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What a Halloween, legacy trails, a local's Whistler reflections, and thanks and more thanks


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Please be assured that AWARE supports self propelled recreation, and also supports a cross country ski legacy. We appreciate that it is unlikely that the competition trails of the WNC would, by themselves, attract many recreational skiers. Still, keeping the bears would for most Whistlerites be a bigger, more important legacy. With the best of planning maybe we can have both the recreational trails, and the bears, but in our view the bears trump recreation.

Alan G. Whitney

Olympic Committee of the Board of AWARE


Hauntingly boootiful

My husband and I were in from Winnipeg to spend Halloween with our grandkids. Little did we expect the spectacular experience of Halloween at Tapley’s! The outstanding efforts of the residents in decorating their homes was a sight to see and their generous welcome to the children and adults alike was overwhelming. Fires blazed in yards to take the edge off a crisp fall night. And while the kids collected their treats, adults were offered hot chocolate, mulled wine, hot buttered rum and coffee from Starbucks! A ban of vehicles along with the contingent of friendly police officers assured the safety of ghosts and goblins. To end this memorable night a great fireworks display signaled home time and a free ride on the warm shuttle bus to our cars.

I am sure nowhere else in Canada could one find a more organized and “hauntingly boootiful” Halloween night. Unforgettable! Thank you Whistler!

Judy Steele




Thanks for the great start

A big “thank you” to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, from the Whistler community, residents and guests, and especially the directors of the Whistler Health Care Foundation (WHCF). Once again you have stepped up to the plate to help the community. The generous gift of the Founders Pass money ($275,000) has given the WHCF fundraising campaign for a CT scanner for the Sea to Sky corridor a great “kick start”. You recognized the urgent need for this equipment and supported us as we lobbied to have the equipment located in the Whistler Health Care Centre. With your support and the support of our funding partners (Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District, Squamish Health Care Foundation & Pemberton Health Care Foundation) and donors we hope to raise the $2 million required to purchase and install the equipment and be operational by the 2007-08 ski season.

Marnie Simon