How do YOU see Whistler?

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SHOW US YOUR WHISTLER photo challenge is back!

This year, we’re asking you to show us what makes you belong to the community. Where do you feel you most belong? Is it at home, at work, in town, in your neighbourhood, at play?

The 2 categories for photos this year are

  • Community Connections
  • Community Participation

We would like to see some creative and fun pictures. Just think about a moment when you realized what makes you feel at home in Whistler….

Need some photo tips?

If you’d like to know more about taking a really good photo, join us for a free workshop on

  • Saturday May 12 (1-3pm) at the Welcome Centre at the Whistler Public Library

Local photographer Toshi will take us through how to frame and take a perfect picture – either with a digital camera, or your phone…

See Your Whistler photo display

The winners will be announced at the Whistler Multicultural Festival on June 8 and photos displayed at The Whistler Public Library till August 30.

Don’t miss your chance! Time goes quickly. Deadline is Monday May 21, 2018.

Want to know more?

Parenting Across Cultures Program

The Whistler Welcome Centre is happy to announce the second round of our program, Parenting Across Cultures, beginning on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Parenting Across Cultures is a 6-week program, every Tuesday morning at 11am-1pm, from May 1st until June 12th  2018. We will meet at the Welcome Centre @ Whistler Public Library.

Registration is required and children are welcome too. Child-minding provided.

The program will be facilitated by certified counsellor, Lana Lutke, as well as Welcome Centre staff.

Settling into life in a new culture is a huge adjustment and it can take many years before you feel fully adapted. Becoming a parent is certainly a joyful time in your life but it can also bring about new challenges as you continue your adjustment to a new culture. Parenting Across Cultures offers a safe and supportive environment for immigrant moms to meet, connect and share their experiences as multicultural parents. The program aims to help you be a successful multicultural parent in Whistler and to help you build a support network as a newcomer to Canada.

Come and join us to celebrate you, your children and your culture!

Registration form – PAC 2018

Would you like to help other immigrants?

Whistler Welcome Centre is looking for a part-time (22 hours/week) Settlement & Integration Worker.

As a Settlement Worker at the Whistler Welcome Centre, you will help newcomers to Canada find the programs and services they need. You meet with clients, assess their needs and give them support and information. You help clients and their families make plans for employment, education, housing, health care and more.

Here is the Settlement & Integration Worker job posting March 2018.

  • To apply, submit resume with cover letter and three work/volunteer related references to Program Manager: Carole Stretch at cstretch@capilanou.ca
  • Application deadline: March 23 at 5.30pm

FOOD SAFE – LEVEL 1

Whistler Welcome Centre is organizing a special Food Safe – Level 1 course  for ESL speakers delivered by Caroline Bagnall, certified FOOD SAFE instructor.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn new skills valuable in work & home environment and a special lower price (usually around $149)

 

When: Saturday March 17, 2018: 9:30am -5:30pm

Where: Welcome Centre @ Whistler Public Library

Cost: $74 (incl. tax) if 6 participants. Price will drop with more participants enrolled. The price difference will be reimbursed the week after the course.

Includes: Free study group on  Friday March 9, 2018: 9:30am-12pm,  take home materials: Food Safe books, certificate valid for 5 years

For registration please fill the registration form below. Deadline: March 15, 2018

Registration form – Food Safe

Part of the Multicultural Community Kitchen Program. Partially funded by RMOW. Thank you!

Parenting Across Cultures – Workshop

In December 2017, the first Parenting Across Cultures program ended. We asked the participants for suggestions on how we can develop the program for the future. One participant suggested to offer a workshop to help parents with financial planning and finding out about benefits and credits they are eligible for.

The Whistler Welcome Centre is happy to announce we will be offering this workshop on Wednesday, February 21st, 10.30-11.30 in the Community Room at the Library.

We have invited bookkeeper Mika Matsudate, an experienced speaker on this topic, to facilitate the workshop. Come and join us to find out more about tax tips for parents, to learn how you can maximize your finances to plan for your children’s futures, from a knowledgeable source.

This is a free workshop, babies and small children are welcome (we will set up toys!) and refreshments will be provided.

PAC Workshop

February Calendar

Whistler Blackcomb Foundation

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is a registered non-profit organization formed in 1992. They are dedicated to providing financial support to organizations within the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, art & culture and the environment with a special emphasis on youth and family programs.  Their mandate is to support larger, everlasting community projects.  To date the WB Foundation has raised over $11 million for Registered Sea to Sky Charities.  A large portion of fundraising is contributed through the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Resorts Ltd.  The resort donates 50 VIP Annual ski passes called the Founder’s Pass at a cost of $6000 Canadian per year!

In October 2017 the Whistler and Pemberton Welcome Center applied for funding to support the Community Kitchen and Global Gardeners projects. These projects enable immigrants to learn life skills related to food such as gardening, preserving foods and preparing meals.  These projects are benefical to immigrants because they build confidence and healthy eating.  They also teach the community the importance immigrants bring to the community.

It is with great pleasure to announce that the WB Foundation has accepted our application and will be giving us funds to purchase 2x iPads, 2x keyboards and 2x cases for the programs. We will now be able to document workshops in a variety of ways and in a timely manner.

 

 

 

 

Child Care Emergency First Aid Course

Whistler Welcome Centre is organizing a special Child Care Emergency First Aid Course for ESL speakers delivered by Tony Howarth, First Aid & CPR instructor.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn how to take care of your baby or get some general information on how to provide first aid when needed.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9-5pm

Where: Spring Creek (1519 Spring Creek Drive, SSCS space)

Cost: $45 (incl. tax).

Includes: Certificate valid for 3 years

For registration please fill the registration form below. Deadline: January 24, 2018

Registration form – First Aid

Sponsored by RMOW

CELEBRATION POTLUCK

Come and join us on Sunday, December 3 from 5 pm to 7.3 pm for a CELEBRATION POTLUCK….
Bring a dish of food to share….
Help us say farewell to Andrea before she leaves us.
Come and get your copy of our new Cookbook (a great Christmas present!)…
Join us for some food, music, and fun…..

Everyone welcome – bring the family and your friends – and a small donation to the foodbank.

Hope to see you there 

Winter Driving Drop-in

Ice, snow, slippery highways — driving in winter conditions can be both challenging and frustrating.

Join us on Friday, November 24th at 10:30 AM for an info session with instructor Todd McGivern from Licence to drive Ltd.,  who will be giving us useful tips to keep you and your loved ones safer on the road. To register, please contact me at info@welcomewhistler.com