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Carlson, Rich

  • CA-BC-CR003
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 2000s-

Rich Carlson is a snowmobiler from the Sea to Sky Corridor who stars in the snowmobile films 'Roops of Hazard', 'Roops of Hazard 2', and 'Roops of Hazard 3'. In 2001, the premiere of Roops of Hazard 3 was held as a fundraiser for Carlson, who had broken his back the previous winter in a sled crash.

Carlson, Neil

  • CA-BC-CN002
  • Pessoa
  • [fl. 1950s-1980s?]

Neil Carlson was a member of the Alta Lake Community Club in Whistler sometime between the 1950s and 1980s.

Carlson, Brett Murray

  • CA-AB-CB001
  • Pessoa
  • 1976 - January 17, 2000

Brett Murray Carlson was an extreme skier in Whistler known for his ski films and videos. Originally from Calgary, he worked at the Calgary Ski Cellar for several years before moving to Whistler. He died at age 24 while filming a ski stunt on Nordic Drive in Whistler on January 17, 2000. He had been making a ski video with his friends while trying to ski a jump over a road gap, but came up short and suffered multiple injuries, dying instantly. In memorial, a group of friends carried his ashes up Whistler Mountain's Peak Chair and skied down in one run. The Brett Carlson Memorial Foundation was created in his honour, which donated $25,000 towards the Kees and Claire Hut at Russet Lake, Carlson's legacy being immortalized with a lounge and shotski there.

Carley, Jodi

  • CA-BC-CJ004
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1991

Jodi Carley was a Blackcomb Mountain employee in 1991.

Carleton, Kay

  • CA-BC-CK001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1950s-[?]

Kay Carelton was a Whistler resident from 1971 to 1991. She was married to former Whistler mayor, Pat Carleton, and had two children, Gordon and Patricia. They originally built their cabin in Whistler along the shores of Alpha Lake in 1958, at first only visiting at weekends and holidays. They moved to the cabin permanently in 1971, and left their home in Whistler to move to Sardis, BC in 1991.
He married his wife, Kay, in 1941, and they had two children, Gordon and PatriciaCarleton and his wife Kay later built a cabin along Alpha Lake in 1958 and, after he retired in 1971, moved to their cabin to live full time. Pat and Kay left Whistler for Sardis, BC in 1991.

Carlbergs Gift Shop

  • CA-BC-CAR-003
  • Pessoa
  • 1981-

Carlbergs Gift Shop is a souvenir and gift shop located in Whistler Village. It began operating in 1981, among the first retail shops in the newly-completed Whistler Village and the longest-running gift store in Whistler.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association

  • CA-BC-CAR-002
  • Entidade coletiva
  • fl. 1990s-

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association is one of six regional tourism boards under Tourism BC. The association began as the Cariboo Tourism Association (CTA), worked in conjunction with Tourism BC and regional stakeholders to gather research data and host meetings with the goal to help market tourism in the Cariboo Chilcotin area. At the 1999 CTA annual general meeting held in Quesnel, the “Land Without Limits” slogan was adopted, along with the new name Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association.

Carey, Doris

  • CA-BC-CD004
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1980s

Doris Carey was a member of the Alta Lake Community Club in the 1980s.

Cardinal Concrete Ltd.

  • CA-BC-CAR-001
  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1973-

Cardinal Concrete Ltd. is a supplier of ready-mix concrete for commercial and residential projects from Lions Bay to Pemberton. It includes two concrete plants (one of which is in Whistler), an aggregates quarry, and a concrete pumping business. Bob Fast began the business in 1973, having grown up on his family's dairy farm in the Fraser Valley and moving to Squamish that same year. Cardinal Concrete supplied projects including the Brennan Park Ice Area in 1979, the shops at the BC Rail Yards on Government Road in the early 1970s, the start of Whistler Village in 1979, the shops at Squamish Terminals in the early 1980s, the Sea to Sky Gondola, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, and the 2010 Winter Olympic venues in Whistler and the Callaghan Valley. Cardinal Concrete was sold by the Fast family to Lafarge Canada Inc. in 2019.

Capozzi, Herb

  • CA-BC-CH002
  • Pessoa
  • April 24, 1925 - November 21, 2011

Herb Capozzi was an athlete, businessman, professional sports team manager, and political figure in British Columbia. He was born in Kelowna, BC on April 24, 1925 to Pasquale "Cap" Capozzi, an Italian immigrant and vineyard proprietor of Calona Wines. He had two brothers. Capozzi won a sports scholarship to the University of British Columbia for football and basketball, where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Communications, all while serving as a member of the BC Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was named Athlete of the Year at UBC in 1948. Upon graduation, he was offered a $4,000 contract to play for the New York Giants, but turned it down in order to study at the University of Italy. He returned to Canada in 1952, moving to Calgary to work for Shell Oil and play with the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL. In 1953, he moved to Montreal to play for the Montreal Alouettes and work as a program director for CBC. As a racketball player, he won the Canadian Masters championship in 1974 and the Canadian Golden Masters championship in 1981. Capozzi was General Manager of the BC Lions CFL team from 1957 to 1966, winning the Grey Cup in 1964, then leaving the team run for provincial government office. He represented Vancouver Centre in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1966 to 1972 as a Social Credit member. During this time, he entered hospitality ownership in Vancouver and opened Sneaky Pete’s, also holding investments in Charlie Brown’s Restaurant, 12 Caesars Restaurant, Harry C’s night club and Sugar Daddy’s disco. He purchased the Vancouver Canucks hockey team in 1971, helping to keep the team in Canada. Capozzi established the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team in 1974. He served as owner, president, and board chairman of the team. Under his ownership, the team won the North American Soccer League (NASL) Soccer Bowl title in 1979. He had a wife, Dorothy Capozzi, and three children, but separated from his wife in 1979. He married his subsequent girlfriend, Ellen Brown. He was a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. He was a co-founder and owner of The Keg restaurant chain and co-owned the first ever McDonald's franchise in Canada. He succeeded his father as owner of Calona Wines, as well as the Capri Hotel (now the Coast Capri Hotel) and Capri Centre Mall. Through his father's company he opened Dabbers, Kelowna’s first professional bingo parlour, through which he donated millions to charity. Capozzi was also president of Pasadena Investments, a development company based in Kelowna. Capozzi was a director responsible for food, entertainment, and housing for Expo 86 in Vancouver. In 1987, he joined his friend, Harry Moll, in the stock promotion business and was chairman of Unilens Optical. Capozzi was also a director of Pineridge Capital Corp., Moll’s public holding company; director and vice-chairman of International Potter Distillers; and vice-president of Pastel Food. He received the Order of British Columbia in 2008. He died of tongue cancer at home in Kelowna on November 21, 2011 at the age of 86.

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