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Ples, Stefan

  • Pessoa
  • 1912-1985

Stefan Ples worked for the Garibaldi Lift Company for much of his life, and he is the inspiration behind two double black diamond runs off of Whistler Peak: Stefan's Chute and Stefan's Salute.

Burrows, Jane

  • CA-BC-BJ030
  • Pessoa
  • December 24, 1941 - December 29, 2018

Doris Jane Burrows (nee Archer) was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and received a degree in Marketing Research at Ryerson University before travelling to Vancouver to take a teaching degree at UBC. There she met Paul Burrows, who she married in 1971. The couple moved to Whistler so that Jane could teach the primary grades at Signal Hill in Pemberton. She was among the first teachers at Myrtle Philip Elementary School when it opened in 1973. Jane also served as a member of the Alta Lake Community Club, volunteered for the Whistler Museum and Archives Society, and co-published the Whistler Question newspaper with Paul. They continued to reside in their Alpine A-Frame until moving to Salmon Arm in 2000.

Burrows, Paul

  • CA-BC-BP013
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1960-2018

Paul D. Burrows first arrived in Canada from England in 1960 and came to Alta Lake by train in 1965 to ski. He worked as Ski Patrol for a season in 1966 and later on the Pro Patrol, all the while squatting in a rented trailer. After leaving Whistler for Vancouver and working in the printing business, he returned when his wife Jane received a teaching position in Pemberton. Burrows resumed his job as a ski patroller on Whistler Mountain while also working construction. He was active in the community, belonging to the Rotary Club, the Museum Board, and the Alta Lake District Ratepayers Association (president 1972/73), making an unsuccessful run for mayor in 1975, and serving as alderman in the 1980s. He and Jane were the original co-publishers of the Whistler Question (beginning 1976). In 1977 he was named Citizen of the Year. Paul and Jane continued to reside in their Alpine A-Frame until 2000.

Gardner, D.

  • Pessoa

Aabye, Dag

  • CA-BC-AD001
  • Pessoa
  • 1941-

Originally from Norway, Dag Aabye was known in Whistler and the skiing world as one of the pioneers of extreme skiing in North America, earning his reputation dropping cliffs and bombing chutes in Whistler and also as a stunt skier for high-speed chases in James Bond movies. In 1969, Dag Aabye skied a 70-degree B.C. face, triggering an avalanche and breaking his ribs riding it through the trees on the way down (and he still showed up to teach skiing that afternoon!). Dag Aabye currently lives in a bus outside of Silver Star, B.C., where he still competes in speed-skiing events.

Alta Lake Community Club

  • CA-BC-ALT-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1923-?

The Alta Lake Community Club was established in 1924 at Alta Lake, B.C. (now Whistler, B.C.) as a social club for the community. The club promoted a variety of community activities and built the first school building in the area.

Barbour, Charles

  • CA-BC-BC001
  • Pessoa
  • [18??] - July 1, 1940 fl. 1911

Charles Barbour was born in New Brunswick to Robert Barbour and [?] Newton (both originally of Scotland). His stepdaughter Beebe Fowles (would be Mrs. Ruddock) was born on August 16, 1895. He later married Dora Woodward. In 1900, he came to the West coast with his brother, Allan. They would own logging operations together in Squamish. His family came to Squamish in 1901. On May 24, 1906, he brought his wife and stepdaughter up the Pemberton trail by horseback (they had come to Squamish on the Defiance) to settle in Pemberton, having purchased land from Sylvanus Pettit. It was reported that Dora and Beebe were the first white woman and child to go up that trail. In 1907, he began logging operations in Squamish with his brother. Charles Barbour later lived in Vancouver while the Barbour home in Pemberton was used as a stopping house, first by the Bauers, and then by McLachlan (Charles Barbour's nephew). He owned a string of land and horses in Pemberton, and at times travelled through the Whistler area to meet with John Millar and sell horses. In 1913, he returned to Pemberton with his family.

Penniston, Lou

  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1911


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