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Honey, Reginald

  • ZA-HR001
  • Person
  • December 4, 1886 - March 24, 1882

Reginald Honey was a barrister and former president of the South African Olympic Committee and British Empire Games Federation. He was born on December 4, 1886 in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied law at Oxford University and later became a barrister in the Supreme Court of South Africa. At Oxford he played rugby, water polo, and swam. He also played rugby in South Africa for Western Province. Honey was President of the South African Olympic Committee and served a term as President of the British Empire Games Federation. Co-opted onto the IOC in September 1946, Honey served until his death in March 1982 at age 95. He was the doyen on the IOC in 1981-82. When South Africa was expelled from the Olympic Movement in 1970, Honey offered to resign from the IOC; he was unanimously retained as member by a vote of the IOC. He passed away on March 24, 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Beswetherick, Paul

  • ZA-BP001
  • Person
  • fl. 1980s-

Paul Beswetherick is an arborist and horticulturalist living in Whistler, hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa in 1984. He has worked for the Resort Municipality of Whistler as the Landscape Maintenance and Snow-clearing Supervisor since 1994. He has been Director of the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council since 2010. His hobbies include fly-fishing and cross-country skiing.

Beswetherick, Loreth

  • ZA-BL001
  • Person
  • fl. 2000s-

Loreth Anne White Beswetherick hails from Cape Town, South Africa, but now lives in Whistler. Formerly a journalist and editor of sixteen years, she is now a romance novelist. When she’s not writing, she enjoys long-distance running, biking or skiing on the trails with her dog. Loreth has won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice award, is a double Romantic Times Reviewers’ choice award finalist, a double Rita finalist, a double Daphne Du Maurier finalist, and multiple CataRomance Reviewers’ choice winner.

Korfanta, Karen

  • US-WY-KK001
  • Person
  • January 1, 1945 -

Karen Korfanta is an American former alpine ski racer who earned a World Cup top ten finish and two World University Games medals, as well as Park City Mountain Resort’s race department manager. She was born January 1, 1945 in Rock Springs, WY. She learned to ski at a small ski area founded by her father and mother near Pinedale, WY. She dominated the region's junior racing circuit, winning the US Junior National Slalom Championship in 1963 and the senior title in 1964. While completing a Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Utah from 1964 to 1969, she competed in the 1966 Sestriere Winter Universiade and the 1970 Rovaniemi Winter Universiade - in 1970 winning silver medals in giant slalom and alpine combined. She was a member of the US National Alpine Ski Team from 1967 to 1970 and the US Olympic Team in 1968. Her post-racing triumphs include being coordinator for the Men's and Women's US Alpine Ski Program (since 2009), Assistant Alpine Director of the US Ski Team, Assistant Director of the National Training Center at Park City, UT and a FIS technical delegate. As the race department manager of Park City Mountain Resort, a position she took up in 1986, she orchestrated America's opening World Cups and the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games competitions at that venue. Karen was named chairwoman of the FIS Ladies Alpine Skiing Sub-Committee in 2008. That same year, she received the prestigious S.J. Quinney Award for her contributions to skiing from the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library's Ski Archives, the Intermountain Region's foremost authority on skiing history. She was inducted to the Alf Engen Ski Museum Hall of Fame in 2010.

Gerety, Megan

  • US-WY-GM001
  • Person
  • October 14, 1971 -

Megan Gerety is an American retired World Cup alpine ski racer and speed skier. She was born on October 14, 1971, and her ski racing career lasted most of the 1990s. She competed in the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics. Gerety competed at three FIS World Championships. She finished fifth in downhill at the 1996 Worlds, was eighth in the same event in 1999, and was fourth in Super-G at the 2001 World Championships. Her best overall World Cup finish came in the 2000/01 season when she was 33rd. In discipline World Cups, she was fifth in the downhill and Super-G. Gerety also skied some Alpine combined events. After retiring from competition in 2001, Gerety married long-time boyfriend and fellow-Olympian Tommy Moe in 2003. They have two daughters and live in Wilson, Wyoming.

Chambers, Andy

  • US-WY-CA001
  • Person
  • fl. 1980s-

Andy Chambers is a former member of the US National Alpine Ski Team who grew up in and continues to live in Jackson Hole, WY. After retiring from ski racing, he formed North40 Realty and named it in honor of his grandfather's homestead in what is now Grand Teton National Park. In 2018, he was inducted into the Jackson Hole Ski Hall of Fame.

Winters, T.

  • US-WT001
  • Person
  • fl. 1993

T. Winters is an American skier who served on the jury of the Labatt Blue Whistler Mountain Ski Classic in 1993.

Langlois, Kevin

  • US-WI-LK001
  • Person
  • fl. 1990s-

Kevin Langlois is an American ski and mountain guide based in Littleton, CO. He grew up in Wisconsin, until his desire for bigger mountains lead him to move West and become a NOLS instructor, where he instructed and guided in the rock and boating programs. Kevin has worked as a rock guide, mountain guide, ski guide, and ice guide in Utah, Colorado and California with various companies. Kevin is AIARE Level 3 certified, as well as an AIARE course leader and holds a WEMT. He enjoys skiing, dirt-biking, and hunting in his free time. Kevin lives in Littleton, CO with his wife, Melissa, and children.

E. C. Kropp Co.

  • US-WI-ECK-001
  • Corporate body
  • 1898-

E. C. Kropp Co. was a publisher of postcards. The company is credited with being the first one in the United States to print advertising postcards; it was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1898 and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1957

Chandler, Charles Ernest

  • US-WI-CCE001
  • Person
  • [1867?]- February 8, 1946

Charles "Charlie" Ernest Chandler was one of the earliest of the Alta Lake settlers. Originally from Wisconsin, Charlie arrived in British Columbia to help solve his problem with the bottle, "to get the hell away out in the woods, some place where it wouldn’t be too handy”, in his words. On his arrival in 1908, Charlie pre-empted 160 acres on the north end of Alta Lake and spent three or four years improving the land in order to gain title from the Crown. In 1913, he sold ten acres to Alex and Myrtle Philip. He then moved further North and settled on land that is now the lower part of Alpine Meadows. There, he built a homestead and remained for the rest of his life. He operated a trapline on Wedge Creek running as far as Wedge Pass and a mile down the Billy Goat Creek on the Lillooet divide. Charlie trapped this line during the winter and did odd jobs during the summer. When he had a ‘stake’ he would head for town and blow it all, then come home and carry on with his basic lifestyle. Part of his income came from taking others along on his hunting trips. Charlie died peacefully sitting in his chair outside his home on February 8, 1946. When he was found, he was completely frozen. Unable to straighten him out, a number of Alta Lake residents carried Charlie, in his chair, down to a speeder on the railway tracks. He was transported by speeder to Rainbow Station, where he remained seated in his chair until the train arrived the next day. Dick Fairhurst recalled that Charlie’s friends threw a wake for him right there in Rainbow Station. The following morning, he was given a great send-off on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, presumably still seated in his favourite chair.

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