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SPECIAL EVENTS

WHISTLER WINTERSTART. Annual kickoff to the winter season includes the Nokia FIS World Cup of snowboarding, ice sculpture competition, light displays, a photographers exhibition, Santa’s village, glowlight parade and more. Dec. 6-10.

WHISTLER ALPINE CLUB GEAR SWAP. Saturday, Dec. 8, noon-4 p.m. at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Drop off backcountry gear between 9 and 11 a.m.

PUBLIC ART OPENING. Two pieces of public art, Whiskijack Balance by Douglas Taylor and Carving Turn by Jill Anholt, will be dedicated Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the World Cup Plaza by Dusty’s in Whistler Creek.

EXTREMELY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING . Coming to Pemberton Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., it’s Season’s Beatings. A Battle Royale, a grudge match, a young lions match, and the always popular women’s match are some of the highlights. The National Wrestling Association event, at the Pemberton Community Centre, is a fund-raiser for the Pemberton Youth Centre.

BEST OF BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL . The Best of the Fest comes to Myrtle Philip school for two nights, Dec. 8 and 9, with different films screened each night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., films at 7 p.m.

COMMUNITY BENEFIT CONCERT . Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:15 p.m. at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Local musicians celebrate the season. All donations, collected at the door, go to the Whistler Food Bank.

JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND . Two performances by this authentic Kentucky jug band, Dec. 8 at St. David’s Church in Pemberton and Dec. 9 at Maurice Young Millennium Place in Whistler.

CHRISTMAS CHARITY MASTER FITNESS CLASS. Support Big Brothers & Sisters by attending this exciting and invigorating class on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 7:20 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $11. Pre-registration recommended. Call 604-935-8350.

MAGIC SEASON . Celebrate the magic of the Christmas season with a special family occasion. Craft making, cookie houses, story telling and more. Presented by the Alta Lake School. Hosted by the Delta Whistler Resort, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Call Jennifer at 604-938-1044 for details.

HOLIDAY RECITAL . Music teacher Jana Dupuis holds a Holiday Recital showcasing her piano students, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 16. Call Dupuis at 604-938-6435.

WHISTLER CHILDREN’S CHORUS . The Children’s Chorus joins two other choirs to Sing Noel, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4:40 p.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

musica intima . A 12-member choral chamber ensemble, music intima has been called Canada’s best small choir by the National Post. The Dec. 16 Christmas concert at Millennium Place is a fund-raiser for the Alta Lake School. Reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.

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