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Free Concert: Colin James & Gonch Messiah

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time: 7 p.m. Gonch Messiah 8:15 p.m. Colin James
Location: Olympic Plaza – Whistler Village

Whistler PresentsWhistler Presents is a FREE outdoor concert seriesat the new Olympic Plaza. Colin James is the featured actwith Gonch Messiah opening the evening’s musical entertainment.

Colin James

ColinJames

Colin James rocks the blues like no other Canadianartist. His musical roots hint of Praries beginnings withsome jazz, a lot of rock, folk and even a dash of punk. Colin(image right) has studied the greats including Ry Cooder, OtishRush, Albert King, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and the incredible SteveRay Vaughn… just to name a few.

Some of his most popular hits includes “Voodoo Thing” and “FiveLong Years” and he’ll be rockin’ out these and a lot more includingtunes from his most recent release “National Steel” at the WhistlerPresents concert on Saturday August 13.

Gonch Messiah

Gonch Messiah are billed as one of Vancouver’s premierFUNK bands. Think funky rythm guitar, congas, horns andmaybe a little hacky sack and tiedye t-shirts thrown in. Lookingfor fun? Gonch Messiah put the fun in FUNK!

Need More Info or Accommodations?

View a full schedule of August 2011 ‘WhistlerPresents’ concerts.

Aloha Whistler has been connecting visitors to Whistlerwith great info, resources, activities and accommodations since1979. Please check out our accommodations in Whistleror contact our friendlyin-resort long-time local travel experts if you need any help.No hassles, no obligations. Just friendly knowledge people at yourservice!

Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 | Permalink

Kuba Oms and Evening film Screening

Date: Friday, September 09, 2011
Time: 6.30 pm
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Whistler PresentsIf you are a participantor spectator for the GranFondo bike event on Saturday, stay theweekend in Whistler as there is a lot happening. As partof the summer concert series Whistler Presents will be hosting anumber of free performances over the weekend.

The Victoria’s native Kuba Oms will be performing onFriday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m at theWhistler Olympic Plaza. He is known for his electro funktunes.  His music is often likened to a cross betweenJamiroquai, Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Ben Harper and Al Green.

After the performance by Kuba Oms there will be anevening film screening of a classic film called BreakingAway. This classic comedy from 1979 was an Academy Awardwinner.  Enjoy the evening as you get to watch a movie in theoutdoors and see the sun set behind Whistler and BlackcombMountain. Bring warm clothes and snuggle up under a blanket towatch this movie about four friends who come to terms with lifeafter high school.  The film is centered on top-notch cyclistDave (Dennis Christopher) who learns that the world’s bicyclingchampions are always Italian and he attempts to turn himself intoan Italian!

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Posted on Friday, September 09, 2011 | Permalink

RBC GranFondo Whistler Bike Ride

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 7 am
Location: Vancouver to Whistler

GranFondoTheRBC GranFondo Whistler Bike Ride starts at 7am in DowntownVancouver at the corner of Georgia Street and BurrardStreet.

Riders make the epic journey through the Stanley Park Causeway,over the Lions Gate Bridge and up Taylor Way to get onto the upperlevels Trans Canada Highway.

Once there, they follow the stunning Sea to Sky Highway passHowe Sound, Britannia Beach, Squamish, through the Cheakamus Canyonbefore ending in beautiful Whistler.

GranFondo

The Sea to Sky Highway isknown to be one of the most beautiful highways in the world. The Granfondo sees a large number of cyclists and a variety ofskill levels – everyone from the competitive cyclist to theamateur.  This is not a competitive race but top finishers areoften recognized.

Looking for Accommodations During this Event?

Whistler Accommodation Call CentreIf you’re looking for lodging options for thisyear’s GranFondo, it’s time to book now. We have anumber of condos, homes and townhomes available, but they go fastwhen this event comes to Whistler.

Don’t hesitate to book early and secure your GranFondoaccommodation reservations today!

Photo: Chad Chomlack

Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Permalink

Free Concert: Tom Cochrane & The Hairfarmers

Date: Friday, August 12, 2011
Time: 7 p.m. Hairfarmers 8:15 p.m. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Location: Olympic Plaza – Whistler Village

Whistler Presents TWhistler Presents is a FREE outdoor concertseries at the new Olympic Plaza. Tom Cochrane with RedRider are the featured act with The Hairfarmers as the openingact.

Tom Cochrane

TomCochrane with Red Rider

Singer, songwriter, award winner, producer, activitstand Canadian Icon Tom Cochrane (image right) is known forhis music and beyond. Tom’s hits include “Life Is a Highway”,”Lunatic Fringe”, “Human Race” and “I Wish You Well”. Tom will beplaying Whistler with Red Rider, his long-time band.

The Hairfarmers

Whistler’s own The Hairfarmers will be theopening act starting at 7 p.m. The Hairfarmers are a long-timelocal favourite well know for their numerous performances at thelegendary Dusty’s Bar & Grill.

Need More Info or Accommodations?

View a full schedule of August 2011 ‘WhistlerPresents’ concerts.

Aloha Whistler has been connecting visitors to Whistlerwith great info, resources, activities and accommodations since1979. Please check out our accommodations in Whistleror contact our friendlyin-resort long-time local travel experts if you need any help.No hassles, no obligations. Just friendly knowledge people at yourservice!

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 | Permalink

Whistler Holiday Experience

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
Time: 10am to 6pm
Location: Whistler Conference Centre

Whistler Holiday ExperienceHo, ho  ho!Santa Claus will be visiting the Whistler Holiday Experiencebetween 1pm and 5pm today.  The kids will love this freeindoor family fun zone located in the Whistler ConferenceCentre.

The zone is open every day during the holidays from Dec16-Jan 2 except for Christmas Day and New Years Eve. Activities include bouncy castles, crafts, a mini putt course, airhockey, fooseball and video games.

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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 | Permalink

54-40 at Whistler Presents Concert Series

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 7 pm
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

54-40If you are in Whistler for theGranFondo bike event on Saturday September 10th, why notstay the weekend and check out the free concerts presented byWhistler Presents. The legendary Vancouver rockers 54-40will be performing free at the Whistler Olympic Plaza on Saturdayevening at 7 p.m.

54-40 will be playing all their hits including”I Go Blind”, “Nice to Luv You”, “She La”, “OceanPearl”and “Love You All”. 54-40 was formed in the early80s in Tsawwassen and was a college radio favourite with hits suchas One Gun, One Day in Your Life, Ocean Pearl andothers.   They became famous when their song “I Go Blind”was covered in the mid-1990s by American band Hootie & theBlowfish, and was featured on the first soundtrack to the TV seriesFriends.

This is going to be a great evening to celebrate the GranFondoand experience the amazing outdoor venue at the new WhistlerOlympic Plaza.

Are you looking for Whistler accommodation for the Granfondoweekend?

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Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Permalink

WinterPRIDE Day 5

Date: Thursday, February 09, 2012
Time: SEE BELOW
Location: SEE BELOW

WinterPRIDE logo

Guest Relations & Ticket Office

Time: 8AM – 8PM
Location: Aava Whistler Hotel – Pride House

Join us at the Hospitality Centre at theAava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up yourevent tickets and learn more about thefestival.


ski & snowboard guiding

Time: 10AM – 12PM
Location: Blackcomb Mountain – Glacier CreekLodge

Gay Guiding

Each day volunteers are available totour you around the mountainssafely and happily.

Lunch 12-2PM Glacier Creek Lodge – Expressway


PRIDE Skeleton Slide Experience

Time: 1PM – 3PM
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre

A once in a lifetime opportunity is here inWhistler. The Olympic sliding center allows you todo the Skeleton Slide. With a great safety track record and awesometrack crew, this is sure to be an unforgetableexperience not to be missed.

2 skeleton runs per participant

Total session duration approximately 2 hours in length

Rate is $149


Barefoot Mixology with Wine

Time: 2PM – 4PM
Location: Aava Whistler Hotel – Pride House

Mixology with Wine. The Barefooters teach youhow to take that bottle of wine and create fun and fabulouscocktails!

Rate: $10


Après-ski

Time: 3PM – 6PM
Location: Whistler Conference Centre

The Conference Center has a huge fireplace for you to enjoy, andtasty beverages including vodka and beer.

DJ Foxy Moron

NEW this year WinterPRIDE concession!

Door: $12


Whistler Tasting Tours Finer things Dinner Tour

Time: 4PM – 8PM
Location: FireRock Lounge

This tour features 4 courses at four award winning Whistlerrestaurants. Included is a visit to an impressive 15,000-bottlewine cellar where you’ll learn to savourchampagne.

Tour Price: $109.99/pers – incl. gratuities for restaurantservers

Wine Pairings: $29.99/pers [optional)

Prices do not include 12% government HST. Menus can be alteredto accommodate vegetarians and most dietary requests.


Winterpride Comedy Show

Time: 8PM – 10PM
Location: Whistler Conference Centre

Night of Comedy hosted by Vancouver’sDrag Diva Symone Says. Vancouver comedianJulia Stretch will get you primed for theincredible and talented Jason Stuart from LA.

Individual event tickets on sale Dec. 1st; Passholder tickets onsale now


holiday Inn Aruba Pool Party

Time: 10PM – 1AM
Location: Meadow Park Sports Centre

WinterPRIDE has the Meadow Park swimming poolfor a late night party hosted by Drag Diva – Symone Says. This issure to be a great event.

Bring your OWN Towel & Swim Suit. Clothes check& lockers available at site.

Door: $50

Charity Proceeds benefits: the Vancouver Pride Society

Individual event tickets on sale Dec. 1st; Passholder tickets onsale now

More Information aboutWinterPRIDE 2012

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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2012 | Permalink

Whistler Fire and Ice Show

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Skiers Plaza

Fire and Ice Show 2The Fire and Show is a free event that happensevery Sunday evening during the winter season.

Don’t miss this incredible show featuring fire spinners, proskiers and snowboarders jumping through a burning ring of fire andfireworks.

All the family will love this performance that takesplace at the base of Whistler Mountain at the Skiers Plaza at6.30pm.

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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 | Permalink

Whistler Events Blog Posts

Showing 21 through 30 of 51 posts in the Whistler Events category

A Taste of What’s to come.

Whistler’s opening soon, but Leanne Pelosi, Sean Pettit and Mike Douglas got a chance to jump (read: Helicopter) up the mountain for a preview of what’s to come. Check out the video!

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 16 – Tube Park

Counting down 16 awesome activities for you and the family to do this winter.
#16: Tube Park

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Whistler Film Fest!

75 films. 5 days. Tons of celebrities.
Sounds like a recipe for awesome!

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Save your money, bring the kids!

Less than a month left to take advantage of GREAT(!!!) savings!
Kids ski and rent FREE. Free, you know, like Zip, Zilch, Zero, Gratis, Free-ninety-nine.
However you want to say it, you can only get it by booking early

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Whistler Blackcomb is #1

According to over 20,000 readers of SKI Magazine, Whistler Blackcomb has been ranked No. 1 Overall Ski Resort in North America in the 26th annual survey. It’s time for you to find out why!

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Rain in the Village, means snow in the Alpine

October weather has been finicky! Fortunately Ullr is here to save the day (and year?)

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Whistler and Ironman. Not the Tony Stark kind!

If a Triathlon is child’s play for you, come take a stab at it IN the mountains and glacier fed lakes of our backyard.
It’s official, Ironman Canada is coming to Whistler!

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Turkeys and Wine. Lots of Wine!

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the legendary Turkey Sale is done, what’s next??
Oh yes, Wine! And lots of it!

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Resort Municipality of Whistler

RMOW

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Whistler is a year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was the site of the Alpine, Nordic, and Sliding events for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.

Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler’s local government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of residents and two million annual visitors.

Whistler has a range of accommodations totaling 3,200 hotel rooms, and more than 5,000 other tourist accommodation units including condos, townhomes and chalets. Whistler offers a wide selection of restaurants & bars, spas and boutiques

Winter activities are highlighted by world-renowned skiing and snowboarding. Whistler Blackcomb Mountains feature 3,307 hectares (8,171 acres) of terrain and receive an average of 470 Inches/1192 Centimeters (39.1 feet) of snow annually.

Summer activities
such as golf, hiking, rock climbing, and watersports make the Resort a year-round outdoor recreation paradise.