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What: WAG K9 WINE AND DINE FUNDRAISER Dogs get the royal treatment, with a gourmet three-course meal provided by Three Dog Bakery, and get it served to them on fancy dinnerware. Their owners, meanwhile, get a lowly buffet with wine from Peller Estates. Tickets $45 per person, $20 per dog

When: Saturday August 23, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

What: DINE IN THE ALPINE Enjoy a sunset barbecue atop Whistler Mountain. There’s BBQ chicken, pork, corn on the cob, oven-baked biscuits and desserts. All the while you get to listen to some great live country and bluegrass music.

When: June 28 to August 30, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Whistler Mountain Peak

What: IN-SHUCK-CH DAYS A celebration of the In-SHUCK-ch identity and pride within the First Nation’s communities. Features prayers, ice cream making, rap for youth and many other activities.

When: Saturday August 23 to Sunday August 24

Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin

What: BIRKEN SUMMERFEST Family event with a potluck supper, pancake reakfast, camping, as well as children and family activities including face painting, a bouncy castle and firespinners.

When: Saturday August 23 to Sunday August 24

Where: Willowcraft Farm, 8946 Pemberton Portage Road, Poole Creek (25 km northeast of Pemberton)

What: JAZZ VESPERS Join the Whistler Village Church to hear jazz in conversation with the Christian story. Featuring jazz vocalist Sibel Thrasher from the jazz revue “Ain’t Misbehavin,’” as well as Cameron Chu, Whistler’s most talented piano man.

When: Sunday August 24, 10 a.m.

Where: MY Millennium Place

What: TERRY FOX CARWASH The Whistler fire hall and the Four Seasons Hotel partner on a carwash fundraiser for the upcoming Terry Fox run. The firemen are known to do the run in full firefighting gear, and they need your support leading up to the big day.

When: Sunday August 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Whistler Firehall

What: LUNAFLIKS See a movie in the heart of nature – or just Lost Lake Park. An inflatable screen lights up the night as cinephiles exercise their kino-eyes surrounded by Whistler’s patented natural environments. This week’s film – “Into the WIld,” by Academy Award winner Sean Penn. Pic tells of a college graduate who cashes in his money for law school and goes on a long journey all alone. $7 admission for non-members, $5 for members.

When: Wednesday August 27, gates at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake

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 30

Where: Rebagliati Park

What: WHISTLER MUSEUM LEGO BUILDING COMPETITION Kids are invited to come and show off their favouriet activity by building it with LEGO! Whistler’s got all the best activities, and no one knows that better than the kids, so show us what you’ve got... with LEGO!

When: Saturday August 30, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Myrtle Philip Community Centre

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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