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First Nations Snowboard Team

  • CA-BC-FIR-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 2004-

The First Nations Snowboard Team (FNST) is a non-profit organization which helps connect Indigenous youth to the land by introducing them to snowboarding, breaking down barriers to the winter sport by providing mountain passes, equipment, coaching, and mentorship. The team is also a feeder for the High Performance Team, made up of advanced slopestyle, racing, and backcountry riders who want to further their training and hit the competition circuit. They’re also encouraged to mentor others and become coaches themselves. For many thousands of years before the resort of Whistler existed, the area was an important meeting ground for the Líl̓wat7ul (Lil’wat Nation) to the north and Sk̲wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) to the south. Both nations have always been caretakers of the land, and the area around Whistler served as a central meeting point, where they would come to harvest, hunt, and conduct business in the communal village of Spo7ez (in the area known as Function Junction today). Many participants in the Whistler Blackcomb FNST program have ancestors from the two nations. Upon Whistler (and Vancouver) receiving the bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the FNST was established in 2004 by Aaron Marchant, with the idea of members of the First Nations being able to represent their own ancestral nations in sport. By 2009, the FNST was in full swing with both a high performance and recreational team, as well as 3 members on the BC freestyle team.

First Night International

  • US-MA-FIR-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1976-

First Night International is a non-profit organization with the mandate to promote alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebrations. The organization began as an alternative New Year's Eve celebration in Boston in 1976. The organizers of this event promoted the festivities as an alcohol-free, family-oriented New Year's celebration, and its success prompted an organization called "First Night International", which trademarked the name "First Night," so that all cities wishing to organize a festival by that name must first join the organization and pay a fee. Over 150 American cities and some international cities host these festivities on December 31. First Night festivals feature a variety of acts, events, and demonstrations showcasing the visual and performing arts, drawing primarily on local artists and entertainers. Cities generally stage First Night festivals in a central location and the atmosphere may resemble that of a street fair. Although some open-air entertainment is available to everyone, people who wish to attend events scheduled for indoor venues generally have to buy a pass (usually in the form of a button they wear on their clothing) which entitles them to attend all the events. One of the stated goals of First Night International is to wean people away from more boisterous, alcohol-laden New Year's Eve celebrations. Beyond decreasing alcohol consumption on New Year's Eve, they aim to promote a sense of community, provide family-oriented entertainment, deepen public appreciation for the arts, and bring new life to downtown areas.

First Night Whistler

  • CA-BC-FIR-002
  • Entidade coletiva
  • [1993]-?

First Night Whistler is a non-profit organization part of First Night International, which aims to host alcohol-free, family-friendly New Year's Eve celebrations. Whistler began hosting First Night in [1993] and was the idea of Sandra Smith (Bylaw Supervisor for the RMOW) and Maureen Douglas, and local events producer, Watermark Communications Inc., stepped up to host from 2003. In Whistler, the event was held from roughly 6:30pm to midnight in Village Square and featured local bands, street entertainment, and storytellers. Some events brought in MuchMusic Video Dances held in the Whistler Conference Centre. The event usually attracted about 3,000 to 3,500 people and tickets costed about $15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids under the age of two.

Fischer Sports

  • AT-FIS-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1924-

Fischer Sports is an Austrian sports equipment and apparel manufacturing company that produces goods for snow sports, more specifically Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing and ice hockey equipment. The company was founded in 1924 by Josef Fischer Sr., a cartwright, in Ried im Innkreis, northeast of Salzburg, Austria. In addition to making wagons, he made an occasional pair of skis. By 1938, the company had significantly expanded its ski manufacturing, with 30 employees, and sales of handmade skis in the United States reached 2,000 pairs. Following the conclusion of World War II, Josef Fischer Jr. became involved in the reconstruction of the company. In 1949, Fischer developed the first ski press to speed up production, which was still by hand. By 1958, the company employed 137 craftsmen, and was manufacturing 53,000 pairs of skis annually. In that year, Fischer adopted its three-triangle logo. In 1964, the company completed a new factory on the outskirts of town, featuring a state-of-the-art computerized sawmill. Fischer also introduced metal skis for the first time, on which Egon Zimmerman won the downhill at the 1964 Winter Olympics. By 1967, the company had 775 employees, and produced 330,000 pairs of skis. The company's research efforts over the years include skis for racing, including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and skis for attempting the world speed record. In the early 70s, Fischer became the biggest ski manufacturer in the world. In 1988, Fischer opened their factory in Mukachevo, Ukraine. 2002 was the year of Fischer's stock buy-back. Since then, Fischer has been 100% family-owned.

Whistler Fisheries Stewardship Group

  • CA-BC-WHI-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1996-

The Whistler Fisheries Stewardship Group (WFSG) is a non-profit society that was created to restore the health of Whistler's watersheds through community partnerships, advocacy, education, and projects like monitoring and restoring stream habitats, in turn improving fish populations. The WFSG was formed in 1996 as a partnership between various Whistler community groups and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) Parks and Planning Department. In 1997, with a $19,000 Urban Salmon Habitat Program grant, the group completed three major projects in the first year of their 5-year plan: enhancing Crabapple Creek (which was bulldozed during a flood in 1990) by complexing the stream bed with boulders and rootwads and reinforcing stream banks that were eroding; two old culverts on the Catholic Church property that disrupted Crabapple were removed, with the co-operation of the church; and fish passage baffles were built in the Millar Creek culvert at Function Junction, allowing juvenile fish to migrate upstream. In 1998, stream enhancement projects were completed with the help of an $18,600 USHP grant: a bypass channel on the River of Golden Dreams which allows juvenile fish to migrate upstream past the weir; an old dam on Scotia Creek was removed because it blocked gravel from moving downstream and maintaining good spawning habitat near Alta Lake; and work was done on Blackcomb Creek at Lost Lake to control erosion and improve fish habitat. The WFSG became a society in 1998. The WFSG commissioned the River of Golden Dreams (ROGD) Restoration Plan in 2003 to provide a rehabilitation program for this ecologically and socially important river in the heart of the Whistler Valley. Its ecological health is critical because it provides spawning and rearing areas for the main population of rainbow trout in the area, supports wetlands and numerous waterfowl, and for the last four years, after a fifteen year absence, kokanee salmon have reappeared and are spawning again in the river. The ROGD has had a degradation of its habitat in recent years due to a number of activities, including: the construction of BC Rail line, hydro lines, residential development, historical upslope logging, and the diversion of 21 Mile Creek directly into the creek rather than into Alta Lake, and tourism from canoe and kayak trips over the summer months. The ROGD Restoration Plan includes building three structures for Large Woody Debris (LWD) recruitment to enhance aquatic habitat quality by providing feeding and resting sites, and shelter from predators. The structures will also stabilize the stream banks.

Fleischmann Co.

  • CA-BC-FLE-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • fl. 1980s-

Forest and Wildland Advisory Committee (RMOW)

  • CA-BC-FOR-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • fl. 2000s-

The Forest and Wildland Advisory Committee is a committee created by the Resort Municipality of Whistler in order to report on the Cheakamus Community Forest’s activities as well as review alpine and forest recreation plans against guidelines. The committee is composed of several community representatives, including from AWARE and WORCA.

Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC)

  • CA-BC-FOR-002
  • Entidade coletiva
  • [fl. 1990s?-]

The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada is the Canadian national research body for forest engineering research. It is headquartered in Pointe-Claire, QC.

Forest History Association of British Columbia (FHABC)

  • CA-BC-FOR-003
  • Entidade coletiva
  • March 29, 1982-

The Forest History Association of British Columbia (FHABC) is a non-profit association aiming to collect, preserve, catalogue, and conserve the history of the forests of British Columbia. Formed on March 29, 1982 in Vancouver, the association’s interests cover a wide spectrum – from the history of people and machines to the evolution of forest resource management and the associated social and political aspects. The association publishes a newsletter containing articles, biographies, lists of new literature, book reviews, notices of meetings, and requests for information from researchers. Though originally based in Vancouver, the association is now run from Ladysmith, BC.

Forest Nursery Association of British Columbia (FNABC)

  • CA-BC-FOR-004
  • Entidade coletiva
  • [fl. 1990s?-]

The Forest Nursery Association of British Columbia (FNABC) is a non-profit association in British Columbia aiming to promote and foster the aims of forest nurseries in BC; educate government, industry, and the public in the benefits of growing forest seedlings and the sustainable management of forest lands; promote and support the continuous improvement of health, safety, and environmental responsibility in forest seedling nurseries; encourage continuing education, research, and continual improvement of forest seedling production; and facilitate communication between forest nurseries.

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