Whistler Social Netball League and Netball 101 By Steph Ball

Whistler Social Netball League and Netball 101 By Steph Ball

So for the love of Netball and being deprived from a sport I love so much, the Whistler Social Netball League was founded in December 2012. To give you a quick idea of the sport - the development of netball derived from basketball from England in the 1890s.

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Celebrating Girls – The Whistler Pretty Faces Film Premiere

Celebrating Girls – The Whistler Pretty Faces Film Premiere

The United Nations made October 11 International Day of the Girl back in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year Gibbons Life is proud to help bring the second Whistler celebration of International Day of the Girl to life with a speaker event followed by a premier film screening.Last year the Whistler community celebrated by watching the inspiring film Girl Rising, which followed the stories of a courageous group of girls striving to get an education.

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Whistler Ranked #1 For Après in North America – Also Known for Good Skiing…

Whistler Ranked #1 For Après in North America – Also Known for Good Skiing…

Prestigious ski publication, SKI Magazine, ranked Whistler as the #1 destination in North America for apres - oh, and for skiing too. The poll is in its 27th year so we guess they know a thing or two about ski resorts...

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The New Super Proof Inc. Ski Movie Will Blow Your Mind

The New Super Proof Inc. Ski Movie Will Blow Your Mind

On September 30th Whistler will play host to the first ever Super Proof team film – The Recruitment. This full-length ski film combines a creative screenplay written by Sean Pettit, Max Hill and Leigh Powis with the talents of seven pro skiers. An untold story, Hollywood stylization and, of course, epic ski action makes this film a must-see for the upcoming winter season. For a sneak peak check out the trailer...

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Unusual Beers to Look Out for at the Whistler Village Beer Festival

Unusual Beers to Look Out for at the Whistler Village Beer Festival

It's looking like it's going to be a barmy few days for the Whistler Village Beer Festival, with temps hovering at 24 degrees for the main event on Saturday - the perfect temperature to knock back some brews. With over 60 breweries in attendance, it means there are over 150 beer to try. Although festival goers will be armed with a 4oz tasting glass it's still going to be hard work getting through that amount of grain filled goodness, so we've picked out a few of the unusual ones you might want to make sure hit your beer line up - even if it's just for the cred to say - been there, tasted that!

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Coming Soon to a YouTube Near You…

Coming Soon to a YouTube Near You…

A cultural experience, not a chug fest, is how Liam Peyton describes next weekend's second annual Whistler Village Beer Festival (Sept. 11-14). That's not to say the four-day celebration is solely for purists: Far from it.

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Beer Festival Embraces its Artistic Side

Beer Festival Embraces its Artistic Side

As everyone knows, it was the great beer expert Pharrell Williams who sang in his recent international hit Hoppy, "Because I'm hoppy... Clap along if you feel that hoppiness is the truth."

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The Whistler Gran Fondo Bike Race is the Toughest in the Country

The Whistler Gran Fondo Bike Race is the Toughest in the Country

Gran fondo means big ride in Italian, and that's certainly what it is. It's a 122-kilometre ride from Vancouver up the stunning Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler that's happening this Saturday, Sept 6.

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How to Make A Mexican Bulldog Margarita: Longhorn’s Signature Drink

How to Make A Mexican Bulldog Margarita: Longhorn’s Signature Drink

The bartenders at the Longhorn at the base of Whistler Mountain make thousands of "Bulldogs" each year - recently we had a request by a UK based visitor wanting to know how he could make this legendary concoction home. He wanted to take the taste of his summer adventure in Whistler home, so we decided to send him this video to show him just how it's done.

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Gibbons Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gibbons Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

When our CEO, Joey Gibbons, was one he lost his Grandpa to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Known as “Superdad” it was a huge blow to the family to loose such a treasured man, and frustrating because there was nothing they could do – unfortunately there still isn’t. ALS is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for muscle action we are able to control, such as those in the arms, legs, and face. The disease belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases, which are characterized by the gradual degeneration and death of motor neurons. Watch how the whole Gibbons team – Longhorns, Buffalo Bills, Tapley’s, Garfinkel’s and FireRock Lounge got nominated – it’s on Whistler, they've got 24 hours!

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