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SPECIAL EVENTS

TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING>>

Only one weekend left to see one of Canada’s longest running interactive plays is in Whistler. Tony and Tina’s Wedding is playing at the Westin Resort & Spa until Jan. 3. Check out the mock Italian wedding where you are the guests and the actors are the wedding party. Tix range from $133-$220. Call 604-935-4324.

BRACKENDALE EAGLE COUNT>>

Eagle counters will meet at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Sun. Jan. 4 for the official eagle count. The eagle count will be conducted by trained volunteers for scientific purposes and is not open to the general public but the Gallery will be open at 9 a.m. There will be eagle walking tours with members of the Brackendale Eagle Reserve Society at 10 a.m.

MUSIC FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND>>

The newest fiddling sensation out of PEI, 18-year-old Cynthia MacLeod, will get your toes a tappin’ at MY Place along with guitar-singing vocalist Gordon Belsher. The duo will play on Sat. Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. They will play a variety of traditional and original songs. Tix are $15 for adults, $12 for students/seniors.

3 rd ANNUAL LOST LAKE SHUFFLE/SKIFEST>>

Cross country skiers start your engines! There’s a 3.5 km course at Lost Lake waiting for relay teams or solo skiers to do as many laps as possible in four hours. Categories include family, youth, male, female and mixed teams in either classic or skate ski techniques. The shuffle will begin at 11 a.m. on Sun. Jan. 11. SKIFEST will take place on the same day with free trail use for the day as well as introductory lessons, and free hot chocolate and snacks. More info and registration forms are available at the Cross Country Connection.

SWARM>>

A vibrant percussion troupe that has played in Whistler before, Swarm is back at MY Place to stir the heart again. Check out their experimentation with movement, sound and multimedia on Sat. Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. Tix are $20 for adults and $17 for students/seniors.

CHARLES ROSS: ONE MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY>>

Charles Ross performs the entire Star Wars trilogy in one hour, playing all the characters, recreating the effects, singing the music, flying the ships and fighting both sides of the battles. It must be seen to be believed! The one man show was a hit at Vancouver’s Fringe Festival and will be at MY Place on Sat. Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. Tix are $20 for adults and $17 for students/seniors.

 

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB>>

Blackcomb is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Snowphone at 604-932-4211 for conditions. The Canadian Freeskiing Championships go off from Jan. 7 to 11 during the 2 nd Big Mountain Experience.

WHISTLER>>

Whistler is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Snowphone for daily conditions report.

OTHER VALLEY STUFF

ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA, WHISTLER SECTION>>

Outdoor club focused on mountaineering, ski touring, climbing and hiking.

New members welcome, daily trip schedule at www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/sections/whistler.html. Call 604-902-1772.

AWARE>>

The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment is a non-profit, member-driven organisation dedicated to preserving the environment and moving toward environmental sustainability. AWARE meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Delta Whistler Resort. For more info: 604-932-4457 or aware@direct.ca .

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS>>

Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide friendship and mentoring to children who need a positive same-sex adult role model in their lives. If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a "little brother" or "little sister" – or know of a child who could benefit from such a relationship – contact Kim at 604-938-9299. A minimum one-year commitment is requested.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB>>

The Whistler Residents Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at MY Place. Play starts at 10:30 a.m. Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed. For info or partnership arrangements call Shirley at 604-932-5368, Astrid at 604-938-9274.

ELIZABETH MANSO VISITING VOLUNTEERS>>

A volunteer support group for the incapacitated who do not have the support, help and comfort needed. In case of confinement to home, either terminal or temporary, the group can be called upon for assistance. Call the Whistler Community Services Society at 604-932-0113.

J.J. WHISTLER BEAR SOCIETY >>

People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or visit online at www.bearsmart.com (e-mail: info@bearsmart.com )

LIFE DRAWING>>

Life drawing sessions ongoing on Mon. nights between 6 and 9 p.m. at MY Place, $15 drop-in. Draw models in your choice of dry medium. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more info. Models needed.

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE>>

MAC’s goal is to create resident housing projects for seniors that respond to their special needs and desire to remain in Whistler, such that long term residents can mature in place. Call 604-932-6167 or 604-905-3955 for more info.

PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION>>

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the regional district meeting room above the fire hall. For info call 604-894-6402.

PEMBERTON/WHISTLER KARATE CLUB>>

Teaching traditional Shito Ryu Karate since 1985. Non-profit, sanctioned and insured by Karate B.C., affiliated with the NKA and the WKF. Kids and Adult classes in Pemberton, Whistler and Mt. Currie, we meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Contact Doug 604-932-3022; Richard 604-894-5357; or Wim 604-452-2364.

RE-USE-IT CENTRE>>

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the recycling depot in Function Junction. New or used items that are clean, in good shape and working order will be accepted.

TOASTMASTERS CLUB>>

Interested in mastering communication skills, conducting meetings and delivering speeches in a friendly group and supportive environment? Drop in for free to the Whistler Toastmasters Club every Wed. at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at Muni Hall. For more info call Emma at 604-935-8197.

WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SKI PROGRAM>>

This non-profit organization provides ski experiences for people with disabilities and is accepting donations of used skis, jackets, helmets, etc. for the upcoming winter season. Contact the program at adaptiveski@intrawest.com or 604-905.2071.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE>>

WAG is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. We are open to the public and for volunteer dog walking every day of the year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Please call 604-905-7750 or stop by the shelter located between day skier parking lots 3 & 4.

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL>>

Whistler's central resource for the arts. Full arts and culture listings for events at www.whistlerartscouncil.com. The arts council has a comprehensive artist directory and produces numerous programs, events and performances year-round. For info or to volunteer, call 604-935-8419 or info@whistlerartscouncil.com

WHISTLER BOTTLE DEPOT>>

Open Friday-Monday, noon-4 p.m. at the recycling depot on Nesters Road, next to municipal works yard . Most drinkable containers are now on the deposit-refund system, except for milk products and meal replacements. Commercial loads accepted by appointment. Call 604-932-3733.

WHISTLER DANCE ACADEMY>>

Learn hip hop, jazz, tap, classical, contemporary, ballet and more. All ages, all levels. Contact Codi at 604-902-0990.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE>>

Computer and Internet access, job postings and employment resources. Open Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 604-932-6281 ext. 11. Located in the Chamber office above the Visitor Information Centre.

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>

The WFSG exists to restore Whistler's waterways through education, projects, advocacy, and community partnerships. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the summer for water quality sampling, fish monitoring, educational programs and habitat restoration. Call 604-935-8323 or e-mail fish@whistler.ca for more info.

WHISTLER HOUSING AUTHORITY>>

Provides long-term housing for Whistler employees for purchase or rental. Eligible Whistler employees can register to purchase an employee-restricted property. For details drop by the office at 4335 Main Street, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, or visit the Web site: www.whistlerhousing.ca. The WHA also provides a rental listing service for landlords, and some landlord-tenant info.

WHISTLER MUSEUM and ARCHIVES>>

Permanent exhibits on Natural and Pioneer History; currently featuring The History of Olympic Bids in Whistler and The Evolution of Mountain Wear . Video Viewing Room, Gift Shop, and Research Services by appointment. Hours are 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Thurs. through Sun. Info: phone 604-932-2019 or info@whistlermuseum.org . Located at 4329 Main St. Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. and Sun (Dec. 27, 28) and Fri to Sun (Jan. 2, 3 and 4.)

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY>>

The library’s hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Wednesdays. Located at 4329 Main Street, Village North. The library will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.

WHISTLER SINGERS>>

This adult community choir is practicing for the 2003/04 season every Wed. evening, 7-9 p.m. at MY Place and is currently seeking an accompanist for weekly rehearsals and/or performances. For info call Candice at 604-932-3022.

WRITERS’ GROUP>>

How would you like to get together with other writers of fiction to share our work, provide each other with support and feedback and brainstorm ways to get our work published. Call Stella at 604-932-4518 for more info.

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY>>

Zero Ceiling needs donations of good quality snowboards, bindings, boots and ski/ snowboard clothing. Zero Ceiling operates programs that host at-risk youth on the slopes of Whistler-Blackcomb... some for the day, others are trained to become full-time instructors and end up living and working in Whistler. Call Joanna at 604-932-6869, Chris at 604-894-0220 or www.ZeroCeiling.org.

SERVICES

COATS FOR KIDS>>

Winter coats for children of all ages can be dropped off at Dual Mountain Drycleaners, both locations, at Market Pavilion and Function Junction. Coats are accessed by anyone in need through the Re-use It Centre. For more info contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113 or Jane Pratt at 604-935-7500.

FOOD BANK>>

Whistler Community Services Society’s Food Bank is open the first and third Mon. of each month. Food bank distribution hours are between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., located behind Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church at the bottom of Lorimer Road. Donations are always welcome. For more urgent food bank requirements call 604-932-0113.

KIDSPORT WHISTLER>>

Financial assistance is provided to local financially restricted families so "All kids can play." For info call Sheila Mozes at 905-9393 or 938-3133, ext. 350 or Janet McDonald at 932-0113. For Pemberton call Stephanie at 604-894-5979.

PARENT-TOT DROP-IN>>

In the Millar Room, Myrtle Philip school, Tues. and Thurs. 10 a.m.-noon. Phone 604-932-3312.

PEMBERTON PARENT INFANT DROP-IN>>

Facilitated by Caprii Mohammed, Public Health Nurse. Every Monday 11-12:30 at Coast Garibaldi Pemberton Health Centre, 1403 Portage Road. Call 604-894-6367 for info.

PEMBERTON PARENT-TOT DROP IN>>

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 1357 Aster Street. Phone 604-894-6101.

RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER>>

Seats are available in the Jack Bell Foundation carpool/vanpool service between Squamish and Whistler. For further information please call 1-888-593-7433 or www.ride-share.com.

SIGN LANGUAGE IN WHISTLER>>

Please call 604-894-3369 for more info.

WHISTLER YOUTH CENTRE>>

Now open at MY Place. Activities include ping pong, pool table, Playstation, Nintendo, Internet access, big screen projection TV, day and overnight trips and tons of other activities. For hours of operation call 604-935-8410.

EDUCATION

THE ALTA LAKE SCHOOL>>

A non-profit independent school which follows a Waldorf curriculum from Pre-school to Grade 5. We are committed to providing purposeful education for children which fosters inner-strength through spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. For info e-mail alta@look.ca or call 604-932-1885.

GLEN EDEN SCHOOL>>

Glen Eden is a non-profit independent school committed to maximizing the potential of youth with complex educational needs, from those who "learn differently" to athletes requiring flexibility. For info call Tama-Lynn at 604-905-8241 or e-mail tlynn@resortwhistler.com.

L’ECOLE LA PASSERELLE >>

French education is offered all day from Kindergarten to Grade 7 to eligible children in the elementary level. The head office is in portable #2, behind Myrtle Philip School. Open Mon. to Fri. Call 604-932-9602 for more info.

PEMBERTON VALLEY WALDORF SCHOOL>>

Looking for an alternative, creative learning environment for your child? For more information on the opening of a Waldorf-inspired school in Pemberton call Sarinda at 604-894-5300.

WHISTLER ADULT LEARNING CENTRE>>

Designed for students who are returning to school. Students are able to acquire their high school diploma, improve previous marks or take specific courses to meet post-secondary requirements. Call 604-905-4654.

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEARNING COMMUNITIES>>

Visit www.whistlerchamber.com under Learning Communities; see Current Learning Opps for more workshop descriptions.

Jan. 19, 2004 Mon. – Foodsafe Level 1  $99 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., extra class sets your resume apart when applying for jobs; mandatory training for all food handlers. Fills up fast.

Jan. 22, 2004, Thurs. –  Inspired Goals – Setting Objectives and Creating Action Plans; How to Achieve the most audacious targets; with Ralph Forsyth of Green Monkey Consulting. FYI "Only 43% of employees surveyed said that their organization clearly communicated its most important goals." 

Jan. 23, 2004 Fri. – St. John Ambulance First Aid Level 1 , $85, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., mandatory training for any outdoor or adventure experience work.  For more information, call 604-905-1084 to register and to pay online by credit card. Exact cash payments are acceptable at the Chamber up to two days in advance of the course. Book early. All classes held at the Chamber.

To enroll call Don at 932-5922 ext 36 or email to don@whistlerchamber.com

HEALTH

BABY/CHILD HEALTH CLINICS>>

Free routine Immunizations and newly licensed vaccines for purchase, growth and development assessments and plenty of age appropriate resources available. Time: Mon. 1 to 3 p.m. and Thurs. 9 to 11 a.m. Call the Whistler Health Unit for appt. at 604-932-3202.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT>>

Have you recently suffered the loss of a loved one? If you are interested in a bereavement support group contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113.

CANCER SUPPORT & FRIENDS>>

The group is a relaxed, fun and energetic mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and health status. Newcomers are welcome from those who have experienced cancer to those who have supported a friend and family member through cancer. For more info contact Joanne at 604-938-4225 or 1-604-209-1967.

CRISIS STABILIZATION TEAM>>

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis don’t go through it alone. Call the Sea to Sky Stabilization Team at 1-866-892-6365.

DISORDERED EATING SUPPORT GROUP>>

Whistler Community Services will be conducting an 8-week support group aimed at providing a safe and secure environment for women to discuss issues surrounding food and body image. To join the group and for more info please contact Sheila Sherkat (Councillor) at 604 938 4519 or Tessa McLoughlin (Outreach Worker) at 604 902 0670.

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFORMATION & COUNSELLING>>

Do you experience difficulties related to your drug/alcohol use? Call for information and counselling; youth and adults welcome. Marlise Witschi, A&D counsellor, 604-932-3312, no charge.

HEALTHY PREGNANCY OUTREACH PROGRAM>>

Nutritional and lifestyle support for pregnant women. Call 604-932-3312.

MEDITATION>>

Free meditation at the Nibbana Healing Spa, Friday’s 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All levels welcome. Call 604-935-5772. Located in the Glacier Lodge.

OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP>>

Would you like to become part of a support group to deal with osteoporosis? Call Morgan at 604-935.1947 or e-mail morganj@telus.net.

PEARL’S PLACE TRANSITION HOUSE>>

Call toll-free 1-877-890-5711, or 604-892-5711 in Squamish, direct to support workers available to listen to and support women experiencing abuse. The shelter can house seven women and children.

PEMBERTON SAFE CLINIC>>

Safe Healthy Sexuality Clinic, open Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pemberton Health Centre, 1403 Portage Road. Call 604-894-6367.

SAFE HEALTHY SEXUALITY CLINIC>>

Free HIV testing. Birth control counselling and supplies, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy counselling and other professional services at a reduced cost. Confidentiality assured. SAFE — Coast Garibaldi Health unit, second floor, Whistler Health Care Centre, 4380 Lorimer Road, 604-932-3202. Clinic open Tues, 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Thurs, 5-7 p.m.

SUPPORT COUNSELLING>>

For women regarding abuse and relationship issues. Call Sharon Smillie at 604-932-3312, no charge.

TRAVEL CLINICS>>

Free routine immunizations and travel counselling. Travel vaccines available. Times: Mon. 1 to 3 p.m. and Thurs. 9 to 11 a.m. Call the Whistler Health Unit for appt. at 604-932-3202.

VICTIM SERVICES>>

Victim Services assists victims, witnesses, family members or friends who are directly affected by any criminal act or traumatic event. The staff and volunteers provide information on the rights of the victim and offer emotional support. Call 604-905-1969.

WHISTLER COMMUNITY SERVICES>>

This local non-profit organisation provides health and wellness programs and support services to Whistler residents. Call 604-932-0113 for info or visit www.mywcss.org. Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Myrtle Philip school.

WHISTLER HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION>>

The Foundation is a not for profit organization with a mandate to raise funds and awareness in support of capital equipment, facilities and services for the Whistler Health Care Centre. There is an ongoing need for volunteers in the Foundation. For info call Donna at 604-932-1987.

WHISTLER YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER>>

Whistler Community Services Society. Private or group confidential support for young adults, ages 17-27, facing challenges with alcohol and drugs, anger management, employment, suicide, homesickness, mental and physical health, conflict or poverty. Call Greg (cell) at 604-938-3902 or at MY Place, 604-935-8187 or Tessa at 604-902-0670.

DR. AMY REIN, REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST>>

Psychotherapy for adults, youth and children. Integrative approach including EMDR to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, eating disorders, parent-child conflict, chronic pain and low self-esteem. Whistler 604-905-8824. Vancouver 604-805-7277.

BRENDA MONTANI, M.SC. REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR>>

Relationship counselling. See www.improving-relationsips.com 604 932-0939

JUDITH HOILETT M.ED.>>

Registered Clinical Counsellor with 15 years experience working with individuals, couples and teens experiencing relationship or emotional difficulties. Income geared subsidy available. 604-932-1392 or 604-894-1667.

MARLISE WITSCHI, M.PSYCH.>>

BC Registered Clinical Counsellor. Tap into the power of Energy Psychology to heal addictions, anxiety, fears, depression, difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, weight problems and more. Sliding scale available. 604-938-3620.

NANCY ROUTLEY, M.ED. (COUNSELLING), C.C.C.>>

Individuals. Couples. Parents. Families. Compassionate, clear, common-sense assistance to help people overcome their challenges. Financial assistance available. 604-938-4484.

STEPHEN L. MILSTEIN, Ph.D. REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST >>

Assessment, individual and family therapy, by appointment. 604-938-3511.

RELIGION

OUR LADY OF THE MOUNTAINS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH>>

Mass times are Sat. at 4:30 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. at 6299 Lorimer Rd. For info call 604-938-1355.

WHISTLER VILLAGE CHURCH>>

This multi-denominational worship experience takes place on Sun. 10 a.m. at MY Place. Programming for children is provided. SpiritCentre meets Mondays at 6 p.m. Meditative, Taize-style gatherings for young adults. Call 604-935-8450 for info.

WHISTLER COMMUNITY CHURCH>>

Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. in the Myrtle Philip Community Centre. For info call 604-932-3139.

CHURCH ON THE MOUNTAIN>>

Join a group of people who enjoy the Christian lifestyle on Sat. at 7 p.m. at the Delta Hotel next to the gondola. Call Pastor Kirk at 604-902-4111.

VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTRE>>

This contemporary church group meets on Sun. at 6 p.m. at MY Place. For info call 1-800-450-9996.

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