Once you’ve picked up all your gear at the Turkey Sale, get in the right mindset for an epic ski season at the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) at Millennium Place on Saturday (Oct. 12). The event is a one-day celebration of skiing and snow culture featuring numerous premieres of the year’s best ski movies, plus a retro ski-themed kick off party on Friday (Oct. 11). For more info and a full schedule of presentations and parties, go to www.whistler.if3.ca.
Giant Used Book Sale
Help support all three local school libraries, plus the Whistler Public Library, and grab some new reading material for the season on Saturday in front of the Marketplace IGA. That’s where you’ll find the annual Giant Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring tons of soft and hardcover used books in every genre, from textbooks and guidebooks to fiction and fantasy novels.
There’s even more fundraising on Saturday at Nita Lake Lodge from 1 to 4 p.m. during the Spark Circus event featuring refreshments and entertainment, plus live and silent auctions all to support Burmese refugee children located on the Thai-Burmese border.
While you’re looking forward to the coming snowy season, celebrate the awesome summer you spent on two wheels at the Whistler premiere of mountain bike film Arrival on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the GLC. The film features some of the best riding in the Sea to Sky area, along with some gems from British Columbia's great interior terrain.
Harvest Soup Contest
Visit the final Whistler Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Oct. 13) in the Upper Village and make sure to sample some of the yummy creations at the annual Harvest Soup Contest, hosted by the Whistler Waldorf School and now in its 12th year.
The event sees local restaurants showcasing their best autumn soups, and for just $6 you get to sample them all and cast a vote in the competition for the tastiest bowl. Soup will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until it sells out.