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CANADIAN FREESKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Jan. 10-11 on Whistler-Blackcomb, the best big mountain freeskiers in the world go for the best lines and $10,000 U.S. in cash. Jan. 12 is a weather day.

LOST LAKE SHUFFLE. Four-hour cross-country relay race at Lost Lake Park, for teams of three or go solo, Jan. 19. Call 604-905-0071.

SKI FEST. Celebrate the joys of cross-country skiing Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lost Lake Park. Free skiing and equipment demos.


AWARE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m. in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Empress Room C.

WHISTLER, IT’S OUR NATURE SPEAKER SERIES. Mathias Wackernagel, co-founder of the "ecological footprint" concept, is the third speaker in the series, presented by the early adopters of the Natural Step program. Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

WHISTLER COUNCIL MEETING. All the verbal jousting, debate and intrigue of municipal politics returns Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at municipal hall.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON. Malcolm Ashford, VP of sales and marketing for The Customer Service Excellence Corp., will speak on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Meeting is at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 16 at Bavaria Restaurant. Reservations required; call 604-932-5922.

WOMEN OF WHISTLER. Valerie Castine, a motivational speaker and local artist, is the guest speaker at the organization’s Jan. 22 meeting at the Delta Whistler Village Suites. Castine will be speaking on: How to Say No and Still Keep Your Friends and Customers. Pre-registration is required. Call 604-932-5528. Registration and no-host bar from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

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 for next meeting date


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 < > (email: )


BLACKCOMB. Sprite Park Riders Series halfpipe, Jan. 5. Canadian Freeskiing Championships Jan. 10-12. Kokanee Valley Race Series GS, Jan. 17. Sprite Park Riders Series halfpipe, Jan. 19

WHISTLER. Canadian Freeskiing Championships Jan. 10-12. Kokanee Valley Race Series slalom, Jan. 24


LORD OF THE RINGS . Frodo, Gandalf, the Nasgul, the Shire – all the characters and scenes from Middle Earth in book one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale, The Fellowship of the Ring. At the Rainbow Theatre, Jan. 11-17, at 3:15, 6:30 and 9:45 p.m. daily.

COLD FUSION . Warren Miller’s examination of physics on snow is screened Jan. 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Maurice Young Millennium Place.


January Training Sessions

Jan. 18, Conflict Resolution 1; Anger Management — $109

Jan. 23, Coaching For Performance — $139

Jan. 24, Conducting Employee Reviews — $109

Jan. 25, ESO Level I First Aid — $72

Complete information on the Web site at www.whistlerchamberof, 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.


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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