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MOTHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. The Whistler Lions Club is presenting its annual Mother’s Day breakfast Sunday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the IGA in Marketplace. All proceeds will go to Camp Squamish.

ART SHOW AT CENTENNIAL CAFÉ. Photographs, drawings and paintings by Wim Tewinkel will be shown at Pemberton’s Centennial Café May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special art brunch will be offered.

PUSHING THE LIMITS SLIDE SHOW. The local chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada and the Whistler Guides Bureau are presenting Chic Scott, who recently published Pushing the Limits — The Story of Canadian Mountaineering. May 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Coast Whistler Hotel. Tickets are $5, available from Escape Route and at the door.

THE ART OF THE HUICHOL INDIANS. The Whistler Public Library is hosting a video presentation by Isabel Jordan at the Myrtle Philip Community Centre May 15, 7:30 p.m. A display of art work by the Huichol Indians of Mexico will also be available. The Huichol are highly creative people and reflect their strong ceremonial traditions and rich mythology in the visionary artwork called yarn painting. Admission by donation. Call 932-5564 for information.

GERANIUM AND SPRING FLOWER SALE. The 10 th annual fund-raiser for the Whistler Children’s Centre takes place May 18 and 19 at the Whistler Children’s Centre. Cedar hanging baskets will also be on sale. Order forms available at of April 27. Call 932-1119 for information.

WHISTLER GARDEN GROUP PLANT SWAP & SALE. May 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 6814 Beaver Lane. Open to members and friends. Please bring priced items such as plant divisions, pots, garden decorations and any garden-related items.


WALDORF SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. Curious about Waldorf Education? An open house will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5516 Old Mill Lane, off Alta Lake Road. Call Deanna at 932-6469 or Laurie at 938-6221 for information.

EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE. "Our highest endeavor must e to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives." — Rudolf Steiner. Mr. Ferdinand Vondruska will be coming to Whistler to speak on Waldorf Education – an education for the whole child – Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. in the Horstman Room at Myrtle Philip school.

OPEN HOUSE ON LIQUOR LICENCE CAPACITY INCREASES. Six licensed establishments in Whistler are applying to increase their interior licensed capacity and/or not have their patio capacity deducted from their interior capacity. A public meeting to discuss the applications will be held in council chambers at municipal hall May 16, 5-7 p.m.

TOURISM WHISTLER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Wednesday, May 16, 6 p.m. at the Whistler Conference Centre.

SCREENING MAMOGRAPHY. Coming to Whistler May 30, 31 and June 1; to Squamish May 7-11 and May 14-18; and to Pemberton May 28, 29. Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment.

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING. May 21, 7 p.m. in council chambers at municipal hall.

WRITERS’ GROUP. How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share our work, provide each other with support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get out work published. Interested? If so, please call Stella at 932-4518 for more information.

RUGBY-RUGBY-RUGBY . The Hoary Marmots Rugby Football Club is training every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Whistler high school. All levels are welcome – girls too. Train for tournaments and matches or just come along for some fun. Call Donny @ Tapley’s Pub, 932-4011 or e-mail for information.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLINICS . Every Wednesday at Myrtle Philip school’s lower fields there will be pick up games and, for those who have never played, free skills clinics. Warm up at 6:30 p.m. an bring cleats. Contact 938-4974.


WHISTLER CHILDREN’S ART FESTIVAL. The Whistler Children’s Art Festival on May 26-27 at the Myrtle Philip Community Centre is looking for volunteers who love to work with children, have an art background, or would simply like to help. There will be workshops for kids on dance, theatre, reading, writing and sculpting, among others. Anyone volunteering a minimum of four hours at this year’s festival will be invited to pre-register their children for the 2002 festival. Help make this community event a success. Contact the Arts Council at 938-0498.

INTRODUCTION TO NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE ART. An informative lecture enhancing understanding of the art and culture of the Northwest Coast First People. Approximately 30 minutes long, Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m., Black Tusk Gallery on Main Street, 905-5540. All are welcome.


A KNIGHT’S TALE. Rolling Stone calls this movie "A fourteenth century jousting adventure in which armor is pierced and heads are cracked while Queen roars ‘We will/We will/Rock you.’" And "A mix of pop culture styles that span centuries with an unerring sense of fun and romance." At the Rainbow Theatre May 11-18, at 7 and 9:25 p.m. Rated PG.


BLACKCOMB. Winter operations are now over. The Horstman Glacier opens for summer skiing/riding on June 11.

WHISTLER. Showcase Showdown, halfpipe and quarterpipe, May 12-13.


Mediation, May 8-10 — $295

Level I First Aid, May 11 — $100

Priority Manager, May 14 —$595+GST

Understand WHMIS at your own pace. Books now available, $150+GST.

Further information is located on our Web site at www.whistlerchamberof or contact Stephanie Wells at 932-5922.


Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to create and maintain a wining resume and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up please call 604 894-6281. Limited spaces available. Workshops are free and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. The next workshop, The Winning Resume, is offered May 22.