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What: TELUS WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL Yes, regrettably there's another party. It's a 10-day-and-night showcase of progressions in the skiing and snowboarding world with arts and music events pumped full of adrenaline. It's Canada's largest free outdoor concert series. More details to come.

When: Friday April 16 to Sunday April 25

Where: Various locations, go to for more


What: TEXAS HOLD'EM TOURNAMENT The Pemberton Lions Club is hosting a Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament whose proceeds will go to support the Pemberton Skate Park, which is slated for a lot along Portage Road near the Community Centre. Must be 19 years old to play, $50 buy-in.

When: Saturday April 24, 7 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Legion


What: BEST OF THE FEST Playground Builders is hosting Best of the Fest, the winners of the 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown, the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown and Three Point Oh. Wassabi Collective will also be playing. All proceeds go to Playground Builders and their efforts to build playgrounds in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When: Sunday April 25, 8:30 p.m.

Where: Garibaldi Lift Company


What: BELLY 2 BABY LADIES' NIGHT The Relay for Life team "Belly 2 Baby" and the Burrow are inviting you for a ladies' night to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $25 and include wine and cheese pairings with tapas, a DJ, raffle and door prizes and a guaranteed good time. Call Lisa at (604) 848-8948.

When: Tuesday April 27, 7 p.m. - midnight

Where: The Burrow, Squamish


What: THE WAKE Players Chophouse is hosting a sendoff party for Travis Talbot, a local resident who's leaving Whistler after living here for two years, as well as a fundraiser for WAG. It's being called a "Travisty" of a sendoff. $10 gets you a complimentary beverage to accompany dinner, a eulogy competition and late night beats.

When: Tuesday April 27, 6 p.m.

Where: Players Chophouse


What: 17TH ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE The Whistler Children's Centre puts on a fundraiser that will see fathers take their daughters to a dance at the marvelous Chateau Whistler. Tickets are $40 for dads, $20 for daughers and they're on sale now at

When: Saturday May 8, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Chateau Whistler


What: WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK OPENS Starting May 15, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be open daily, ushering in the summer season in one of the world's greatest resorts. Be sure to bring appropriate padding, as the bike park can be a rough ride.

When: Saturday May 15

Where: Whistler Mountain Bike Park