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LUNA wraps up drop-in nights

LUNA will wrap up its popular drop-in nights this Monday, March 26 with a final floor hockey game at Whistler Secondary School. The game is co-ed, and all are welcome.

The gym is booked from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and participants should wear sports clothing and non-marking gym sneakers. The cost is $3 for LUNA members and $5 for non-members.

LUNA is also hosting LUNA Poker: A Black Toque Affair on Friday, March 30. The game is limited to 64 participants, and will take place at 18 Below at Blackcomb’s Base II over about six hours, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The event, which costs $15 ($13 for LUNA and Club Shred members) is almost sold out. The last tickets will be sold on Friday, March 23, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Visitor Information Centre at the taxi loop.

The champion and top runners-up will be presented with prizes, while other participants will be eligible for draw prizes. Spectators are welcome for $6 ($4 for card holders), and can participate in side-events like speed writing and card-house building.


Team Whistler riders continue to lead

The Team Escape Velocity/dEVo Spring Series road races continued in Langley last weekend, and for the third week in a row Whistler riders posted a strong result. In Saturday’s race, where riders in Group B made six laps of a 96 km course, Lloyd Thomas and Mike Boehm of Team Whistler/Nature’s Path placed first and second. It was the second week in a row where Thomas finished first in the category.

On Sunday, it was Team Whistler’s Tony Routley who took the lead in Group B, placing second overall after 90 km of racing.

The last two events are this weekend, March 24 and 25, followed by a two-day stage race and time trial the following weekend.


Whistler Golf Club announces $1.2 million improvement

The Whistler Golf Club will be using a temporary hole throughout the summer season, called Arnie’s Extra, which will be added to the rotation as crews install a new irrigation system to ensure there will always be 18 holes.

“We built the new hole in July and August of 2006, knowing that this would provide us with necessary flexibility moving into the 2007 season,” said Alan Kristmanson, director of golf. “Being able to open Arnie’s Extra as we’re working on the fairway irrigation lines in July and August will allow us to get the installation done quicker while also ensuring guests continue to enjoy the exceptional golf experience they’ve come to expect at the Whistler Golf Club.” Arnie’s Extra is named after course designer and golf legend Arnold Palmer.

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