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Cops set off on bike tour to raise money for cancer

A team of police officers will leave Whistler on Saturday, Sept. 20 for a seven-day bike tour through the Sunshine Coast.

Their goal is to help raise money for children with cancer. They are also hoping to raise awareness about children suffering with the disease.

They will bike 600 kilometres over the seven days, ending their tour in Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 27.

There will be a small opening ceremony on Sept. 20 and the Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteer leaders to spearhead the ceremony.

The society is also looking to rebuild their community leadership in Whistler in a number of volunteer positions. They need a unit president, secretary/treasurer, program chair, and revenue development chair.

For any of these opportunities or to get involved with the Cops for Cancer even contact Kim Aubert at the Canadian Cancer Society at 604-215-5207 or 1-888-229-8288.

Get ready to exercise those vocal cords

The Whistler Children’s Chorus is starting its 12 th season of rehearsals and performances next week.

There are three choirs in the Children’s Chorus. The Junior Choir is for Grades 1 to 3, the Intermediate Choir for Grades 4 to 6 and the Honour Choir for Grades 7 to 12. This non-auditioned community choir performs at different events and choral festivals throughout the year.

Kids can register for the Whistler’s Children’s Chorus at Strut Your Stuff on Saturday, Sept. 6 or at rehearsals throughout September. Rehearsals are set to begin Sept. 9 and 10 at the Myrtle Philip Community School. For more information contact Alison Hunter at 604-932-2979.

Whistler women to get Internet business savvy

Maureen Daschuk, vice president of corporate strategy for Paradata Systems is set to speak at the next Women of Whistler meeting. She will discuss maximizing the Internet to market and operate a small business.

The meeting will be held at Bavaria Restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

The Women of Whistler meetings give local businesswomen a chance to network, gain knowledge and share ideas in a relaxed environment. For reservations call the Whistler Chamber of Commerce at 604-932-5922 ext. 16 The cost is $25 and a light dinner is served.