Where else but in Whistler could you catch the world premiere of a film featuring the cast of characters best known from a series of British Columbia-brewed beer commercials?
The Movie Out Here — a truly western Canadian buddy comedy starring the characters from the Kokanee beer commercials — holds its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival on Friday evening (Nov. 30) during a “blue carpet” event.
The movie stars Robin Nielsen, grandnephew of legendary Canadian comedian Leslie Nielsen, as Adam, a junior associate for a large Toronto law firm who moves to B.C. and encounters the Kokanee girls and, of course, Sasquatch, as he tries to save a friend’s business from an evil developer.
Go to the movieouthere.ca for more on the movie.
Colours of White art show
Celebrate the thing all Whistlerites love — namely snow — as the White Dog Studio Gallery hosts an art show and sale on Friday (Nov. 30) from 4 to 8 p.m. called Colours of White. The exhibit and sale features works from a range of local artists presenting their interpretations of the fluffy stuff in various mediums.
Admission is free. Go to whitedogwhistler.com for more information.
Candy Apple Food Bank Fundraiser
Kick off your holiday season in the right spirit and give to the community while enjoying an awesome family friendly event at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Candy Apple Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday (Dec. 1) at 2 p.m.
Everyone is invited to stop by the hotel and decorate their very own Christmas candy apple for a $5 donation or non-perishable food item for the Whistler Food Bank. Yummy and a good cause!
If you’re looking to finish off your Christmas list with some locally made gifts, head over to Signal Hill Elementary School in Pemberton on Saturday (Dec. 1) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the St. David’s United Church Annual Christmas Bazaar. The event features local artisans, crafts, a cookie table, baking, white elephant sale, concession and more. Admission is free.
Few Words premiere
You’ll definitely want to check out the Whistler Film Festival presentation of the movie Few Words, playing at 5 p.m. at the Whistler Conference Centre on Sunday (Dec. 2). The movie follows the story of Candide Thovex, a pioneer of modern skiing who is currently one of the most successful skiers in the world.
Thovex will also be there for the event.
Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and youth.
The next Green Drinks event takes place on Wednesday (Dec. 5) at Black’s Pub from 8 to 10 p.m. Green Drinks is a social networking event for anybody who has an open-mind and is interested in discussing the state of our environment. The concept originated in North London in 1989 and it has been happening for five years on the first Wednesday of every month in Whistler. Join the fun, and enjoy free drinks and appies as well.