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Arts news: School House Stomp fundraiser; Hear and Now festival to return; new exhibit at museum

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Visitors to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) will have a chance to see a "weaving intensive" at work until October.

Two Squamish Nation elders, Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George and Skwetsimeltxw Willard 'Buddy' Joseph, are taking part in a knowledge transfer of weaving traditions along with two apprentices, Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph (Squamish Nation) and A7xwil Travis Billy (St'at'imc and Secwepemc Nations, adopted into Squamish Nation).

As is tradition, the transfer of knowledge will take place from one female weaver to another female apprentice and from a male weaver to his male apprentice. They will be creating two pieces together, side by side.

The foursome built the loom and designed the patterns together and they will be working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the SLCC in Gallery 3 until Oct. 9.

"One of the greatest things I can do is pass on my knowledge and keep our culture alive," says Chepximiya Siyam in a release. "The need is so huge, and all people are hungry to learn about it."

Plans are underway to host a reception celebrating the completed work with the SLCC to announce details soon.

For more visit slcc.ca.

School House Stomp

The Pemberton Museum is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The School House Stomp will include music from bluegrass band the Courageous Mountain Rangers as well as a corn roast dinner. All proceeds will go towards bringing Pemberton's first school building and historic John Arn cabin to the museum. Tickets are available at the museum for $40. You can also call 604-894-5504 for more information—and don't forget to bring your own chair.

Festival fun

The summer music festival season might almost be behind us, but Whistler's own local music festival is set for Sept. 22 and 23.

Hear and Now—Whistler's Local Music Festival is returning to various locations around the village to celebrate free, live, local music. Organizers promise two days "packed with rising stars, local favourites, and awesome Sea to Sky talent," according to the description.

Mark your calendar, and keep an eye on artswhistler.com to see the lineup.

New exhibit set to open

The Whistler Museum is set to unveil its newest exhibit.

Whistler Tennis: 100 Years 1918 – 2018 will chronicle the history of the sport in the valley over the last 10 decades. Starting from the Rainbow Lodge's clay courts to the Whistler Tennis club, the show will open on Sept. 28 and run until Oct. 28. Produced in conjunction with the Whistler Tennis Club and the Whistler Tennis Association, opening night celebration and guest speakers are also planned.

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