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What: CRAFT FAIR Fifteen residents from Black Tusk Village and Pinecrest Estates will showcase their talents at their Christmas Craft Fair with art, photography, baked goods, kids crafts and face painting.

WheN: Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Black Tusk Community Hall

What: Jill Ackhurst Community welcome dinner Newcomers can get to know more about what’s in store during their time in Whistler at the offical Welcome Dinner, the crowning event of Whistler Welcome Week. Tickets are $2 at the Whistler Employment Resource Centre and Sammy’s Snacks at W-B Glcaier Staff Housing.

WheN: Saturday, November 20, 5 p.m.

Where: Telus Whistler Conference Centre

What: Sunday morning with the bishop The Right Reverend Michael Ingham, Bishop from the Anglican Church of Canada, will preside at the Whistler Village Church. Call 604-935-8450 for information.

WheN: Sunday, November, 21 at 10 a.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: Christmas Raffle and sale Get homebaking, jams and jellies, as well as hand cafts such as knitting and baby quilts at the craft fair hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary at the Squamsih General Hospital.

WheN: Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: St. John’s Anglican Church, Squamish

What: Eagle watch volunteer program The volunteer interpreter program is gearing up for its 10th season and needs volunteers. An orientation and slideshow on the Bald Eagle will give volunteers more information on the program. Bring a bagged lunch and dress for the weather. Call Amy at 604-932-3234.

WheN: Saturday, November 27

Where: Sea to Sky Hotel in Squamish, 8:45 a.m. to noon, moving to the Eagle Viewing Shelter at 1 p.m.

What: GALA FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS It’s the annual evening of dinner, dancing, wine and a live music all in the name of raising money for non-profit groups in the Whistler community. Tickets for the Festival of Lights are now on sale at the Whistler Real Estate Company or Re/Max of Whistler.

WheN: Saturday, November 27

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

What: St. davids united annual christmas craft bazaar The season of craft fairs complete with homebaking has arrived in Pemberton with the St. Davids United bazaar. Check out the homemade crafts, baking and artwork. Call 604-894-6518 for table rental.

WheN: Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre


What: Brown bag lucnh The Community Foundation of Whistler presents Noel Villard at the next Brown Bag Lunch who will speak on the topic of ‘Gifts of Insurance – A Session for Non-Profits and their Donors.’ The session costs $10. Don’t forget to register for the session by Monday, November 22 at the Community Foundation, 604-935-8080 or e-mail Christine,

WheN: Tuesday, November 30, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: MY Maurice Young Millennium Place

What: TOURIST TRAIN WORKSHOP The Great Canadian Railtour Company is hosting a workshop for Squamish businesses/tour operators interested in partnering with the future tourist train, set to come to the Sea to Sky corridor in May 2006. Call Karen Hodson at 604-892-9244 or e-mail to register.

WheN: Monday, November 22, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Mac Norris Station, West Coast Heritage Park, Squamish

On The Mountains

What: BLACKCOMB Blackcomb Mountain will open early for the 2004-’05 winter season on Saturday, November 20. The first chair up will be the winners of Freeze Factor who made it to the brutal end after 24 hours standing in line for a free season’s pass.

What: WHISTLER The wait is finally over on Thursday, November 25 when Whistler Mountain officially opens for the 2004-’05 season.