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Vanlochem, Kim

  • CA-BC-VK001
  • Person
  • fl. 1998-present

Kimberly 'Kim' Thompson Vanlochem is a freelance writer for Whistler the Magazine, Ski Canada, Mountain Culture Magazine, BC Magazine, the Vancouver Province, and many other publications. She was the sports editor of the Whistler Question from 2003 to 2008 and the freelance sports reporter for The Canadian Press from 2008 to 2013. She has been the Senior Communications Officer with the Resort Municipality of Whistler since 2008.

Szabo, Judy

  • CA-BC-SJ002
  • Person
  • fl. 1999-2010

Judy Szabo is a writer for Whistler the Magazine and the Whistler Question.

Symko, Tina

  • CA-BC-ST001
  • Person
  • fl. [1999]-present

Tina Symko is a Whistler resident and environmentalist who has been active in promoting sustainability. She received a Master of Resource Management from Simon Fraser University and moved to Whistler circa 1999. During her first several years in town, Symko was a dedicated volunteer for AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment), serving on some of its working committees, such as Valley Bottom Wetlands and Whistler’s Wilderness Backyard. She also coordinated the Watershed Management Plans for the River of Golden Dreams and Crabapple Creek, helped implement the Natural Step Framework for the Whistler Sustainability Project, and worked with organizations such as the Langley Environmental Partners Society, Western Canada Wilderness Committee, and Greenpeace.

On November 15th 2001, she was appointed as Project Coordinator for AWARE. In this capacity she was responsible for fundraising, networking, organizing committees, and working with the board of directors. By this point, she had already published a number of papers in the field of environmental sustainability. Symko further contributed to Whistler in the following years by contributing photographs to the ‘Picturing Whistler: Local Faces, Local Spaces’ exhibit at the WMAS circa 2004, and writing several articles for Pique Newsmagazine (2002-2006).

Symko has been heavily involved with the Olympic Games. She was the Information Centre Manager for the Vancouver 2010 bid from 2002 to 2004, and the Senior Manager of Environmental Management & Stability for VANOC from 2002 to 2010. She began consulting with the Sochi Olympic organizers in 2010, culminating in a trip to Russia in 2012 to lead a workshop on the Forest Stewardship Council.

Tina Symko remains active in the Whistler community, having worked with Youth Services at the Whistler Public Library since 2011 and coached the Whistler Figure Skating Club since 2013. She is currently a Senior Associate for Ponsford and Associates Management Consulting.

Richardson, Lisa

  • CA-BC-RL001
  • Person
  • fl. [1990s]-2010

Lisa Richardson is a writer who has penned articles for Whistler the Magazine and co-written SNOW: Whistler the Musical. She was also a member of the Whistler Museum and Archives staff in the 1990s.

Paul, Heather

  • CA-BC-PH001
  • Person
  • c. 1974-present

Heather Paul is a Systems Analyst and Project Manager at the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the current chair of Arts Whistler. A professional emcee, public speaker, writer, performance artist, and theater director, she is involved in many local artistic and cultural projects and events, including the Chidlren's Festival, the 2009 play "SNOW: Whistler the Musical," and the 2010-11 Whistler Presents Concert Series. She founded Short Skirt Theatre Company, which has been giving community productions at the Arts Centre since 2002. In 2017 Paul was named Whistler's Citizen of the Year.

Nelson-Moody, Aaron

  • CA-BC-NMA001
  • Person
  • b. April 14, 1967

Aaron Nelson-Moody, also known as Tawx'sin Yexwulla (splashing eagle), is a Squamish carver and jeweller working in the Coast Salish tradition. Since beginning his career as an artist in 1998, he has worked with community groups and schools across Canada and in Japan and Scotland. Nelson-Moody's works include the doors to the B.C.-Canada pavilion at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, several large pieces for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, four house boards for the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, a housepost at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a repousse piece for the "Here and Now" exhibit at the Burke Museum in Seattle. He graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program at Vancouver's Native Education College in 2008.

In addition to his art career, Nelson-Moody has worked for Kahtou Native Newspaper and Adbusters Magazine as a writer and photographer. He is an active storyteller and dancer, and has volunteered for 10 years with the Uts'am Witness Project designed to reconnect city-dwellers with nature. Nelson-Moody has participated in two Tribal Journeys canoe trips using the Squamish Nation's 50-foot canoe, and one trip using Xwlacktun's family canoe, the Pekultun.

Maxwell, G. D.

  • CA-BC-MGD001
  • Person
  • fl. 1992-present

G. D. Maxwell is a prolific, semi-retired columnist for PIQUE Newsmagazine who has lived in Whistler since 1992. He was one of the co-writers of SNOW: Whistler the Musical.

Lenskyj, Helen

  • CA-ON-LH001
  • Person
  • b. April 15, 1943

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Toronto in 1966, where she obtained her BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology in Education at the University of Toronto. She was appointed an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1990, promoted to Full Professor in 1996, and became Professor Emerita upon her retirement in 2007. She works as a researcher, writer, public speaker, and community activist. She has published many books, papers, and journal and magazine articles, primarily on the topics of gender, sexuality, and politics in sport. In September 2009, she gave a talk about the negative impact of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games at the Whistler Public Library.

Lang, Serge

  • FR-LS001
  • Person
  • June 6, 1920 - November 21, 1999

Serge Lang was a French alpine skier known for founding the Alpine Skiing World Cup. He began conceiving of it in the mid-1960s as a means of increasing the international profile of alpine skiing, which was then a largely central European sport. The first unofficial World Cup season began in January 1967; that spring it became an official FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski)-sanctioned event. Lang continued to guide its growth over the coming decades, serving as president of the FIS Alpine World Cup committee from 1973 to 1986.

Lang was also a journalist who covered alpine, cycling, and other sports, including the 1948 Winter Olympics, for publications such as Blick, La Suisse, 24 Heures, and L’Équipe. It was he who coined the name 'Crazy Canucks' for the Canadian skiers Dave Murray, Steve Podborski, Ken Read, Dave Irwin, and 'Jungle' Jim Hunter. He founded the Association of International Ski Journalists in 1961 and wrote several books about ski racing and the World Cup, including “21 Years of World Cup Ski Racing” and the annual “Ski World Cup Guide.” His children and grandchildren have carried on the family tradition of involvement in the World Cup and the Tour de France bicycle race.

Hill, Steven

  • CA-BC-HS001
  • Person
  • fl. 1994-present

Steven Hill is a contract and freelance writer, editor, and copywriter who has contributed to the Squamish Chief, the Whistler Question, Whistler This Week, Whistler The Magazine, Tourism Whistler, Aboriginal Tourism B.C., The Vancouver Sun, The Province, and other publications.

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