Residents and visitors invited to Mountain Square official re-opening celebration July 15, 2012
July 11, 2012: Whistler, BC - Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the official re-opening of Mountain Square on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Square is located near the top of the Whistler Village Stroll between the Hilton Building, Carleton Lodge, and Sundial Place.
The celebrations will include a First Nations welcome ceremony, opening remarks by the acting mayor, cake, a DJ set, fashion show by Mountain Square merchants, and live art demonstrations. In addition, a free yoga class will take place at Lululemon at 8 a.m.
The Mountain Square Parkade Waterproofing Project began on April 23, 2012 following the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, and was completed on June 30, 2012 in time for the Canada Day long weekend festivities. Construction was required to install a new waterproofing membrane over top of the roof of the parkade underneath Mountain Square.
Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden said, “I would like to acknowledge the staff for all of their hard work on this project and the contractors, Jacobs Brothers Construction. This project was completed on schedule and on budget. I would like to thank the Mountain Square businesses for their cooperation and support during construction, and both our residents and guests for their patience.”
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to maintaining and enhancing Whistler Village. Several improvements to Mountain Square were incorporated in the project, including the replacement of paving stones and installation of a new labyrinth design, the addition of a barrier free/accessible route and sit-able walls, and improved lighting. These enhancements will make it easier to accommodate temporary seating and staging for events in Mountain Square.
The schedule for the Mountain Square opening celebration includes:
8:00 a.m. Free yoga class (Lululemon)
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Live art (carving) and DJ TRAX set
12:00 p.m. First Nations welcome and official opening remarks
12:10 p.m. Fashion show (OC2, Fun for Kids, Lululemon)
12:50 p.m. Ceremonial cake
3:00 p.m. Event wrap-up
For more information about the Mountain Square Waterproofing Project, visit: whistler.ca/mountainsquare.