•CANADA is the world’s second largest country (behind Russia)
•The population of CANADA is 35 million people
•We’re very multicultural – 1 in 5 CANADIANS were born outside Canada
•The U.S./CANADA border is the longest international border in the world
•There are 6 time zones in CANADA
•CANADA is the world’s most educated country, half our residents have college degrees
•CANADA has more lakes than the rest of the world combined
•80% of the world’s maple syrup comes from CANADA
•CANADA has more doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else
•CANADIAN words are spelled the British way, rather than the American way (examples: colour, neighbour, travelled, theatre)
•Justin Bieber is now the second most famous CANADIAN Justin, after our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
•CANADIANS are pretty funny: Jim Carey, Mike Meyers, Martin Short, John Candy, Russell Peters, Seth Rogen, Lorne Michaels, Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Samantha Bee and Will Arnett are all CANADIAN comedians who made it big internationally
•And Basketball, Trivial Pursuit, Peanut Butter, the Wonderbra, IMAX movies, Insulin, Blackberry and the Walkie-Talkie were all invented by CANADIANS.
Canada Day in Whistler
Here are some details of the Canada Day Celebrations in Whistler today.
Kick off the day with a pancake breakfast – complete with maple syrup – at Florence Peterson Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Entry is by donation, with proceeds going to the Whistler Community Services Society. Don’t forget to bring your own utensils and plates.
Canada Day Parade and Ceremony
Almost 50 community floats will be featured in the Canada Day Parade this year. The parade starts at noon at Whistler Olympic Plaza and ends at Mountain Square. This year’s theme is Strong, Proud and Free, with floats by local businesses, groups and clubs.
Following the parade a special Canada Day Ceremony takes place at Town Plaza at 1:15 p.m. The ceremony includes the singing of “O Canada”, speeches from Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden and BC MLA Jordan Sturdy (West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky), as well as complimentary maple gelato by Lucia Gelato while supplies last.
Performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Culminate the celebrations by enjoying a free performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra underneath the evening sky in Whistler Olympic Plaza at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the special Canada Day concert. Bring your own picnic basket and blankets. The performance conductor is Bramwell Tovey.
Their performance starts with “O Canada” and also includes pieces from Morawetz, Tchaikovsky and Lehar
The Orchestra returns Saturday, July 2, 2016 for a matinee show at 2 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza. The orchestra performance will feature Die Meistersinger: Overture (Wagner), Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (Prokofiev) and Beethoven’s Symphony Nov. 5, Opt., 67, C minor.
Furthermore, there is free transit and street entertainment all day long. With live music, dance, face painting, balloon art, arts and crafts for children, sporting displays and live art performances.
Source: Resort Municipality of Whistler
Whistler Real Estate Update
Current market activity is being determined largely by what is being offered for sale and we expect that general statistical analysis will be quite volatile going forward. As Whistler is a small market it is important for buyers and sellers to look closely at more detailed data for both, the type of property they are considering/selling as well as the neighbourhood in order to get a true picture of their particular area of interest.
Going forward we expect prices to remain strong as the factors driving demand for real estate in Whistler will likely remain unchanged. Sellers will continue to be firm on prices and buyers will need to be decisive to avoid disappointment.
Here is what’s for sale in Whistler at the moment:
Single family homes for Sale
Townhomes for Sale
Condos do stay as long as your please
Phase Two – Let the Hotel General Manager know when you are coming