What: KOKANEE CRANKWORX Whistler's bike festival is here! Enjoy Slopestyle, dual slalom and downhill races featuring the best extreme cyclists in the world. It will also feature Cheese Rolling, the ultimate pump track challenge and the Canadian Open Enduro. Go to www.crankworx.com for more.
When: Saturday August 7 to Sunday August 15
Where: Go to www.crankworx.com for more
What: SLOW FOOD CYCLE SUNDAY The sixth annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday is happening this year after a one-year hiatus. It's a chance to cycle up through the Pemberton Meadows to see and taste the bounty that Pemberton's hallowed ground has to offer.
When: Sunday August 15, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Pemberton Meadows
What: WISEWOMAN The Squamish Adventure Centre presents Birth Film Night, featuring the film Orgasmic Birth. The film shows that labour and birth can be pleasurable experiences, even ecstatic. Admission to see the film is $10. Come see a film that could change your mind about childbirth.
When: Tuesday August 17, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Squamish Adventure Centre
What: MEC 5 PEAKS TRAIL RUNNING SERIES Whistler Blackcomb hosts a running series that traverses the country. Participants will race atop Whistler Mountain, starting and finishing in the upper alpine region. There will be steep climbs, sharp descents and craggy wilderness trails. $10 gets you a gondola ride up to the start of the race.
When: Saturday August 21
Where: Whistler Mountain
What: IN-SHUCK-CH DAYS The In-SHUCK-ch Nation hosts In-SHUCK-ch Days, a festival to celebrate In-SHUCK-ch culture and accomplishments. The festival is free of charge, with free food, live music, cultural games and activities. Contact Kelly at (604) 820-6873, ext. 114 for more, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22
Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin
What: K9 WINE AND DINE FUNDRAISER WAG presents its main event of the year, a fundraiser for lost and abandoned animals. Owners share a fine dining experience with their dogs. They enjoy a gourmet three-course meal accompanied by vintage "Pinot Growlio," all courtesy of the Hilton's executive chef.
When: Saturday August 28, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
What: SQUAMISH PADDLING CLUB TOONIE RACE Paddle into the Squamish Estuary and then back out around Squamish Terminals, then around the southernmost navigational barrel and southeast to Darrell Bay and back. Fee is $2. Go to www.squamishpaddlingclub.com for more information.
When: Sunday August 29, 8 a.m.
Where: Starts at Nexen Beach, aka Squamish Oceanfront