Festivals, Fundraising & Community Events

Whistler Waldorf hosts a variety of school festivals, fundraising benefits and parent community events throughout the school year. It’s a great way in our Sea to Sky School Community to celebrate Waldorf education, meet other families, build community relationships and support the school’s values and vision for the future.

School Festivals

During the year, the school and the Parent Advisory Council coordinate fun festivals to celebrate the various seasons,  which also help with fundraising. Other school events recognize festivals of nature and humanity to help foster wonder, reverence and gratitude. Here are few of the events:

The Early Years Advent Spiral (sometimes referred to as the Winter Garden) is a celebration of winter festivities and traditions. This is one of the most beautiful and memorable of the winter festivals that families of the Playschool and Kindergarten (sometimes Grade 1 and 2), share at the beginning of the holiday season in December.

In a room lit by candles and smelling of evergreens, the children go one at a time through the spiral of evergreens to the center of the garden. Each child lights their candle and then places it somewhere on the pathway to light the way for the next child. It is a reminder of the journey inward each of us must make during the dark days ahead.

Fundraising Events

School fundraising events are also held during the year and are an important part of the funding mix we balance in order to operate and offer the best possible Waldorf school experience for our families.

Fall Annual Giving Campaign

The Fall Annual Giving Campaign provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and parents to give what they can towards improving the school capital aspects and to join together in a charitable showing of love and support for our school community. Participation and a groundswell of support is our key goal – donations of all sizes are appreciated.

Spring Gala Fundraiser

Gala Fundraiser 2019

The Spring Gala Fundraiser usually occurs at the end of May or early June. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is sure to entertain! The event brings together lovers of fine wine and food in a fun adult evening of supporting the school. With over a hundred items donated for both live and silent auctions, bidding is exciting and worthwhile as we raise funds for teachers’ wish lists for the next school year and much more.

Parent Community Nights

We believe in supporting parents and caregivers of children of all ages by offering them an opportunities:

  • Parent Socials: To meet others in the school community in a fun, social events like moms and dads nights, etc.
  • Parent education: Guest lecturers,  film screenings and Waldorf 101 sessions for enrichment also for the community at large.

Check our calendar for upcoming parent community nights.