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SPECIAL EVENTS

SIXTH ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA>>

Whistler’s food and wine celebration will take place from Nov. 6 to 10 offering food and wine seminars, winemaker dinners and special events. For more information and tickets call 604-938-2769.

WAG FUNDRAISER DINNER>>

Support the local animal shelter at the Wicked Wheel in Pemberton on Tues. Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The $50 tickets include a four course meal with wine and lots of prizes. Money raised will go towards two animal surgeries. Tickets available through WAG.

FLU CLINICS>>

For those people eligible for free flu vaccine – over 65 years of age or with a chronic health condition such as asthma or diabetes – drop in to Coast Garibaldi Health, Unit 202 at the Whistler Health Care Centre on Wed. Nov. 13 from 12 to 1 p.m. Call 604-932-3202 for more information.

EIGHTH ANNUAL JOB FAIR>>

The Whistler Chamber of Commerce is putting on its annual job fair at Dusty’s on Nov. 13 starting at 9 a.m. Bring three copies of your resume. First come first serve. For more info contact Iona at 604-932-6281.

SINGAL HILL BINGO FUNDRAISER>>

Awesome prizes are up for grabs at Bingo night at the Signal Hill Fundraiser on Thurs. Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Signal Hill School in Pemberton.

WHISTLER MUSUEM & ARCHIVES SOCIETY DINNER>>

Raise some Celtic cheer at a museum dinner at the Dubh Linn Gate on Thurs. Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include: a new fall buffet dinner, a glass of beer, door prizes, a silent auction, a paper bag raffle and Irish pub entertainment. For tickets call the museum at 604-932-2019 or purchase from Museum Board Members. The funds raised will go towards the museum’s operating costs.

WHISTLER NATURALISTS SPEAKER>>

Chris Czajkowski will present slides from single-handedly building her cabin in the Chilcotin wilderness on Thurs. Nov. 14 at Myrtle Philip School at 8 p.m.

THIRD ANNUAL X-COUNTRY EQUIPMENT SWAP>>

Hosted by the Whistler Nordics at Myrtle Philip School on Sat. Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Drop off equipment on Fri. Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. or Sat. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. No cost to browse. $2 per item to maximum of $6.

GIANT CHARITY RUMMAGE SALE>>

Zero Ceiling’s giant rummage sale will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sun. Nov.17. Donations of clothes, ski and snowboard gear, and general household items can be dropped in from of the IGA between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 9 and between 4 to 6 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 13 or at #25 - 2230 Eva Lake Rd in Nordic. For more info contact Joanna at 604-932-6869.

BIZARRE BAZAAR>>

Whistler’s original craft fair Bizarre Bazaar is on Sat. Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Whistler Resort. Seventy artisans from Whistler, the Sea to Sky Corridor and Lower Mainland will be on hand with fine hand-crafted products including jewellery, bath and body products, ceramics, clothing, preserves, fine art, wood and glass products, candles, toys and Christmas decorations. Admission by donation.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

CALLAGHAN PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE>>

The updated Callaghan master plan including sports venues and the athletes village will be on display on Nov. 12 at the Delta Whistler Village Suites. Bid employees will be on hand for any questions. The open house will run from 4 to 8 p.m.

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS>>

Whistler’s fate lies in your hands. Get out to vote in the municipal elections on Sat. Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Myrtle Philip School. Two pieces of ID, including one picture ID are required if not registered. Voting in West Vancouver is at Rockridge Middle School on the same day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

VIDEO-DISCUSSIONS ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND RECOVERY>>

Sea to Sky Community Services is hosting video nights every Thursday from Nov. 21 - Dec. 19, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Pemberton (1357 Aster St.) The topics deal with addiction, its impact on the family and recovery. The topic on Nov. 21 is The Addicted Brain. Call 604-894-6101 for more info.

WCAC AGM>>

Whistler Community Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting is on Wed. Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Upper Lobby of Millennium Place.

WALDORF-INSPIRED PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM>>

The Alta Lake School is pleased to offer a warm and caring environment where children can play imaginatively and creatively. Activities include: music, verse, and movement; practical activities of gardening and cooking; seasonal festivals and artistic activities of drawing and painting. Please contact the Alta Lake School at 604-932-1885.

LIFE DRAWING>>

Life drawing sessions ongoing on Monday nights, between 6 to 9 p.m. at Millennium Place, $15 drop-in. Draw models in your choice of dry medium. Facilitated by Marc of Lotus Art Supplies, and Britt Germann. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more information. Models needed!

WHISTLER’S DANCE ACADEMY>>

Whistler Dance Academy Director, Trina Eby, is looking for adult dancers and actors interested in contemporary dance theatre to participate in a show this November. For details please call 604-935-0200.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB>>

Glacier skiing is over for the summer season. Blackcomb will re-open for winter on Nov. 23.

WHISTLER>>

Mountain bike park is closed. Whistler will re-open for winter on Nov. 28.

MOVIES>>

Rainbow Theatre will be closed for renovations and opening again on Nov. 15 with Harry Potter.

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>

WFSG is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to restore the health of Whistler’s watersheds to their utmost potential for people and fish through community partnerships, advocacy, education and projects. WSFG will be hosting volunteer activity sessions throughout the summer where people can help out and learn about stream restoration, streamside planting, fish monitoring and other stewardship activities. For information call 604-935-8323 or email fish@whistler.ca.

RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER>>

Seats are available in the Jack Bell Foundation carpool/vanpool service between Squamish and Whistler. For further information please call 1-888-593-7433 or www.ride-share.com. The JBF is a registered non-profit organization.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE>>

WAG is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. We are open to the public and for volunteer dog walking every day of the year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Please call 604-905-7750 or stop by the shelter located between day skier parking lots 3 & 4.

MY YOUTH CENTRE>>

Now open at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Activities include ping pong, pool table, Playstation, Nintendo, Internet access, big screen projection TV, day and overnight trips and tons of other activities. Needed are donations of videos, games, Playstation and Nintendo games and any other "cool" stuff. For hours of operation call 935-8410.

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 us online at www.bearsmart.com < http://www.bearsmart.com > (email: info@bearsmart.com )

UPWARD BOUND>>

This free program is to assist persons with a disability to prepare for, obtain, and keep employment or self-employment. Financial assistance may be available for skills development, wage subsidies or special work-site adaptations. Sponsored by HRDC, this service is available to qualified residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Call 604-905-8486 to book an appointment.

COATS FOR KIDS>>

Winter coats for children of all ages can be dropped off at Dual Mountain Drycleaners, both locations, at Market Pavilion and Function Junction. Coats are accessed by anyone in need through the Re-use It Centre. For more information contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113 or Jane Pratt at 604-935-7500.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS>>

Training Sessions

Nov. 14 - Foodsafe Level I $99 + GST, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov. 15 - Service Excellence $99 + GST, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 19 - Conflict Resolution, $114, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 21 - Train the Trainer, $229 + GST, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 - First Aid Level I, $72, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov. 22 - Smooth Operation, $114, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Complete information available at www.whistlerchamberofcommerce.com or contact Hailey at 604-932-5922.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT CENTRE>>

Free workshops on resume and interview skills. Make sure you have the latest information on job search skills so that you can optimize your chances for employment. Call Marta or Sara @ 604-932-6281 to reserve a seat and to confirm time and location.

PEMBERTON EMPLOYMENT CENTRE>>

Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to prepare a winning resume, cover letter, or the latest interview technique and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up call 604-894-1727. Limited spaces available. Workshops are free and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.