Connect Whistler

November 14th - 18th, 2022

Connect Whistler, connecting people TOGETHER is a week filled with fun, social activities designed to help everyone in our community get better acquainted with why you live here. 
 
Throughout Connect Whistler week you will connect with key organizations, support systems and locals who love to work and live here.
 
New this year! The more events you attend the better chances to win some AWESOME prizes including a WB Season’s Pass, Ziptrek Adventure package, a Go Pro and much more! 

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SCHEDULE OF events

Monday November 14th:

Whistler Museum’s Walking Guided Tour – 11am – 12pm
On the Whistler Museum’s Valley of Dreams Walking Tour, you’ll uncover the fishing resort history of Alta Lake, tales behind the mountain development, and stories of Whistler’s journey to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The tour is approximately one hour long and led by long-time Whistler residents. Registration required.
Connect Whistler, Welcome Dinner at the Whistler Racket Club – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Supported by Friends of the Library! Join us for our kick off welcome event with complimentary activities and charcuterie boards. Activities include Axe Throwing, Table Tennis, Giant Tennis, Pickleball, a live DJ from 7-9:30pm. Lots of fun prizes to be given away and an opportunity to connect with new and long term community members. Registration required.

Tuesday November 15th:

Renting in Whistler: Your rights as a tenant at WCSS – 12pm – 1pm

Join Parneet Grewal, Legal Advocate from SSCS as he answers all your questions about the law for renting in BC and how to protect your rights and how to avoid scams.Registration required.

Meadow Park Sports Centre Fitness Class – Mountain Ready with Steve – 12pm – 1pm

This higher intensity class will help build your engine and increase your capacity to go further, faster and for longer. Expect some metabolic conditioning focused around building more power and endurance on the trails. All sessions are scaled appropriately and will benefit all. First come, first serve. No registration required.

Naloxone Training at Whistler Community Service – 4pm – 5pm

Presented by WCSS – Learn about Harm Reduction and Naloxone and receive a take home Naloxone kit at no cost. Registration required.

DodgeBall at Myrtle Philip Community Centre – 8pm -10pm

Presented by Late & Unique Nighttime Activities (LUNA). Wear your shorts and headbands, It’s Dodgeball time! Bring a team, a friend or come solo! Registration required.

Wednesday November 16th:

Whistler Museum’s Walking Guided Tour – 11am – 12pm

On the Whistler Museum’s Valley of Dreams Walking Tour, you’ll uncover the fishing resort history of Alta Lake, tales behind the mountain development, and stories of Whistler’s journey to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The tour is approximately one hour long and led by long-time Whistler residents. Registration required.

Meadow Park Sports Centre Fitness Class – Strength & Cardio with Lou – 4-5pm

High intensity class incorporating strength work with cardio to build strength and fitness throughout the whole body. Each class has a comprehensive warm up and activation set to ensure you are ready to go hard when it counts. First come, first serve. No registration required.

Service Provider Drop-in at Whistler Public Library: 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room

Do you need safe, easy, free access to social services? Not sure where to start if you’re new to Canada, looking for a job, or feeling lonely? Come to Whistler Public Library to meet our amazing local service providers. You’ll have a chance to chat with the Whistler Community Services Society, the Whistler Welcome Centre, the Whistler Women’s Centre, WorkBC, and Sea to Sky Homeless Outreach & Prevention. Drop-ins are welcome, no appointment required!

Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Awareness Workshop at Maury Young Arts Centre – 7pm – 9pm.

Presented by Mountain Skills Adventure Academy.
Our most popular Connect Whistler event is back again this year! The amazing team at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures will host a Backcountry Skiing & Avalanche Awareness presentation. If you’re thinking about exploring the backcountry this winter, this session is a must! And, one lucky participant will walk away with a free AST 1 Course, courtesy of MSAA. Registration required.

Thursday November 17th:

Guided Museum Tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre from 1pm – 2pm.

Experience our signature tour, “What We Treasure”, delivered by Cultural Ambassadors who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. Throughout this tour your group will view artifacts and hear stories that give an overview of the past and present way of life of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples. Registration required.

Meadow Park Sports Centre Fitness Class – Yoga Roll and Release with Laura – 1:30-2:30pm

This class blends yoga poses and releases with the ball. Learn to improve range of motion, eliminate pain, strengthen joints and establish healthy movement patterns to help you live better in your body and move with more ease and agility. Give yourself a dose of prehab and body mobility maintenance coming into the winter and through the season. First come, first serve. No registration required.

Whistler 101 with Alison Pascal at the the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre from 4pm – 5pm

Join Mixalhíts̓a7, Alison Pascal, Curator of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, for a live presentation of her Whistler 101 episode, Indigenous Peoples. You’ll learn about the history, language, and culture of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. There will be a Q&A following Alison’s presentation! Registration required.

Film Screening at the Whistler Public Library, The Great Disconnect film – 7-8:30pm. Co-hosted by Whistler Rainbow Connection. 

The Great Disconnect uncovers why, in a world seemingly more connected than ever before, people are feeling more and more socially isolated – and the true cost this has on our lives and communities.  View the trailer.

Friday November 18th:

Guided Audain Art Museum Tour – 11:15am- 12:15pm

Join the Audain Art Museum’s knowledgeable Docent for an intimate look at their Permanent Collection of BC art from a unique, curatorial perspective. Registration required.

Meadow Park Sports Centre Fitness Class – Zumba with Carmen – 11:30-12:30pm

This class is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ No dance experience required. Zumba is for all shapes and sizes. First come, first serve. No registration required.

Polar Dip at Lost Lake Park – 1pm – 3pm

Presented by Late & Unique Nighttime Activities (LUNA)
Brave souls can take the freezing plunge into Lost Lake starting at 1pm.

Please note, the Connect Whistler schedule is subject to change.