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Mardi Gras fundraiser for hurricane victims

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Don Mardi Gras beads and masks for the Pemberton Rotary Club’s dance and costume social to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The soiree is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pemberton Valley Golf and Country Club.

The evening will include a silent auction and 50/50 draw. Guests who donate can chose where their funds will be directed: either to the Red Cross or local Rotary Clubs located in New Orleans.

Sea to Sky residents are also invited to help out by donating items to the silent auction.

The fundraiser is the first international event organized by the newly-created Pemberton Rotary Club, which has already undertaken several charity activities in its first year.

Advance tickets are $15; $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Char-isma Emporium, Pemberton Valley Lodge and Whistler Dream Merchants.

Contact Paul Edgington at 604-894-5119 or Liz Kelly at 604-894-3310 to donate to the silent auction or volunteer a helping hand at the event.

Short film competition deadline extended

Aboriginal or visible-minority screenwriters are once again invited to submit an eight-minute short film script for consideration of the second annual Short Film Competition presented by CityTV as part of the Whistler Film Festival festivities.

The entry deadline is now extended to Oct. 28, giving aspiring writers less than a week to compile a script based on the theme of transformation. The scriptwriter or two of the three development team members (writer/director/producer) must be of a visible minority or of aboriginal heritage.

Three semi-finalists will be chosen to participate in a script-writing workshop, hosted by Alibi Unplugged Saturday, Dec. 3 at the 2005 Whistler Film Festival. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 development prize from CityTV’s CineCity: Vancouver’s Stories. The winner will also have the opportunity to work with the broadcaster to pre-license the film.

For entry guidelines and an application form, visit www.whistlerfilmfestival.com .

Rocky Horror Picture Show rocked by teachers’ strike

If teachers return to classrooms this week, Sea to Sky Entertainment’s theatre presentation of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. Eagle Eye Theatre at Howe Sound Secondary School, carries on.

However, if the strike continues, ticket holders have the option of attending the production in North Vancouver or at a revised date in Squamish. The troupe performs Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.

Tickets for the Squamish production are still being sold for $12 adults and $10 for seniors and youth at Highland Video and the Squamish Credit Union. Squamish tickets will be honoured at the North-Vancouver event.

The Art Room needs creative support

Let your creativity run wild or find ways to discover it at the weekly Tuesday-night Art Room open house.

The next opportunity to try your hand and imagination at a paintbrush or potter’s wheel is Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. at Whistler Secondary School.

Organizers are concerned if they don’t see more support for Whistler’s only art night, the new program may close or have to revamp itself.

Join in some Picasso or scribbling fun for only $8.50. Clay is an additional fee. Call 604-902-1433 for details.

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