Preliminary tallies show $60,000 raised by last Saturday’s Festival of Lights event sponsored annually by the Association of Whistler Realtors. This year will see 50 per cent of the proceeds go to the newly-named Maurice Young Millennium Place. A total of 320 attended the ninth festival, held in the Chateau Whistler’s Macdonald Ballroom. Several other charities will also benefit from the event including: the Birken Fire Protection Society, Whistler Minor Hockey and Skating clubs, Whistler Secondary, KidSport, the Jennifer Jones Whistler Bear Foundation. Whistler Animals Galore, the DARE program through the RCMP and Whistler Community Services.