons Bridge. Win a trip for two to Las Vegas, a Whistler-Blackcomb Gold card, and other great prizes. Tickets available on weekends at the Bridge from now until the race. Also available at North Shore Credit Unions (Whistler & Pemberton) and Windermere Sea to Sky Real Estate in Whistler.

PUMPKINS GALORE>>

Get ready for Hallowe’en at the Grace Christian Montessori School pumpkin sale at Our Lady of the Mountains Church, 6299 Lorimer Road. Large pumpkins are going for $12, medium $8 and small $5. Enjoy goods from the bake sale while picking the perfect pumpkin on Sat. Oct. 19 after 10 a.m.

4 th ANNUAL LUMPY’S EPIC>>

The 4 th annual epic 12 km run at One Mile Lake in Pemberton on Sun. Oct. 20, registration at 9 a.m,, race starts at 10 a.m. Race entry fee is $15 with proceeds going to the Pemberton Jackrabbits Nordic Ski Club. Contact Jeanetter Helmer at 604-894-6618 for further information.

MASQUERADE BALL>>

Don your masks and come out to the Delta Whistler Resort Hotel for a Hallowe’en Masquerade Ball fundraiser on Sat. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $30 per person including appetizers and dessert. All proceeds go to the Whistler Library-Museum Capital Campaign.

ALTA LAKE SCHOOL OPENING>>

The teachers, parents and students of the Alta Lake School welcome the community of Whistler to join us in celebrating the opening of our new school. Come and learn about Waldorf education and why it’s the fastest growing independent school movement worldwide. Storytelling, crafts, sing-a-long fun for the kids. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 26 from 1-3:30 p.m. Rain or shine.

RETURN OF THE SALMON FESTIVAL, SQUAMISH>>

This year’s Squamish festival runs from Sat. Oct. 12 to Sun. Nov. 3. The goal is to hoist 150 hand painted windsocks from Squamish Station down to the estuary. All community members can paint a windsock to welcome the salmon back to Squamish. Call Nikki at 604-898-4860 for more info on windsock painting workshops.

 

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WHISTLER-BLACKCOMB OPEN HOUSE>>

The Senior Leadership Team at W-B will be holding an open house between 1-5 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 12 for locals, passholders and the public. Information and displays will feature various aspects of the mountain operation including slope improvements, parking, environmental initiatives, proposed mountain venues for the Olympics and other topics. The Open House will be located at the Whistler Kids area of the Blackcomb Administration Building.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING>>

Learn about the capital projects that require community funding at the next Chamber of Commerce meeting at Araxi’s Restaurant on Wed. Oct. 16 at 11:45 a.m. By RSVP

SEA TO SKY HIGHWAY OPEN HOUSE>>

Learn more about the Ministry of Transportation’s options for the Sea to Sky Highway at Millennium Place on Thurs. Oct. 17 at 4:30-8:30 p.m.

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING>>

This special meeting details Whistler’s involvement in the bid process to date including the legacies as well as the commitments from the Bid Committee. There will be a resolution at the end of the pubic forum asking Council whether they endorse the resolution or not. Mon. Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Millennium Place.

PAC MEETING>>

Three individuals will be elected by a secret ballot to sit on the new School Planning Council at the next Parents Advisory Council meeting on Wed. Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the school library.

WALDORF-INSPIRED PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM>>

The Alta Lake School is pleased to offer a warm and caring environment where children can play imaginatively and creatively. Activities include: music, verse, and movement; practical activities of gardening and cooking; seasonal festivals and artistic activities of drawing and painting. Please contact the Alta Lake School at 604-932-1885.

LIFE DRAWING>>

Life drawing sessions ongoing on Monday nights, between 6 to 9 p.m. at Millennium Place, $15 drop-in. Draw models in your choice of dry medium. Facilitated by Mark of Lotus Art Supplies, and Britt Germann. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more information. Models needed!

WHISTLER’S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY>>

Meets every three weeks at ...Gone Bakery. Call Chris Childs at 604-938-6318 ext. 222 or e-mail WSG@yahoogroups.com for next meeting date.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB>>

Glacier skiing is over for the summer season. Blackcomb will re-open for winter on Nov. 28.

WHISTLER>>

Mountain bike park is open on weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lifts open for sightseeing at same time as bike park.

MOVIES>>

Rainbow Theatre will be closed for renovations and opening again on Nov. 15 with Harry Potter.

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>

WSFG is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to restore the health of Whistler’s watersheds to their utmost potential for people and fish through community partnerships, advocacy, education and projects. WSFG will be hosting volunteer activity sessions throughout the summer where people can help out and learn about stream restoration, streamside planting, fish monitoring and other stewardship activities. For information call 604-935-8323 or email fish@whistler.ca.

RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER>>

Seats are available in the Jack Bell Foundation carpool/vanpool service between Squamish and Whistler. For further information please call 1-888-593-7433 or www.ride-share.com. The JBF is a registered non-profit organization.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE>>

WAG is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. We are open to the public and for volunteer dog walking every day of the year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Please call 604-905-7750 or stop by the shelter located between day skier parking lots 3 & 4.

MY YOUTH CENTRE>>

Now open at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Activities include ping pong, pool table, Playstation, Nintendo, Internet access, big screen projection TV, day and overnight trips and tons of other activities. Needed are donations of videos, games, Playstation and Nintendo games and any other "cool" stuff. For hours of operation call 935-8410.

J.J. WHISTLER BEAR SOCIETY >>

People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or visit us online at www.bearsmart.com < http://www.bearsmart.com > (email: info@bearsmart.com )

UPWARD BOUND>>

This free program is to assist persons with a disability to prepare for, obtain, and keep employment or self-employment. Financial assistance may be available for skills development, wage subsidies or special work-site adaptations. Sponsored by HRDC, this service is available to qualified residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Call 604-905-8486 to book an appointment.

COATS FOR KIDS>>

Winter coats for children of all ages can be dropped off at Dual Mountain Drycleaners, both locations, at Market Pavilion and Function Junction. Coats are accessed by anyone in need through the Re-use It Centre. For more information contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113 or Jane Pratt at 604-935-7500.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS>>

Training Sessions

Oct. 16-Nov. 13, Goal Setting, $249 + GST, 5:30-7 p.m. each Wed.

Oct. 11, First Aid Level 1, $72 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 11, Conflict Resolution 1, $144 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Oct. 12, Emergency Child Care, $79.95 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 17, Security Features in Canadian Currency, free for members, $10 non-member fee, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, Service Excellence, $99 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Oct. 22, Interviewing Skills, $144 + GST, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 25, First Aid Level I, $72, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 26, Emergency Child Care, $79.95 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Complete information available at www.whistlerchamberofcommerce.com or contact Kristyna at 604-932-5922.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT CENTRE>>

Free workshops on resume and interview skills. Make sure you have the latest information on job search skills so that you can optimize your chances for employment. Call Marta or Sara @ 604-932-6281 to reserve a seat and to confirm time and location.

PEMBERTON EMPLOYMENT CENTRE>>

Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to prepare a winning resume, cover letter, or the latest interview technique and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up call 604-894-1727. Limited spaces available. Workshops are free and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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