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Board Meeting Agenda, Exhibit Planning, May 10

Board meeting agenda for the Whistler Museum and Archives Society May 10, 1989. Includes correspondence, outside signage, outside flower baskets, inside signage, exhibit showcases and texts, the ski room, the pioneer room, planning for the layout of the museum and three sample texts that have been edited in pen. The name Kris appears at the top of the first page.

Summary of WMAS

A summary of the Whistler Museum's exhibit rooms and facilities, as well as some details about the collections. It also lists the corporate bodies who have used photos and textual material from the Archives for their publications.

The Bard of Blackcomb Magazine Article

A magazine article pasted on to a cardboard backing entitled "The Bard of Blackcomb: Whistler Valley was 'Paradise Found' for author Alex Philip." The article is about the story of Alex and Myrtle Philip in Whistler Valley and the fictionalized account of this experience written by Alex Philip in his book The Painted Cliff.

Whistler - The Magazine 1991 Special Anniversary Issue

Magazine featuring articles on Whistler's many amenities.

Table of contents:

p. 7: Fresh Tracks - Whistler is changing so quickly it's hard to keep up. Here are a few quick items to keep abreast of everything from Powder Mountain to Burnt Stew, Bjorn Borg to Rev. Reay.

p.12: Olympic Dreams - The momentum which has carried Whistler to its present state started back in the early 60s with a bid for the Olympic Winter Games. By Bob Barnett.

p.17: Chronology - A date-by-date compilation of what happened and when in Whistler's past century of development as a resort and community

p.19: Kids' Stuff - Kids know Whistler's a great place to bring their parents. Here's the low-down on what's happening for tots to teens. By Andy Jukes.

p. 22: You Must Be Crazy - Blackcomb's Saudan Couloir and Whistler Mountain's Peak to Valley races are extreme competitions on superlative mountains. By Doug Sack

p. 26: Mountain Map - Take the trail orienteering out of orientation.

p. 29: Ski In Vogue - The functional third to the latest ski fashions.

p. 30: Chateau Whistler - Special section on the features of CP's hotel

p.33: Seasonal Changes: There is no off-season, in fact things pick up in the summer with activities from climbing to river rafting as well as fishing, which started it all. By Brian Smith

p. 36: Whistler Vision - Four local photographers show their best

p. 38: Valley Map - Here's the illustrated route through Whistler

p. 40: Interior Perspectives - Home is where the hearth is. A walking tout through Whistler designer homes with a view. By Leana Rathkelly

p. 46: Nancy's Ski Tips - Whistler's Olympic champion Nancy Greene Raine shares a few of her secrets for making the most of your day on Whistler and Blackcomb.

p. 48: Dining Guide - Haute Cuisine at the foot of the mountains

p. 54: Night Life - A walk on the wild side: life after dark

p. 58: Final Frame - Bored with skiing? Try flying, on a ski

Whistler Museum & Archives Society Calendar Diary 1988

A Whistler Museum & Archives Society 1988 Calendar Diary. Contains monthly calendar pages from January-December 1988. Also contains numerous archival photos and captions as listed below;

  • "1921 Peak Experience viewing 7th Heaven?" : Alex and Myrtle Philip (in dark clothes) guide guests on a day's hike from Rainbow Lodge.
    -"She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes ..." : Myrtle Philip poses with officials of the Pacific Great Eastern (P.G.E.) railways by the 1935 ford with flanged wheels used to travel on the railroad.
    -"Whistler's First Hotel" : 1926 Deluxe accommodation - the Alta Lake Hotel - built and operated by Russ Jordan near the Alta Lake P.G.E. station near the south end of Alta Lake.
  • "Bring your own knap-sack" : Green Lake General Store: Saddle & Pack - J.C. Rougier, prop.
    -"Teddy Bear's Picnic!" : May 1926: Orphaned "Teddy Bear" was raised at Rainbow Lodge by Myrtle Philip. When grown, he was 'retired' to the Stanley Park Zoo in Vancouver, B.C.
  • "You should have seen the ones that got away!" : The day's catch: Myrtle Philip and guests at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C. c.1915.
    -"Ivan's Workout - Rainbow Style" : Ivan Ackery of Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre fame was a frequent guest at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C. c.1930.
  • "The Happy Gang" : The first picnic of the Alta Lake Community Club was held in 1923 at Rainbow Point. Mr. Harry Horstman presided with the coffee pot.
  • "Early Local Trapper":
    -August 1911: Lou Penniston and Myrtle Philip (right) pose with Charlie Barbour and John Miller (centre) at Mile 34 1/2 on the P.G.E. Railway - now the site of Function Junction. Miller Creek, named for John, flows southward from Alpha Lake.
    -John Miller and Charlie Barbour with Alex Philip (right) stand in front of Miller's cabin and chicken house. This recorded the first visit by the Philips to the Valley after a long walk from Squamish. John rented out bunks at 50¢ per night to travellers.
    -"On the Edge"
    • Sept. 10, 1923. Neal Carter on Wedge Mountain with Alta Lake showing in the background.
    • Sept. 12, 1923. Charles Townsend on the summit of Mt. Turner viewing Turner Glacier.
  • Myrtle and "the boys" trail riding at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C., with Armchair and Wedge Mountains in the background.
  • "Horsepower" : (Left to Right): Jack Jardine, Tom Neiland, Pat O'Neill and Jenny Jardine logging out poles in 1931 on Neiland's Ranch at Mile 34 1/2 near today's gravel pit at Function Junction. Wedge and Armchair Mountains show in the distance.
  • Christmas holidays in the 1920s at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C. :
    • Jean Tapley, followed by her sister Myrtle Philip skiing down "Lorimer Road".
    • Guest with Jean and Myrtle waiting for the train at Rainbow Station with the "Bridge of Sighs" in the background.
      -Mr. & Mrs. Coleman from Seattle with Myrtle, 1923.
    • Skating on Alta Lake, looking north.
      -"Peace, quietness and graciousness lives in the lives of those who have made this spot their home"
      The last pages also include a request for donations of pertinent material to the Museum and Archives, a brief history of the Alta Lake Community Club, Photography acknowledgements and a thank you for purchasing the calendar.

Whistler Museum Pamphlet

A 2016 brochure for the Whistler Museum. Contains short paragraphs about each of the exhibits: pioneers, natural history, skiing history and the Olympics. The back panel has the museum contact information, opening hours and a small map. There are pictures from each of the exhibits, including an image of Myrtle Philip, and the outside of the museum included in the brochure.

Whistler Traveller Summer/Fall 2009

Table of Contents:
Destinations:
16 Whistler: welcome to sea to sky country
52 Squamish: the outdoor adventure capital of Canada
70 Pemberton: the fertile valley to the north
Culture:
56 Two Nations: a shared journey
Local Flavour:
8, 10 Local Vibe: Whistler style
12 Local Raves & Faves: Britt Janyk shares her favourites
14 Why Don't You: try this!
Maps:
92 Local Detail Maps
94 Village Map
47 Hiking Trail Maps
50 Biking Trail Maps
Dining & Entertainment:
72 Flavours of Whistler
73 Farmers Market
76 Dining and Entertainment: an array of culinary delights
81 Recipe from the Chef
Spa and Wellness:
60 A Time to Heal: aboriginal healing
Safety:
86 Be Bear Aware: what you need to know if you encounter this local resident
Calendar:
94 Whistler Happenings: what's going on during your stay
Style:
82 Olympian Artist: from ice skates to oil paints
84 Shopping: take home a local treasure
Adventure:
31 Ten Must-Do Adventures: calling all thrill seekers!
42 Whistler Favourites: timeless activities
44 Things to Do: plan your adventure
54 The Chief: a rewarding journey
Swing:
62 Fore!: a golfer's paradise
64 A Golf Safari: pro tips on sea to sky country's signature holes
The magazine contains numerous articles about things to do in the summer in and around Whistler such as exploring the mountains, the countdown to the Olympics, 10 must-do adventures, golf courses to try, walking and biking trails to do, including maps of trails and of the village, articles about Squamish and Pemberton, an article about the Squamish and Lil'wat peoples, an articles about spas and healing in Whistler, and article about being aware of bears in the area, places to eat and drink around Whistler including a recipe to try, the history of the wine business in BC, the art of Toller Cranston and a calendar of events happening over the spring and summer in Whistler.

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