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American Friends of Whistler

  • US-WA-AME-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 2002-2019

American Friends of Whistler (AFOW) was an American charitable organization set up to enhance the Whistler community and foster greater understanding and friendship between Canadians and Americans, raising and distributing funds for health and human services, culture and the arts, and the environment and outdoor recreation in the Whistler community. Founded in July 2002 by a small group of Americans who spend time in Whistler as second home-owners, the group has donated millions of dollars to local Whistler non-profit organizations registered as a non-profit charity in Washington State. In 2019, the board made the decision to cease operations due to trouble being an all-volunteer organization keeping administrative costs under 3%. Former members decided to continue to be active in supporting the Whistler community through charitable giving as individuals, and maintain the AFOW website as a way to facilitate the continuing of charitable giving for the Whistler area.

Baltzan, Paula

  • US-UT-BP001
  • Pessoa
  • c. 1966-

Paula Baltzan attended the third session of the 1980 Toni Sailer Summer Ski Camp in Whistler. She works as a teacher in Park City, UT.

Allen, Cathy

  • US-UT-AC001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1966-1967

Cathy Allen is a former member of the US FIS National ski racing team. She studied voice at the University of Utah and taught skiing at Alta ski resort.


  • US-TX-7EL-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1946-

7-Eleven in Whistler was located on the corner of Main St. and Northlands Blvd. in Whistler Village. It was loacted there from the 2000s-2016 and was replaced by Hunter Gather Eatery & Taphouse.

Bettigole, Bryna

  • US-RI-BB001
  • Pessoa
  • October 10, 1940 -

Bryna Bettigole is a female clinical social worker in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She was born October 10, 1940.

Belge, Kathy

  • US-OR-BK001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1980s-

Kathy Belge has been a freelance writer and journalist since 2003. With a magazine journalism degree from Syracuse University, she writes about travel, culture, politics, trends and the LGBTQ community. She was born and raised on the East Coast, but has since moved to Portland, OR. For 11 years, she penned one-half of the popular advice column Lipstick & Dipstick in Curve magazine. She is co-author of Lipstick & Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships and Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens. In addition to writing books and magazine articles, Kathy has a number of business clients for whom she writes website content, guest blogs, staff biographies, informational articles, and all means of SEO friendly articles. She was Social Media Team Lead for Airbnb from 2013-2020. When she's not writing, she can be found hiking with her Alaskan malamute (Olive), biking, or traveling in her camper van, Squeaky.

Bonne Bell Cosmetics

  • US-OH-BBC-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1927-

Bonne Bell is a cosmetics company aimed for teens. The company was best known for its line of astringents and cleansers named "10-0-6." In the 1970s, they expanded into a popular range of lip balms called Lip Smackers which became the company's signature product. Bonne Bell was founded in 1927 in Lakewood, Ohio by cosmetics salesman Jesse Bell, who named it after his daughter. Bell made his products on a hot plate in his basement and then sold his skin care products door to door. In the 1950s, the company pursued the outdoor market and developed sunscreens, heavy-duty moisturizers, and lip protectors for skiers, hikers, and joggers. In the 1960s, Bonne Bell sponsored the US Ski Team and many other amateur and professional sports events. In 1972, the company sponsored 10K marathons in 15 cities and many charitable races. By 1985, the business had grown into a $50 million enterprise. In 2007, the company largely relocated to Australia, and reduced American domestic representation. The relocation was largely at the request of the Vice President of Ideation, Hilary Bell, to the then CMO, James Ward, in a bid to globalize the "Smackers" Brand. By 2009, the company had returned to the United States. In January 2015, the company announced that the Bonne Bell and Lip Smackers brands would be acquired by Markwins International, though Bonne Bell will continue to distribute other brands in Europe, Asia, and Australia under the name Bell Family Brands. In accordance, the company also announced the partial closure of its headquarters, effective March 2015

Bennett, Adele

  • US-OH-BAB001
  • Pessoa
  • October 5, 1930 - October 5, 2016

Adele "Betsy" Bennett was a member of the Alta Lake District Ratepayers Association. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Betsy grew up in the center of the city and would spend her summer vacations at the family summer-house on St. Joseph Island, on Lake Huron in Ontario. She graduated from Miss Porters School, Farmington, Connecticut in 1948 and then attended McGill University and Mills College. Betsy married Winslow Bennett in 1951. They raised four children, hiked the Rockies, ranched near Twin Butte, Alberta, and travelled to all seven continents before settling in Vancouver. She volunteered for the Elizabeth Fry Society, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Vancouver Aquarium. She was an Aquarium volunteer for 44 years and served on the board for 20 years. She enjoyed skiing, biking, and hiking in the Whistler area.

Arnold Palmer Enterprises Inc.

  • US-OH-APEI001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1960-

Founded in 1960 by professional golfer, Arnold Palmer, Arnold Palmer Enterprises Inc. is a design company that focuses on building and remolding golf courses. It is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ginader, Marlene

  • US-NY-GM001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 2009-present

Marlene Ginader is a stage, film, and TV actress and musician originally from Brandon, Manitoba. She was part of the cast of "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical" in 2009. A graduate of Studio 58, her acting credits include The Vertical Hour (UP), Around the World in 80 Days, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Once, FBI, and the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher. Ginader currently resides in New York.

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