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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.

Free Kindergarten Program - This free family literacy program gives parents/caregivers strategies to encourage learning in their preschool and kindergarten aged children. To register or for more information contact Carole Stretch at 604-698-7226 or cstretch@capilanou.ca.

American Friends of Whistler - Americans with ties to Whistler raise and distribute funds to enhance the community. For more info visit www.afow.org.

Hi Seeking Artists - The HI Whistler Hostel is looking for local artists/photographers to display their work in the hostel for free. Email whistleractivities@hihostels.ca for more info.

Senior Citizen Organizations - The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or ecbayer@shaw.ca.

AWARE - A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the environment. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. at the Westin. Contact Sara Jennings at aware@direct.ca or visit www.awarewhistler.org.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters - Call 604-938-9299 if you would like to make a difference in a child's life.

Council of Canadians - The Whistler chapter invites locals to engage in discussions of social justice, water issues and international trade. Contact Pina at pbelperio@gmail.com.

Duplicate Bridge Club - Now meeting Wednesdays at Millennium Place at 9:30 a.m. Call Astrid at 604-938-9274 for more info.

Earthsave Whistler - Providing information and support to people who are interested in making healthier, greener, more peaceful food choices. earthsave.ca/eswhistler.

Get Bear Smart Society - Learn more about coexisting with bears. Call 604-905-4209 or www.bearsmart.com.

Knitty Gritty Knit Night - Held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Gone Village Eatery. This is a free evening open to everyone with a love for knitting and crocheting. Beginners welcome. For further details contact knittygrittywhistler@gmail.com or find us on facebook.

Mature Action Committee (MAC) - Reviews potential opportunities for activity services in Whistler that will not only enable seniors to age in place, but also enhance senior's lifestyle choices. Visit www.whistlermac or e-mail info@whistlermac.org.

Mountain Spirit Toastmasters - Meet Wednesdays at the Pan Pacific Mountainside - Singing Pass Room,  5:30 - 7 p.m. Call 604-962-3413 or email andreajlrobson@gmail.com.

Mountains for Children - Open gym at Spring Creek School Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. when school is in session for kids 0-6. Toddler cars, parachute games, mini basketball, hoola hoops, bowling & more!

Millennium Place - Whistler's community centre for arts, culture and inspiration. Performance theatre, art gallery, daycare, youth centre, meditation room, meeting facilities. Visit www.artswhistler.com or call 604-935-8410.

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