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What: CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL All are welcome to attend the Whistler Skating Club Christmas Carnival where skaters will showcase their skills with a Christmas Performance. Following the performance there will be a carnival on ice, skating with Santa, lots of yummy food and prizes too. Admission by donation.

WheN: Thursday, December 9, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Meadow Park Sports Arena

What: CHRISTMAS Variety Show The students of Pemberton Secondary and Random Acts Theatre Group are putting on ‘So This Is Christmas’ with the Pemberton/Whistler Singers as special guests. The night includes refreshments and a special visit from Santa. Tickets are $7/adults, $5/children and are available at Paperworks, Earth’s Treasures, Shell Station, NSCUnion

WheN: Thursday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Secondary School

What: BEST OF BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FEST If you’re looking for adventure, look no further than the Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival. The 2004 top films are here. Tickets are $18, with money going to Whistler Search and Rescue. Call Escape Route at 604-938-3228.

WheN: December 10-11 at 7 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: Legion Turkey Dinner The Pemberton Secondary School Grad Class of 2005 is hosting a turkey dinner at the Legion. Tickets are $15/adult, $10/youth and $8/child. The dinner supports the 2005 grads. Call Megan at 604-894-2022.

WheN: Friday, December 10, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion – Pemberton Branch

What: Children’s Christmas Fair The 5th annual Children’s Christmas Fair will be presented by the Alta Lake School. Check out the splendours of the gnome village and the Cookie Fairy as well as the festive craftmaking, woodworking and puppet shows. A hot lunch will be available all day. Call 604-932-1885.

WheN: Saturday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Alta Lake School and Spruce Grove Field House

What: Christmas celebration banquet The Pemberton Christian Fellowship Church is hosting a Christmas Celebration Banquet complete with games, door prizes and a carol sing. Tickets are $15 at the Mystery Closet. Call Elisabeth at 604-894-6620.

WheN: Saturday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre

What: WHISTLER CHILDREN’S CHORUS IN CONCERT Don’t miss the annual Christmas concert for the Whistler Food Bank put on by the Whistler Children’s Chorus.

WheN: Sunday, December 12, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Our Lady of the Mountains Church

What: the nutcracker Join Whistler dancers on Tchaikovsky’s journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets during the performance of The Nutcracker. This holiday fave will be put on by the Whistler Dance Academy. Tickets are $9.99. Call 604-935-8410.

WheN: December 12-13 at 7 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

Meetings

What: AWARE The monthly Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment meeting will be about the LRMP and the OWR (Olympic Wildlife Refuge). Special guests are expected to attend to sign the Soo Accord.

WheN: Friday, December 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Whistler Conference Centre

What: SPRING CREEK PAC All parents welcome to attend the Parents Advisory Committee meeting.

WheN: Tuesday, December 14, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Spring Creek School

What: CHAMBER LUNCHEON/AGM The Whistler Chamber of Commerce will have its Annual General Meeting at the next Chamber Luncheon. The Business Person of the Year will also be named at the meeting. Tickets are $22-$25. Register at www.whistlerchamber.com.

WheN: Wednesday, December 15, 11:45 a.m.

Where: The Den at Nicklaus North

On The Mountains

What: BLACKCOMB Blackcomb Mountain is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Sprite Park Riders Series begins with a rail jam on Sunday, December 12. Call 1-800-766-0449 to register. $20 fee.

What: WHISTLER Whistler Mountain is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kokanee Valley Race Series begins Thursday, December 16. Call 1-800-766-0449 to register. Entry fee $20 to race the GS.

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