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Letters to the Editor for the week of November 7

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Spooktacular success

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the 36th annual Tapley's Farm Halloween festivities. Under clear, crisp skies, our neighbourhood once again pulled out all stops, from the artistically carved pumpkins to the themed houses and fabulous costumes, to welcoming over 1,000 local children and parents to trick or treat. 

Special thanks, as ever, to Bruce Stewart and Nesters Market for sponsoring the spectacular fireworks display and their generous candy donation. We also really appreciate all the candy donations from Fresh St. Market, Your Independent Grocer, Creekside Market and everyone who donated at our collection boxes around town. 

Thanks to the Whistler Fire Department for safely igniting the fireworks, the RCMP for its ongoing support and to BC Transit, Whistler Marketplace, Fastpark and the RMOW for organizing the free "Park and Spook" shuttle, beautifully decorated by Whistler Waldorf School students. Big shout out to the Whistler Secondary School Leadership Team for manning the entrance and organizing the "We Scare Hunger" campaign. The team raised $500 and a big truckload of food for the Food Bank. Also thanks to Pique and Mountain FM for your promotional support.

It was great to see so many people, young and old, dressed up and keeping one of Whistler's oldest community traditions going strong. Our Whistler spirit is alive and well in Tapley's neighbourhood!

Julia Smart, Shauna Hardy and the Tapleys Organizing Team // Whistler

Families Fighting Cancer In The Sea To Sky

Families Fighting Cancer In The Sea To Sky was delighted to celebrate "40 Years Free" last month with host and guest of honour Lynda Chyzyk. Sponsored generously by the Nita Lake Lodge, this fabulous event raised $14,800 for our organization. Lynda is a poster gal for kicking cancer to the curb and enjoying life to its fullest! She is "paying it forward and paying it back" with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards helping families dealing with cancer in the Sea to Sky. Please visit us on Facebook for a complete list of event sponsors!

Lisa Geddes, Michelle Williamson //Co-founders Families Fighting Cancer In The Sea To Sky