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Anthony, Leslie

  • CA-BC-AL003
  • Person
  • fl. 1983-present

Leslie Anthony is a Whistler-based author, editor, poet, director, zoology professor, outdoor adventurer, and performer in stage musicals and documentaries. He has written for numerous magazines (Outside, Explore, Mountain Life Annual, Canadian Geographic, Ski Trax, Ski Canada, Equinox, sbsSKIER, PIQUE Newsmagazine, WB Magazine, The Tyee) on subjects including travel, sports, popular science, and the environment. He is/has been the Senior Contributor of Powder Magazine, Editorial Director of Mountain Life Annual, and Creative Director of SKIER Magazine. In addition, he has been the writer, editor, and photographer for his own company, Leslie Anthony Creative, since 1999. His credentials include a Master of Zoology from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto.

Books written by Anthony include "Snakebit: Confessions of a Herpetologist," "The Aliens Among Us," and "White Planet: A Mad Dash through Global Ski Culture." He also co-wrote and co-composed the music for "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical."

Burke, David

  • CA-BC-BD032
  • Person
  • fl. 1978-present

David 'Dave' Burke is a writer and editor with the Whistler Traveller Magazine. Prior to this, he was the editor of the Whistler Question from 2002-2010, the Squamish Chief from 2010-2014, and Whistler the Magazine in 2010. He has won a first-place Newspaper General Excellence award. Burke also works as a guest activity representative at Whistler Sport Legacies for special events such as the Biathlon Experience program and the 2010 Winter Olympics Nordic events.

Bush, Michelle

  • CA-BC-BM029
  • Person
  • fl. 1987-2018

Michelle Bush is a longtime figure in the Whistler arts scene, having worked as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, columnist, filmmaker, producer, retailer, playwright, performance artist, chef, decorator, event organizer, impresario, bartender, village host, and food van driver. She is also known for founding the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) in 1988.

Her performances include "By The Time Cupid Got To Whistler He Was Drunk," "Scrooge Was Right!" and "Maxine and Blair's High School Reunion."

Ford, Ashley

  • CA-BC-FA002
  • Person
  • fl. 1982

Ashley Ford wrote for the Whistler Village Report in 1982.

Gardiner, Meghan

  • CA-BC-GM001
  • Person
  • fl. 2003-present

Meghan Gardiner is a Vancouver-based actress, writer, and filmmaker. She was part of the cast of "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical" along with her husband Todd Thomson. Her acting credits include Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, A Christmas Story, My Fair Lady, Anne of Green Gables, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (on stage) and Smallville, The Good Doctor, and Supergirl (on screen). Her one-woman show, 'Dissolve,' has been touring North America since 2003.

Grittani-Livingston, Megan

  • CA-BC-GLM001
  • Person
  • fl. 2004-present

Megan Grittani-Livingston is a writer and photographer for newspapers including the Whistler Question and the Queen's University Journal.

Hill, Steven

  • CA-BC-HS001
  • Person
  • fl. 1994-present

Steven Hill is a contract and freelance writer, editor, and copywriter who has contributed to the Squamish Chief, the Whistler Question, Whistler This Week, Whistler The Magazine, Tourism Whistler, Aboriginal Tourism B.C., The Vancouver Sun, The Province, and other publications.

Lang, Serge

  • FR-LS001
  • Person
  • June 6, 1920 - November 21, 1999

Serge Lang was a French alpine skier known for founding the Alpine Skiing World Cup. He began conceiving of it in the mid-1960s as a means of increasing the international profile of alpine skiing, which was then a largely central European sport. The first unofficial World Cup season began in January 1967; that spring it became an official FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski)-sanctioned event. Lang continued to guide its growth over the coming decades, serving as president of the FIS Alpine World Cup committee from 1973 to 1986.

Lang was also a journalist who covered alpine, cycling, and other sports, including the 1948 Winter Olympics, for publications such as Blick, La Suisse, 24 Heures, and L’Équipe. It was he who coined the name 'Crazy Canucks' for the Canadian skiers Dave Murray, Steve Podborski, Ken Read, Dave Irwin, and 'Jungle' Jim Hunter. He founded the Association of International Ski Journalists in 1961 and wrote several books about ski racing and the World Cup, including “21 Years of World Cup Ski Racing” and the annual “Ski World Cup Guide.” His children and grandchildren have carried on the family tradition of involvement in the World Cup and the Tour de France bicycle race.

Lenskyj, Helen

  • CA-ON-LH001
  • Person
  • b. April 15, 1943

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Toronto in 1966, where she obtained her BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology in Education at the University of Toronto. She was appointed an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1990, promoted to Full Professor in 1996, and became Professor Emerita upon her retirement in 2007. She works as a researcher, writer, public speaker, and community activist. She has published many books, papers, and journal and magazine articles, primarily on the topics of gender, sexuality, and politics in sport. In September 2009, she gave a talk about the negative impact of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games at the Whistler Public Library.

Maxwell, G. D.

  • CA-BC-MGD001
  • Person
  • fl. 1992-present

G. D. Maxwell is a prolific, semi-retired columnist for PIQUE Newsmagazine who has lived in Whistler since 1992. He was one of the co-writers of SNOW: Whistler the Musical.

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