January Calendar

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There is a lot to do during January, so check out our January Calendar and join some of our activities 
This Friday Drop-in you can create a Vision Board 2018, on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in 2018.

Last Drop-in this year

Come and join our last Friday Drop-in this year, December 22nd, 9:30-12pm.

Christmas is just around the corner, so come and enjoy the time together with your friends, hot chocolate and stories about the Christmas time.

You can bring some cookies you baked, so everyone can enjoy different kinds of Christmas cookies and of course, we all would like to have the recipe then 

Everybody is welcome!


WorkBC Drop-in

On October 20th at 10 AM,  we have WorkBC – Employment Service Centre coming to Friday Drop-in.
You can learn how to write your Resume, get to know more information about WorkBC and what services they offer, for example, job search resources, personal employment planning, workshops and training and specialized services.

Test your Multicultural Knowledge

Learn about different cultures and customs at the Whistler Multicultural Festival – see displays and demonstrations, try out some crafts, have some food… and find the answers to these and other questions… Join us on June 9 at the Whistler Public Library and Florence Petersen Park – from 4 to 8pm…

What is in the centre of the Mexican flag, and what is the meaning?

    What is celebrated in Russia on March 8 every year?

Why would somebody give me a Pizho and a Penda in Bulgaria on the first day of March? And what would I do with them? What’s the Blarney Stone, and why would you kiss it?
What day of the year do Chinese people watch the moon? And why?


When you make a cup of tea in England, which should you put in first – the tea or the milk?

Who can tell us what this machine is called and what it does?

If you’re getting ‘screeched’ – what’s happening? And what do you have to do?

Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Thompson and Thompson are all characters from which Belgian comic books? And who wrote them?  
  In which country to they eat spinach and cabbage on Green Thursday and hit girls with willow branches decorated with ribbons on Red Monday?


If you visit Thailand in April, why should you be ready to get wet?


Why is zongzi the traditional food at the Dragon Boat Festival, and what is it?
Who throws and who catches a grushy? And when? What is a balikbayan box? And what should you put in one?

In which country do students attend high school for around 16 hours a day?

Where did the piñata originate?
  In which country would eyebrows raised mean ‘yes’ and pouting lips in the direction of something mean ‘over there’?
In which country do people eat pancakes at a funeral? And why? What is St Jean Baptiste Day? Where and how is it celebrated?

Sign up for the photo workshops

Join local photographer, Toshi Kawano, in a free workshop at the Whistler Public Library on April 21 (10am to 12pm) and/or May 7 (6 to 8pm). The firs workshop will be focusing on the art of capturing people – in portrait or candid. You will learn all about composition, exposure and setting. “The center of my interest is always people. Especially people in beautiful settings” says Toshi and he is ready to share his passion.

Toshi’s excellence is in the details. Variety of experience fuels Toshi’s creativity and helps to achieve his goal of capturing and sharing great moments. Learn tips and tricks only professional photographers know.

To register, or for questions, email info@welcomewhistler.com

We celebrated Chinese New Year with Green Onion Pancakes

Year 2017 is year of rooster and we celebrated during Friday Welcome Centre drop-in hours. Thanks to Li and Vanessa we have been lucky enough to taste some original Chinese recipes. And because the food was amazing, we decided to share one recipe with everyone.

Take a moment and try something new – you will have no trouble to find all the ingredients and to create this budget friendly meal.


Green Onion Pancakes

Ingredients (makes 8 pieces):

1 1/2 cups (200 g) all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp salt (I recommend a little less)

1/2 cup (125 ml) water

3 green onions (green parts only, trimmed and cut into small rounds, about 1/3 cup)

2 tbsp oil (canola oil or vegetable oil )

some additional all-purpose flour for dusting and rolling

oil for frying

How to make green onion pancake:

1. Sift the all-purpose flour into a big bowl and then add the salt into the flour. Combine well and set aside.

2. Bring the water to a boil. Slowly add the water to the flour and knead the dough until it is no longer sticky and the surface becomes smooth,about 10 minutes. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

3. Add the green onion into the dough.

4. On a flat and floured surface divide the dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball using your palm. Working with one dough ball at a time, roll the dough to a thin disc using a rolling pin. Brush the surface of the disc with the oil.Roll the dough into a cylinder.

5. Coil it up like a snail. Roll the dough until flat. Set the dough aside on a baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the dough.

6. Add oil into a frying  pan over moderated heat. Transfer a piece of pancake into the pan. Fry each side of the pancake to a light golden brown, about 1 minute. Flip the pancake over and fry the other side. Add more oil, repeat the same for the remaining pancakes and serve immediately.