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We write to commend the editor of The Pique for suggesting that the village golf course be transplanted to the Callaghan and the present site used bit by bit for housing. We do not know the cost or magnitude of such an action but the idea is original and stimulating, and loaded with environmental advantages; moreover, the thought of residents driving home at night to the Callaghan Valley against a stream of northbound traffic frightens and dismays us. We think the suggestion deserves much consideration.

Bridget Duckworth

David Jones


Re: Parking in Paradise, Pique Sept. 26

I'm not opposed to paying for parking in provincial parks if I receive a service in return. I just hope we're not only supporting the contractors who collect the fees and the companies who maintain the credit card machines. Enjoy our parks!

Jay MacArthur


A funky time was had by all at the Whistler Museum’s wine and sushi launch for its newest exhibit, The Evolution of Mountain Wear. Jazz and blues duo, Greasy Jack ’n’ Juice laid down suave and snappy tunes and Kris Shoup was without a doubt the "best-dressed" in her ’70s pink and burgundy Sun-Ice combo. Tuque of Good Karma prize winners were Carleen Leidal and Stephanie Matches.

Special thanks to Sachi Sushi, St. Hubertus Estate Winery in Kelowna, the Re-Use It Centre, Rental Network Ltd. in Squamish, swanky Danielle Hall, and groovy Lisa Richardson.

The exhibit is open for viewing until February 2004 from Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Karen Overgaard for

The Whistler Museum and Archives Board and Staff

A Heartfelt thank-you to the entire Canadian Snowmobile Adventure team!

Since 1998 during the summer months Whistler-Blackcomb has been hosting kids from the most economically challenged communities within the City of Vancouver. Many of these kids rarely leave the city and most have never been to Whistler. Our social position at Whistler-Blackcomb is that no youth within the Sea to Sky Corridor or City of Vancouver should be economically denied access to the world’s greatest mountain playground – Whistler. Kids need exposure to as many positive physical activities as possible and Whistler offers so much in this regard.

This is why we run the Whistler-Blackcomb Vancouver Inner City Youth Outreach program. Part of the program involves taking the kids for a walk in the alpine via our lifts where they gain spectacular visual impressions of the mountains. However, it's in the valley where their fun meters get cranked!

This program would not have the success it has without the full commitment and passion which the entire team at Canadian Snowmobile Adventures demonstrates with the kids. The fun meter breaks thru the stratosphere when the kids engage into a frenzy of Zip lines, ATVs and Hummer rides at the base of Blackcomb, all kindly donated by the CSA team. Thanks from a big kid for being such a great community partner.