Community Corner – May 28

WWS Spotlight

A chance to meet our school community

Ms. Georgia Johnson – WWS  Grade 1 Teacher

We are thrilled to formally welcome Ms. Johnson to our faculty beginning in September.
We had the pleasure of hosting Georgia on two separate occasions while she was completing her Master’s Degree in Waldorf Education in Stuttgart, Germany.
Prior to her teaching career, Ms. Johnson completed a BFA in Theatre at New York University, and subsequently worked as a nanny while balancing an artistic career. In addition to her experience in theatre, she is also an accomplished musician. Her passion for creativity, combined with her love of learning have found a natural synthesis in Waldorf Education.
Having grown up in Vancouver, BC and spending her childhood frequenting Whistler, Ms. Johnson is excited to return to this mountain community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, cooking and playing music.

Welcome Ms. Johnson to Whistler Waldorf!

Bulletin Board Listings

Event and  ISO Posts from our community

TONIGHT! Shapeless Fulfillment: Free Mountain Biking Film Premiere

  • Online / Bike-packing Movie Premiere –  Thursday May 28th @ 8:30 PM
  • Featuring local filmmaker Ben Haggar in Greenland.
  • Live with Q & A + Prizes!

Brought to you by the Whistler Public Library, Luna and the Youth Centre and sponsored by OnSight Equipment + Mountain Life Magazine + Arbutus Routes – this free, online movie premiere showcases adventure Photographer and Polar Guide Ben Haggar as he attempts to be the first person to traverse the Arctic Circle Route in West Greenland by bike in the ‘summer’ months.

HINT: We wanted to give people an escape from the day-to-day of COVID times and highlight an opportunity to explore a remote and beautiful landscape by bike as well as offer an insightful look at the film making process!

Housing Required – New Waldorf Faculty Member in need:

Professional family looking for long term housing in Whistler area

Hi! We are Rachel & Mark Colvin, an American/Canadian (and now Australian!) couple with three children ages 11, 10 and 9. We are moving to Whistler or Pemberton this August.

Mark is a chiropractor specializing in pediatrics, and I am a teacher and will be working at the Whistler Waldorf School. Our children attended a Waldorf School in Australia.

For the past 13 years we have lived and worked near Melbourne, Australia (and before that- England). We went on an around-the-world-journey with our three kids last year and decided then that we wanted to call Whistler home. We also want to be closer to our Canadian parents.

We are looking for a house to rent or buy, minimum 3 bedrooms, and one that is willing to let us have our beautiful old cat, Bella. I also love gardening, and would be happy to negotiate animal care (if you’re travelling and need to leave a furry friend behind), and basic maintenance/gardening. We’re open to anything, including sharing a rented house.

If you own or know of an available property please contact us on +61 480 197 095 (Australian number) or email us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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:

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.