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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.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP. How do you prepare when you have been called for the interview? The resume is only the first step; the interview is where the job is gained or lost. Learn the newest interview skills. Be prepared for that all-important face-to-face challenge. Today’s job market is highly competitive, which means that your job search skills are an important factor in giving you the edge. Come and join us at the Whistler Employment Centre at Creekside on Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a free workshop on interview skills. Form more information or to sign up (space is limited) call 932-6281.

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING. It’s summer holiday time for councillors, who don’t meet again until Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in council chambers, municipal hall.

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. For more information call Lisa or Veronica at 935-8323.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE. WAG is now a registered charitable organization and can issue tax receipts for gifts and donations made.

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.

AT THE MOVIES

AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS. An updated version of Singing in the Rain starring Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal and Catherine Zita-Jones. At the Rainbow Theatre Aug. 17-23, at 7 p.m.

THE SCORE. Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Edward Norton team up for a classic heist picture set in Montreal. At the Rainbow Theatre Aug. 17-23, at 9 p.m.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB. The glacier is closed for another summer. Skiing and boarding resume Nov. 22.

WHISTLER. Open daily for sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

Check the 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 prepare a winning resume, cover letter, or the latest interview technique and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up please 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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