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Thursday, July 31, 2014

From yoga to music, mountain bikes, food, fido and fun – Whistler welcomes August with gusto

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - July 31, 2014

From yoga to music, mountain bikes, food, fido and fun – Whistler welcomes August with gusto


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Whistler, B.C. – With soaring temperatures and an abundance of events and activities to enjoy, Whistler in August is a summer fun seeker’s dream.

Wanderlust Whistler kicks it all off with five days of yoga, meditation, guest speakers, music, art and outdoor activities. Some of the world’s top yoga teachers and renowned speakers will represent a range of yoga disciplines and teaching styles. Wanderlust runs until August 4 with sessions and activities throughout the resort. Read the Whistler Insider’s guide to Wanderlust for inspiration and insights.

Also in August, the Canadian Orienteering Championships bring participants from across the country to various locations in the Village, on Whistler Mountain and at Lost Lake Park while the Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships heat things up at Dusty’s in Whistler’s Creekside.

The Whistler Farmer’s Market takes over Upper Village with offerings of fresh produce, baked goods and treats on Sundays (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Wednesdays ( 3-7 p.m.) throughout the summer.

From August 8-17, Whistler welcomes the Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival featuring some of the best riders in the world. Crankworx is a great spectator event and, new this year is the Kidsworx and Familyworx programs, opening up the festival to an even broader audience.

If music is your motivation, you won’t want to miss the Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series with free weekend concerts scheduled throughout August.

At the end of the month, Whistler goes to the dogs with the DockDogs Canadian Western Regionals event, featuring a number of competitive canine events.

For a complete list of Whistler events, visit www.whistler.com/events

Whistler-based travel consultants at whistler.com can customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. Whistler.com offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities and the price match guarantee. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit whistler.com for more details and offers.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

About the FE&A program
Celebration is an essential aspect of Whistler culture. This was highlighted during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games when the community presented the most outstanding display of sport, entertainment and culture the resort had ever seen. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and resort partners continue to build on that momentum through the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program to develop and attract a wide range of high-quality, year-round programming, including an exciting line-up of festivals, events and entertainment for all ages and audiences.

The FE&A program is funded by the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), which invests in programs and projects to build tourism throughout BC. The FE&A program is overseen by the FE&A Oversight Committee comprised of staff from the RMOW and Tourism Whistler, a community member at large and a Whistler council representative. Learn more about the FE&A program.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

Media can visit whistler.com/media for Whistler facts, media releases, story starters, local personality profiles and access to images and B-roll.

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