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SPECIAL EVENTS

ANNUAL SKI SWAP>>

Drop of ski gear after 3 p.m. on Fri. Oct. 11 at the Blackcomb Daylodge for $2 per piece of equipment. Whistler Mountain Ski Club gets 15 per cent of the proceeds with the hope of raising $40,000. Sale starts at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and lasts throughout the weekend.

MILLENNIUM PLACE ART EXHIBIT>>

Beauty and the Beast is a new art exhibit featuring artists Cary Campbell Lopes, with images of beasts and Marielle, with images of Balinese beauties. Opens Oct. 11 at MY Place with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m.

FREEWHEEL BURNING>>

Mountain biking movie playing at Millennium Place on Sat. Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

USED BOOK SALE>>

Get some books for the winter season on Sat. and Sun. Oct. 12 & 13 in front of IGA from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Incredible selection. Lots of kids books, adult fiction and non-fiction and magazines. All proceeds to benefit Whistler Secondary and Spring Creek school libraries. Info: 604-932-3665.

HARVEST SOUP CONTEST>>

With the arrival of fall comes the first harvest soup contest in the Upper Village. For a $5 ticket, sample soups made by chefs from Whistler restaurants and then enjoy a bowl of your favourite. Proceeds will go to The Alta Lake School. Soup contest takes place on Sun. Oct. 13 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. next to the Farmer’s Market.

WHISTLER FIRE RESCUE SERVICE OPEN HOUSE>>

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) Whistler Fire Rescue Service is having an Open House on Sun. Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Fire Fighters will demonstrate fire related duties throughout the day. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers and pop for sale. All proceeds go to the Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

11 th ANNUAL DUCK RACE>>

The ducks are back! Big Brothers and Big Sisters 11 th annual duck race is scheduled for Monday Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Fitzsimmons Bridge. Win a trip for two to Las Vegas, a Whistler-Blackcomb Gold card, and other great prizes. Tickets available on weekends at the Bridge from now until the race. Also available at North Shore Credit Unions (Whistler & Pemberton) and Windermere Sea to Sky Real Estate in Whistler.

PUMPKINS GALORE>>

Get ready for Hallowe’en at the Grace Christian Montessori School pumpkin sale at Our Lady of the Mountains Church, 6299 Lorimer Road. Large pumpkins are going for $12, medium $8 and small $5. Enjoy goods from the bake sale while picking the perfect pumpkin on Sat. Oct. 19 after 10 a.m.

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