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Janyk, Michael

  • CA-BC-JM003
  • Persona
  • March 22, 1982 -

Michael "Mike" Janyk is a retired Canadian alpine skier. He is the son of former Whistler councillor and national ski racer Andree Janyk and Bill Janyk, and the brother of World Cup alpine skier Britt Janyk. He also has a sister named Stephanie. He was born on March 22, 1982 in North Vancouver. Mike learned to ski on Whistler Mountain in his early childhood and joined the Whistler Mountain Ski Club as a teenager in the 1990s, when his family moved there from West Vancouver in 1995. Janyk began ski racing on the junior ski circuit in 1997 and debuted in the World Cup by 1999. Janyk appeared for the Canadian team in the slalom event at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, where he finished in 17th place. Janyk did not win a World Cup race in his professional career, but has finished second on one occasion, December 3, 2006 in a slalom race in Beaver Creek. He also won the bronze medal in Slalom in February at the 2009 Alpine Skiing World Championship in Val d'Isère, the first medal ever won by a Canadian man in the slalom at the world championships. He also competed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, at his home resort of Whistler and alongside his sister, Britt. At the 2013 World Championships, Janyk finished 14th in the slalom while battling a painful rib sprain that had occurred earlier in the week. At the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, he produced the best Canadian result in the slalom, finishing 16th. He has finished in the top 10 a total of 27 times during his World Cup career, all in the slalom. He announced his retirement from the sport in March 2014. After retiring, he came across the opportunity to guest coach at a BC ski team camp. In 2007, Janyk joined forces with teammate, Manuel Osborne-Paradis, to create the Mike and Manny Foundation. Together they created a ski camp for kids who possess true passion for the sport and who may not be able to afford off-season training. In the spring of 2008, they turned it into a four-day all expenses paid ski camp for 10 up-and-coming young ski racers. From 2016 to 2021, he was the program director of the Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club. Since 2021, he has been the executive director of Whistler Mountain Ski Club.

Janyk, Britt

  • CA-BC-JB004
  • Persona
  • May 21, 1980 -

Britt Janyk is a retired Canadian alpine skier who specialized in downhill, super G, alpine combined, and giant slalom. She is the daughter of former Whistler councillor and national ski racer Andree Janyk and Bill Janyk, and the brother of World Cup alpine skier Michael Janyk. She also has a sister named Stephanie. She was born in North Vancouver on May 21, 1980. She learned to ski on Whistler Mountain in her early childhood and joined the Whistler Mountain Ski Club as a teenager in 1996, when her family moved there from West Vancouver in 1995. Janyk debuted in the World Cup in 1999. She started out with slalom and giant slalom, but after nearly losing her place on the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team, switched to speed events and excelled. During her career as a skier for Alpine Canada, she scored 18 Top 10 finishes in World Cup Competitions, including two podium finishes in downhill races. Both of these - a first place at Aspen and a third at Lake Louise - came in the 2007/2008 season, during which Janyk placed third overall. Her Olympic debut was at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in her hometown of Whistler; she received a sixth place finish in the downhill. Janyk retired from professional skiing the following year, but remains active in the sports world. She provided commentary for the 2012/2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup through Eurosport and the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympic skiing event through the Olympic Broadcasting Service. She has been an ambassador for Right to Play since 2008, a participant in Ski With an Olympian since 2012, as well as a salesperson at Peak Performance and U12 Ski Coach with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club since 2015. She was also a board member of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation for eight months in 2011/2012.

Janyk, Bill

  • CA-BC-JB003
  • Persona
  • fl. 1960s-

Bill Janyk is the president of V. J. Management Inc. and a long-time resident of Whistler. From 1965 to 1971, he completed a Bachelor degree in economics and commerce at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Bill married Andree Janyk (nee Vajda) in 1979, and they had three children: Britt, Michael, and Stephanie. Two of his children, Britt and Mike, became Olympic skiers. The family lived in West Vancouver until 1995, when Bill, Andrée, and the family moved to Whistler. Bill founded V. J. Management Inc. in 1996 and has worked there as owner and president since. Since 2003, he has been the treasurer on the board of directors for the Whistler Health Care Foundation. In 2015, his wife, Andree, was diagnosed with cancer. She was still serving as a town councillor for the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) at the time of her death from cancer on June 16, 2017 at the age of 68. He currently is the treasurer on the board of directors of the Canadian Home Builders Association Sea to Sky Chapter.

Janyk, Andree Suzanne

  • CA-BC-JA001
  • Persona
  • March 9, 1949 - June 16, 2017

Andrée Vajda Janyk was a Whistler councillor, school trustee, skier, ski coach, and volunteer who won numerous awards for her dedicated service to the Whistler community. Born March 9, 1949 in North Vancouver to parents Francis and Peter Vajda, Andrée was their first born, followed by two brothers, Chris and Stephen. Growing up in Delbrook, she enjoyed running track and field and ski racing with the Tyee Ski Club on Grouse Mountain. She eventually skied with the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team and went on to serve as a ski coach, a founding member of the Blackcomb Ski Club and a volunteer for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. She pursued a degree in kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and a Master's in kinesiology from the University of Brussels (she lived in Belgium for six years). She married Bill Janyk in 1979, and they had three children: Britt, Michael, and Stephanie. Two of her children, Britt and Mike, became Olympic skiers. The family lived in West Vancouver, where she went to work in the community: starting an organic food co-op out of her home, coaching the local soccer teams, and actively engaging with the school board. She was a strong advocate for health and fitness, leading the first Fitness Leadership Certificate Program at Capilano University, serving on the national First Summit on Fitness Committee, and running a food co-op to promote eating organically. In 1995, Andrée and the family moved to Whistler. Within a year she was elected as a school trustee, where she served twelve years in the late 1990s and 2000s, pushing for a more student-centered learning model during the reorganization of School District 48. She was also instrumental in the growth of youth soccer in Whistler, founding the Whistler Youth Soccer Club with her friend, Bob Calladine. As a member of the Whistler Weasel Workers she became Chief of Slippers for the Women’s Alpine events during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2011, she was elected to the Resort Municipality of Whistler's town council for a three-year term, then re-elected in 2014. One of her most important achievements during this time was the creation of the Recreation and Leisure Advisory Committee, for which she served as the Council's first ever appointee. In 2015, she was diagnosed with cancer. She was still serving on Council at the time of her death from cancer on June 16, 2017 at the age of 68. Janyk received many honours, including being named the Whistler Cup Volunteer of the Year, BC Alpine Volunteer of the Year, and Sport BC Community Hero. In 2010, she was crowned Whistler's Citizen of the Year. The Andrée Vajda Janyk Sports Field at Cheakamus Crossing was named in her memory in 2018.

Jansen, Jan

  • CA-ON-JJ001
  • Persona
  • fl. 1970s-

Jan Jansen is a long-time Whistler resident and former general manager of resort experience for the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW). He grew up in Ontario and had worked construction there before moving West. He moved to Whistler from Toronto [in the late 1980s] and found a job as a parks technician. When the RMOW needed someone to see it through the planning and development of an arena and pool, Jansen, with experience in facility construction from back East, made a good fit and became the RMOW's general manager of resort experience. The focus at that time was to bolster summer business, and turn Whistler into a bonafide two-season resort. Jansen left his RMOW role for ten years to work on the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, serving at various times as director of Whistler venues, project manager of the Whistler Sliding Centre, and executive director of Games operations before returning to the RMOW in 2009. In 2011, the RMOW began to focus its efforts on developing a Festivals, Events, and Animation program—an initiative that would prove wildly successful in the following years, driving record-breaking visitation and Whistler's emergence as a four-season resort. Some of his more recent career highlights include working on Whistler's Official Community Plan, the purchase of the historic Parkhurst lands along Green Lake, and a land swap deal that added the 44-hectare Prism lands to the municipal portfolio, among others. Jansen retired in 2020.

Jans, William R.

  • CA-BC-JWR001
  • Persona
  • fl. 1990s-

William R. Jans is a photographer based in Vancouver. He owns his own photography business, WRJ Photo, and specializes in photographing events, people, corporate functions, and aerial photography (drone and helicopter). He studied photography at Langara College in Vancouver and has worked as a photographer since 1991. He is known for hosting live multimedia shows based on his travels. He has been commissioned to photograph a variety of famous faces and was chosen to be one of the three official photographers for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama while he was in Vancouver for three days. His photographs have also been on display at the Canada Pavillion at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Janoseck, Joe

  • CA-BC-JJ005
  • Persona
  • [fl. 1920s?-]

Janeway, Chris

  • CA-BC-JC003
  • Persona
  • [fl. 1970s-1980s?]

Chris Janeway was a windsurfer and Whistler resident during the 1970s and 1980s. He grew up in Shawnigan Lake, BC, where he was involved in sailing and cross-country running as a teen. He graduated high school in 1971, and eventually moved to Whistler, where he was known for windsurfing on Alta Lake. He competed in windsurfing across BC, winning the BC Windsurfing Championship in the heavyweight class in Penticton, BC in 1980.

Jamieson, Marion-Lea

  • CA-BC-JML001
  • Persona
  • fl. 1970s-

Marion-Lea Jamieson is a BC artist who creates paintings, drawings, illustrations, sculptures, and murals. Originally from Vancouver, she graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1974, where she specialized in printmaking, 3D design, and fabrication. After art school, she performed & choreographed dance works, then produced illustrations for editorial, publishing, and advertising. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1988, then a Master of Arts at UBC in 1990. She returned to creating fine art in 1998, creating public artworks in steel & concrete for fifteen years, then painted large works in oils for a subsequent fifteen years. Her public artworks include: "Running Man", painted steel and cast resin sculpture (commissioned for the City of Kelowna, BC in 2000); "Not Cast in Stone", a concrete sculpture (commissioned by the City of Zhengzhou, China in 2006); "Sister Fish", a painted steel sculpture (commissioned by the City of Amneville-les-Thermes, Lorraine, France in 2007); "Memory Banks", a concrete sculpture created with the participation of the local community (commissioned by the City of Surrey, BC in 2007); "Sine Wave", a cast and hand-formed concrete sculpture (installed in Victoria, BC in 2010); "Anima II", powder-coated steel (commissioned by the City of Bremerton, WA in 2010); and "Whispering Bird", steel with rust patina (purchased by City of Fife, WA in 2012). Jamieson's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and sold to public and private collections in Canada, the US, France, and China. She has participated in the following gallery symposiums: "SymposiumAtrium" in 2007 in Amneville-les-Thermes, Lorraine, France (one of 15 international commissioned artists); "Renaissance and Rising" in 2006 in Zhengzhou, Henan, China (one of 28 international commissioned artists); and "Okanagan-Thomson International Sculpture Symposium" in 2002 in Kelowna, BC (one of twenty international commissioned artists). She has held solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver, Squamish, Coquitlam, Langley, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Parksville, Gibsons, Vernon, Silverton, Mission, Bowen Island, Friday Harbour, Chilliwack, White Rock, San Juan Island, Lake Oswego, Beijing, Port Angeles, Bellingham, Blaine, Zhengzhou, and Ube, Japan. She has recently left Vancouver to live and work in Qualicum Beach, BC, on Vancouver Island.

Jamieson, Keith

  • CA-BC-JK001
  • Persona
  • fl. 1980s-

Keith Jamieson is a long-time Whistler resident and the maintenance manager for Whistler Transit. He belonged to the Alta Lake Community Club in the 1980s. He was promoted to the maintenance manager of Whistler Transit during restructuring in 2007. He enjoys skiing in his free time and has competed in the Peak to Valley Race on Whistler Mountain.

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