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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.

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.

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.

Chandler, Charles "Charlie" Ernest

  • US-WI-CCE001
  • Person
  • fl. 1908-1946

Charles "Charlie" Ernest Chandler was a trapper who made his home in the Alta Lake area during the first half of the 20th century. He came to the Whistler valley from Wisconsin in 1908 to pre-empt from the Crown about 160 acres on the northern end of Alta Lake. His move to the Whistler valley was meant to give him a fresh start, away from the influences of “the bottle," according to friend and Alta Lake local, Dick Fairhurst. He made a living as a trapper and wilderness/hunting guide, also doing odd jobs for neighbours and the Rainbow Lodge property. His trap lines ran along Wedge Creek all the way to Wedge Pass, and about 1.5 km down Billy Goat Creek on the Lillooet divide. Chandler sold ten acres of land to Alex and Myrtle Philip in 1913, which they would quickly turn into the famed Rainbow Lodge property. Chandler himself moved further North along Alta Lake to settle in the area now known as Alpine Meadows. He built his homestead there, where he lived until his death. In the winter of 1946, Chandler didn’t come to pick up his mail. His friends became concerned and went to check up on him, finding Charlie had had a heart attack and died while sitting in a chair outside his cabin. He was frozen stiff into his chair, and there was nowhere in Whistler to bury him, so he was transported to Rainbow Lodge to catch the train South. Still in his chair, he was loaded onboard a speeder car to Rainbow Lodge, but there was no train scheduled until the following day. His friends at Rainbow Lodge decided to hold a wake in the meantime.

Mahre, Phil

  • US-WA-MP001
  • Person
  • b. May 10, 1957

Phil Mahre is a former alpine ski racer widely considered one of the greatest American skiers of all time. He and his twin brother Steve competed on the World Cup circuit from 1976 to 1984. Mahre placed among the top three in the World Cup overall standings for six consecutive seasons, winning the title in the final three. He won gold at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and silver at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. In 2010 he carried the Olympic torch across the U.S.-Canada border en route to the Vancouver games.

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