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The following week (June 23) the ride is sponsored L'ecole La Passerelle, Scandinave Spa, Crepe Montagne and Dairy Queen as Whistler's French Canadian community celebrates Saint Jean-Baptiste Day. The ride will be unique with a special kids race as well as a course through Lost Lake for everyone else.

The event also includes a crepe and an entry to the Spa, while kids get a hot dog and ice cream at Dairy Queen.

And, as a L'ecole La Passerelle tradition, the course will be marked with words in French and English to teach riders some French words as they go.

WORCA will also be hosting a trail day this Saturday, June 18, sponsored by Whistler Community Church. Volunteers can meet at 9 a.m. at Myrtle Philip Community School, and will head off to work on various projects around the valley including Tunnel Vision and Cut Yer Bars. Come prepared to work outside (lotion, bug spray, good boots and jeans and bring whatever tools you have - clippers, loppers and hand saws. Whistler Community Church will provide lunch.

If you're interested in sponsoring a trail maintenance day over the summer, email info@worca.com.

 

Running clinics take on cancer

The Core and trainer John Blok are hosting a series of running clinics starting Tuesday, June 14 and continuing through the summer, with the proceeds going towards the Sears Great Canadian Run - The Relay to End Kids Cancer. The runs take place at 7:30 a.m. and will last an hour. Each run will be different, like runs to mid-station on Whistler, trail intervals, pace line running and barefoot running on grass. Participation is by donation, meeting at The Core at 7:15 a.m. Parking is free in the parking lot until 10 a.m.

 

Whistler soccer team in the running for BMO award

The Whistler F.C. is looking for the support of its community in winning the BMO Soccer Team of the Week contest.

The promotion, run by Bank of Montreal, lets parents and coaches nominate teams between U8 and U13 categories on the basis of team spirit, passion for the game, community involvement and team pride. For 15 weeks, BMO will pick a winner, which will receive team tracksuits, $500 for team costs and $500 more to donate to a team's charity. The 15 finalists also have an opportunity to win $125,000 in soccer improvements for their community fields and facilities.