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SPECIAL EVENTS

WHISTLER IT’S OUR FUTURE

The first workshop on the criteria for a successful destination resort community takes place on Thursday, July 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort & Spa. For more info call the Resource Centre at 604-935-8333.

THE BIG BANK THEORY

Sea to Sky entertainment has postponed the shooting of the Big Bank Theory, a locally produced feature film. Instead of shooting it in three to four pasts over the summer/fall, it is now scheduled to shoot in one continuous flow from Sept. 3 to Sept. 15. For more info please contact Adriane Polo at 604-898-5930.

BEAR SMART PRESENTATIONS

Presentations will focus on various aspects of bear biology & ecology, bear behaviour, living with bears in your backyard, and safety in bear country. Every Wednesday night 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Millennium Place. Admission by donation. For more info, contact J.J. Whistler Bear Society at 604-905-4209.

On Wednesday, July 17 Simon Jackson, the founder and director of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition will talk about the plight of the spirit bear, Canada’s rarest bear.

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

COUNCIL

Next regular council meeting takes place on Monday, July 15, 7 p.m. in council chambers at municipal hall.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON

A commemorative lunch at the Garibaldi Lift Company with the 2001 Citizen of the Year on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:45 a.m. The Chamber will announce the 2002 Citizen of the Year. RSVP to the Chamber in advance.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

The Brain Injury Support Group will be meeting at the Whistler Health Care Centre on Tuesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Leanie Eksteen at 1-877-892-2231 for more info

SUMMER READING CLUB

The Whistler Public Library is launching its summer reading program for children ages 3 to 9 called Booked for the Summer. Special programs for children will be held on Wednesdays in July and August. Sessions for 5 to 9 year olds will be held from 4-5 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. There will also be a session from 11 a.m. to noon for preschoolers aged 3 to 4. Pre-registration is important. Fill out a form at the Whistler Public Library.

WHISTLER’S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY

Meets every three weeks at ...Gone Bakery. Call Chris Childs at 604-938-6318 ext. 222 or e-mail WSG@yahoogroups.com for next meeting date.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB

Glacier skiing is open now until August 4 from noon-3 p.m. Horstman and Showcase T-bars are running. Uploading begins at 11 a.m.

WHISTLER

Mountain bike park is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

AT THE MOVIES

SCOOBY-DOO

It’s Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, Fred and of course Scooby-Doo off on another adventure. At the Rainbow Theatre July 11-18, nightly at 7 p.m. and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m.

THE BOURNE IDENTITY

Based on a Robert Ludlum novel, Matt Damon plays Jason Bourne, a man suffering from gunshot wounds and amnesia being hunted down by mysterious men. At the Rainbow Theatre July 11-18, nightly at 9 p.m.

 

HELPING HANDS

RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER

The Jack Bell Foundation, a registered non-profit organization, is expanding its van pool/car pool service between Squamish and Whistler. New riders are now being accepted. For further information call Malea at 1-888-593-7433, or Alan at 604-932-2222/604-898-4531, or register online at www.ride-share.com

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 )

UPWARD BOUND

This free program is to assist persons with a disability to prepare for, obtain, and keep employment or self-employment. Financial assistance may be available for skills development, wage subsidies or special work-site adaptations. Sponsored by HRDC, this service is available to qualified residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Call 604-905-8486 to book an appointment.

COATS FOR KIDS

Winter coats for children of all ages can be dropped off at Dual Mountain Drycleaners, both locations, at Market Pavilion and Function Junction. Coats are accessed by anyone in need through the Re-use It Centre. For more information contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113 or Jane Pratt at 604-935-7500.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS.

Training Sessions

July 13, Beginner CP6 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 16-17, Managing Service Excellence - $595 + GST

July 22, Winning the Battle Against Negativity - $95 + GST

July 23, Planning Tools - $139

July 24, Retail Sales in Tourism - $99

July 25, True Colours - $85

July 26, First Aid Level I - $72

July 26, High Performance Teams - $139

Complete information on the Web site at www.whistlerchamberof commerce.com, or contact Kristyna at 604-932-5922.

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 Sara @ 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.