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SPECIAL EVENTS

What: WHISTLER INTERNATIONAL ALL STAR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT A youth tournament that will bring together hockey players with an intense commitment to their sport. Cost $300 deposit, $1,059.75 final payment

When: Saturday June 21 to Monday July 14

Where: Meadow Park Sports Centre

What: WHISTLER GARDEN SALE Friends of the Library and the Whistler Garden club host the annual sale, with proceeds split between both organizations. Residents are asked to pot plants for the sale and provide any about the plant that they can.

When: Saturday June 21, 10 a.m. – noon

Where: Whistler Marketplace

What: WHISTLER NATURALISTS NATURE WALK A guided tour teaches participants about the natural history of Lost Lake.

When: Wednesday June 25, 7:30 a.m.

Where: meet at Lost Lake ticket booth

What: DIVERSITY: ARTISTIC COLLECTIVE For one night only, LUNA presents an artistic collective that will display the work of over 20 local and Vancouver artists. The show will include works by artists from Germany, Japan, Australia and Iran and styles such as abstract, graffiti, photographic, low brow and expressionist. Cost $8 per person.

When: Friday June 27, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Spruce Grove Field House

What: WHISTLER DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL First annual festival brings the famous drums, long boats and fierce paddling to Whistler. Cost $20 per person for 200 m races, $50 per person for 200 m, 500 m, and 1000 m races.

When: Saturday June 28 to Sunday June 29

Where: Alta Lake

What: COPS FOR CANCER BIKE RIDE Cops ride from Pemberton to Whistler to raise funds that will go towards pediatric cancer research and programs supporting kids with cancer. Cost $15 per person.

When: Saturday June 28, 10 a.m.

Where: Starts at Signal Hill Elementary School

What: CANADA DAY PARADE This year’s theme is sport, culture and sustainability… Whistler-style. Motorized vehicles are not permitted, as this will be Whistler’s first sustainable parade.

When: Tuesday July 1, noon

Where: Whistler Village Stroll ending at Mountain Square

What: STRAWBERRY TEA The Pemberton Women’s Institute will be hodling their annual event in conjunction with Canada Week Celebrations. Cost $4.50 for a piece of strawberry shortcake and tea or coffee.

When: Thursday July 3, 2 – 4 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Museum

What: FEAST OF FIELDS FESTIVAL The Chateau Whistler has partnered with the FarmFolk/CityFolk Society for the third annual harvest festival, an event that aims to expose Whistler residents to the finest organic foods that the community can offer. Cost is $199 per person, gets each participant a night’s sleep at the Cheateau, as well as a private tour through Whistler’s Farmer’s Market and a brunch buffet at the Wildflower restaurant.

When: Saturday August 8

Where: Rebagliati Park

What: INAUGURAL MR. GAY CANADA COMPETITION Whistler is playing host to the first Canada-wide search for Mr. Gay Canada. The purpose is to identify people who take the responsibility to speak out for equal rights on a global stage.

When: Thursday September 18 – Sunday September 21

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

What: RCMP SEA TO SKY REGIMENTAL BALL RCMP officers from all over Canada gather at this annual event to raise funds for Cops for Cancer. Event will include silent auction, live music, piping, a traditional grand march, and, of course, dancing with officers in red serge.

When: Saturday September 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Westin Resort and Spa

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