What: FIRST NIGHT Back again for more family fun, First Night will delight both kids and adults alike. Check out the Fire Spinners, the local psychics who will look into the future, the Ice Palace, Lantern Making, the Wishing Chair and more! The event is alcohol free. Get your tickets for the New Year celebrations now at Municipal Hall, Meadow Park, Millennium Place, the Visitor Information Centre and the Activity Centre.
WheN: Friday December 31
Where: The Village
What: LOST LAKE SHUFFLE The annual Lost Lake Shuffle will once again feature the two-hour individual and team categories and well as the one-hour family category. Test your endurance by cross country skiing as many 5kms or 2kms laps as possible within the given time.
WheN: Saturday January 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Lost Lake Park
What: JOHN NEMY: The sky, celebration of Earth and Beyond If you havent been to one of John Nemys presentations, do yourself a favour and check out the show in January. The local astronomer is presented by the Whistler Naturalists Speaker Series. Admission is by donation.
WheN: Thursday January 20, 8 p.m.
Where: MY Millennium Place
What: WOMEN OF WHISTLER Sign up for K.I.T. (Knowledge, Information & Tools). Its a one day educational and networking event with featured speakers, breakout sessions, interactive workshops and a lunch and cocktail reception for all corridor women. Registration is $100 at www.whistlerchamber.com or call 604-935-0003.
WheN: Event takes place on January 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Westin Resort & Spa
What: Lantern Making Workshop Make a latern and participate in the opening ceremonies of the FIS Snowboard World Championships on January 15. There is only room for 30 people in the latern making workshops so sign up with Gillie Eason at 604-966-8585 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org now.
WheN: Workshop on Saturday January 8
Where: To be announced
What: Council The first regular council meeting of the New Year is on the second Monday of January as opposed to the first Monday. Every meeting begins with a question and answer period. Quiz your politicians.
WheN: Monday January 10
Where: Council chambers, Municipal Hall
What: Ashlu Public Hearing Its round three for the Ashlu Creek Independent Power Project. Speak your mind once again either for or against the power project and perhaps add your two cents about the process too. The SLRD board will make their decision on the project the following morning.
WheN: Monday January 10
Where: Sea to Sky Hotel, Squamsih 7 p.m.
On The Mountains
What: BLACKCOMB Blackcomb Mountain is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: WHISTLER Whistler Mountain is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: next snow search The Sports Illustrated "Next Snow SEARCH" is a quest to find the "neXtreme" generation of skiers and snowboarders. Four kids between the ages of nine and 13 (born 1991-96) can qualify for the championship rounds at Keystone, Colorado in February.
WheN: Jan. 1-2
Where: Nintendo Terrain Park on Blackcomb
What: RANDONEE RALLY The Rally is a ski touring competition that follows a course that winds up, down and across the mountain. For information and registration, visit the sponsors website at www.life-link.com.
WheN: Saturday Jan. 8, 8:15 a.m.
Where: Whistler Mountain.