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ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA, WHISTLER SECTION>>

Outdoor club focused on mountaineering, ski touring, climbing and hiking.

Trip schedule at www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/sections/whistler.html. Call 604-902-1772.

AWARE>>

The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment is a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to preserving the environment and moving toward environmental sustainability. AWARE meets the first Thurs. of every month at 7 p.m. at the Delta Whistler Village Suites. For more info about AWARE: www.awarewhistler.org

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS>>

A 12-year-old boy in Pemberton who loves to play soccer, basketball and golf as well as swim and ski is looking for a Big Brother. So if you’re over 18 years old and would like to provide a positive role model for a special little boy contact Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Whistler and Pemberton at 604-938-9299 or bbbswp@uniserve.com .

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB>>

The Whistler Residents Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at MY Place. Play starts at 10:30 a.m. Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed. For info or partnership arrangements call Shirley at 604-932-5368, Astrid at 604-938-9274.

ELIZABETH MANSO VISITING VOLUNTEERS>>

A volunteer support group for the incapacitated who do not have the support, help and comfort needed. In case of confinement to home, either terminal or temporary, the group can be called upon for assistance. Call the Whistler Community Services Society at 604-932-0113.

J.J. WHISTLER BEAR SOCIETY >>

People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or visit online at www.bearsmart.com

LIFE DRAWING>>

Life drawing sessions ongoing on Mon. nights between 6 and 9 p.m. at MY Place, $15 drop-in. Draw models in your choice of dry medium. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more info. Models needed.

LUNA>>

Late-night events for yads (young adults) and the young at heart on

Thursdays from Nov. to April & June to Sept. Good times to remember (events are alcohol-free). Check the hotline 604.902.0769 or

www.lunawhistler.com for event listings.

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE (MAC)>>

MAC’s goal is to create resident housing projects for seniors that respond to their special needs and desire to remain in Whistler, such that long term residents can mature in place. Call 604-932-6167 or 604-905-3955 for more info.

PEMBERTON SUMMER MARKET>>

Every Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Krystyna’s Cafe in Mount Currie. Vendors welcome. Call Judy at 604-894-0188 for info.

PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION>>

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the regional district meeting room above the fire hall. For info call 604-894-6402.

PEMBERTON/WHISTLER KARATE CLUB>>

Teaching traditional Shito Ryu Karate since 1985. Non-profit, sanctioned and insured by Karate B.C., affiliated with the NKA and the WKF. Kids and Adult classes in Pemberton, Whistler and Mt. Currie, we meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Contact Doug 604-932-3022; Richard 604-894-5357; or Wim 604-452-2364.

RE-USE-IT CENTRE>>

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the recycling depot in Function Junction. New or used items that are clean, in good shape and working order will be accepted.

TOASTMASTERS CLUB>>

Interested in mastering communication skills, conducting meetings and delivering speeches in a friendly group and supportive environment? Drop in for free to the Whistler Toastmasters Club every Wed. at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at Muni Hall. For more info call Ralph Forsyth at 604-905-8997.

WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SKI PROGRAM>>

This non-profit organization provides ski experiences for people with disabilities and is accepting donations of used skis, jackets, helmets, etc. for the upcoming winter season. Contact the program at adaptiveski@intrawest.com or 604-905.2071.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE>>

WAG is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. Take part in volunteer dog walking every day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Call 604-905-7750 or stop by the shelter located between day skier parking lots 3 & 4.

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL>>

Whistler's central resource for the arts. Full arts and culture listings for events at www.whistlerartscouncil.com. The arts council has a comprehensive artist directory and produces numerous programs, events and performances year-round. For info call 604-935-8419 or info@whistlerartscouncil.com

WHISTLER BOTTLE DEPOT>>

Open Friday-Monday, noon-4 p.m. at the recycling depot on Nesters Road, next to municipal works yard . Most drinkable containers are now on the deposit-refund system. Commercial loads accepted by appointment. Call 604-932-3733.

WHISTLER DANCE ACADEMY>>

Learn hip hop, jazz, tap, classical, contemporary, ballet and more. All ages, all levels. Call 604-902-0990 for info.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE>>

Computer and Internet access, job postings and employment resources. Open Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 604-932-6281 ext. 11. Located in the Chamber office above the Visitor Information Centre.

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>

The WFSG exists to restore Whistler's waterways through education, projects, advocacy, and community partnerships. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the summer for water quality sampling, fish monitoring, educational programs and habitat restoration. Call 604-935-8323 or e-mail Veronica Woodruff at vwoodruff@whistler.ca

WHISTLER HOUSING AUTHORITY>>

Provides long-term housing for Whistler employees for purchase or rental. Eligible Whistler employees can register to purchase an employee-restricted property. For details drop by the office at 4335 Main Street, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, or visit www.whistlerhousing.ca. The WHA also provides a rental listing service for landlords, and some landlord-tenant info.

WHISTLER MUSEUM and ARCHIVES>>

Permanent exhibits on natural and pioneer history. Currently featuring Picturing Whistler: Local Faces, Local Spaces and The Whistler Black Bear Project. Open Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more info call 604-932-2019 or visit www.whistlermuseum.org . Located at 4329 Main Street in Village North.

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY>>

The library’s hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Wednesdays. Located at 4329 Main Street, Village North. Storytime for pre-schoolers takes place on Friday’s at 10:30 a.m. Call 604-932-5564 for more info.

WHISTLER SINGERS>>

This adult community choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. preparing for performances throughout 2004-’05. New members welcome both vocal and instrumental. Call Candice a 604-932-3022 for info.

WRITERS’ GROUP>>

How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share our work, provide each other with support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get our work published. Call Stella at 604-932-4518.

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY>>

Zero Ceiling needs donations of good quality snowboards, bindings, boots and ski/ snowboard clothing. Zero Ceiling operates programs that host at-risk youth on the slopes of Whistler-Blackcomb... some for the day, others are trained to become full-time instructors and end up living and working in Whistler. Call Chris at 604-894-0220 or www.ZeroCeiling.org.

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