Whistler set to celebrate 1 year anniversary of Olympic success

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 9, 2011 6:23 pm

During February and March of 2010, for 27 magical days of sport, arts and community celebration, Whistler welcomed the world. From Jon Montgomery’s gold medal and iconic stroll through Whistler Village to the resounding cheer heard when Canada won hockey gold, Whistler showcased its sincerity, success and soul.

Twelve months later, Whistler is getting ready to celebrate the one-year anniversary during the Whistler Winter Arts Festival, February 11 to 13, 2011. Locals and visitors are invited to come out relive the magic and energy of the 2010 Winter Games. The Celebrate Live weekend is part of the larger Whistler Winter Arts Festival, which includes village animation such as snow sculpting, art and photography exhibitions and literary soirees taking place until the end of February.

The Whistler Winter Arts Festival / Celebrate Live will explode with three key days of family fun and excitement from February 11 to 13, and the fun doesn’t end with the weekend, village animation with snow sculpting, art and photography exhibitions and live music will keep you entertained for the remainder of February.

Mark your calendars for the weekend of February 11, 2011 on your calendar as a time to celebrate Whistler’s success. Don’t forget to show your Canadian pride and wear your red and white, volunteer uniform or Captain Canada costumes.

The Whistler Winter Arts Festival, February 1 to 28, 2011, is an annual month-long showcase of the performing arts, literary events, film screenings, snow sculpting, art exhibitions and street performances. 

The Celebrate Live portion of the Whistler Winter Arts Festival will be an exciting way for all ages to come out and experience all things Whistler – including live music, culture, food and drink, street entertainment and much more. Stay tuned for more information about the exciting line-up of events and activities for the whole family.  

The Celebrate Live portion of the Whistler Winter Arts Festival is produced by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Whistler Arts Council with some additional funding from the Province of British Columbia’s 2010 Sport and Arts Legacy program. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE aRTS fESTIVAL

 

Friday, February 11, 2011

All Day – Street entertainment by the dUh Hockey Guys, and Vancouver Theatre Sports

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, www.slcc.ca

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Whistler’s Olympic Journey Exhibit at the Whistler Museum, www.whistlermuseum.org

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Self-guided tours at the Whistler Sliding Center and Whistler Olympic Park by donation, www.whistlerolympicpark.com and www.whistlerslidingcentre.com

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – FREE Out of Bounds Photo Exhibit, Millennium Place, www.artswhistler.com

12 :00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FREE Whistler Community Mural creation, Whistler Olympic Plaza

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FREE Family Friendly Street Hockey, Whistler Olympic Plaza

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  – Jully Black, Millennium Place. Tickets are $10 and available through the Millennium Place Box Office at 604-935-8410. For artist bios, click here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

All Day – Street entertainment by the dUh Hockey Guys, Vancouver Theatre Sports and Sardis Marching Band

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Admission by donation at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, www.slcc.ca

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Whistler’s Olympic Journey Exhibit at the Whistler Museum, www.whistlermuseum.org

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Self-guided tours at the Whistler Sliding Center ( 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and Whistler Olympic Park by donation, www.whistlerolympicpark.com and www.whistlerslidingcentre.com

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – FREE Out of Bounds Photo Exhibit, Millennium Place, www.artswhistler.com

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Whistler PassiveHaus Open House (located at the main entrance to Lost Lake Park, between the upper and lower Villages and a short walk from the Village Stroll) Include everything from FREE hot chocolate, live music, fire pit and much more. Click here for more information.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Official One-Year Anniversay of the 2010 Winter Games Ceremony, Whistler Olympic Plaza. Includes free face painting, apple cider, one-year anniversary cake, street hockey, DJ Rich-A tunes and much more.

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Shane Koyczan spoken word artist who delivered the memorable “We Are More” speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics and folk artist Hannah Georgas at Millennium Place. Click here for artist bios.

8:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate 2010 Olympic Photography Exhibit at Blake Jorgensen Gallery – includes images from Blake Jorgensen, Rick Collins, Sterling Lawrence and Steve Simon. Live auction of prints to benefit TBD charity. www.blakejorgensen.com

Sunday, February 13, 2011

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Admission by donation at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, www.slcc.ca

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Whistler Whistler Museum Family Open House,  admission by donation, www.whistlermuseum.org

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Self-guided tours at the Whistler Sliding Center ( 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and Whistler Olympic Park by donation, www.whistlerolympicpark.com and www.whistlerslidingcentre.com

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Family Celebrations at MY Millennium place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join local artists Oona and David to create some fun wintery wonderland crafts by donation.
- Kids Crafts from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Kid’s Fliks and hot apple cider from  10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Children’s Performers Bobs and Lolo from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available through the Millennium Place Box Office at 604-935-8410. For artist bios, click here.

Thursday, February 17 – Sunday, February 19 from 8am to 4pm daily
Snow Sculpting on Whistler Mountain near the Round House.
The Ephemeral Arts Snow Sculpting Team from the Kootenay region will be carving during the Whistler Winter Arts Festival. With 20 years of snow sculpting experience, they have represented Canada all over the world.

Thursday, February 24
8:00 p.m. Encore screening of SANDBOX: Now You Know, Millennium Place, Tickets are available through the Millennium Place Box Office at 604-935-8410.

 

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