What: ARTWALK OPENING RECEPTION ArtWalk is coming, invading venues from Marketplace to the Town Plaza. The opening reception will see art and business create social gathering places with live music, art and dance.
When: Friday July 31, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Various locations, visit whistlerartscouncil.com for more
What: TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER SESSION The Whistler Chamber of Commerce presents a session to educate people on how to allow a foreign national to work in Canada on a permanent or temporary basis. It will also show how employers can address skills shortages.
When: Tuesday August 4, 10 a.m. - noon
Where: Whistler Chamber Boardroom
What: LIL'WAT NATION SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR The Lil'wat Nation hosts an arts and crafts fair with authentic art sold by First Nation artisans. There will also be door prizes including CD's, t-shirts and books. Call (604) 894-5826 for more details.
When: Saturday August 8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Mount Currie Old Hall
What: HI WHISTLER OPEN HOUSE Hostelling International is opening the doors of its location at Alta Lake for visitors from Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton and Greater Vancouver in its final year. There'll be a Swiss Auction, open mic music competition, canoes, kayaks and food from local vendors. Call (604) 932-5492 for more information.
When: Saturday August 8, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: HI Whistler, 5678 Alta Lake Road
What: BIOBLITZ The Whistler Naturalists present the third annual BioBlitz, a race against time to count as many species as possible. Join the Naturalists in Alpha Lake Park to see what over 30 scientists find in Whistler's wetland, forest and alpine habitats.
When: Saturday August 8, 12 p.m. to Sunday August 9, 12 p.m.
Where: Alpha Lake Park
What: PEMBERTON BARN DANCE The Barn Dance returns after a year rolled into the Pemberton Festival. This year's event features musicians Appaloosa, Sam Field and Gordo. No minors. tickets $35, available at Pemberton Esso, Pemberton Valley Supermarket and the Pemberton Legion. Call (604) 894-5571.
When: Saturday August 8, doors 8 p.m.
Where: Old Community Centre Sport Fields, Pemberton Meadows Road
What: WETLANDKEEPERS COURSE The B.C. Wildlife Federation presents a course on how to steward wetlands, an important part of our ecosystem. This session will focus on wetland remediation and how to formulate a plan for future restoration at the Lost Lake wetland. Call Carolyn Anne Budgell at (604) 970-9707 for more.
When: Friday August 14, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday August 15, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday August 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
What: IN-SHUCK-CH DAYS The In-SHUCK-ch Nation presents the annual In-SHUCK-ch Days, a celebration of the heritage and culture of the people. Come build relationships with people borne of the land and enjoy cedar bark weaving, drum-making and other activities. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to inshuckch.com for more.
When: Saturday August 22 to Sunday August 23
Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin
What: WHISTLER READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL More than 20 invited Canadian authors and editors will descend on Whistler for a weekend of word-wielding and poetry-slinging. Writers include Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simonds, Shane Koyczan and Paul Grant. For more info visit www.theviciouscircle.ca.
When: Friday September 11 to Sunday September 13
Where: For tickets go to Evolution, Players Chophouse and Alta Lake House