Community Corner – March 12

WWS Spotlight

A chance to meet our school community

Grace Laverdiere- WWS Grade 12 student

Here is Grace’s personal reflection on her Grade 12 service work art project featured in the March 12th E-news: 

“As an artist who loves painting landscapes, the environment is very important to me as it’s where my inspiration comes from. It was an honor to create a series of paintings for the Squamish Environmental Society, representing their theme of connecting art and science. Art will always convey an emotion to the viewer. Science, on the other hand, is presented as fact, with no room for interpretation or emotion.

 

Representing an environmental issue through art brings more awareness on the subject and makes it more personal to the viewer since science is usually presented at a distance. This awareness is what I hoped to convey in my paintings representing the large mammal species of the Howe Sound and Sea to Sky area.I hope that my paintings urge you (as the viewer) to acknowledge and observe the beauty of this area through a new perspective.”

Thank you Grace for your service work & inspirational artwork.


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Posts from the community and school

100 Kids Whistler 2nd meeting at the Westin Resort set for March 12 – 

We are very excited to host the second meeting for the 100 Kids (who care) Whistler chapter.

Date: Thursday, March 12

Location: Westin Resort & Spa

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Registration for 100 Kids Whistler is open to all kids ages 5 – 18 in our community. Please note that members under 12 years of age are required to be accompanied by an adult, there are no childcare services provided on site.

Brought to you by the 100 Women of Whistler local non profit group. If you are not familiar with the 100 Who Care Alliance, it is a simple, effective and efficient way to raise funds in your community for organizations that matter to you. Whistler currently has a 100 Women chapter (donating $100.00/member quarterly) and we have decided to take this opportunity to expose our children to this socially conscious movement (donating $10.00/member quarterly). 100 Kids Whistler wants to inspire the next generation by providing a forum to contribute to local charities. We want to share the true spirit and joy of giving, and let our littlest locals see for themselves what a difference their contributions can make. Come by March 12 to learn more!

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Father Daughter Dance Tickets on Sale Now – This year’s Father Daughter Dance is Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  The event is a major  fundraiser for the Whistler Children’s Centre.

Check out  the Facebook event for ticket information and to purchase soon as this event usually sells out every year.

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Whistler Welcome Centre Survey now open –

The Whistler Welcome Centre is doing some research as part of our Parenting in Another Culture program. This year, we are focusing on parents of school age children, specifically high school – grades 8 to 12.  The survey is to help us identify and understand the challenges of parenting in another culture in Whistler so we can provide the services and information to better support immigrant and newcomer parents in our community.

Here is a link to the online survey https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQGBRZgdc1

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Katherine Fawcett’s Swan Suit Book Launch on April 7

This is a free event at the Whistler Public Library. From Katherine: “I hope you’ll join me in Whistler to celebrate the launch of The Swan Suit (Douglas & McIntyre)”. The evening will feature a reading and discussion, plus music from Birdsong Jazz (with vocalist Robyn Forsyth, guitarist M.J. Mullin and bassist Tony Moser). Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Armchair Books.

“Fairytales and folktales collide with 21st-century feminism in Katherine Fawcett’s deviously imagined Swan Suit. With hilarity and heart she lays bare what it means to be human (or witch or devil or cat or wolf or entrepreneurial pig) in a world both ancient and evolving.”
—Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives

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Long-term Accommodation Required:

The Vidal family of four is looking for long-term accommodation in Whistler starting August 2020, with their 2 girls hoping to attend WWS.

Originally from Spain, they are currently living in Quebec but hope to move to Whistler this summer. Please contact Javier Vidal if you know of any accommodation options that may work for his family.

 

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Bike wanted: ISO Norco Ninja 20″ 

ISO 20“ Norco Ninja bike for my daughter.

Had the 16“ and loved it. Budget is $120 max.

Anyone upgrading?

Please contact Romy Grayson by email