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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.

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