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SPECIAL EVENTS

RUNOFF ELECTION POLLS>>

The second advanced poll for the sixth council seat will be held at the Whistler Municipal Hall on Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day is on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Whistler Municipal Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BIG MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE>>

The mountains will be alive for the first Big Mountain Experience running from Jan. 7 to 12. Hit the mountain with the Freeride team, take part in the free avalanche awareness days or sign up for the Randonnee Rally that will take you all over the mountains. Meanwhile the Canadian Freeskiing Championships will be setting the place on fire. Stayed tuned for more info.

CAF FUNDRAISER DINNER/DANCE>>

The Canadian Avalanche Foundation is hosting a dinner/dance at Dusty’s on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. to raise money for the Canadian Avalanche Association bulletin. The bulletin keeps backcountry enthusiasts up-to-date on avalanche conditions. The evening will be co-hosted by Justin Trudeau. Tickets are $150 each (with a tax receipt for $75 issued with each ticket). Tickets are available at Whistler Mountain Ski Patrol Dispatch or Whistler Heli-Skiing in the village or e-mail info@avalanchefoundation.ca

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER RICK SCOTT>>

Kids get ready to have fun! Rick Scott turns restlessness into focused attention and then to giggles. At MY Place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. Call 604-935-8410 for details and tickets.

LOST LAKE SHUFFLE>>

A four-hour cross enduro country ski event around Lost Lake on Saturday, Jan. 18. Do it solo or in teams of three. Last year the winning skier shuffled 75 km in four hours. Proceeds go to the Whistler Jackrabbit program.

 

MEETINGS

COUNCIL>>

If all goes according to plan, six councillors and the Mayor should be getting down to business on Monday Jan. 13 2003 in council chambers, Municipal Hall. There will be a public hearing on a zoning amendment to incorporate liquor retail outlets at 7 p.m. before the council meeting begins.

ASTRONOMY CLUB>>

Learn more about the wide sky above at the next Whistler Astronomy Club meeting. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussions about telescopes and upcoming astronomical events. The meeting is on Monday, Jan. 13 at Myrtle Philip Elementary School from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more info contact Carol Legate at 604-938-8090.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP SESSION>>

There will be an information session about an ambitious scholarship program for St. George’s School in Vancouver, an independent school for boys. The school will be offering free tuition, boarding and all extras to talented boys in Grades 6-12, both nationally and internationally. The information session will be held at MY Place on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

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