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SPECIAL EVENTS

TONY AND TINA'S WEDDING>>

One of Canada's longest running interactive plays is in Whistler over the holidays until Jan. 4 Go to the Westin Resort & Spa for a mock Italian wedding where you are the guests and the actors are the wedding party. Tix range from $133-$220. Call 604-935-4324.

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF WHISTLER>>

Join Mayor Hugh O'Reilly on Sat. Dec. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for the American Friends of Whistler reception. Call 604-932-2075 for details.

KING OF THE RAILS>>

The King of the Rails allows you to show off your style and moves on terrain park rails. Get ready to watch some grabs and flips and spins as riders and skiers take the talent to a whole new level. Will you be crowned king? Competition starts at 6 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 27 under the Magic Chair at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Register from 4:30 p.m. at the Ski School Sales desk in the Blackcomb Daylodge.

FIRST NIGHT>>

Ring in the New Year Whistler style at First Night, the annual alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration of arts and entertainment. Check out the street performers, fire dancers, comedians and live music in the village on the evening on Wed. Dec. 31. Get tickets in advance at Municipal Hall, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and the Meadow Park Sports Centre or on-site during the event. Tix are $15. Kids 12 and under are $5.

MUSIC FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND>>

The newest fiddling sensation out of PEI, 18-year-old Cynthia MacLeod, will get your toes a tappin' at MY Place along with guitar-singing vocalist Gordon Belsher. The duo will play on Sat. Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. They will play a variety of traditional and original songs. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB>>

Blackcomb is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Snowphone at 604-932-4211 for conditions. The Canadian Freeskiing Championships go off from Jan. 7 to 11 during the 2 nd Big Mountain Experience.

WHISTLER>>

Whistler is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Snowphone for daily conditions report. Start the New Year with the Power Vitamins Cup at the Upper Dave Murray Race Centre on Jan. 1. Day-of-event registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Races start at 10 a.m. There will be categories including men pro and amateur and a female category and of course prizes.

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