Whistler Presents: Family Night at Whistler Olympic Plaza

February 8, 2013: Whistler, BC − Families looking for a fun way to spend Wednesday evenings now have a great new option. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is now hosting a new event called Whistler Presents: Family Night at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Designed for families with kids of all ages, the event will feature Canadian-themed activities and entertainment such as sled rentals from the Sled Zone, hot chocolate, balloon toques, snowman contests, fire spinning, storytellers, and more. This adds to the already popular outdoor skating available at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Free event to take place every Wednesday evening throughout the winter 

Family Night will run 5 to 7 p.m. from February 6 to the end of March. Participation is free, and skate rentals are available for $5.

This latest addition to the Whistler Presents programming provides an enhancement to the Whistler visitor experience during the mid-week.  With a strong focus on families and an overarching Canadian-theme, Family Night is intended to create increased vibrancy and excitement in the heart of Whistler Village throughout the winter.

Weather conditions may cause cancellations, so families interested in participating in the Wednesday Family Nights are encouraged to check with Village Hosts on the day they would like to attend.

The weekly event is part of the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program and is funded through the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI).

About the FE&A Program

Celebration has always been an important aspect of Whistler culture as was highlighted during the 2010 Winter Games when the community presented the most outstanding display of sport, entertainment and culture the town had ever seen. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and resort partners have continued to build on this momentum by coming together to develop quality year-round, cultural programming. Complementing the many great events the resort has become known for, the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program showcases a variety of events, concerts and lively village entertainment for all ages. In support of Whistler’s place-based cultural tourism strategy, the RMOW invests in many cultural projects. The FE&A program is financed by the funds it receives from the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) designed to invest in programs and projects to build tourism in the province.   The program is overseen by the FE&A Oversight Committee, which is comprised of staff members from the RMOW and Tourism Whistler, a community member at large and one member of Whistler Council. 

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane