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8x10 Prints

Photographs including but not limited to the Canadian Garibaldi Championships, the first downhill ski race in Whistler [1968], freestyle skiing, avalanche patrol, First Aid Ski Patrol, chairlifts to the Roundhouse including Red chair and Orange chair, the Pacific Great Eastern train, George Benjamin outside of Tokum Corners (1/32), a naked man being arrested at the Pemberton Rodeo (1/34), Christmas at Toad Hall (1/35), helicopter landings, kayaking, and landscapes including Fitzsimmons, Overlord, and Fissle Peak.

Audiovisual Material

Audiovisual material donated by Rosemary Malaher, including a VHS showing a video called "Gone Skiing" put out by Whistler Adaptive and the Rotary Club of Whistler in 2006.

Awards

Awards and honours Franz Wilhelmsen received and was nominated for throughout his life, inlcuding:

  • Canadian Ski Hall of Fame
  • Man of the Year
  • Freeman of Whistler
  • Order of British Columbia
  • Jim Marshall Award
  • Canadian Tourism Medallion
  • Franz's Run and Franz's Chair
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame (W. A. C. Bennett Award)

Blue Binder

Photographs including but not limited to ski lessons, children skiing, the Molson World Cup Downhill, Red Chair, skiing on Whistler Mountain, Festivals, ski racing, and other activities relating to Whistler Mountain.

Box 1: May 1966 - May 1980

Photographs of summer aerial shots, construction, aerial views of Whistler Mountain, skiers and lifts, and other activities in the Whistler area.

Box 2: March 1981 - April 1981

Photographs taken by John Bartosik, Greg Griffith, "CS", Speedie, and other unknown photographers of Whistler Mountain, skiing, and Whistler Village.

Box 3: 1981-1982

Photographs including but not limited to Forget-me-nots inside a store, heli-skiing, Whistler Fall Festival, Christmas on Whistler Mountain, chairlifts, aerial photography, skiing, ski racing, and Whistler Village. Some photographs taken by Greg Griffith.

Box 4: January 1982 - December 1982

Photographs of Whistler Mountain and other subjects and activities in the Whistler area from 1982 taken by photographers John Bartosik, Alan Zenuk, Paul Morrison, Greg Griffith, and other unknown photographers.

Box 5: January 1983 - December 1984

Photographs taken by Paul Morrison, John Bartosik, Greg Griffith, and other unknown photographers between 1983-1984, including but not limited to aerial shots of Whistler Village and Whistler Mountain, ski racing, skiing, dining, and other activities in the Whistler area.

Box 6: February 1985 - September 1986

Photographs of Winterfest, hiking, Ski School instructors' last day of work, ski racing, aerial views of Whistler Village, 1986 advertising shots by Greg Griffith.

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