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Sawicki, Joan

  • CA-BC-SJ003
  • Personne
  • b. September 18, 1945

Joan Marie Sawicki is a former British Columbia politician. She earned a BA in Education in 1968 and worked as a secondary school teacher and land-use consultant before entering politics. In 1987 she served one term on the Burnaby City Council. From 1991 to 2001, she served as an MLA for the BC NDP, representing Burnaby-Willingdon. She held the positions of Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (1992-1994) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Municipal Affairs (1994-1996) and to the Minister of Environment, Lands, and Parks (1996-1998). In 1999, she herself was named as the Minister of Environment, Lands, and Parks, a position which she held until 2000.

Quinlan, Chris

  • CA-BC-QC001
  • Personne
  • fl. 1991-present

Christopher 'Chris' Quinlan grew up on the B.C. coast and worked in a logging camp before moving to Whistler in 1991 to enter the food and beverage industry. He held several jobs, including driving buses and working in restaurants, before becoming the founding president of the Restaurant Association of Whistler and helping develop the Restaurants of Whistler Dining Guide.

Quinlan has served on City Council and in the Chamber of Commerce, sat as vice-chair of the Whistler Housing Authority, and been the morning show host for 101.5 Whistler FM. Since 2009, he has been the director of the Whistler Center for Sustainability. From 2010 to 2018, he was the manager of the Whistler Farmer's Market. He went on to develop a successful Sea to Sky Farmer's Market collaboration and to found the website, which helps marketplace managers to process vendor applications.

Nebbeling, Ted

  • CA-BC-NT001
  • d. 28 Oct. 2009

Originally from Amsterdam, Holland, Ted immigrated to Canada with his life-partner Jan Holmberg in 1977. After establishing the Scanwich restaurant, catering to business executives in downtown Vancouver they sold the business to their staff and moved to Whistler in 1979. Ted and Jan opened a variety of retail stores in Whistler Village including Gourmet Bakery and Fine Foods, Forget Me Nots, Chef and Baker, Whistler Tops, Ruggers, Berg & Berg and Mucho Macho. Ted began his political career in 1986 when he was elected to Whistler council in 1986, he was re-elected as councilor in 1988 and in 1990 he was elected mayor. He was reelected as mayor in 1993. After ten years in Municipal politics Ted moved on to provincial politics and was elected as the Liberal MLA for West Vancouver-Garibaldi in 1996. Ted was reelected in 2001 and served as Minister of State for Community Charter and Minister of State for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was part of the delegation in Prague in July 2004 when the 2010 Winter Olympics were awarded to Vancouver and Whistler.

On November 15, 2003 Ted and Jan were married , a few months after same-sex marriage was legalized in BC. At that time, Ted was one of the most senior politicians in the world in a same-sex marriage. It didn't last long, a day later a cabinet shuffle left Ted without a portfolio. Both Ted and the Government stated that the timing was coincidental.

Ted left provincial politics in May 2005. He launched a third bid for mayor in August 2005, but the campaign was unsuccessful.

Ted passed away on 28 Oct 2009.

Doyle, Jim

  • CA-BC-DJ015
  • Personne
  • October 28, 1943 -

Jim Doyle is a British Columbian politician and former MLA. Born in Northern Ireland, he worked in Australia for a time before moving to Canada in 1967. He was elected a municipal councillor for the town of Golden, BC in 1976, re-elected in 1978 and 1980, and served his first run as mayor from 1981 to 1990. During his first few decades of politics he also had a 24-year career with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Doyle became MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke in 1991 and retained this position through two terms. He served as Minister of Municipal Affairs from 1999 until his election defeat in 2001, with the exception of a brief interlude in 2000 when he was Minister of Forests. After this, Doyle returned to municipal politics and served as mayor of Golden again from 2002 to 2008.