the Great Whistler Parade by getting involved in a series of free parade
workshops Feb. 3 to 11 in Whistler. And whatever participants choose to build,
they will also get a chance to showcase themselves at the parade.
There are a
number of ways to get involved with workshops for both children and adults,
including building props, flags, hand shakers, lanterns, banners, costumes and
playing the drums.
can get into the 2010 spirit by participating in the Painted Pennant Flags
workshop on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring Creek
Elementary School, as well as the Hand Shakers workshop on Feb. 5-6 from 12:15
p.m. to 1 p.m. at Myrtle Philip Elementary School.
will paint a pennant flag with the birds of spring, and then carry their flag
in the parade. They can also create and decorate hand shakers to be used in the
rhythm section of the parade.
five workshops to participate in.
people are needed for the Props and Touch Ups workshop Feb. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. in Whistler****. Jessica Salvador and Christian Kessner will lead the
class as participants construct props, touch up costumes and create technical
then light up the parade at the Bamboo Lantern workshop, which will construct
lanterns out of bamboo and tissue paper on Feb. 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
Myrtle Philip Elementary School.
adults are invited to get rhythm at the Drumming workshop Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
and Feb. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Myrtle Philip Elementary School. Instructor Pepe
Danza will lead the group who will also perform in the parade.
designer Shari Rewels will lead the Costumes workshop Feb. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Whistler Youth Centre. More than 30 costumes will be made.
Participants are asked to bring any sewing machines, sergers or sewing supplies
they may have. Fabric donations would be greatly appreciated.
banners, each highlighting one of the four seasons, will be created at the
Backpack Bamboo Banners workshop Feb. 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Whistler Youth Centre. In addition to the banners, eight material lanterns will
also be created.
To sign up
for the free workshops, contact Christian Kessner at 604-902-2740 or