Community Corner – May 21

WWS Spotlight

A chance to meet our school community

Tracey Sheppard – WWS Grade 4 Teacher

Spotlight Throwback!
Here below is Tracey’s Spotlight from September when she first joined WWS:

More about Tracey: Ms. Sheppard is a new recruit to Whistler having moved here with her family in 2017.  Prior to this, she taught grades 4-7 as well as Health and Physical Education at an independent school on the east coast of Australia.

Tracey’s Education & Teaching Background:  Tracey has a degree in Biology from the University of Victoria, a coaching diploma through the National Coaching Institute and a graduate diploma in teaching from Griffith University in Australia.  Since her return to Canada, Ms. Sheppard has also studied special education and is currently enrolled at the West Coast Institute where she is continuing her teacher training in Waldorf Education.

What are Tracey’s hobbies when she’s not teaching?: When Tracey is not in class, you will find her playing outside with her family, stretched out on the yoga mat, or hidden away with a good book.

Thank you Tracey and all WWS’ dedicated teachers for their hard work and personal effort in this challenging year, when no one could have predicted these circumstances in September.

Bulletin Board Listings

Event and  ISO Posts from our community

Youth Mental Health Discussions with Greg McDonnell: 

LUNA, The Whistler Library and The YC along with weekly sponsors Nesters Whistler & The Whistler Library are hosting a series of LIVE and FREE online evening discussions every Tuesday from 8:30-9:30pm. The LIVE YouTube series called LIT MINDS will feature a different topic each week for youth and young adults in the Whistler and Sea to Sky area (and anyone else who wants to listen in.)

Previous recorded discussion links are below, but you can tune in each Tuesday from the Whistler Library’s live link to hear a new discussion each week.

NOTE: the chat will be available to view for a period of 7 days online after the live talk with our featured counsellor and Whistler local, Greg McDonnell.

Relationships in COVID times – from Tuesday May 19th

Hope and Resilience in this Time of Chaos – from May 12th

To contact Greg directly:

Alphabet Zoom Call Wed. May 27

Lisa from Whistler Community Services Society and Bridget from Whistler Youth Centre will host a live ZOOM session on Wednesday May 27th from 5 – 6 p.m.

“It has been a long while since we all connected so we wanted to reach out and see how everyone is doing. We sure do hope that you will be able to join us. The plan is to keep it informal and add in some screen sharing activities if folks want or just to have a casual chat.”

The link to join the Zoom call will be available day of on WCSS’s website at

Whistler Food Bank New Location:

The Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) Food Bank has moved to the Whistler Conference Centre and is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. There is no appointment necessary. We will give out food while supplies last every day.

Thank you so much for passing this on! Please call 604-902-4800 if you have a question for need to book an appointment for another time.

Virtual events @ the Whistler Public Library.

The Whistler Public library has moved their community events online! Using Zoom and Facebook Live the WPL will bring you virtual versions of some of your favourite programs, from Book Club to Story Time to Meditation and more.

The full list of programs for all ages is in the  Virtual Events Calendar.