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The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment welcomes all to their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Delta Whistler Resort (downstairs boardrooms). Guest speakers - managers of the Nita Lake Lodge development to discuss the project and potential protection of Millar Creek Wetlands. Call 604-932-4457 or e-mail aware@direct.ca for more info.

WOMEN OF WHISTLER>>

Meeting Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. at Bavaria Restaurant.

ALPINE CANADA AGM>>

Meeting Sept. 21 at Coast Whistler Hotel.

FEDERATION OF B.C. NATURALISTS>>

The federation holds its annual general meeting in Whistler Sept. 20-22.

WHISTLER. IT’S OUR FUTURE>>

The final workshop in phase 1 of the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan will be a two-day workshop the weekend of Sept. 21-22. Participants are asked to help choose criteria for Whistler’s future. Phase 2, later in the fall, will look at scenarios for Whistler’s future. Register at www.whistlerfuture.com

LIFE DRAWING>>

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!

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 over for the summer season. Blackcomb will re-open for winter on Nov. 28.

WHISTLER>>

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

MOVIES

BLUE CRUSH>>

The ultimate summer movie? Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriquez and Matthew Davis star in this story of female surfers in Hawaii. At the Rainbow Theatre Aug. 30-Sept. 5, at 7 and 9 p.m.

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER NATURALISTS>>

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 cconroy@sfu.ca

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