With the municipal election right around the corner, members of
the arts, culture and heritage community are wondering what political
candidates have to say about the sector.
So, they’ve arranged for an arts, culture and heritage all
candidates meeting, where constituents will have a chance to ask their
candidates questions and share their concerns about the arts in the community.
Two floor microphones will be available for an open discussion, and people will
have one minute to pose specific questions to a specific candidate.
Presented by the Whistler Arts Council, Whistler Museum and
Archives, Whistler Public Library, MY Millennium Place, Whistler Film Festival
Society, and Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre, the meeting will take place at
MY Millennium Place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Creepy crawly creative writing comp
Halloween is right around the corner, and
is looking for your more horrifying, harrowing tales
for a short story competition. Submit as many of your original, unpublished
scary stories, poems or scripts as you like (up to 2,000 words each).
The winner will take home $300, the runner up wins $100 (that’s
a lot of candy!), and both will be published in the Oct. 30 issue.
All entries should include a short biography of the writer, and
be sent to
by Monday, Oct. 20.
A Reel Alternative
Local film lovers have another option to pick from at the
Village 8 Cinemas this week, as the second film of the Reel Alternatives
screening series is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
The series is a lead-up to the Whistler Film Festival in early
December, introducing some of the latest Canadian and international independent
feature films and documentaries.
This week, “Blindness,” an adaptation of a novel by José
Saramago, premieres. The dramatic thriller, which focuses on a society
suffering an epidemic of blindness, stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny
Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal.
“Blindness” premiered as the opening film at the Cannes Film
Festival in May, and was released in the U.S. earlier this month.
Calling all members of the arts community — it’s time to
After the success of their first artists’ meeting at the Path
Gallery back in May, the Whistler Arts Council has decided to hold yet another
event where local artists can get together and discuss issues of mutual
interest and look to the future. While there promises to be plenty of
unstructured socializing, there are two central items on the agenda for
discussion — the creation of an award of excellence to recognize local
artists, and the potential of the West Side artist-in-residence program,
workshops and studio space at the Alta Lake Station House.
The Whistler Arts Council is hosting its second artist’s
meeting from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 at Alta Lake Station
House, which is situated on the south-western shore of Alta Lake directly
across the lake from Wayside Park. It is accessible by foot, bike or boat.
If you’re interested in attending, please contact WAC at
or at 604-938-9221.
Squamish’s Howe Sound Performing Arts Association (HSPAA) is starting their 2008-09 season off in a big way, with a concert featuring acclaimed Korean violinist, Jinjoo Cho, and accompanist, Justyna Maj. Normally performing on big stages across North America and Seoul, Korea, Cho plays in a much more intimate setting on Friday, Oct. 17 at St. John’s Church in Squamish. The concert begins at 8 p.m., and admission is free for anyone 18 or under.