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SPECIAL EVENTS

ARTRAGEOUS. The week-long Whistler Arts Experience festival wraps up tonight (July 6, 7 p.m.) with Artrageous, an exhibition of local art at the Whistler Conference Centre. Call the Whistler Community Arts Council at 938-0498 for information.

PEMBERTON & DISTRICT HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT. The health care foundation’s sixth annual charity golf tournament goes July 6 at noon at the Pemberton Valley Golf and Country Club. Sponsored by Cardinal Concrete, this is the foundation’s only fund-raiser of the year. The foundation provides grants to the Pemberton Health Centre for equipment, renovations, educational scholarships and health care programs not funded by tax dollars. Golfers and hole sponsors are needed. Call Bruce MacFayden at 894-6021 or contact the Pemberton Golf and Country Club, Pemberton Health Care Centre or foundation members.

ART ON THE LAKE. The second in a once-a-month series of days showcasing local artists at the Whistler Outdoor Experience grounds near the Edgewater Lodge. July 8 the featured artist is Natural Furniture builder Jo Collins. Drop by between 1 and 5 p.m.

WHISTLER FARMERS’ MARKET. July 8, (and very Sunday), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Upper Village, between the Chateau Whistler and Glacier Lodge.

STAYING SAFE IN BEAR COUNTRY. The premier showing of this video, a behavioral-based approach to reducing risk, is July 11 at Millennium Place. Learn the difference between backcountry and front country encounters. First in a series of bi-monthly Bear Smart presentations at Millennium Place by the J.J. Whistler Bear Society. On July 25 the presentation is on non-lethal bear management, the alternative to destroying "problem" bears. For information call Sylvia at 905-4209.

VBS DAY CAMP FOR KIDS. July 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Pemberton Christian Fellowship, Taylor Road and Pemberton Meadows Road. For kindergarten-Grade 7 students. Call 894-6620 for information.

PEMBERTON COWBOY FESTIVAL AND BARN DANCE. From July 27 to 29 the Pemberton Stables will become home to cowboy poets, musicians, yodellers, storytellers and artisans. Cowboy poet Mike Puhallo of Kamloops and the annual chamber of commerce Barn Dance. Call 894-6984 for information.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING. July 16, 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.

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP — is planning a series of volunteer action days this summer to restore and enhance fish habitat around the Whistler Valley. Volunteers donate a few hours of their time and learn much about Whistler’s aquatic ecosystem and the animals that depend on them. This is a great chance to participate in the conservation of Whistler’s natural environment. For more information call Lisa or Veronica at 935-8323.

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