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Coaches Andrew Ellott and Mike Tomcheck nominated their U12 girls team, which won the North Shore Community Cup in 2010 despite coming to the eight-on-eight tournament with just nine players. The team plays practices indoors in between seasons and makes the most of short spring and fall seasons to train outdoors.

To cast a vote in support of the team, visit and look for the Team of the Week link. Once there, enter "Whistler" into the Team Finder window to support Whistler F.C.


STORMY 2011 cancelled

The 2011 edition of the STORMY ultra trail run and relay was cancelled last week due to unspecified "permitting challenges," according to a post by Ryne Melcher on the official website,

This would have been the 11th year for the run, which features a 50-mile (80-km) solo race and a 50-mile team relay. It was originally called the "Squamish Test of Running Metal-Yeah!" as the first editions of the race followed the


PVTA raising funds

The Pemberton Valley Trails Association is hosting its second annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 18 at the Pemberton Community Centre. The fun starts at 8 p.m. with a silent auction, t-shirt sales, updated map sales, a slide show by Johnny Foon, door prizes, beer garden and more. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Whistler and Pemberton Bike Co. and $15 at the door.

Funds go towards building and maintaining trails in the Pemberton area.


Crankworx 2012 dates announced

It's never too early to start planning, especially if you're organizing one of the biggest mountain bike and freeride festivals in the world.

This week Whistler Blackcomb confirmed that Crankworx, which has jumped around in past years, would be moving back into the August timeslot in 2012, with 10 days of events from Aug. 10 to 19.

This year's festival takes place July 15 to 24. Registration is still available for most of the events at