GO Fest Haven

Saturday, May 18 – Monday, May 20
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Learn something new!

Saturday, May 18

Nutrition talk: Fueling for sports with Danielle Rose – Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Join Danielle Rose as she discusses how to fuel your body before, during, and after sports. Learn simple ways on how to maximize your energy levels, improve digestion, and properly use sports supplements.

Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Ages 14+

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza


First Nations Drum Circle

Feel your heart beat in time to the drum as you’re welcomed in traditional song by people from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. The Hand Drum represent our heartbeat and are considered to have their own distinctive structure and spirit. They are an integral part of Squamish and Lil’wat cultures and are used in most of our celebrations.

Time: 11 a.m.

Ages: 14+

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza


Navigation in the Wilderness with Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures

A hiker can quickly become lost in dense or maze-like back country settings, making outdoor navigation skills vital for any wilderness trip. Modern GPS navigation systems/apps are excellent tools for finding your way, but, as with any device, they can fail. Learn multiple techniques for wilderness navigation, so you can get yourself back on track in even the most confusing back country locations.

Time: 1 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza


Essential Oils 101 with C’s Purely Essentials

Come & get inspired and feel how empowering these magical tiny drops of essential oil are. You will be educated on the basics of essential oils & learn and see for yourself how easy it is to incorporate these into your home.

At this class you will learn and be able to experience how to use essential oils to help with:
🌿Emotional support including reducing stress, anxiety, depression
🌿Sleep support
🌿Immune system
🌿Supporting healthy cellular function
🌿First Aid
🌿Cleaning House

Everyone who attends will receive an essential oil sample + literature.

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza


Rock the Feather – Gemstone Diffuser Bracelet Workshop

Rock The Feather will be facilitating a make your own Gemstone Diffuser Bracelet Workshop. In this workshop you will have Cedarwood and Lava Stone beads to work with as well as several different types of Gemstone Beads (Howlite, Rose Quartz, Jasper, Moss Agate, Obsidian, etc.) to accent your bracelets with. I will bring several examples for inspiration and guide participants in beading their bracelets as well as making sure the bracelets are the correct size and helping tie the knots properly.

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Age:14+

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza


Sunday, May 19

First Nation Smudging Ceremony

Smudging is ceremony in which First Peoples of North America use herbs in a sacred manner to purify a person’s body and spirit as well as a home or area. Three different kinds of plants are used in Northwest Coast Aboriginal Culture to smudge. Cedar bows are burnt for the purpose of cleansing, the smoke rises and the prayers make their way to the Creator. Sage is burned in smudging ceremonies to drive out ill feeling or influences, protecting the place of ceremony. Sweet Grass is one of the most sacred plants to the Plains Native People and is frequently burned after either sage or cedar to bring in positive influences and energies. Juniper is also used occasionally and added in with sage. Any container will do to hold the smudge while burning, usually made from stone or shell. A feather can be used to wave the smoke in the direction required.

Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Ages: 14+

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza.


First Nations Smudging / Crystals / Medicine Bag Workshop

Use buckskin, beads and hide lacing to craft a handmade medicine bag! Traditionally, medicine bags were used hold medicinal herbs or treasures that provide protection for the wearer who may be on a spirit quests, hunting and gathering, journeying to neighboring community, or everyday protection and reminders. Some of the more common contents for medicine bags are tobacco, sage, sweet grass or other items deemed special or spiritual, such as crystals or small carvings.

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

Ages 14+

Cost: Free

Limited spots available.

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza.


Essential Oils for Summer, outdoors and camping with C’s Purely Essentials

Come & learn how to set yourself up for an incredible summer with life’s best essentials. You will be educated and empowered on the best oils to use in the summertime + learn how to safely use them. You will learn how to cook with essential oils + get some incredible recipes to make your own natural non-toxic summer products to use on yourself and your family.

Come learn about:
🌿Bug Spray
🌿After-bite
🌿Sunscreen
🌿After sun Care
🌿Summer cooking with essentials

Everyone who attends will receive an essential oil sample, recipes + literature.

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza.


Love Craft Collective: Macrame Key-chain Workshop

Come join us for a fun beginner class and learn how to make your very own macramé key-chain to take home! You’ll learn, hands on, the basic knots used to complete your piece with all materials provided in this one hour workshop. There will be instructional visual handouts as well as a giveaway draw at the end of the class for one of the participants!

Time: 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Age: 14+

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up 15 minutes in advance for each workshop at the GO Fest Haven in Olympic Plaza.


Monday, May 20

Discover Nature with Whistler Museum

Visitors would have the chance to view various skulls, pelts, tree samples, aquatic bugs, amphibians and more. Interpreters would spark the interest of visitors and locals alike to learn about local flora and fauna by asking questions and leading them on a journey of discovery about local nature.

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

All ages welcome

Cost: Free