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Butler, Todd

  • CA-BC-BT012
  • Persona
  • fl. 1993-2017

Todd Butler is a musician, songwriter and comedian with over 20 years of experience in musical theatre, comedy clubs, street performance, and special events. He is the head of the Butler Brothers Band, formerly known as the Todd Butler Band, whose diverse musical style includes blues, bluegrass, country swing, funk, R+B, and reggae. They performed at the Whistler Country and Blues Festival at least three times.

Carleton, Pat

  • CA-BC-CP002
  • Persona
  • March 25, 1920 - November 29, 2004

William Patrick 'Pat' Carleton was as the first mayor of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, serving from 1975 to 1982. Born in Langley, BC, he was a band member for the Salvation Army, the Irish Fusiliers, and the Royal Air Force auxiliaries in his youth. He married his wife, Kay, in 1941, and they had two children, Gordon and Patricia. Carleton had a 25-year career as a coffee salesman, working for Dickson's Coffee and F.J. Neate and Co. He first visited Whistler on a fishing trip in 1956. By 1960, the family owned a cabin at the end of Old Gravel Road on Alpha Lake, which they would visit on weekends and summer holidays.

Upon Carleton's retirement in 1971, he and Kay moved up to the Alpha Lake cabin full-time. Pat became involved in the community, serving on the Alta Lake Ratepayers Association and as president of the Chamber of Commerce. When Whistler was named a Resort Municipality in 1975, he ran successfully for mayor and became head of a five-person municipal council. Over the next seven years, Carleton oversaw the development of Whistler into a fully-fledged resort town. He and his council developed a land use plan which saw the inception of Whistler Village on the site of the former garbage dump. In the face of opposition from large property owners, Carleton and two aldermen went to Victoria to get provincial approval for their plan or face resignation. They were successful, and Carleton would turn the first sod on the future Town Centre site. Other milestones which occurred during his tenure were the openings of Whistler's first sewage treatment plant in 1977 and Blackcomb Mountain in 1980. The Carleton Lodge hotel, named in his honour, opened in the 1982, the year of his retirement as mayor.

Pat and Kay left Whistler for Sardis, BC in 1991. He died in Chilliwack at the age of 84.

McMorran, Alex

  • CA-BC-MA001
  • Persona
  • fl. 2009-present

Alex McMorran is an actor, director and musician. Originally from Vancouver, he currently lives and works in the UK. He is an alumni of the University of British Columbia and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He directed "Problem Child" in the inaugural season of Whistler's Blank Slate Theatre Festival and performed in "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical." Further acting credits include The Wedding Singer, Sweeney Todd, Amadeus, Richard III, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Titanic: A New Musical, Antony & Cleopatra, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol, The Taming of the Shrew, Miracle on 34th Street, and Lonely Planet.

Roberts, Gordon

  • CA-BC-RG001
  • Persona
  • fl. [1967]-present

Gordon Roberts is a Vancouver actor, singer, dancer, accompanist, director and musician with over 50 years of experience in Canada and the U.S. He performed on Blackcomb Mountain in the Whistler Summer Theatre circa 1995 (appearing in The Three Bears and Little Shop of Horrors) and again in SNOW - Whistler: The Musical around 2009. His other acting credits include Fiddler on the Roof, King Arthur’s Kitchen, Honk!, Evita, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Oklahoma, My Fair lady, and Little Women.

Sample, Bill

  • CA-BC-SB001
  • Persona
  • fl. [1973]-present

Bill Sample is a Vancouver composer, producer, arranger, and pianist who did the musical direction for “SNOW – Whistler: The Musical.” His career has spanned four decades, in which he has performed with many well-known musicians, composed for numerous musicals, and received awards such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, an Entertainment Hall of Fame Star, and induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Ginader, Marlene

  • US-NY-GM001
  • Persona
  • fl. 2009-present

Marlene Ginader is a stage, film, and TV actress and musician originally from Brandon, Manitoba. She was part of the cast of "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical" in 2009. A graduate of Studio 58, her acting credits include The Vertical Hour (UP), Around the World in 80 Days, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Once, FBI, and the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher. Ginader currently resides in New York.