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Things I wouldn't do differently: 1) make myself bigger and wave my arms at the bear to finally scare it away or: 2) scream for help and to scare away the bear but mostly for help - it's comforting to know that people rushed to help when they heard trouble brewing outside.
The conservation officer I spoke with later confirmed that this was normal defensive behavior for a bear under the circumstances. Tyson is happy to concede that he was out of his weight class. I've learned my lesson and urge everyone to become Bear Aware - literally.
Barry, if you're reading this - no hard feelings.
Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club says thanks
Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club would like to send a sincere thank you to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation for their generous donation of $1900 to our club during the 2010/2011-ski season. These funds were used to purchase safety netting and a PA system required to host events such as the B.C. Freestyle Championships. Also purchased was an all-weather video camera to aid the club in training and competition. Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle is a ski club for local skiers offering recreational and competitive freeride and freestyle programs. www.whistlerblackcombfreestyle.com
Thanks to soccer sponsors and participants
The best of West Coast soccer! A huge thanks to Cros Doak and his intrepid band of rain-soaked volunteers, who hosted the Whistler Under-12 Invitational Tournament (WUT-IT) last Friday. It was a huge success, despite the weather, with teams from Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island, North Vancouver and two teams from Whistler playing the "Beautiful Game."
The camaraderie and sportsmanship shown by these young players was exemplary. They were guided superbly by our senior referees. Andree (Janyk) and Bob (Calladine) - we extend a hot-toddie your way for the care and attention you continue to extend to our youth.
Thanks to our sponsors: Ziptrek Ecotours; Club Intrawest; Whistler Blackcomb; Summit Sports; Momentum Ski Camps; Whistler Samurai Sushi; Teppan Village; Pasta Lupino; Whistler Roasting Company; Whistler Dairy Queen.
We are looking forward to hosting more tournaments next year when the snow melts.
Students partake in democracy
On Wednesday, October 19, Whistler Secondary School held its first mayoral all-candidates assembly. Due to the short notice, we could unfortunately not reach all the candidates.