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Whistler RMOW Turns 40
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Whistler RMOW Turns 40


The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) turns 40 on Saturday, September 6 and they are having themselves a party to celebrate and guess what you are invited! The formation of the RMOW back in 1975 officially turned the sleepy ski community into a real township. Since its inception, Whistler has grown to a permanent population of just under 10,000 permanent residents and has over 2.5 million annual visitors. The role of the RMOW includes governing and managing the resort community, including local municipality & government posts and community planning.

On Saturday, September 6 the RMOW invites you to celebrate 40 years of Whistler as an official community. Celebrations will run from 2 PM - 6 PM at Whistler Olympic Plaza. The mayor and special guests will help mark the occasion and longtime Whistler favorite Spirit of the West will perform at 3:30 PM.

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Whistler's favorite gelato establishment Lucia Gelato will be giving away FREE scoops of their specially crafted Whistler Anniversary flavor. In addition to the free gelato, guests can enjoy hot dogs and a corn roast by donation to the Rotary Club of Whistler. The Whistler Arts Council will be setting up shop with a FREE face painting, crafts station, balloon animals and Maple Sugar Shack where you create your own maple taffy treat. You can also dress up as your favorite Whistler icons at the photo booth and grab a picture. The Whistler Community Mural project will also be unveiled at the event, this project was completed by using photo submissions from guests using the hashtag #mywhistler. The best photos will be on display plus some throwbacks from the past.

Telling the Stories of Whistler art exhibit

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If you can't join us on Saturday you can always stop by the Telling the Stories of Whistler art exhibit at the Scotia Creek Gallery in Whistler Millennium Place. The exhibit looks back at Whistler's 40-year history through written word, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts, architectural drawings and photography submitted to the project by community members and friends. It runs for 40 days from September 3 to October 12 and promises to be a unique walk down memory lane.

Photo Credit: Whistler Museum (RMOW), Mike Crane (Concert), WSSF (Art Gallery)

Posted by on Thursday, September 03, 2015