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SPECIAL EVENTS

KITEFEST 2001 . The Squamish Kitesurfing Society is holding a kitesurfing competition Saturday, Aug. 18. Demos and lessons will also be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Captain’s meeting at 11 a.m. Entry fee $10. Call (604) 736-4763 or visit www.kitesource.com for more information.

WHISTLER HOSTEL OPEN HOUSE . Open house and barbecue, with live entertainment, swimming, canoeing and games. Music by Groove Junky and Josh Gontier. Bring the whole family! August 18, 1-5 p.m. at Whistler Hostel, 5678 Alta Lake Road (near Rainbow Park). For information, call 932-5492.

ROTARY MILLENNIUM CLUB PUTTING TOURNAMENT. At Riverside Campground Aug. 18, 3:45 p.m.

FIRST PEOPLE’S MUSIC BENEFIT. Mount Currie plays host to professional and amateur aboriginal music groups on Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at 3 p.m. The Aboriginal Youth Guatemalan Project, an exchange program, is the beneficiary of the concert. For tickets and information call 604-894-6115.

WHISTLER FARMERS’ MARKET. Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – and every Sunday through the summer – in the Upper Village, between the Chateau Whistler and Glacier Lodge.

ALTA LAKE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE . On Sunday, Aug. 19 th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5516 Old Mill Lane (off Alta Lake Road). Information and enrolment for the 2001-02 school year for Kindergarten to 4th grade will be available. Come out and find out more about Waldorf Education. For further information call Peggy @ 938-4968 or Vicky @ 932-4127.

AJGA GOLF TOURNAMENT . Some of the best junior golfers in North America compete at the Whistler Golf Club Aug. 20-23.

LIVING IN BEAR COUNTRY . The J.J. Whistler Bear Society’s bi-monthly presentation on how to co-exist with bears is Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m. at Millennium Place. For more information call 905-4209.

WAG DOGGY WASH . The seventh annual doggy wash takes place Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the municipal hall parking lot.

CWMBACH MALE CHOIR . Performs Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. at Maurice Young Millennium Place.

WEETAMA . Whistler’s celebration of aboriginal culture, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, includes hoop and powwow dances, elder storytellers, carving demonstrations and The Feast on Saturday evening. Tickets at the Whistler Activity and Information Centre.

PEMBERTON MEADOWS MUSIC FESTIVAL . Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY’S 15 TH BIRTHDAY . Sept. 1, 2 p.m. at the library, 4329 Main Street.

WHISTLER COMEDY FESTIVAL . Stand-up comedians perform at Millennium Place and various clubs, Sept. 5-9. A comedy movie marathon will also be held at Millennium Place and the Rainbow Theatre. Comedy in the Sky will bring all the comedians together for a show Sept. 8 at the Roundhouse Lodge.

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