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Music, Fun and Fashion at Whistler BC
There’s a lot more to do at Whistler (map)this week besides skiing and snowboarding.¬† The Telus 2010 World Ski & Snowboard Festival takes place from this weekend¬†until Sunday¬† April 25. There’ll be music, slope-side competitions, art and fashion shows and lots of parties for¬† the next 10 days.¬†
This is the 15th year for this festival, the longest running free outdoor concert series in North America.¬†¬†e be more than 40 bands playing the Outdoor Concert Series¬† and the Kokanee Freeride Series. Headlining is LA punk orchestra Breakestra, and Vancouver based 12 piece rhythm machine Five Alarm Funk as well as Juno-nominated hip hop artists Classified and Chad.
Music is the main attraction, but there’s also the Blackcomb Superpipe, an Olympic sized pipe where skiers can compete for a $70,000 purse prize.¬† It’s all a ton of fun with some athletes wearing costumes.¬† There’ll also be a show of urban art at the Whistler convention Centre and plenty of entertainment for the whole family featuring parades, competitions and a chance to let the family pet take part with the Dog Fest that supports Whistler’s Animals Galore, a no-kill animal shelter.
KIids will enjoy the mascots, Big Air Beart, Potato Jack, Gizmo and the RCMP Safety Bear.¬† There’ll even be a cook-off featuring some of Whistelr’s top chefs.¬† Sheck Fasion Exposed entertains on the runway with a “shred-wear” to bed-wear” show¬†
So come along for the fun.¬† Even if you don’t ski, there’s plenty to do!
More things to do at Whistler:
The Chairlift Revue: a theatre project set on a chairlift. April 25 at 8 pm at the Whistler Conference Centre. (map)$10
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