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.
Artist Laura Wee Lay Laq, known for her hand-building techniques, leads a workshop at Millennium Place Aug. 17-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Call Eileen Tomalty at 604-932-2004 for information or to register.
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 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.
Life drawing sessions ongoing on Monday nights, between 6 to 9 p.m. at Millennium Place, $15 drop-in. Draw models in your choice of dry medium. Facilitated by Mark of Lotus Art Supplies, and Britt Germann. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more information. Models needed!
WHISTLERS 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
Glacier skiing is over for the summer season. Blackcomb will re-open for winter on Nov. 28.
Mountain bike park is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lifts open daily for sightseeing.
MEN IN BLACK II>>
Five years later and the Men In Black are back. This time they are racing against time to stop the evil Serleena, disguised as a lingerie model, from seeing through her dirty plot to destroy the earth. Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as Agents K and J. At the Rainbow Theatre at 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 16-23.
ROAD TO PERDITION>>
Tom Hanks and Jude Law star in this gangster drama about revenge. The movie is set in Depression-era Chicago. At the Rainbow Theatre at 9 p.m. nightly, Aug. 16-23.
Volunteers needed for the Federation of B.C. Naturalists Fall General Meeting Sept. 20-22. There will be a wide range of speakers and field trips. Confirmed speakers include: Tom Hurd (Banff Wildlife Specialist); Jack Souther (volcanoes); Kathy Martin (alpine bird migration); Morgan Wells (traditional plant use); Karl Ricker (glaciology); and Michael Allen (black bear and cougar researcher). There are volunteer opportunities to help with organizing venues, transportation, signage, registration, etc. Contact Cathy Conroy at 604-894-1124 or email email@example.com
WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>
WSFG is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to restore the health of Whistlers watersheds to their utmost potential for people and fish through community partnerships, advocacy, education and projects. WSFG will be hosting volunteer activity sessions throughout the summer where people can help out and learn about stream restoration, streamside planting, fish monitoring and other stewardship activities. For information call 604-935-8323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER>>
Seats are available (regular and casual) in the Jack Bell Foundation vanpool service between Squamish and Whistler. For further information please call Alan at 604-932-2222 (work) or 604-898-4531 (home). The Jack Bell Foundation is a registered non-profit organization, 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: email@example.com )
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>>
Aug. 20, Planning Tools - $139 + GST, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 20, Building Excellence - $89 + GST, 1-5 p.m.
Aug. 23, First Aid Level I - $72 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 27, Effective Delegation - $95 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sept. 5, Myers Briggs - $85, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sept. 10, Up selling/Cross selling - $99 + GST, 1-5 p.m.
Sept. 11, Basic Supervision - $139 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 11, Re-certification CP3 - $42.95, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sept. 11, Renewal CP4 - $52.95, 1-5:30 p.m.
Sept. 12, Train the Trainer - $229 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 12, CP6 - $57.95, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sept. 12, Conflict Resolution - $139 + GST, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sept. 14, Emergency Child Care - $79.95 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.