Tickets are now on sale for the third annual All Original Orphans' Thanksgiving dinner at the Point Artists-Run Centre.
The event is a community feast — with turkey and all the trimmings — and music night at the centre, located on the shores of Alta Lake. It takes place on Saturday, Oct. 10.
The Will Ross Band is headlining, with pianist Garth Mosbaugh and folk performer Trish Jamieson performing solo sets.
Organizer Stephen Vogler says the dinner was originally envisioned to bring people together who haven't got family dinners to go to for Thanksgiving, but has proved popular to all.
Dinner tickets are $30 and limited to 60 people so all can be seated. Show-only tickets are $15. Children under 12 are $20/$10. Tickets can be purchased at www.thepointartists.com or at Armchair Books.
iF3 brings films to Longhorn
The International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) returns to Whistler for its third year.
The event features indoor and outdoor premieres of 14 of the year's best free ski movies at The Longhorn Saloon on Friday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday. Oct 3 at 5 p.m. Entry is free for all ages.For more information, including film titles, visit www.if3festival.com/events/whistler.
Calling Call of Duty fans
Video game publisher Activision is looking for five to seven video game enthusiasts who want to experience playing the pre-released Call of Duty BlackOps III.
Activision is setting up a pre-release six vs. six LAN at this year's EB Games show at the Whistler Convention Centre on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.To register contact Todd at tkenman@ignitedusa.
Tchernetsky wins Calgary TeenFest
Whistler's Sofia Tchernetsky has won the Calgary TeenFest Talent Competition.
The 12-year-old singer impressed judges by performing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" at the inaugural event; she was visiting family when the opportunity to enter the competition arose. "I love performing and connecting with an audience," she said. "Singing comes from my soul." Tchernetsky also won the National Overall Child Talent Award run by the Talent Inc. Toronto competition in 2014.
TeenFest started in B.C. as a competition and exhibition for young people aged 12 to 18.
SacredFire musicians launch CD
Squamish's SacredFire — Worldbeat Music Medicine duo MJ Vermette and Dean Richards — is launching its new CD Continuum on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Vermette and Richards run workshops and give concerts around the world using their spiritual, new age music. This includes performing at Deepak Chopra-led retreats in California and in B.C.
Continuum combines modern soundscapes with a twist of progressive rock and traditional influences.
The launch takes place at Gelato Carina in Squamish at 3 p.m.
SacredFire is also involved in the Instruments for Kids program, with $1 from every digital album download going to providing instruments through their partnership with the Squamish Youth Resource Centre.