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"Sword of the Lord"

Video is a National Film Board of Canada documentary about Olympic ski racer and Crazy Canucks member 'Jungle' Jim Hunter. Official NFB summary: "This documentary records the extraordinary determination of Jungle Jim Hunter to be the best ski racer in the world. We witness his gruelling exercise routines, pre-race tensions, trials and deep religious faith of this dedicated athlete."

Walker, Giles

Alex Douglas Fonds

  • ADOUGLAS
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2016

This fonds consists of photographs, documents, audiovisual material and a tape relating primarily to the Toni Sailer and Dave Murray Summer Ski Camps held on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains (especially during the 1970s-1990s when donor Alex Douglas worked there). Additional material relates to skiing in the Whistler area and in general.

Building T-bar 1980 Toni Sailer Summer Ski Camp

Photographs of the Toni Sailer Summer Ski Camp building their T-bar on Whistler Mountain, and a Volkswagen Beetle near the water.

Identification according to ADOUGLAS-03-011:

  • 001 (93-6) – May 1980, “SUMMER CAMP starts – damage to bottom station.”
  • 002 (93-7) – May 1980, “damage to counter weight frame.”
  • 003 (93-10) – May 1980, “Before the tower holes.”
  • 004 (93-11) – May 1980, “Damage Bottom station.”
  • 005 (93-13) – May 1980, “Lunch time.”
  • 006 (93-12) – May 1980, “Rock storage area.”
  • 007 (93-15) – May 1980, “Distance to where we found the cable over the edge of the snow bank, it was 120 ft away and 6 ft under the snow.”
  • 008 (93-17) – May 1980, “digging the cable out.”
  • 009 (93-20) – May 1980, “[Rocky] (John + Jan) and new child they were over X-country skiing.”
  • 010 (93B-1) – June 1980, “Bill, Floyd, Noel, loading salt.”
  • 011 (93B-2) – June 1980, “Adrian.”
  • 012 (93B-5) – June 1980, “Lining up tower 1.”
  • 013 (93B-7) – June 1980, “Lining up tower 2.”
  • 014 (93B-12) – June 1980, “Tower 1 +2 up.”
  • 015 (93B-16) – June 1980, “Tower 3 being welded.”
  • 016 (93B-17) – June 1980, “Tower 3 being welded.”
  • 017 (93B-18) – June 1980, “Floyd + Bill putting bottom station back together again.”
  • 018 (93B-19) – June 1980, “Floyd + Bill putting bottom station back together again.”
  • 019 (93B-20) – June 1980, “new counter weight frame.”
  • 020 (91-10) – April 1980, “Picture of summer camp towers.”
  • 021 (91-11) – April 1980, “Picture of summer camp towers.”
  • 022 (95-1) – June 1980, “Bill, Floyd + Adrian moving engine onto Cat.”
  • 023 (95-2) – June 1980, “Engine on, note when counter weight is and bend in A frame support bar.”
  • 024 (95-3) – June 1980, “Towers + Roads.”
  • 025 (95-4) – June 1980, “[?] towing a Boat, Ron.”
  • 026 (95-5) – June 1980, “Ron + Greg with [shid] for Dock.”
  • 027 (95-6) – June 1980, “Ron, Mark + [Jery? Jeny?], using [?] for towing log.”
  • 028 (95-7) – June 1980, “Axel building the dock.”
  • 029 (101-6) – August-September 1980, “Bottom station.”
  • 030 (101-5) – August-September 1980, “Glacier some time after summer camp.”
  • 031 (102-1) – September 1980, “Jack at tower 2. Putting slings on tower.”
  • 032 (102-2) – September 1980, “[Lou’s] helicopter near tensioner, picture taken from tower 2, Note the amount of rocks.”
  • 033 (102-3) – September 1980, “Tower 1 area.”
  • 034 (103-7) – September 1980, “Noels helicopter, picture taken from [?] helicopter.”
  • 035 (103-10) – September 1980, “Whistler glacier.”
  • 036 (103-11) – September 1980, “Storage Area Full picture.”
  • 037 (103-12) – September 1980, “Top Station, poles, gas [barrels].”
  • 038 (103-13) – September 1980, “Salt.”
  • 039 (103-14) – September 1980, “Boxes, [salomon] poles, [harvest] stuff.”
  • 040 (103-15) – September 1980, “Towers.”
  • 041 (103-16) – September 1980, “Bottom station, back view.”
  • 042 (103-17) – September 1980, “Bottom station, front view.”
  • 043 (103-18) – September 1980, “Tower side view.”
  • 044 (103-19) – September 1980, “Tower side view.”
  • 045 (103-20) – September 1980, “Tensioner tower near foundations.”
  • 046 (103-21) – September 1980, “Garbage near big rock.”
  • 047 (27-20) – June 1977, “Me risking my life on tower #1.”

Douglas, Alex 'Axel'

Dave Murray Summer Ski Camp 1988

Video contains footage of weeks 1-6 of the 1988 Dave Murray Summer Ski Camp with background music. This includes footage of campers skiing, riding the chairlift, t-bars and gondola, disembarking the bus, windsurfing, long jumping, canoeing, playing tennis and volleyball, going down waterslides, enjoying a barbecue, and participating in games such as obstacle racing, egg toss, three-legged races, tug of war, and human pyramids.

Dave Murray Summer Ski Camp 1991 Highlights

Video contains highlight footage of the 1991 Dave Murray Summer Ski Camp with background music. This includes footage of campers skiing and snowboarding, riding the chair-lift and t-bars, windsurfing, canoeing, roller blading, biking, playing tennis, volleyball, and tetherball, enjoying a barbecue, mock-swordfighting, and crossing a river in a suspended basket.

There are also several skits: "Coach's School," "The Greg Vu Seminars," "Top 10 Reasons for Attending the Dave Murray Ski Camp," and a brief voice-over narration, "The Diary of Purcival Duffin, aged 12 3/4."

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