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Beswetherick, Paul

  • ZA-BP001
  • Persoon
  • 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
  • Persoon
  • 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.

Chambers, Andy

  • US-WY-CA001
  • Persoon
  • 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
  • Persoon
  • fl. 1993

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

Chandler, Charles "Charlie" Ernest

  • US-WI-CCE001
  • Persoon
  • 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
  • Persoon
  • 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.

Brown, Buda Hosmer

  • US-WA-BBH001
  • Persoon
  • June 10, 1894 - August 12, 1962

Buda Hosmer Brown was a Social Credit Party politician representing Vancouver-Point Grey in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. She was born Buda Hosmer Jenkins on June 10, 1894 in Bellingham, WA to William D. Jenkins. She served eight years as a Vancouver Parks commissioner and married Donald Cameron Brown. Brown ran unsuccessfully as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the federal riding of Vancouver—Burrard in 1953 before being elected to the provincial assembly as a member of the Social Credit Party. Brown served in the provincial cabinet as minister without portfolio. She died in office at the age of 68.

Adam, Neil

  • US-WA-AN001
  • Persoon
  • fl. 1950s

Neil Adam participated in hiking trips in Washington in the 1950s, along with Dick Chambers.

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