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SPECIAL EVENTS

WHISTLER GARDEN GROUP PLANT SWAP & SALE. May 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 6814 Beaver Lane. Open to members and friends. Please bring priced items such as plant divisions, pots, garden decorations and any garden-related items.

RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1370 Pemberton Farm Road, Pemberton.

VALLEY TRAIL 5/10 KM RUN. May 27, 9 a.m. Meet at Millennium Place.

BLACK BEAR LIFE HISTORY SLIDE PRESENTATION. Black bear researcher Michael Allen makes his monthly presentation May 31, 7 p.m. at the Chateau Whistler.

WHISTLER DISCOVERY DAY. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 2, Whistler businesses throughout the valley invite the community to come visit and participate in some great special events.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

CENTRA GAS APPLICATION FOR RATE INCREASE. A hearing will be held at the Coast Whistler Hotel May 25, 7 p.m.

WHISTLER SECONDARY PAC MEETING/AGM. The final meeting of the school year is Monday, May 28, 7 p.m. in the library of Whistler secondary. Elections for the executive and board of directors will also be held.

SCREENING MAMOGRAPHY. Coming to Whistler May 30, 31 and June 1; to Squamish May 7-11 and May 14-18; and to Pemberton May 28, 29. Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment.

OLYMPIC BID FIRESIDE CHAT. Marion Lay, chair of the Vancouver-Whistler bid for the 2010 Olympics and recipient of the IOC’s 2001 Women and Sport Trophy for the Americas, will be the gues speaker at this month’s fireside chat, Wednesday, May 30, 7 p.m. at the Tantalus Lodge. All are welcome.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP. Whistler Community Services is offering The Nuts & Bolts of Fundraising, a crash course for new and old non-profit/volunteer organizations who want to gain or brush up on fund-raising skills. The free workshop is Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alex Philip Lounge at Myrtle Philip school. RSVP to Diane before May 28, at 932-0113.

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING. See local government in action. June 4, 7 p.m. in council chambers, municipal hall.

MOVING CHORDS CHORUS SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING. Moving Chords Chorus Society, a non-profit society supporting children’s and youth’s choirs in the Sea to Sky corridor, will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Squamish Baptist Church, 2262 Read Crescent. The financial report and the proposed budget for 2001-02 will be presented and two directors will be elected.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON. June 20.

WRITERS’ GROUP. How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share our work, provide each other with support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get out work published. Interested? If so, please call Stella at 932-4518 for more information.

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP — is planning a series of volunteer action days this summer to restore and enhance fish habitat around the Whistler Valley. Volunteers donate a few hours of their time and learn much about Whistler’s aquatic ecosystem and the animals that depend on them. This is a great chance to participate in the conservation of Whistler’s natural environment. The first Volly Day is June 2, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at Lakeside Park.

INTRODUCTION TO NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE ART. An informative lecture enhancing understanding of the art and culture of the Northwest Coast First People. Approximately 30 minutes long, Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m., Black Tusk Gallery on Main Street, 905-5540. All are welcome.

AT THE MOVIES

THE MUMMY. Stephen Sommers brings back the tried and true story of an Egyptologist’s run-ins with a resurrected pharaoh in bandages. At the Rainbow Theatre May 25-31, at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Also May 29 at 4:30 p.m. Rated PG.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB. Winter operations are now over. The Horstman Glacier opens for summer skiing/riding on June 11.

WHISTLER. Still open for skiing and boarding to June 10, but from now until June 10 sliders can share the Village Gondola with riders, as the mountain bike park is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

June 12, Employment Standards — $25

June 13, Foodsafe Level II — $145

June 18-19, First Aid Level III — $799

Further information is located on our Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com or contact Stephanie Wells at 932-5922.

PEMBERTON EMPLOYMENT CENTRE

Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to create and maintain a wining resume and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up please call 604 894-6281. 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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