Join in the celebrations of the rich traditions and culture of the regions Aboriginal community. There will be free outdoor programs, artisan workshops and special ceremonies. Tickets are available for a traditional feast on Aug. 16 for $79.95 as well as a blues concert with George Leach on Aug. 17 for $15. For information call 604-932-2394.
RCMP GARAGE SALE>>
Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RCMP detachment. Great bargains and delicious baked goods. Items in good condition are also needed for sale. Donations of household items, toys, sporting goods and clothing are welcome and can be dropped off at the detachment until the date of the sale. All proceeds will go to the Dandelion Daycare Society.
CANCER FRIENDS BARBECUE>>
A pot-luck evening for anyone touched by cancer. A supportive, fun and positive group that welcomes newcomers. Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. For information call Joanne Turner at 604-938-1902.
ROTARY RIVERSIDE PUTTING CLASSIC>>
Second annual putting tournament takes place Saturday, Aug. 24. All proceeds to benefit the Adaptive Ski Program, WAG and the Library/Museum Capital Campaign. Registration forms available from Barry Maskell at 604-938-4787 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRIZZLY & BLACK BEAR PRESENTATION>>
Stephen Herrero, renowned grizzly and black bear biologist from the University of Alberta, will speak at Millennium Place on Wednesday, Aug. 28. This is a joint presentation with the Whistler Naturalists and the JJ Whistler Bear Society. Herrero is the first speaker in a monthly series for the Whistler Naturalists during the 2002-2003 season.
CREEKSIDE STREET FESTIVAL>>
The first annual festival celebrating life in the Creekside with childrens activities and performances, live street entertainment, a beer garden and lots more. The festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.
WHISTLER WRITERS WEEKEND WORKSHOP>>
The weekend workshop from Aug 16-18 still has room. Keynote speaker Andreas Schroeder (co-chair of UBCs Creative Writing program), leads the Whistler Writers weekend workshop. Interested applicants should submit a manuscript no longer than 4,000 words. Writers receive both individual feedback from Schroeder as well as group feedback. The fee for the workshop is $140 for the weekend, or for individual lectures which take place Saturday, the fee is $15 for one, $25 for two. Contact Stella Harvey at 604-932-4518.