Whistler Haunted House needs your scary donations 

Volunteer Halloween project back for the third year

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - Blood sisters Two scary young ladies from last year's Whistler Haunted House.
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  • Blood sisters Two scary young ladies from last year's Whistler Haunted House.

Whistler Haunted House is back for the third time — and they need supplies to make it a scary success.

Organizers are looking for donations of lumber, plywood, drop cloths, stage lights, boxes of screws, tarps, creepy old furniture — and, of course, ghostly white bed sheets.

In addition to building materials the spookers are looking for quality Halloween props and even special effects makeup.

Residents who donate their time and money to the project stage the haunted house, which will be again located at 3145 Hawthorne Place in Brio. More than 3,000 people passed through it in 2013. The dates have not been announced for 2014.

The Whistler Haunted House donates a portion of proceeds to Whistler Community Services. In 2013, $900 was raised.

Prior Topsheet night at Tapley's

The annual Prior Topsheet exhibition, which shows off the Sea to Sky artwork competing to become designs on Prior's line of skis and snowboards, is being kicked off with an opening party.

Twenty-four artworks, out of 60 submissions, go on display for a night at Tapley's Pub in Whistler Village on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The full exhibition opens the next day, Thursday, Oct. 2, at Scotia Creek Gallery in Millennium Place.

Attendees to the party will have the chance to vote on their favourite artwork as a wildcard winning topsheet, as well as enter for a chance to win a board. Voting opens online on Oct. 2, allowing anyone around the world the chance to vote.

Vote for Kups in HP competition

Whistler street artist and muralist Kris Kupskay is part of Hewlett Packard's artist competition, #BendTheRules — and if we wins he could buy plenty of spray paint with the $25,000 first prize.

The competition was created by the company to promote the HP Pavilion x360 notebook laptop.

Kups, as he is known, is up against two other artists in an online voting competition over the next month. Voters are being asked to follow the video stories of Kupskay, along with Toronto musician Merna, and publisher and photographer Lanaya Flavelle of Vancouver.

Kupskay's work with Zero Ceiling, a local charity that brings adenture-based learning to vulnerable young people wanting to make life changes, is also featured.

To vote for him and check out the competition, visit www.h30650.www3.hp.com. Votes can be made daily until the competition closes.

Sopwith Camel in Pemberton

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War One is being commemorated at Pemberton Legion, with the Canadian Museum of Flight bringing a full-scale replica of a Sopwith Camel airplane to the legion parking lot.

The Sopwith Camel was a single-seat biplane fighter introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It was the deadliest Allied fighter plane of the war, shooting down almost 1,300 enemy planes.

The plane will be on display on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, and Monday, Sept. 29.

Whistler Museum by donation

The Whistler Museum began waiving entrance charges on Tuesday, Sept. 23, with visitors now being asked to make donations instead.

In a release, the museum said this would continue during the off-season, allowing more people to visit. The museum has extensive archives and displays of Whistler and winter sports from the last century.

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