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


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All of a sudden I love mountain biking. I actually enjoyed Crankworx this year! I know I’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of mountain biking, so I’m looking forward to learning a whole new part of Whistler: the bike trails.

I love the skiing. I love the gemstone bowls and the Peak Chair. I love lunch in Singing Pass and tired turns on Cowboy Ridge. I love dangling my feet into thin air from that rock at the top of Usumi.

I love the hiking.

I love alpenglow in February seen from Nesters.

I think this is a great place for bringing up kids. I think we’ll stay.

Jane Millen




A welcoming evening

Thanks to a great showing of community spirit, Whistler Community Services Society’s 4th annual Jill Ackhurst Community Welcome Dinner was a huge success! Over 700 new and old Whisterites came out to this fun and affordable event that gives newcomers a chance to have dinner with seasoned locals.

This year’s event was bigger than ever before and we couldn’t have done it without generous contributions from many local organizations, businesses, and residents. So I just want to give a quick shout out to the many people that helped make the event happen: RMOW Bylaw, Rocky Mountain Production Services, Slope Side Supply and Happy Planet, Marshall Arts Productions, Tourism Whistler, Coast Mountain Photography, Whistler Museum and Archives, the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, SYSCO, Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium, Whistler for Youth, Westin Resort and Spa, Capoeira Ache Brazil, Kostaman and DJ Phroh.

Also, there wouldn’t have been a dinner without the dedicated chefs who cooked the food and all the volunteers and HOUSE advisors that did setup, takedown, and everything else in between, including a lot of dishes.

And finally, of course, a big thank you goes out to all the locals that took time out of their busy schedules to come and host tables. Together, we helped welcome newcomers to Whistler with a good meal and a great impression of locals in their new community.

Michelle Chang