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What: COMMUTER CHALLENGE It’s time to leave your car at home! The fourth annual Whistler Way Commuter Challenge is underway again. Run, bike, walk, car pool to work. Just do something to make a difference! To register call 604-935-8456.

When: September 22 to October 5

Where: Throughout Whistler

What: Whistler Black Bear Population Dynamics Part II Local black bear researcher Michael Allen will be talking about berries and bear biology in his upcoming presentation. Field data will be presented on berry abundance and use by black bears and its influence on reproductive biology, recruitment and population trends. Tickets are $9.99 for adults, $5 for youth.

When: Thursday September 22, 7 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: What we want in community leaders Join the Whistler Forum and a three-member panel as they prompt debate around what we as a community are looking for in our leaders. The forum is designed to flesh out the top ten competencies of community leaders over the course of the discussion. A $10 contribution by donation is asked.

When: Thursday September 22, 7:30 p.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: PEMBERTON FUNDRAISER Join in a dinner and silent auction at the Pemberton Legion to raise money for Janet Meen and her children. Meen lost her husband in a head on car accident near Vernon on the Labour Day weekend. For more information call Stacy Carson at 604-894-3695. Live music by Still Smokin’ Lite will be part of the evening.

When: Friday September 23, 6 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Legion

What: PORT PEMBERTON BALL Join in this last major museum fundraiser for 2005. Tickets are available at the museum. Call 604-894-6477.

When: Saturday Semptember 24, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Museum

What: CHEAKAMUS CHALLENGE It’s the 22nd year for the fall classic mountain bike race – more than 70 kms, more than 2,000 metres of vertical gain from Squamish to Whistler. Register online at www.cheakamuschallenge.ca or go to the Squamish airport at 7:30 a.m. on the race day (it’s about $15 more expensive.) Cheer on the racers as they cross the finish line at Dusty’s.

When: Saturday, September 24

Where: Race begins at 10 a.m. at the Squamish airport

What: COPS FOR CANCER ‘TOUR DE COAST’ Local constable Bev Baker is taking part in the week-long 600 km bike ride to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer. Show your support at the opening ceremony at noon on Sunday Sept. 25 in the Village Square. Cheer the riders as they set off on their journey. Or take part in a fundraiser/silent auction the night before. There are some great items up for bid.

When: Saturday September 24, 7 p.m.

Where: Dusty’s

What: CHICK FLICK FUNDRAISER Relax at the movies while raising money for breast cancer. For one special screening of the ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ all the proceeds will be going to the Run for the Cure. Tickets are $10/$8 and are available at the door. Great prizes too!

When: Monday September 26, 7 p.m.

Where: Village 8 Cinemas

What: CHRISTY CLARK AT WOW The former BC MLA, Deputy Premier and Vancouver Mayoralty contender Christy Clark will be the guest speaker at the next Women of Whistler meeting. She will talk about her political story and how she balances her public life with her family and personal time. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25/$28. For info call Sue at 604-932-3458.

When: Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m.

Where: Nicklaus North Golf Club

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