Mount Currie is where you want to be to unleash your inner cowboy this weekend.
On Saturday (Sept. 28), the Lillooet Lake Rodeo Arena host Bulls and Barrels on the Lake, a rodeo event with everything you’d expect, including bull riding and barrels for a $1,000 prize. Tickets are $10 at the gate and the event kicks off at 2 p.m. If you think you’ve got what it takes, call Janice at (250)-306-3386 or Burt at (604) 698.-9733 to ask about entries.
Heart of the Tree
The Nita Lake Lodge hosts Heart of the Tree on Saturday, a solo show and live demonstration with artist Christine Simpson, who will share techniques to create beautiful works in mixed media. The demonstration runs from 6 to 9 p.m.
If you like what you see, Simpson leads a workshop the next day at the lodge from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You need to pre-register for the workshop and the cost is $75, plus $25 for supplies. Call 604-932-2205 or email email@example.com for more info.
BC Rivers Day
Join the Whistler Fisheries Stewardship Group on Sunday (Sept. 29) as they celebrate healthy watersheds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewater Outdoor Centre on Green Lake. The free event features scenic guided canoe trips, free rides on a "Pirate" sailboat from the Whistler Sailing Association, plus fishing demos from Trout Country Fishing Guides and live music from local musician Susan Holden. There will also be plenty of other activities for the family to enjoy, including face painting, arts, crafts, a scavenger hunt and more.
Also on Sunday, join the community at the Wild Wood Pacific Bistro for a Harvest Hoedown Fundraiser to help cover the costs of courageous local Patricia Stoop’s cancer treatments. The family-friendly evening includes court games, a bouncy castle, music, dancers, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $20 per person ($10 for children 12 and under) or $50 & for a family of four, and it also includes a buffet dinner. Get your tickets at the Whistler Question office in Marketplace, online at www.tinyurl.com/harvesthd or at the door.
Toronto hard rockers Riding Shotgun gallop through Garf’s Monday (Sept. 30) on their North American tour fresh from recording in L.A. with Gilby Clarke of Guns N’ Roses. Guests Last Bullet open the show at 9 p.m.
The environmental social networking event Green Drinks should be lively on Wednesday (Oct. 2) at Black’s Pub, as it gets underway right after the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) annual general meeting at the Whistler Museum at 6 p.m. Drop by Black’s to connect with others in Whistler who are passionate about environmental and sustainability issues.