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ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA, WHISTLER SECTION Outdoor club focused on mountaineering, ski touring, climbing and hiking. Trip schedule www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/sections/whistler.html. Call 604-902-1772 for details.

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 Wednesday 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 The In School Mentoring Program is starting at Spring Creek Elementary in late January 2006. If you have one hour per week (11:30-12:30) on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and you want to make a difference in the life of a child, call Kim ASAP at 604-938-9299.

Career Counselling Looking for help with career direction? Call the Whistler Employment Resource Centre at 604-932-6281 ext. 11 for an appointment.

Canadian home Builders’ Assn The Sea to Sky Chapter of the CHBA meets every second Wednesday at El Tipo’s in Creekside from 12-1 p.m. Members and non-members welcome. Contact Bronwen at chbaseatosky@whooshnet.com .

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB The Whistler Residents Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at MY Place. Play starts at 10 a.m. Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed. For info or partnership arrangements call Shirley at 604-932-5368 or 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.

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

Girl guides The Girl Guides, Sparks, Brownies and Pathfinders (ages 5-15) meet weekly Sept. to May. For info contact Cherie at 604-894-5443 or Shelagh at 604-932-9675.

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.

PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pemberton Recreation Centre. 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 or Richard 604-894-5357.

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.

tetra Society, whistler chapter This non-profit volunteer-based organization creates assistive devices for people with disabilities. Project requests and volunteers, particularly those with mechanical and design skills, are needed. Contact Carolyn at 604-932-0955 or go to www.tetrasociety.org for info.

THE ART ROOM Drop into this open studio at the Whistler Secondary School every Tuesday from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Equipment is available such as a printing press, photo lab and pottery wheel. $8.50 drop in fee. Call Stephanie for info at 604-902-1433. Classes start October 4.

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. at the Spruce Grove Field House. For 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 604-935-8364 or stop by the shelter located on Nesters Road by the recycling depot.

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 604-938-9221 or info@whistlerartscouncil.com .

WHISTLER BOTTLE DEPOT Open for the end of summer Thursday, September 1 through to Tuesday, September 6. Closed September 5. Normal hours are 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 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 rental and ownership housing for Whistler residents. All eligible residents can register with the WHA to purchase or rent a resident restricted property. For details visit www.whistlerhousing.ca. The WHA also provides a free rental listing service for landlords. The office is located in Creekside. Visit www.whistlerhousing.ca .

WHISTLER lions Club The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Ladies welcome. Call Ed at 604-938-9848.

WHISTLER Museum and archives Featuring permanent exhibits on Whistler history, including early pioneer settlement, resort development, sport and athletics and the natural environment. Currently installations: Whistler Black Bear Project, Whistler: A Dream Realized, and Community Spaces. The museum is open Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Fri. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Mon/Tues/Wed. Located at 4329 Main Street. For more info call 604-932-2019 or visit www.whistlermuseum.org.

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon/Tues/Thurs and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri/Sat/Sun. Closed Wednesdays. Located at 4329 Main Street in Village North. Drop-in pre-school storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. on Fridays and Sundays. Storytime programs are designed for 3 to 5 year olds but older siblings are welcome too. For more info call 604-932-5564. Holiday hours are: Dec. 24 10-2, Dec. 25 & 26 closed, Dec. 27 10-8, Dec. 28 closed, Dec. 29 10-8, Dec. 30 10-5, Dec. 31 10-2, Jan.1 closed, Jan. 2 10-8.

WHISTLER SINGERS This adult community choir rehearses Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m. preparing for performances throughout the year. New members both vocal and instrumental are always welcome. Call Candice at 604-932-3022.

WRITERS’ GROUP How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share work, provide support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get published. Call Stella at 604-932-4518 or go to www.theviciousciricle.ca.

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY A Whistler based charity whose mission is to operate innovative and sustainable community programs delivering adventure-based learning for disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky corridor.  Donations and interested volunteers are most welcome! Please call Marnie Walter at 604-938-0628 or visit www.zeroceiling.org.

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