BIG MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE>>
See the mountains in a whole new light with telemark and backcountry clinics, demo days, avalanche awareness days all set against the backdrop of the Canadian Freeskiing Championships. Sign up to ride with the Freeride Team or compete in the Randonnee Rally, the first to be held in Canada. For more info call 604-932-3434 or check out the W-B Web site.
CAF FUNDRAISER DINNER/DANCE>>
The Canadian Avalanche Foundation is hosting a dinner/dance at Dustys on Friday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDRENS 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.
SIXTH COUNCILLOR ELECTION POLLS>>
Election Day for the sixth council seat is on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Whistler Municipal Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. NOTE: the polls are NOT at Myrtle Philip School. Go to Muni Hall.
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.
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.
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.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON>>
Bob Mathus headed up the Olympic effort for Heber City, which was not a venue for the Salt Lake City games but created an Olympic Spirit of their own. Heber was very close to the Nordic event venue. Mathus will be speaking about The Little Town That Could at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Bavaria on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11:45 a.m. RSVP to the Chamber.