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What: WHISTLER TORCH RELAY DAY The flame arrives in town and it's time for Whistler to celebrate. This will be a harbinger of hope or logistical hell. Celebrations in Whistler Village include a performance by Barney Bentall and the Grand Cariboo Opry at the Village Square Apres Stage.

When: Friday, February 5, celebration starts at 3 p.m.

Where: Whistler Village Apres Stage


What: PEMBERTON TORCH RELAY DAY Pemberton is hosting a full day party to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch. Events throughout the day include photo opportunities with the VANOC mascots, a Polar Bear Swim at One Mile Lake and a no-contact street hockey tournament.

When: Saturday February 6, starts at 8 a.m.

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What: WHISTLER CANADA OLYMPIC HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Your taxpayer-funded Library will be taken over during the Olympics, but that doesn't mean you can't get a brief glimpse of what's happening! There will be an open house this weekend with chances to check out programming, meet athletes and get a feel for the new facility.

When: Saturday February 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library


What: PEMBERTON WINTERFEST ARTISAN SHOW The first of several Pemberton Winterfest events that will happen during the Olympics, this will showcase the best that Spud Valley artists have to offer. Other activities to come include an opening celebration, youth video dance and dinner theatre throughout the Games.

When: Friday February 12, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre


What: COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST - CELEBRATE FIRST NATIONS AND SPORT Start your day with a hearty pancake breakfast and celebrate the start of the 2010 Winter Games. You'll explore First Nations culture and rub shoulders with athletes and guests can make uniquely Canadian souvenirs.

When: Saturday February 13, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library


What: COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST - CELEBRATE SUSTAINABILITY AND CULTURE Enjoy pancakes, sustainability and local entertainment. Learn the importance of sustainability through arts, crafts and more. Bobs and Lolo will get the kids dancing and singing about protecting the Earth.

When: Saturday February 20, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library


What: HELLY HANSEN'S NEXT TOP MODEL Helly Hansen in Whistler is seeking the person with the oldest, coolest Helly Vintage suit. Wear it into the store, get your photo taken and enter to win a new Helly Hansen suit of your choice on the company dime! Winner to be presented at a fashion show later this month.

When: Contest closes Sunday February 24

Where: Helly Hansen locations



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