Quattro Aquatic holds fitness workshops

Quattro Aquatic Fitness will be hosting two workshops this week.

These special aquatic exercise workshops will be held on April 17 (Thursday) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on April 18 (Friday) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Quattro Aquatic's owner Wilma Weidner welcomes Charlene Kopansky, founder and president of Canadian Aquatic Leaders Association, to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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Kopansky is in high demand internationally as an instructor, trainer and presenter, so her visit to Whistler is an exciting one. She has been featured in Who's Who of Canadian Women in Fitness, Chatelaine magazine and has received many awards including Fitness Leader of the Year from The Fitness Institute, the Water Specialty Presenter award, the Specialty Presenter of the Year and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement award from Can-Fit-Pro. For more information on these workshops you can visit Quattro Aquatics website at www.quattroaquatic.com.

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A new business has recently opened in the corridor to take the pain out of renovation work for homeowners.

Brian Van Straaten is now serving the Sea to Sky region with his new business, Reno-Man. Brian is a small renovation specialist. His services include custom tiling, flooring, bathrooms, custom vanities, kitchens, custom storage solutions, painting, decks and deck design.

Brian has been doing renovations in the Sea to Sky area for over 12 years, and is experienced in the needs of the owner-direct rental market in Whistler. Van Straaten is also a fan of green renovating and using second-life quality building material in your renovation. For more information on Reno-Man you can call 778-266-0548, email brianvs@telus.net or see his work at www.reno-man.com.

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For the past month, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce spirit program was on the hunt to find the two most stoked-on-Whistler, exceptional service delivery people in town via an Instagram community contest. #TheMostStoked asked, "Are you the most stoked person in this town?" and Whistler answered with nearly 200 entries from locals sharing their stoke via photos and personal stories.

The two winners, JP Fok and Jamie Keegan, were selected based on how well their entries demonstrated their stoke for Whistler and how the contestants spread the stoke to others. Jamie Keegan from Purebread and JP Fok from Innovative Fitness demonstrated a next-level love for our town through lively and creative posts.

"Jamie and JP represent the very best of Whistler! Spend five minutes in their company and you'll want to spend the rest of your life here. Their stoke is contagious and makes them the ultimate Whistler ambassadors," said Val Litwin, CEO of the Whistler Chamber.

The two winners each received a VIP Package to the 2014 World Ski and Snowboard Festival, including lift tickets and access to the biggest events for two and a six-month adult recreation pass for Meadow Park Sports Centre. For more information on this contest you can visit www.themoststoked.com.

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The Women of Whistler are preparing for their next meeting on April 30. This meeting's topic will be Success with Whistler's multi-generational workforce. Guest speaker Dawn McCooey, skills development manager at Women's Enterprise Centre and bestselling author of Keeping Good Employees on Board, will lead a discussion about understanding the issues, challenges and opportunities presented by generational diversity in the workplace.

The meeting will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. with an optional workshop from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit www.womenofwhistler.com for more information or to register.

To submit your Business Briefs, email Tessa at tsweeney@whistlerquestion.com.

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