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BEAR SMART PRESENTATIONS>>

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

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

 

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

CHEAKAMUS CHALLENGE>>

Volunteers needed for the 2002 fall classic on Saturday Sept. 21. Skills needed: First Aid, Marshals with bikes, Qualified Flag Persons. Call 604-938-1799 for more info. The volunteer draw prize is a 2002/2003 Whistler-Blackcomb Season’s Pass.

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>

WSFG is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to restore the health of Whistler’s 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 fish@whistler.ca.