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What: SQUAMISH MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Film festival with 20 finalist films, screened throughout the festival week. Over $2000 in cash and prizes awarded. Also, Squamish Climber’s Festival. www.squamishfilm.com.

When: Friday July 13 to Saturday July21

Where: Squamish Adventure Centre parking lot.

What: LUNAFLIKS One of the best ways to spend a Thursday night in Whistler! This week’s movie is quirky Swedish comedy Slim Susie. Entry is $5/$3. Bring your blankets and leave the booze at home. For more info call the LUNA hotline at 604-935-8372.

When: Thursday July 19, 9 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake

What: THE TRACK CLUB AT WHISTLER SLIDING CENTRE Come find out about joining the new Whistler Sliding Centre Track Club at one of three Sea-to-Sky community meetings! Visit www.bcsliding.com for info on dates and times.

When: Thursday July 19 to Saturday July 21

Where: Pemberton, Squamish, Whistler

What: KOKANE CRANKWORX Grease your chains, grab your gear and make sure to be in Whistler for this hotly anticipated, bigger and better mountain bike festival. See the world’s best mountain bikers zip down the mountain and demonstrate death-defying stunts.

When: Saturday July 21 to Sunday July 29

Where: Skier Plaza

What: BOOKISH BOOZEHOUNDS BOTTLE DRIVE Donate your empties and browse the second-hand book table at this fundraising event for the sixth annual Whistler Writers Festival in September. To donate bottles or second hand books, contact Stella Harvey at 604 932 4518.

When: Sunday July 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Bottle depot

What: PAWS SUMMER FUNDRAISER 2007 summer fundraiser consisting of a dog wash, BBQ, silent auction, dog agility course, dog obedience classes and information seminars, organized by P.A.W.S. (Pemberton Animal Wellbeing Society). For more information contact Leah Mossop at 604-894 – 3647.

When: Sunday July 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Pioneer Park

What: OIL PAINTINGS FOR BEGINNERS This course is for beginner oil painters or those with little experience who want to explore the techniques further. For more information on Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake go to the Whistler Art Council website.

When: Friday July 27 to Sunday July 29

Where: Chaplin House, Alta Lake

What: AWARE KID’S NATURE CLUB Free indoor and outdoor drop-in programs for kids ages 6 to 12 years. Activities include wild plant and animal programs, games, crafts, interactive presentations, and performing arts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Saturday July 28 th , 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: North Shore Credit Union Room, Meadow Park Sports Centre

What: LILY PADDLE DRAGON BOAT RACE Small pond style dragon boat racing! Local teams and a few out of town crews race off in colourful dragon boats. $20/paddler. To enter a team or join a boat, call Hugh or Hilary at 604-894-5684.

When: Saturday July 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: One Mile Lake, Pemberton

What: DEEPAK CHOPRA Famous guru Deepak Chopra and David Simon present the Chopra Center’s Seduction of Spirit Meditation Retreat. Presented by Whistler Wellness, Kyle Boyle & Associates and the Chopra Centre.

When: Monday July 30 to Saturday August 4th

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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