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Busdon, Nello

  • CA-BC-BN007
  • Personne
  • fl. 1967-2001

Nello Busdon and his wife Jenny first moved to Whistler circa 1967. They purchased lot #5734 from Glen Creeman in 1976. The couple were active in the community, running a drama group that preformed live theatre and participating in the Annual Chateau Whistler Cup Loppet (a cross-country ski race). Nello served as a director of the Whistler Mountain District Chamber of Commerce in the early 1970s.

In 1984 the couple and their two children, Nicholas and Melanie, left Whistler for Sun Valley, Idaho. A farewell roast held for them at The Black Forest was attended by 150 people.

Aitken, Dr. Donald

  • US-CA-AD001
  • Personne
  • fl. 1976-2016

Dr. Donald Aitken is an expert in renewable energy sources. He gave a talk for AWARE's Speaker Series at some point prior to 2001. Aitken has served as President of the Solar Energy Society twice, created the first of 400 all-solar homes in the Lake Chapala area, and received many awards for his accomplishments and dedication to solar energy. He now lives with his wife and business partner, Barbara, in Ajijic, Mexico.

Rhodes, Mitch

  • CA-BC-RM001
  • Personne
  • fl. 1995-2015

Mitchell 'Mitch' Rhodes was a member of AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment) from 1999 to 2004, serving as vice-president, president, and treasurer. Between 2003 and 2009 he provided first aid, transport, and rescue services on Whistler-Blackcomb mountains. He also served as a committee member for the Whistler 2020 Economic Task Force (2008-2009), a panelist in green filmmaking at the 2007 Whistler Film Festival, an advisory committee member of the Community Foundation of Whistler Environmental Legacy Fund (2001-2004), a director of the Whistler Center for Sustainability (2001-2004), and treasurer of the Whistler Health Care Foundation (1998-2003). He currently works for the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia.

Princic, Lisa

  • CA-BC-PL002
  • Personne
  • fl. 2002

Lisa Pricnic was the Director of AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment) in 2002. She attended the Smart Growth BC Conference in May 2000 and C-ClARN (Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resource Network) Conference in Vancouver in November of the same year.

McMorran, Alex

  • CA-BC-MA001
  • Personne
  • 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.

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 Marketwurks.com, which helps marketplace managers to process vendor applications.

Brock, Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Walter

  • CA-BC-RWB001
  • Personne
  • January 10, 1874 - July 30, 1935

Reginald Brock was a geologist, army officer and university professor born in Perth, Ontario to Reverend Thomas Brock and Marian Jenkins. While studying at the University of Toronto, he served as a summer field assistant to Robert Bell, chief geologist of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC). He later graduated from the Queen’s College School of Mining and Agriculture with an MA in geology and medals in chemistry and mineralogy. In 1897, he received a permanent employment to the GSC, becoming head of the organization in 1907.

In 1900 he married Mildred Gertrude Britton in Kingston, Ontario; they had five sons – Patrick Willet, Byron Briton, David Hamilton, Thomas Leith, and Philip ‘Pip’ Gilbert.

During the First World War, Brock served as an officer in the 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders) before becoming major of the 196th (Western Universities) Infantry Battalion. He was later transferred to the 19th and 15th Reserve Battalions. Brock’s accomplishments during this period included heading a college of the Khaki University of Canada and serving as a geological intelligence officer in Palestine.

After the War, Brock became Professor of Geology and Dean of Applied Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Throughout the 1920s and 30s he pursued fieldwork in remote regions such as China, Fiji, Scandinavia, and Hong Kong. These decades also saw the family seek refuge from their busy lives at a much nearer getaway – Alta Lake. Beginning in 1929, the family spent summers at their cottage, the Primrose, constructed by Bert Harrop at the southwest corner of the lake.

On July 30th 1935, Reginald boarded a Pioneer Airways flight from Vancouver to Gunn Lake. The plane stopped to pick up Mildred at Alta Lake and then attempted to take off again. However, pilot William McCluskey could not gain proper altitude and had to bank sharply to avoid the treeline. The plane crashed on the old Pemberton Trail, about 400 yards south of Mons Creek. Reginald Brock and McCluskey were killed instantly. Milred and passenger David Sloan survived the initial crash but later died of their injuries.

The death of the Brocks was major news in Vancouver. Reginald received a military funeral, and Brock Hall at UBC was named in his honour.

Sloan, David

  • CA-BC-SD001
  • Personne
  • [d. August 9, 1935]

David Sloan, the Managing Director of Bralorne’s Pioneer Mines, was a passenger in the plane crash that killed the Brocks and pilot McCluskey. He survived the initial crash in critical condition. Sloan was rushed to Rainbow Lodge, then by rail to Squamish and from there by speedboat to the Vancouver General Hospital. Sadly, he died about 10 days later of his injuries.

DeBoer, Andrew

  • CA-BC-DA001
  • Personne
  • fl. 2001-2019

Andrew DeBoer was a member of the Whistler Cycling Committee and author of the first draft of "Whistler Trail Standards: Environmental and Technical Trail Features" in 2001. As of 2018-19, he was the Director of Northern Relations for the 99 Trials Association (‘trials’ being a mountain biking sport in which the rider attempts to complete an obstacle course without their feet touching the ground).

Walker, Chelsey

  • CA-BC-WC001
  • Personne
  • fl. 1980-present

Chelsey Walker is a former champion skier and the current executive director of the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program. She moved to the West Coast with her family in 1980 and started ski racing with the Blackcomb Ski Club the following year as part of the first Nancy Greene Ski League. In 1989 she moved up to Whistler full-time in order to attend the Ski Academy at Pemberton Secondary School. Following her racing career, she worked for five and a half years as a guide and assistant with Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing at Blue River, BC.

In 2005 Walker became the Executive Director of the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP). In this role, she presented at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and contributed to the 2010 Paralympics through WASP's partnership with the Whistler 2010 Sports Legacies Society, the Whistler Athletes' Centre and the Jeff Harbers Adaptive Sports Centre. In 2011, she received a nomination for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Health and Active Living Category. Walker has also been Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pemberton Children's Center since 2015.

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