Weekend for bears raises $5,600 Sixteen hotels, pensions and property management firms and one anonymous donor have contributed nearly $5,600 to the Jennifer Jones Whistler Bear Foundation. The money was raised on the weekend of Aug. 11-12 when accommodation managers collected an extra $2 per room per night for the fund. In most instances the property donated the $2 for every room that was occupied that weekend, but many guests contributed. The Jennifer Jones Whistler Bear Foundation works to protect and promote the well being of bears within the Whistler Valley. The foundation was launched in 1995 in memory of Jones, a Whistler resident who died in 1994. Powder Properties, the Chateau Whistler Resort, Delta Whistler Resort, Crystal Lodge, Tantalus Lodge, Mountainside Lodge, Blackcomb Lodge, Whistler Sportpak, Rainbow Retreat Accommodations, Intrawest Resort Club, the Clocktower, Chalet Luise, Alta Vista Chalet, Lorimer Ridge Pension, Stancliff House and Whistler Village Inns contributed.