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  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    11:00 -16:00
    2018-07-01

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDhwxMgN8_/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYK-3CghPr/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

  • Summer Concert Series: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    19:00 -21:00
    2018-07-01

    From the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats and local folk bands, Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place for free outdoor concerts from May through September. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes, and take free transit to the weekend concerts all summer.

    Roll out your blanket and listen to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as they bring classical music to Whistler Olympic Plaza over the Canada Day Long Weekend. All performances are free to attend and there will be a small wine and beer garden available. Soak up the holiday atmosphere and extend your stay beyond the weekend to make a mini-vacation in the mountains.

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  • Whistler Nature Camp: Habitat is Home
    08:30 -15:30
    2018-07-03-2018-07-06

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    Whistler Nature Camp (WNC) offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the center of their fun and learning. Whether catching bugs, observing wildlife, befriending a tree, playing games or partaking in crafts, kids will have the chance to discover connections with the natural world and each other.

    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

    Week 1: Habitat is home
    Every living thing needs a place to call home – and nature is no different!
    Ages 6-10
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  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    14:00 -19:00
    2018-07-04

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDhwxMgN8_/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYK-3CghPr/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

  • Green Drinks Whistler
    20:00 -22:00
    2018-07-04

    Black’s Pub, Mountain Square, Whistler, BC, Canada

    Black’s Pub, Mountain Square, Whistler, BC, Canada

    Green Drinks is a global movement in over 70 countries and 537 cities worldwide. Locally it is hosted by AWARE, Whistler’s environmental charity. We come together on every first Wednesday of the month to discuss local or global environmental issues and concerns. We brainstorm ideas, solutions and promote sustainable living. A great way to meet new like minded people in town and have stimulating conversation.

    Green Drinks is by donation, and possible thanks to our sponsors.

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  • Crafts in the Park
    11:00 -12:00
    2018-07-05

    Join us each week for a little natural history, a story, and a craft, presented in partnership with Whistler Museum.
    Where: Florence Petersen Park
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Repeats: Thursdays from July 5 to August 23
    Event Details:

    Join us each week for a little natural history, a story, and a craft. In each of these eight sessions, we’ll highlight wild things in Whistler. Meet us in Florence Petersen Park, behind the Library and the Museum!

    For kids aged 4 to 12.

    This program is presented in partnership with the Whistler Museum and Archives Society.

  • Toonie Rides
    18:30 -20:30
    2018-07-05

    Every week for 20 weeks, WORCA hosts Thursday night Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. The rides cost $2 (Toonie) with half of the entry fee going into WORCA’s trail maintenance fund, and the other half into a pot for the top riders – usually locals who are training for the nationals or even the World Cup, so they can use every cent they get.

    A WORCA membership and completed waiver is required to participate in any WORCA organised/sanctioned event, including, but not limited to: Toonie Rides, Phat Wednesdays, Youth Camps, Teenie Toonie, and special events. Avoid line-ups and buy your membership online BEFORE sign-in. There are no more paper waivers to sign in person, everything is online.

    Toonie Season Pass

    The $40 Toonie Season Pass (available to purchase online until noon May 23). Pre-pay $40 and you’ll fast track sign-in on Thursdays – you’ll have your very own sign-up line. Never worry about remembering $2 each week again. Purchase your Toonie Season Pass with your membership!

    VIEW THE 2018 TOONIE RIDE SCHEDULE

    The ‘Ride’ part of the name is more about our mandate, which is to foster the use of bicycles in the community. There are a core group of ‘racers’ in our series however the majority of riders are just out to have fun, explore the trails, get a bit of exercise, and socialize with other members. A prize of $50 is given to the 1st adult male and female; the 1st youth male and female riders are announced.

    You need to be a WORCA member to participate for insurance reasons, but every cent that doesn’t go to the insurance companies is channeled back into protecting and maintaining Whistler’s exceptional network of bike trails. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure that their bikes are in good working order. Bring water, tube repair kits, and tools because you never know… Please, NO POWER ASSISTED BIKES at WORCA events for insurance purposes.

    A Toonie tip: Review the course maps each week as the range of difficulty can vary week to week depending on what the sponsor has in store for everyone.

    See you at the finish line!


    The Essence of a Toonie video, by Stefan Licko

    Toonie Ride Etiquette

    STARTING

    The race starts at 6:30pm. If you want to push yourself and ride hard, make sure you are there before 6:30pm so that you can position yourself near the front of the pack. If you start late, you will end up trying to pass a lot of people who are slower than you. If you want to go at your own pace you may want to start a bit further back in the pack. This way you won’t have faster riders trying to pass you all the time. Some Loonie Rides will have staggered starts to break the group up a bit more.

    ON THE TRAIL

    Helmets are Mandatory: Mountain biking can be hard on the body so please ensure you’re looking after your most important asset and wear a helmet!

    Stay on the Trail: As WORCA members we do our best to take care of the trails we have so they will last a long time. That means that we always stay on the trail. Cutting corners and riding off trail are not acceptable.

    Crowding: Sometimes the course becomes congested with riders and everyone is off their bike. This is part of the Loonie Ride experience. Be patient, wait your turn and eventually you will get going again. Passing: If you are riding along with people behind you, ask them if they want pass. Check regularly to see if there is anyone on your tail. If you notice someone behind you all of a sudden, they have already beaten you. Let them pass you when it is safe to do so. Likewise, if you would like to pass the person in front of you, ask them politely if you can pass them. Make sure it is a safe place to pass, stay on the trail and thank them for letting you by.

    Walking your bike: Sometimes the trail gets steep or very technical and people have to get off their bikes. This is perfectly fine and expected. If you are walking your bike and another person is riding their bike, step out of the way so they can continue riding. Someone on their bike always has the right of way. If you are the person riding on the trail and you come across people walking, call out ‘rider up!’ so they have time to move out of the way. Remember that sometimes you will get ‘bumped off’ your bike by riders in front of you. It’s going to happen and you can’t take this too seriously. Smile and have fun.

    APRÈS & SPONSORS

    Food & Beer: The Loonie Rides would not exist without the support of our sponsors. The sponsors set the course, marshal and sweep it. They are not obligated to provide beer and food for everyone but most choose to do so. Show your appreciation to the sponsors by only having one serving and thanking them. The après is not a full course meal, but it is beer and a bite for $2. The sponsors appreciate your gratitude!

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  • Whistler Children’s Festival
    All day
    2018-07-06

    IMAGINATION UNPLUGGED

    This long-running July event brings hands-on art workshops, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance, music and magical performances to Whistler Olympic Plaza.

    https://youtu.be/LGveaXlW5jg

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  • Whistler Children’s Festival
    All day
    2018-07-08

    IMAGINATION UNPLUGGED

    This long-running July event brings hands-on art workshops, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance, music and magical performances to Whistler Olympic Plaza.

    https://youtu.be/LGveaXlW5jg

  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    11:00 -16:00
    2018-07-08

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDhwxMgN8_/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYK-3CghPr/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

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  • Whistler Nature Camp: Plants with a Purpose
    08:30 -15:30
    2018-07-09-2018-07-13

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    Whistler Nature Camp (WNC) offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the center of their fun and learning. Whether catching bugs, observing wildlife, befriending a tree, playing games or partaking in crafts, kids will have the chance to discover connections with the natural world and each other.

    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

    Week 2: Plants with a Purpose
    Without plants to provide us with the air we breathe and the food we eat, life as we know it would not exist.
    Ages 6-10
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  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    14:00 -19:00
    2018-07-11

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDhwxMgN8_/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYK-3CghPr/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

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  • Toonie Rides
    18:30 -20:30
    2018-07-12

    Every week for 20 weeks, WORCA hosts Thursday night Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. The rides cost $2 (Toonie) with half of the entry fee going into WORCA’s trail maintenance fund, and the other half into a pot for the top riders – usually locals who are training for the nationals or even the World Cup, so they can use every cent they get.

    A WORCA membership and completed waiver is required to participate in any WORCA organised/sanctioned event, including, but not limited to: Toonie Rides, Phat Wednesdays, Youth Camps, Teenie Toonie, and special events. Avoid line-ups and buy your membership online BEFORE sign-in. There are no more paper waivers to sign in person, everything is online.

    Toonie Season Pass

    The $40 Toonie Season Pass (available to purchase online until noon May 23). Pre-pay $40 and you’ll fast track sign-in on Thursdays – you’ll have your very own sign-up line. Never worry about remembering $2 each week again. Purchase your Toonie Season Pass with your membership!

    VIEW THE 2018 TOONIE RIDE SCHEDULE

    The ‘Ride’ part of the name is more about our mandate, which is to foster the use of bicycles in the community. There are a core group of ‘racers’ in our series however the majority of riders are just out to have fun, explore the trails, get a bit of exercise, and socialize with other members. A prize of $50 is given to the 1st adult male and female; the 1st youth male and female riders are announced.

    You need to be a WORCA member to participate for insurance reasons, but every cent that doesn’t go to the insurance companies is channeled back into protecting and maintaining Whistler’s exceptional network of bike trails. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure that their bikes are in good working order. Bring water, tube repair kits, and tools because you never know… Please, NO POWER ASSISTED BIKES at WORCA events for insurance purposes.

    A Toonie tip: Review the course maps each week as the range of difficulty can vary week to week depending on what the sponsor has in store for everyone.

    See you at the finish line!


    The Essence of a Toonie video, by Stefan Licko

    Toonie Ride Etiquette

    STARTING

    The race starts at 6:30pm. If you want to push yourself and ride hard, make sure you are there before 6:30pm so that you can position yourself near the front of the pack. If you start late, you will end up trying to pass a lot of people who are slower than you. If you want to go at your own pace you may want to start a bit further back in the pack. This way you won’t have faster riders trying to pass you all the time. Some Loonie Rides will have staggered starts to break the group up a bit more.

    ON THE TRAIL

    Helmets are Mandatory: Mountain biking can be hard on the body so please ensure you’re looking after your most important asset and wear a helmet!

    Stay on the Trail: As WORCA members we do our best to take care of the trails we have so they will last a long time. That means that we always stay on the trail. Cutting corners and riding off trail are not acceptable.

    Crowding: Sometimes the course becomes congested with riders and everyone is off their bike. This is part of the Loonie Ride experience. Be patient, wait your turn and eventually you will get going again. Passing: If you are riding along with people behind you, ask them if they want pass. Check regularly to see if there is anyone on your tail. If you notice someone behind you all of a sudden, they have already beaten you. Let them pass you when it is safe to do so. Likewise, if you would like to pass the person in front of you, ask them politely if you can pass them. Make sure it is a safe place to pass, stay on the trail and thank them for letting you by.

    Walking your bike: Sometimes the trail gets steep or very technical and people have to get off their bikes. This is perfectly fine and expected. If you are walking your bike and another person is riding their bike, step out of the way so they can continue riding. Someone on their bike always has the right of way. If you are the person riding on the trail and you come across people walking, call out ‘rider up!’ so they have time to move out of the way. Remember that sometimes you will get ‘bumped off’ your bike by riders in front of you. It’s going to happen and you can’t take this too seriously. Smile and have fun.

    APRÈS & SPONSORS

    Food & Beer: The Loonie Rides would not exist without the support of our sponsors. The sponsors set the course, marshal and sweep it. They are not obligated to provide beer and food for everyone but most choose to do so. Show your appreciation to the sponsors by only having one serving and thanking them. The après is not a full course meal, but it is beer and a bite for $2. The sponsors appreciate your gratitude!

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  • Squamish Farmers Market
    10:00 -15:00
    2018-07-14

    37996 Cleveland Avenue at Victoria Street Squamish, BC

    37996 Cleveland Avenue at Victoria Street Squamish, BC

    THE SUMMER MARKET IS HERE IN SQUAMISH!

    COME SUPPORT LOCAL MAKERS, BAKERS AND GROWERS EVERY SATURDAY FROM APRIL 7TH TO OCTOBER 27TH AT CLEVELAND AND VICTORIA. SEE YOU THERE!

    FarmersMarketLogo2012FINAL.jpg

    THE SQUAMISH FARMERS’ MARKET PROUDLY SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSICIANS, CHEFS, TOPICAL EXPERTS AND ENTERTAINERS. CHECK OUT OUR SCHEDULE TO SEE WHAT’S AT THE MARKET THIS WEEKEND!

    APRIL
    Saturday April 7th – Summer Market OpenerMonty Biggins (11-2)
    Saturday April 14th – Madelyn Read (11-2)
    Saturday April 21st – Rio Samaya (11-2)
    Saturday April 28th – Susan Holden (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Squamish Gardeners
    MAY
    Saturday May 5th – Overcomers (11-2)
    Saturday May 12th –  Stephen Vogler (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Kombucha Brewing with CraftWilder
    Saturday May 19th – Nick Koole (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Mr. Bannock Paul Natrall
    Saturday May 26th – Brainchild (11-2)
    JUNE
    Saturday June 2nd – Cam Salay (11-2)
    Saturday June 9th – Paul Coulter Brown (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Steve Fecho

    Saturday June 16th – The Wells (11-2)
    Saturday June 23rd – Dana Marie-Battaglia (11-2)
    Saturday June 30th – Carolyn Grass & Friends (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Spirits with Odd Society
    JULY
    Saturday July 7th – Matt Blackman (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Jams and Jellies with Moe’s Pantry
    Saturday July 14th – Paul Coulter Brown (11-2)
    Saturday July 21st – Nice Verdes (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Cease Wyss

    Saturday July 28th – Brainchild (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Mixology with Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
    AUGUST
    Saturday August 4th – Carolyn Grass & Friends (11-2)
    Saturday August 11th – Pernell Reichert (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Alice Savage
    Saturday August 18th – Nice Verdes (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Steve Fecho
    Saturday August 25th – Monty Biggins (11-2)
    SEPTEMBER
    Saturday September 1st – Jana Seale (10-11, 12-2)
    Saturday September 8th – Dana Marie-Battaglia (11-2)
    Saturday September 15th – Susan Holden (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Green Mustache’s Jennifer Just
    Saturday September 22nd – Rio Samaya (11-2)
    Saturday September 29th – Stephen Vogler (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Payal Batra
    OCTOBER
    Saturday October 6th – Overcomers (11-2)
    Saturday October 13th – Brainchild (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market Growing Practices with Plenty Wild Farms
    Saturday October 20th – Pernell Reichert (11-2)
    Saturday October 27th – Summer Market Finale – Matt Blackman (11-2)
  • Art on the Lake: Over The Edge – Contemporary Urban Landscape
    10:30 -17:30
    2018-07-14

    JULY 14 & 15, 2018 | 10:30 am – 5:30 pm | 16+

    INSTRUCTOR: JON SHAW
    LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

    EARLY BIRD (until May 1st)
    $225 Arts Whistler Member

    REGULAR RATE:
    $275 Arts Whistler Member
    $300 Non-Member

     

    Jon will guide students through methods he employs in his daily art practice to create edgy and unique illustrative landscape paintings. Unique to these teachings, Jon will provide students with a fresh skillset, that you can utilize in your own practice. He will guide you through these techniques in four components, taught over the two days. Each component is a building block for the next. In day one you will establish new methods of mixing colour and how to apply it in interesting ways to different surfaces. On day two, you go out into the landscape to create on-the-site illustrative paintings of our surroundings, integrating line drawing onto our painted surfaces. Finally, you will tie these images together through experimental layering to create your abtract piece.

    Although this workshop is geared to those with painting experience, all experience levels are welcome. Please be in touch if you have questions.

     

    Instructor:

    Jon’s work documents the urban landscape of Vancouver. Outdated alleyway structures and graffiti, trash and other objects are recreated through layers of ink drawing, acrylic puddles and bold stenciling. He is a full-time painter in Vancouver, BC, with BFA from Mount Allison University. Jon moved to Vancouver in 2010. He has exhibited at various venues around Vancouver including Kimoto Gallery.His work also resides in multiple corporate and private collections, including West Coast Reduction.

    Check out the instructors work jonshawpaintings.com

     

    Supplies

    Supplies not included – participants will be sent a link to the supply list once they have registered.

  • Bark in the Park
    15:00 -21:00
    2018-07-14

    40900 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC

    40900 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC

    Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with your dogs in support of the BC SPCA Sea to Sky Branch. Stay for a scavenger hunt, games, contests and more! Ticket includes a meal, drink and full participation in all activities. Family and canine friendly beer garden.

    Please arrive at 3:00 p.m. The scavenger hunt starts at 3:30 p.m. followed by dinner.

    Tickets are $25 for one adult ($30 on event day) and $10 for one child up to 12 years.

    This first annual Bark in the Park in being held instead of Paws for a Cause. It is an important fundraiser supporting the animals in the Sea to Sky area and we appreciate any fundraising you can do to help the animals even more! Please download a pledge form and bring all funds to the event.

    For any inquiries, please contact 604-898-9890 or seatosky@spca.bc.ca

    Can’t make it? Don’t miss the next one  – sign up to get local event & fundraiser updates.

  • Summer Concert Series: Bedouin Soundclash
    19:30 -21:30
    2018-07-14

    From the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats and local folk bands, Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place for free outdoor concerts from May through September. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes, and take free transit to the weekend concerts all summer.

  • More events
    • Squamish Farmers Market
      10:00 -15:00
      2018-07-14
      37996 Cleveland Avenue at Victoria Street Squamish, BC
      37996 Cleveland Avenue at Victoria Street Squamish, BC

      THE SUMMER MARKET IS HERE IN SQUAMISH!

      COME SUPPORT LOCAL MAKERS, BAKERS AND GROWERS EVERY SATURDAY FROM APRIL 7TH TO OCTOBER 27TH AT CLEVELAND AND VICTORIA. SEE YOU THERE!

      FarmersMarketLogo2012FINAL.jpg

      THE SQUAMISH FARMERS’ MARKET PROUDLY SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSICIANS, CHEFS, TOPICAL EXPERTS AND ENTERTAINERS. CHECK OUT OUR SCHEDULE TO SEE WHAT’S AT THE MARKET THIS WEEKEND!

      APRIL
      Saturday April 7th – Summer Market OpenerMonty Biggins (11-2)
      Saturday April 14th – Madelyn Read (11-2)
      Saturday April 21st – Rio Samaya (11-2)
      Saturday April 28th – Susan Holden (12-3)
      Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Squamish Gardeners
      MAY
      Saturday May 5th – Overcomers (11-2)
      Saturday May 12th –  Stephen Vogler (12-3)
      Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Kombucha Brewing with CraftWilder
      Saturday May 19th – Nick Koole (12-3)
      Chef at the Market: Mr. Bannock Paul Natrall
      Saturday May 26th – Brainchild (11-2)
      JUNE
      Saturday June 2nd – Cam Salay (11-2)
      Saturday June 9th – Paul Coulter Brown (12-3)
      Chef at the Market: Steve Fecho

      Saturday June 16th – The Wells (11-2)
      Saturday June 23rd – Dana Marie-Battaglia (11-2)
      Saturday June 30th – Carolyn Grass & Friends (12-3)
      Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Spirits with Odd Society
      JULY
      Saturday July 7th – Matt Blackman (12-3)
      Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Jams and Jellies with Moe’s Pantry
      Saturday July 14th – Paul Coulter Brown (11-2)
      Saturday July 21st – Nice Verdes (12-3)
      Chef at the Market: Cease Wyss

      Saturday July 28th – Brainchild (12-3)
      Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Mixology with Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
      AUGUST
      Saturday August 4th – Carolyn Grass & Friends (11-2)
      Saturday August 11th – Pernell Reichert (12-3)
      Chef at the Market: Alice Savage
      Saturday August 18th – Nice Verdes (12-3)
      Chef at the Market: Steve Fecho
      Saturday August 25th – Monty Biggins (11-2)
      SEPTEMBER
      Saturday September 1st – Jana Seale (10-11, 12-2)
      Saturday September 8th – Dana Marie-Battaglia (11-2)
      Saturday September 15th – Susan Holden (12-3)
      Chef at the Market: Green Mustache’s Jennifer Just
      Saturday September 22nd – Rio Samaya (11-2)
      Saturday September 29th – Stephen Vogler (12-3)
      Chef at the Market: Payal Batra
      OCTOBER
      Saturday October 6th – Overcomers (11-2)
      Saturday October 13th – Brainchild (12-3)
      Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market Growing Practices with Plenty Wild Farms
      Saturday October 20th – Pernell Reichert (11-2)
      Saturday October 27th – Summer Market Finale – Matt Blackman (11-2)
    • Art on the Lake: Over The Edge - Contemporary Urban Landscape
      10:30 -17:30
      2018-07-14

      JULY 14 & 15, 2018 | 10:30 am – 5:30 pm | 16+

      INSTRUCTOR: JON SHAW
      LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

      EARLY BIRD (until May 1st)
      $225 Arts Whistler Member

      REGULAR RATE:
      $275 Arts Whistler Member
      $300 Non-Member

       

      Jon will guide students through methods he employs in his daily art practice to create edgy and unique illustrative landscape paintings. Unique to these teachings, Jon will provide students with a fresh skillset, that you can utilize in your own practice. He will guide you through these techniques in four components, taught over the two days. Each component is a building block for the next. In day one you will establish new methods of mixing colour and how to apply it in interesting ways to different surfaces. On day two, you go out into the landscape to create on-the-site illustrative paintings of our surroundings, integrating line drawing onto our painted surfaces. Finally, you will tie these images together through experimental layering to create your abtract piece.

      Although this workshop is geared to those with painting experience, all experience levels are welcome. Please be in touch if you have questions.

       

      Instructor:

      Jon’s work documents the urban landscape of Vancouver. Outdated alleyway structures and graffiti, trash and other objects are recreated through layers of ink drawing, acrylic puddles and bold stenciling. He is a full-time painter in Vancouver, BC, with BFA from Mount Allison University. Jon moved to Vancouver in 2010. He has exhibited at various venues around Vancouver including Kimoto Gallery.His work also resides in multiple corporate and private collections, including West Coast Reduction.

      Check out the instructors work jonshawpaintings.com

       

      Supplies

      Supplies not included – participants will be sent a link to the supply list once they have registered.

    • Bark in the Park
      15:00 -21:00
      2018-07-14
      40900 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC
      40900 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC

      Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with your dogs in support of the BC SPCA Sea to Sky Branch. Stay for a scavenger hunt, games, contests and more! Ticket includes a meal, drink and full participation in all activities. Family and canine friendly beer garden.

      Please arrive at 3:00 p.m. The scavenger hunt starts at 3:30 p.m. followed by dinner.

      Tickets are $25 for one adult ($30 on event day) and $10 for one child up to 12 years.

      This first annual Bark in the Park in being held instead of Paws for a Cause. It is an important fundraiser supporting the animals in the Sea to Sky area and we appreciate any fundraising you can do to help the animals even more! Please download a pledge form and bring all funds to the event.

      For any inquiries, please contact 604-898-9890 or seatosky@spca.bc.ca

      Can’t make it? Don’t miss the next one  – sign up to get local event & fundraiser updates.

    • Summer Concert Series: Bedouin Soundclash
      19:30 -21:30
      2018-07-14

      From the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats and local folk bands, Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place for free outdoor concerts from May through September. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes, and take free transit to the weekend concerts all summer.

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  • Art on the Lake: Over The Edge – Contemporary Urban Landscape
    10:30 -17:30
    2018-07-15

    JULY 14 & 15, 2018 | 10:30 am – 5:30 pm | 16+

    INSTRUCTOR: JON SHAW
    LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

    EARLY BIRD (until May 1st)
    $225 Arts Whistler Member

    REGULAR RATE:
    $275 Arts Whistler Member
    $300 Non-Member

     

    Jon will guide students through methods he employs in his daily art practice to create edgy and unique illustrative landscape paintings. Unique to these teachings, Jon will provide students with a fresh skillset, that you can utilize in your own practice. He will guide you through these techniques in four components, taught over the two days. Each component is a building block for the next. In day one you will establish new methods of mixing colour and how to apply it in interesting ways to different surfaces. On day two, you go out into the landscape to create on-the-site illustrative paintings of our surroundings, integrating line drawing onto our painted surfaces. Finally, you will tie these images together through experimental layering to create your abtract piece.

    Although this workshop is geared to those with painting experience, all experience levels are welcome. Please be in touch if you have questions.

     

    Instructor:

    Jon’s work documents the urban landscape of Vancouver. Outdated alleyway structures and graffiti, trash and other objects are recreated through layers of ink drawing, acrylic puddles and bold stenciling. He is a full-time painter in Vancouver, BC, with BFA from Mount Allison University. Jon moved to Vancouver in 2010. He has exhibited at various venues around Vancouver including Kimoto Gallery.His work also resides in multiple corporate and private collections, including West Coast Reduction.

    Check out the instructors work jonshawpaintings.com

     

    Supplies

    Supplies not included – participants will be sent a link to the supply list once they have registered.

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  • Whistler Nature Camp: Creepy Crawlies
    08:30 -15:30
    2018-07-16-2018-07-20

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    Whistler Nature Camp (WNC) offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the center of their fun and learning. Whether catching bugs, observing wildlife, befriending a tree, playing games or partaking in crafts, kids will have the chance to discover connections with the natural world and each other.

    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

    Week 3: Creepy Crawlies
    Bugs and play a huge part in our world since 90% of all living things are bugs!
    Ages 6-10
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  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    14:00 -19:00
    2018-07-18

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDhwxMgN8_/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYK-3CghPr/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

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  • Crafts in the Park
    11:00 -12:00
    2018-07-19

    Join us each week for a little natural history, a story, and a craft, presented in partnership with Whistler Museum.
    Where: Florence Petersen Park
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Repeats: Thursdays from July 5 to August 23
    Event Details:

    Join us each week for a little natural history, a story, and a craft. In each of these eight sessions, we’ll highlight wild things in Whistler. Meet us in Florence Petersen Park, behind the Library and the Museum!

    For kids aged 4 to 12.

    This program is presented in partnership with the Whistler Museum and Archives Society.

  • Toonie Rides
    18:30 -20:30
    2018-07-19

    Every week for 20 weeks, WORCA hosts Thursday night Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. The rides cost $2 (Toonie) with half of the entry fee going into WORCA’s trail maintenance fund, and the other half into a pot for the top riders – usually locals who are training for the nationals or even the World Cup, so they can use every cent they get.

    A WORCA membership and completed waiver is required to participate in any WORCA organised/sanctioned event, including, but not limited to: Toonie Rides, Phat Wednesdays, Youth Camps, Teenie Toonie, and special events. Avoid line-ups and buy your membership online BEFORE sign-in. There are no more paper waivers to sign in person, everything is online.

    Toonie Season Pass

    The $40 Toonie Season Pass (available to purchase online until noon May 23). Pre-pay $40 and you’ll fast track sign-in on Thursdays – you’ll have your very own sign-up line. Never worry about remembering $2 each week again. Purchase your Toonie Season Pass with your membership!

    VIEW THE 2018 TOONIE RIDE SCHEDULE

    The ‘Ride’ part of the name is more about our mandate, which is to foster the use of bicycles in the community. There are a core group of ‘racers’ in our series however the majority of riders are just out to have fun, explore the trails, get a bit of exercise, and socialize with other members. A prize of $50 is given to the 1st adult male and female; the 1st youth male and female riders are announced.

    You need to be a WORCA member to participate for insurance reasons, but every cent that doesn’t go to the insurance companies is channeled back into protecting and maintaining Whistler’s exceptional network of bike trails. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure that their bikes are in good working order. Bring water, tube repair kits, and tools because you never know… Please, NO POWER ASSISTED BIKES at WORCA events for insurance purposes.

    A Toonie tip: Review the course maps each week as the range of difficulty can vary week to week depending on what the sponsor has in store for everyone.

    See you at the finish line!


    The Essence of a Toonie video, by Stefan Licko

    Toonie Ride Etiquette

    STARTING

    The race starts at 6:30pm. If you want to push yourself and ride hard, make sure you are there before 6:30pm so that you can position yourself near the front of the pack. If you start late, you will end up trying to pass a lot of people who are slower than you. If you want to go at your own pace you may want to start a bit further back in the pack. This way you won’t have faster riders trying to pass you all the time. Some Loonie Rides will have staggered starts to break the group up a bit more.

    ON THE TRAIL

    Helmets are Mandatory: Mountain biking can be hard on the body so please ensure you’re looking after your most important asset and wear a helmet!

    Stay on the Trail: As WORCA members we do our best to take care of the trails we have so they will last a long time. That means that we always stay on the trail. Cutting corners and riding off trail are not acceptable.

    Crowding: Sometimes the course becomes congested with riders and everyone is off their bike. This is part of the Loonie Ride experience. Be patient, wait your turn and eventually you will get going again. Passing: If you are riding along with people behind you, ask them if they want pass. Check regularly to see if there is anyone on your tail. If you notice someone behind you all of a sudden, they have already beaten you. Let them pass you when it is safe to do so. Likewise, if you would like to pass the person in front of you, ask them politely if you can pass them. Make sure it is a safe place to pass, stay on the trail and thank them for letting you by.

    Walking your bike: Sometimes the trail gets steep or very technical and people have to get off their bikes. This is perfectly fine and expected. If you are walking your bike and another person is riding their bike, step out of the way so they can continue riding. Someone on their bike always has the right of way. If you are the person riding on the trail and you come across people walking, call out ‘rider up!’ so they have time to move out of the way. Remember that sometimes you will get ‘bumped off’ your bike by riders in front of you. It’s going to happen and you can’t take this too seriously. Smile and have fun.

    APRÈS & SPONSORS

    Food & Beer: The Loonie Rides would not exist without the support of our sponsors. The sponsors set the course, marshal and sweep it. They are not obligated to provide beer and food for everyone but most choose to do so. Show your appreciation to the sponsors by only having one serving and thanking them. The après is not a full course meal, but it is beer and a bite for $2. The sponsors appreciate your gratitude!

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  • Summer Concert Series: Hey Ocean!
    19:30 -21:30
    2018-07-20

    From the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats and local folk bands, Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place for free outdoor concerts from May through September. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes, and take free transit to the weekend concerts all summer.

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  • Squamish Farmers Market
    10:00 -15:00
    2018-07-21

    37996 Cleveland Avenue at Victoria Street Squamish, BC

    37996 Cleveland Avenue at Victoria Street Squamish, BC

    THE SUMMER MARKET IS HERE IN SQUAMISH!

    COME SUPPORT LOCAL MAKERS, BAKERS AND GROWERS EVERY SATURDAY FROM APRIL 7TH TO OCTOBER 27TH AT CLEVELAND AND VICTORIA. SEE YOU THERE!

    FarmersMarketLogo2012FINAL.jpg

    THE SQUAMISH FARMERS’ MARKET PROUDLY SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSICIANS, CHEFS, TOPICAL EXPERTS AND ENTERTAINERS. CHECK OUT OUR SCHEDULE TO SEE WHAT’S AT THE MARKET THIS WEEKEND!

    APRIL
    Saturday April 7th – Summer Market OpenerMonty Biggins (11-2)
    Saturday April 14th – Madelyn Read (11-2)
    Saturday April 21st – Rio Samaya (11-2)
    Saturday April 28th – Susan Holden (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Squamish Gardeners
    MAY
    Saturday May 5th – Overcomers (11-2)
    Saturday May 12th –  Stephen Vogler (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Kombucha Brewing with CraftWilder
    Saturday May 19th – Nick Koole (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Mr. Bannock Paul Natrall
    Saturday May 26th – Brainchild (11-2)
    JUNE
    Saturday June 2nd – Cam Salay (11-2)
    Saturday June 9th – Paul Coulter Brown (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Steve Fecho

    Saturday June 16th – The Wells (11-2)
    Saturday June 23rd – Dana Marie-Battaglia (11-2)
    Saturday June 30th – Carolyn Grass & Friends (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Spirits with Odd Society
    JULY
    Saturday July 7th – Matt Blackman (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Jams and Jellies with Moe’s Pantry
    Saturday July 14th – Paul Coulter Brown (11-2)
    Saturday July 21st – Nice Verdes (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Cease Wyss

    Saturday July 28th – Brainchild (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market – Mixology with Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
    AUGUST
    Saturday August 4th – Carolyn Grass & Friends (11-2)
    Saturday August 11th – Pernell Reichert (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Alice Savage
    Saturday August 18th – Nice Verdes (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Steve Fecho
    Saturday August 25th – Monty Biggins (11-2)
    SEPTEMBER
    Saturday September 1st – Jana Seale (10-11, 12-2)
    Saturday September 8th – Dana Marie-Battaglia (11-2)
    Saturday September 15th – Susan Holden (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Green Mustache’s Jennifer Just
    Saturday September 22nd – Rio Samaya (11-2)
    Saturday September 29th – Stephen Vogler (12-3)
    Chef at the Market: Payal Batra
    OCTOBER
    Saturday October 6th – Overcomers (11-2)
    Saturday October 13th – Brainchild (12-3)
    Chef at the Market Presents: What’s at the Market Growing Practices with Plenty Wild Farms
    Saturday October 20th – Pernell Reichert (11-2)
    Saturday October 27th – Summer Market Finale – Matt Blackman (11-2)
  • Art on the Lake: Over The Edge – Bringing Ideas to Life
    10:30 -16:30
    2018-07-21

    JULY 21 & 22, 2018 | 10:30 am – 4:30 pm | 16+

    INSTRUCTOR: ZOE EVAMY

    SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

     

    EARLY BIRD (until May 1st)
    $225 Arts Whistler Member

    REGULAR RATE:
    $275 Arts Whistler Member
    $300 Non-Member

     

    How to communicate the idea or ‘narrative’ for your painting through design: the organization of shapes, directional lines, and scale. Whether the finished painting is abstract or representational, the composition forms its basic structure and engages the viewer. This helps support and communicate your original idea, and it allows for more freedom during the painting process. In this workshop you will learn to utilize design skills to produce meaningful and memorable paintings. We’ll be painting with Chinese ink and watercolours.

     

    Instructor:  

    Zoë graduated in 1982, with a degree in Fine Arts and Illustration from Harrow College of Art in London England (now University of Westminster). She worked for several years in London as a freelance illustrator producing imagery for book and magazine publishing, design and advertising. Through her natural flare for colour and movement, Zoë began to gravitate towards the animation industry, painting background scenery for classically animated feature films including Anastasia and Titan AE. Zoë lived a typically nomadic lifestyle moving from place to place following film contracts in Europe, the US, and Canada. Zoe states, “my commitment to painting, particularly from nature, has been constant through my career and I’ve had the good fortune of living in some very picturesque and paintable places”.

    Check out the instructors work zevamy.com

     

    Supplies

    Supplies not included – participants will be sent a link to the supply list once they have registered.

  • Summer Concert Series: Too Many Zooz
    19:30 -21:30
    2018-07-21

    From the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats and local folk bands, Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place for free outdoor concerts from May through September. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes, and take free transit to the weekend concerts all summer.

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  • Art on the Lake: Over The Edge – Bringing Ideas to Life
    10:30 -16:30
    2018-07-22

    JULY 21 & 22, 2018 | 10:30 am – 4:30 pm | 16+

    INSTRUCTOR: ZOE EVAMY

    SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

     

    EARLY BIRD (until May 1st)
    $225 Arts Whistler Member

    REGULAR RATE:
    $275 Arts Whistler Member
    $300 Non-Member

     

    How to communicate the idea or ‘narrative’ for your painting through design: the organization of shapes, directional lines, and scale. Whether the finished painting is abstract or representational, the composition forms its basic structure and engages the viewer. This helps support and communicate your original idea, and it allows for more freedom during the painting process. In this workshop you will learn to utilize design skills to produce meaningful and memorable paintings. We’ll be painting with Chinese ink and watercolours.

     

    Instructor:  

    Zoë graduated in 1982, with a degree in Fine Arts and Illustration from Harrow College of Art in London England (now University of Westminster). She worked for several years in London as a freelance illustrator producing imagery for book and magazine publishing, design and advertising. Through her natural flare for colour and movement, Zoë began to gravitate towards the animation industry, painting background scenery for classically animated feature films including Anastasia and Titan AE. Zoë lived a typically nomadic lifestyle moving from place to place following film contracts in Europe, the US, and Canada. Zoe states, “my commitment to painting, particularly from nature, has been constant through my career and I’ve had the good fortune of living in some very picturesque and paintable places”.

    Check out the instructors work zevamy.com

     

    Supplies

    Supplies not included – participants will be sent a link to the supply list once they have registered.

  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    11:00 -16:00
    2018-07-22

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDhwxMgN8_/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYK-3CghPr/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

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  • Whistler Nature Camp: Aquatic Adventures
    08:30 -15:30
    2018-07-23-2018-07-27

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

    Whistler Nature Camp (WNC) offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the center of their fun and learning. Whether catching bugs, observing wildlife, befriending a tree, playing games or partaking in crafts, kids will have the chance to discover connections with the natural world and each other.

    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

    Week 4: Aquatic Adventures
    Wetlands are important to the Earth in many ways.
    Ages 6-10
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  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    14:00 -19:00
    2018-07-25

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDhwxMgN8_/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYK-3CghPr/?taken-by=whistlerfarmersmarket

    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

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  • Crafts in the Park
    11:00 -12:00
    2018-07-26

    Join us each week for a little natural history, a story, and a craft, presented in partnership with Whistler Museum.
    Where: Florence Petersen Park
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Repeats: Thursdays from July 5 to August 23
    Event Details:

    Join us each week for a little natural history, a story, and a craft. In each of these eight sessions, we’ll highlight wild things in Whistler. Meet us in Florence Petersen Park, behind the Library and the Museum!

    For kids aged 4 to 12.

    This program is presented in partnership with the Whistler Museum and Archives Society.

  • Toonie Rides
    18:30 -20:30
    2018-07-26

    Every week for 20 weeks, WORCA hosts Thursday night Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. The rides cost $2 (Toonie) with half of the entry fee going into WORCA’s trail maintenance fund, and the other half into a pot for the top riders – usually locals who are training for the nationals or even the World Cup, so they can use every cent they get.

    A WORCA membership and completed waiver is required to participate in any WORCA organised/sanctioned event, including, but not limited to: Toonie Rides, Phat Wednesdays, Youth Camps, Teenie Toonie, and special events. Avoid line-ups and buy your membership online BEFORE sign-in. There are no more paper waivers to sign in person, everything is online.

    Toonie Season Pass

    The $40 Toonie Season Pass (available to purchase online until noon May 23). Pre-pay $40 and you’ll fast track sign-in on Thursdays – you’ll have your very own sign-up line. Never worry about remembering $2 each week again. Purchase your Toonie Season Pass with your membership!

    VIEW THE 2018 TOONIE RIDE SCHEDULE

    The ‘Ride’ part of the name is more about our mandate, which is to foster the use of bicycles in the community. There are a core group of ‘racers’ in our series however the majority of riders are just out to have fun, explore the trails, get a bit of exercise, and socialize with other members. A prize of $50 is given to the 1st adult male and female; the 1st youth male and female riders are announced.

    You need to be a WORCA member to participate for insurance reasons, but every cent that doesn’t go to the insurance companies is channeled back into protecting and maintaining Whistler’s exceptional network of bike trails. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure that their bikes are in good working order. Bring water, tube repair kits, and tools because you never know… Please, NO POWER ASSISTED BIKES at WORCA events for insurance purposes.

    A Toonie tip: Review the course maps each week as the range of difficulty can vary week to week depending on what the sponsor has in store for everyone.

    See you at the finish line!


    The Essence of a Toonie video, by Stefan Licko

    Toonie Ride Etiquette

    STARTING

    The race starts at 6:30pm. If you want to push yourself and ride hard, make sure you are there before 6:30pm so that you can position yourself near the front of the pack. If you start late, you will end up trying to pass a lot of people who are slower than you. If you want to go at your own pace you may want to start a bit further back in the pack. This way you won’t have faster riders trying to pass you all the time. Some Loonie Rides will have staggered starts to break the group up a bit more.

    ON THE TRAIL

    Helmets are Mandatory: Mountain biking can be hard on the body so please ensure you’re looking after your most important asset and wear a helmet!

    Stay on the Trail: As WORCA members we do our best to take care of the trails we have so they will last a long time. That means that we always stay on the trail. Cutting corners and riding off trail are not acceptable.

    Crowding: Sometimes the course becomes congested with riders and everyone is off their bike. This is part of the Loonie Ride experience. Be patient, wait your turn and eventually you will get going again. Passing: If you are riding along with people behind you, ask them if they want pass. Check regularly to see if there is anyone on your tail. If you notice someone behind you all of a sudden, they have already beaten you. Let them pass you when it is safe to do so. Likewise, if you would like to pass the person in front of you, ask them politely if you can pass them. Make sure it is a safe place to pass, stay on the trail and thank them for letting you by.

    Walking your bike: Sometimes the trail gets steep or very technical and people have to get off their bikes. This is perfectly fine and expected. If you are walking your bike and another person is riding their bike, step out of the way so they can continue riding. Someone on their bike always has the right of way. If you are the person riding on the trail and you come across people walking, call out ‘rider up!’ so they have time to move out of the way. Remember that sometimes you will get ‘bumped off’ your bike by riders in front of you. It’s going to happen and you can’t take this too seriously. Smile and have fun.

    APRÈS & SPONSORS

    Food & Beer: The Loonie Rides would not exist without the support of our sponsors. The sponsors set the course, marshal and sweep it. They are not obligated to provide beer and food for everyone but most choose to do so. Show your appreciation to the sponsors by only having one serving and thanking them. The après is not a full course meal, but it is beer and a bite for $2. The sponsors appreciate your gratitude!

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  • AWARE Kids Nature Club: Water Works
    10:00 -15:00
    2018-07-29

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007.

    These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all, but are mainly intended for kids aged 5-11. All kids must be accompanied by a parent.

    Past topics include – what’s the buzz about bees? Building solar powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies…

    2018 Kids Nature Topics:

    • January 28 | Winter Wonderland!
    • February 25 | Bears, Bears, Bears
    • March 25 | Whistler’s Fancy Food Webs
    • April 29 | You’re Invited: To Mother Nature’s Birthday Party!
    • May 27 | Winged Things
    • June 24 | Ready, Set, GROW – The gift of gardens
    • July 29 | Water Works
    • August 26 | Bug’s Life
    • September 30 | Funky Farm
    • October 28 | Creepy Crawly Critters
    • November 25 | Endangered Species
    • December | Please note: there will be no Kids Club in December

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club is possible due to the support of the Whistler Public Library, who kindly donates their community space; the fantastic volunteers who plan and run the workshops; and Regional Recycling Whistler, who will help create fundraising and advertising activities for the Nature Club through donations at the Nesters Bottle Depot.

    For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us at info@awarewhistler.org

  • Whistler Farmers’ Market
    11:00 -16:00
    2018-07-29

    Located in Whistler, BC, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

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    The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

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    PHONE

    604 905 8886

    EMAIL US

    MARKET DAYS

    Sundays

    May to October

    11am-4pm

    Wednesdays

    July & August

    2pm-7pm

    Holiday Saturdays

    June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

    11am-4pm

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