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Christmas light-up for the troops

Fire hall gathering includes treats, tree

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Whistler fire hall’s Douglas fir on Village Gate Boulevard will be the gathering point Monday, Dec. 11 for anyone wanting to show support for Canadian troops stationed overseas.

A tree-lighting ceremony will include hot chocolate and cookies served in the fire hall.

Local resident Mike Thaxter, whose son Chris returned this year from a stint in Afghanistan, will switch on the lights.

Everyone in the community is invited to the 5:30 p.m. celebration hosted by Mayor Ken Melamed and the municipality.

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