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SPECIAL EVENTS

MAPLE SYRUP FUND-RAISER. Proceeds from the sale of maple syrup help support the Jennifer Jones Whistler Bear Society. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in front of the IGA in Marketplace.

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.

COLD FUSION . Long-time ski filmmaker Warren Miller mixes science, art and passion to produce a limitless supply of energy on screen at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Highlights include Matt Chojackni doing a quadruple twisting quad and Dave Barlia in his "flying suit" jumping off the Eiger. Screening of Miller’s 52 nd annual ski and snowboard film is Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

PEOPLE’S GALLERY OPENING . The gallery, at Maurice Young Millennium Place, opens Dec. 21 with The West Coast Artists. The show features work by Helga Ruiterman, Wera Peters, Peter Daniels, Raymond Chow, Lyle Macdonald and Vincent Massey. Reception is from 5 to 7 p.m.

MOVING CHORDS YOUTH SHOW CHOIR . The choir will be holding a Christmas concert at Maurice Young Millennium Place Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. the Whistler Singers and Colours on Key will join them.

CAROLING : The Moving Chords Youth Show Choir, Whistler Singers and Colours on Key perform carols and Christmas music during a walk through the village Dec. 22. The singing starts at the Delta Whistler Resort at 7:30 p.m. and wraps up at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 9 p.m.

A CHILDREN’S NATIVITY. Whistler Village Church presents the Christmas story in drama, words and song at Maurice Young Millennium Place Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. Refreshments served. Admission by donation. For information call 604-935-8450.

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION. Whistler Village Church invites all to the traditional celebration, Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m. at Maurice Young Millennium Place. The service is presided by Reverend Harlene Walker.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING. The last public get together of the year is Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in council chambers, municipal hall.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON. This month’s luncheon is at the Westin Resort and Spa on Dec. 19, 11:45 a.m. Todd Allison, general manager of the Telus Whistler Sports Centre, will discuss the centre, part of the LegaciesNow portion of the 2010 Olympic bid. Reservations required. Call 604-932-5922.

WHISTLER’S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY meets every three weeks at ...Gone Bakery. Please call Chris Childs at 604-938-6318 ext. 222 or e-mail WSG@yahoogroups.com for next meeting date

HELPING HANDS

ENTERTAINMENT 2002 . Purchase Entertainment 2002 savings books from the Rotary Club of Whistler and support local community projects. Discount coupons are valid immediately and include 2 for 1 savings or significant discounts on golf, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, local and Vancouver restaurants and services, as well as national and international savings. To purchase a book ($46) contact Joanne Amos at 604-905-4256.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE. WAG is now a registered charitable organization and can issue tax receipts for gifts and donations made.

MY YOUTH CENTRE. Now open at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Activities include ping pong, pool table, Playstation, Nintendo, Internet access, big screen projection TV, day and overnight trips and tons of other activities. Needed are donations of videos, games, Playstation and Nintendo games and any other "cool" stuff. For hours of operation call 935-8410.

J.J. WHISTLER BEAR SOCIETY >> People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or visit us online at www.bearsmart.com < http://www.bearsmart.com > (email: info@bearsmart.com )

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB. Kokanee Valley Race Series GS on Dec. 20.

WHISTLER. Nothing special going on, just lots of snow, great skiing and riding.

AT THE MOVIES

SHALLOW HAL. Gwyneth Paltrow puts on a fat suit to play a 300-pound woman and Jack Black takes a Tony Robbins course to see her inner beauty. At the Rainbow Theatre, Dec. 14-18 at 7 and 9 p.m.

LORD OF THE RINGS . Frodo, Gandalf, the Nasgul, the Shire – all the characters and scenes from Middle Earth in J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic tale. At the Rainbow Theatre, starting Dec. 19, at 3:30, 6:40 and 9:45 p.m. daily.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

Dec. 14, First Aid Level I — $70

Complete information on the Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com, or contact Stephanie at 932-5922.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT CENTRE. Free workshops on resume and interview skills. Make sure you have the latest information on job search skills so that you can optimize your chances for employment. Call Marta or Nicola @ 604-932-6281 to reserve a seat and to confirm time and location.

PEMBERTON EMPLOYMENT CENTRE

Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to prepare a winning resume, cover letter, or the latest interview technique and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up call 604-894-1727. Limited spaces available. Workshops are free and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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