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Ancient Cedars Hike

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

It’s like going back in time every time we visit Whistler’s old growth forests, with cedar trees dating back several hundreds of years. Cedrus trees can grow up to 30–40 m (occasionally 60 m) tall with spicy-resinous scented wood, thick ridged or square-cracked bark, and broad, level branches. The shoots are dimorphic, with long shoots, which form the framework of the branches, and short shoots, which carry most of the leaves. The leaves are evergreen and needle-like, 8–60 mm long, arranged in an open spiral phyllotaxis on long shoots, and in dense spiral clusters of 15–45 together on short shoots; they vary from bright grass-green to dark green to strongly glaucous pale blue-green, depending on the thickness of the white wax layer which protects the leaves from desiccation. The seed cones are barrel-shaped, 6–12 cm long and 3–8 cm broad, green maturing grey-brown, and, as in Abies, disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds. The seeds are 10–15 mm long, with a 20–30 mm wing; as in Abies, the seeds have 2–3 resin blisters, containing an unpleasant-tasting resin, thought to be a defence against squirrel predation. Cone maturation takes one year, with pollination in autumn and the seeds maturing the same time a year later. Thepollen cones are slender ovoid, 3–8 cm long, produced in late summer and shedding pollen in autumn.[1][2]

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Happy New Years from Advantage E/J School

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Happy New Year Everybody!!!

Students and Staff at Advantage E/J School are looking forward to an amazing and awesome 2011!!! We wish you all the best for this year and beyond…

Keep your eyes open for new courses and events in the coming months.

2010/2011 Season Pass Rates

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The prices for Whistler Blackcomb 2010/2011 have been announced. The early bird passes are available until October 11. Also, as the winter season draws near, rooms must be reserved. For those individuals interested in the homestay or co-op program, please contact us with your housing preferences as soon as possible.

BBQ Karaoke Party

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Advantage EJ’s annual summer BBQ at the school director’s house and karaoke party was a blast. The potluck feast featured almost every kind of dish including Pat’s cheese cake which was quite popular. The students were also amazed by Dave’s Karaoke skills and the party lasted late into the night.

BBQ at terrace

BBQ karaoke 1

BBQ karaoke 2

ERH Co-op Program Special!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

We are offering 10% discount for registrations prior to September 30th, 2010 except 12 month course. More information on ERH Co-op Program and ERH Co-op Program Fees. Please write code ERH0930 with your registration.