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Spectacular Mount Currie views will be coupled with the even more spectacular crew of talent, including vineyard executive chef Ryan Leitch who will share his kitchen with Whistler food aficionados James Walt of Araxi, Melissa Craig of the Bearfoot Bistro, Vincent Stufano of the Fairmont Chateau and RD Stewart of La Rúa.

A sommelier will introduce different wines with each course to further add to the special evening.

The dinner raises funds for the Pemberton Rotary Club and the WinterFest committee. The Rotary Club will contribute funds to support the Emanuel Boys Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The centre is a home and rehabilitation centre for youth living on the street. Shelter and education is provided for the boys with the hopes of helping the young men grow into responsible adults, rising above challenges such as physical and emotional abuse.

Tickets for this intimate evening of fine dining are $150. Tax receipts are available. To purchase tickets, contact Lisa Ames in Whistler at 604-932-1661 or Peter Vandenburg in Pemberton at 604-894-0065.


Show us some skin!

The Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival is putting out an artist call to design a snowboard topskin for the 3 rd annual Masterpiece in Motion Snow and Skate Board Art Competition that carries a $1,000 US cash purse as well as the opportunity to showcase talent to an international audience.

The worldwide call hunts out the best original snowboard and skateboard art in the world. Artists must submit original visual art and graphic designs for snowboard and skateboard canvasses before March 16.

Thirty finalists will be chosen and showcased at the festival with the 2007 Masterpiece in Motion champion walking away with $1,000 as well as an Ascension snowboard featuring their winning art and the opportunity to work with Ascension to develop a line of snowboard art.

The exposure Masterpiece in Motion provided to last year’s finalist Zak Wilson led to the artist being commissioned to produce a series of designs for a California-based company. His work became a part of a winter-long traveling road show that covered the North American skate, surf and snowboard scene.

In addition to electing a Masterpiece champion, three honourable mentions will be given. The public will also vote for best in show.

For submission guidelines, visit