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Category: British Columbia
February 6, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Get outta town: 3 quick ideas for your weekend

Have you finally had enough of frozen Seattle? Does any place else sound good about now? Here are three ideas to help lure you out of town. 1. Woo-hoo for yo-yos in Portland Celebrate Chinese New Year at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden with a colorful demonstration by the Portland Chinese School Yo-Yo Team. The…

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December 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Saturday is ‘Dress Like Santa Day’ (with free tickets) at Whistler

Santas and Mrs. Clauses make their way down the mountain during last year's Santa Day at Whistler Blackcomb resort. (photo by John Champion / coastphoto.com)

Santas and Mrs. Clauses make their way down the mountain during last year’s “Dress Like Santa Day” at Whistler Blackcomb resort. (photo by John Champion / coastphoto.com)

Whistler Blackcomb ski resort’s annual “Dress Like Santa Day” takes place Saturday, Dec. 14. The first 75 skiers/snowboarders dressed like Mr. or Mrs. Claus to check in at the Garibaldi Lift Company, at the base of Whistler Mountain, will receive a free lift ticket for the day, a value of up to $109 Canadian.

The costume must include red or black pants, or a skirt for Mrs. Claus, a red jacket with white trim, a black belt, a beard for Santa, and a Santa or Mrs. Claus hat. All Santa Day participants are to meet on the patio of the Garibaldi Lift Company at 8 a.m. One free lift ticket per person will be handed out to the first 75 people who meet the costume requirements.

All Santas will then ride the Whistler Village Gondola to

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