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Freeman of Whistler

  • WIL-01-03
  • Bestanddeel
  • November 16, 1983 - January 8, 1996
  • Part of Wilhelmsen fonds

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen being named a Freeman of Whistler, including:

  • Certificate naming Franz Wilhelmsen a Freeman of Whistler
  • Letter from Trevor Roote to the Resort Municipality of Whistler requesting the creation of a register recording the names of those people named Freeman of Whistler. Includes biographies of Freemen such as Myrtle Philip, Garry Watson, Alan E. Raine, Franz Wilhelmsen, Trevor Frederick Roote, William Patrick Carleton, and R.H. Drew Meredith.
  • Letter from Trevor Roote to his fellow Freeman informing that Chester Jones was not listed in the Freeman register.

Week of December 23, 1982

Photographs including but not limited to Paul and Jane Burrows; children drinking hot chocolate; ski gear; opening Christmas presents; children in costume for Christmas play; "Christmas Around the World" school event; post office;
Appears in December 23, 1982 issue:
02-287-23. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] Publisher Paul Burrows and his wife Jane prior to a well-earned visit to the Caribbean.
02-287-44. Pg. 8. Caption: Nick Gibbs, Stoney's chef, went all out with his culinary talents and produced this appetizing creation from a 40 lb. salmon donated by the Grocery Store. It was part of a huge "indoor picnic" for participants in the All Cal Winter Carnival.
02-287-15. Pg. 10. Caption: No, this young man is not a practitioner of the latest foot fetishes. He's fitting WMSC General Manager Peter Alder with a new pair of boots from McConkey's Ski Shop. (By the way, Peter's old boots were just that -- old. They fastened with laces.)

Week of May 17, 1984

Photographs including but not limited to construction; houses; children; portraits; Don Goodall; Myrtle Philip; sewers; drinking at cabin; horses; speeches
Appears in May 17, 1984 issue:
02-405-A-3. Pg. 1. Caption:It will be 70 years to the day Friday that Myrtle Philip first set foot in the Whistler area. Mrs. Philip, who just celebrated her 93rd birthday March 19, and her husband arrived in what later became the community of Alta Lake in 1914 and soon built Rainbow Lodge, which served as a fishing lodge on Alta Lake. Last Monday, Grade 5 students from Myrtle Philip School, named in honor of Whistler's pioneer in 1976, gathered around Mrs. Philip at her home on the shores of Alta Lake.
02-405-C-5. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] Bill Donnelly, at-large director.
02-405-C-6. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Russ Shepherd, lodgings director.
02-405-A-14. Pg. 8. Caption: [left] Peter Porteous, Waiting Unit, Brio.
02-405-A-21. Pg. 8. Caption: [middle] Don Goodalll, Unemployed, Whistler.
02-405-A-19. Pg. 8. Caption: [right] Megan Moore, Hotel employee, Alta Vista.
02-405-C-11. Pg. 9. Caption: Leaping horses, Batman! It's Bob Warner getting warmed up with his trusty steed for another season of trail riding at Whistler which starts this Thursday. This year Layton Bryson is running his operation from new stables at Mons.

Photo Album of Isobel MacLaurin's Paintings

Photo album contents related to local Whistler artist, Isobel MacLaurin. Items in the file include:

001: 9.5 x 13.5 cm colour photograph showing a "B.C. Rivers Day” mural. Caption: "Presently, I'm painting another 4' x 6' mural for the Burnaby municipality. Above is (1) of (4)."
002: 9.5 x 13.5 cm colour photograph showing a mural of a grizzly bear and salmon. Caption: "One of six murals for the B.C. Institute of Technology."
003: 15 x 10.2 cm colour photograph showing a floral wall mural. Caption: "One of two floral murals at the entrance to Chateau Whistler's Wildflower Restaurant." (WA_1986_083_05_001_001_003)
004: 10.1 x 15.1 cm colour photograph showing a mural of bears at a golf course. Caption: "2 of 10 paintings Whistler Golf Club."
005: 15 x 10.1 cm colour photograph showing Isobel MacLaurin standing beside a mural of a golfer. Caption: "2 of 10 paintings Whistler Golf Club."
006: 9.5 x 13.5 cm colour photograph showing Isobel MacLaurin painting a mural of fish in a lake. Caption: "These paintings are so new, they will be on (1) Blackcomb (2) Chateau Golf Course."
007: 11.8 x 10.1 cm colour photograph showing Isobel MacLaurin holding up a painting of a golf course. Caption: "These paintings are so new, they will be on (1) Blackcomb (2) Chateau Golf Course."
008: Newspaper article, “A Prime Minister’s Christmas,” with a sketch of the Skier’s Chapel by Isobel MacLaurin.
009: Card with colour painting of the Skier’s Chapel by Isobel MacLaurin.
010: 10.2 x 15.1 cm colour photograph of people with the Skiier's Chapel in background. Marked "Pierre T. 1968."
011: Thank-you card with a drawing of Myrtle Philip c. 1919 on front (signed Isobel MacLaurin, 1987) and information about Myrtle on back.
012: Page about Isobel MacLaurin from Whistler Winter/Spring 1994 magazine.

Slides of Isobel MacLaurin's Paintings

Slides depicting murals and paintings by Isobel MacLaurin. These may have been a submission to Millennium Place.

001: Still-life painting of vegetables. Caption reads: "Watercolours Menkes". Slide appears to be dated "July 2000".
002: Mural depicting a heron standing in the River of Golden Dreams with mountains in the background. Caption reads: "muni[cipal] sign". Slide dated "Jun[e 19]87."
003: Mural beside gondolas showing a grouse in a mountain setting. Caption reads: "Whistler M[oun]t[ai]n. Mural with local birds". Slide dated "Aug[ust] 28, 1989". Back of slide says "I[sobel] MacL[aurin]".
004: Mural depicting a Stellar's jay flying above Nita Lake with mountains in the background. Marked "On west side rd. above Nita Lk Isobel MacL." Slide dated Jun. 87.
005: Two men carrying a mural depicting tree stumps and trunks. Caption reads: "Forestry Mural B.C.I.T." Slide dated "Apr[il] 3, 1992".
006: Woman painting waves on a mural. Caption reads: "Mural in Cook Islands." Slide dated "Mar[ch 19]83".
007: Woman painting a mural of flowers and palm trees. Caption reads: "Mural in Fiji".
008: Mural of flowers. Caption reads: "1 of 4 North Shore Credit Union". Slide dated "Mar[ch] 9, 1993".
009: Mural of pond with birds and island in the centre. Caption reads: "BCIT. One of 6 Murals". Slide dated "Aug[ust] 23, 1993".
010: Painting of Whistler Mountain. Caption reads: "Whistler M[oun]t[ai]n Watercolour". Slide dated "Nov[ember 19]96".
011: Painting of a mountain goat. Marked "1st Western Canada Nat[ional] Hon[ourary] mention. Chrysler Competition". Slide appears to be dated "Jul[y] 88T03".
012: Painting of a stream with snowy banks. Caption reads "Reflections. River of Golden Dreams. H2O colo[u]r. I[sobel] MacLaurin Whistler". Slide appears to be dated "May 23, 1990".
013: Oval drawing or painting of a woman and child looking at the legs of a passing woman. Caption reads: "Eve-olution? Col. - Brackendale A.G.".
014: Painting of a young boy. Caption reads: "Cook Island lad". Dated "Apr[il] 30, 1990".
015: Painting of an elderly Myrtle Philip. Caption reads: "Myrtle Philip at 95. Pastel". Appears to be dated "Nov[ember 19]86".
016: Painting of an elderly woman. Marked "Mountain woman "Thai" Oct[ober 19]85. Royyylic". Slide dated "Jan[uary 19]86".
017: Painting of flowers. Caption reads: "Watercolour. Menu Chateau. Wildflower scene watercolour for mural".

MacLaurin, Isobel

Whistler - The Magazine, 1985

Whistler-themed magazine, published by Paul Burrows, containing the following articles:
"A Letter From the Editor"
"Whistling Jack"
"A Town in the Making"
"Whistler Village - It's all by Design"
"Whistler Accommodation Guide"
"Reflections on Whistler"
"The Year in Revue"
"Shop Talk"
"Top of the Table"

Week of March 16, 1981

Photographs including but not limited to Myrtle Philip's Birthday; Joel's Restaurant; Tapley's; Russell's; Stoney's; Club 10
Appears in March 19, 1981 issue:
02-132-7. Pg. 1. Caption: [top] Myrtle Philip just before her 90th Birthday
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Appears in March 12, 1981 issue:
02-132-22. Pg. 1. Caption: [top] More Sunshine shots -- the Whistler Village businesses enjoy the outdoor crowds on yet another sunny weekend. From the top -- Tapley's
02-132-32. Pg. 1. Caption: [middle] -- Stoney's
02-132-16. Pg. 1. Caption: [bottom] -- Russell's.

Week of December 23, 1982 [2]

Photographs including but not limited to Myrtle Philip; children singing in costume; buffet
Appears in December 23, 1982 issue:
02-305-34. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom]
02-305-21. Pg. 11. Caption: [top]
02-305-10. Pg. 11. Caption: [bottom left]
02-305-26. Pg. 12. Caption:

Week of June 7, 1984

Photographs including but not limited to Class of 1984 Pemberton graduation; portraits; dismantled chairlift; Peter Alder; Myrtle Philip; choir; clarinet players
Appears in June 7, 1984 issue:
02-402-C-12. Pg. 1. Caption: The venerable Myrtle Philip drew the winning ticket Thursday in a draw for a Molson World Downhill poster signed by the Canadian downhill team. Assisted by Glen Rusted (right), Whistler's grandmother chose Bill Carson's ticket. That's Carson to the left. Proceeds from the draw went to the Whistler Singers, which performed Thursday at the elementary school accompanied by the students. The show, which ended in a standing ovation for orchestrator Molly Boyd, featured musical performances by the kids on recorder, guitar and ukulele.
02-402-A-4. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] Whistler's branch of the North Shore Community Credit Union open Friday, just two months after it was approved. By 11 a.m. Friday a line-up was formed, and on Saturday the credit union had 150 new members. Credit union President Susan Burdak (left) spoke to the crowd at Saturday's official opening.
02-402-A-26. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Thirty-one students graduated from Pemberton Secondary Friday Night, including Scott Logue of Whistler (above right) who received the Governor General's Bronze Medal for academics from school Superintendent Trevor Harris. More than 500 people attended the commencement ceremonies at the Pemberton school, making it the second largest annual event in the town next to the Christmas concert at Signal Hill Elementary. Logue, also class valedictorian, was among three local students who received awards. Rod O'Keefe was awarded the Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation bursary, and the Alta Lake Community Club picked Rob Boyd as this year's recipient of its bursary.
02-402-B-5. Pg. 8. Caption: [left] Dick Bishop, Entrepreneur, Brio.
02-402-B-9. Pg. 8. Caption: [middle] Buffy Woods, Executive Secretary, Alpine Meadows.
02-402-B-11. Pg. 8. Caption: [right] Paul Dellanzo, Golf Professional, Whistler Cay Heights.
02-402-B-1. Pg. 9. Caption: Cecile Valleau is Whistler's newest postmistress. She was promoted to the position may 22, taking over from Debbie Cliffe, who was transferred to the Agassiz post office. Value has worked at the Whistler post office since 1979, and is a 15-year valley resident.
02-402-B-17. Pg. 17. Caption: Skiing may be over for the year, but work on Whistler Mountain still continues. At the end of each season all the chairs, including those on Olive Chair, are taken off the cables, checked and then moved to a different spot to prevent metal stress. As well, the metal clamps holding the chain to the cable periodically undergo magnetic tests for cracks.

Letter from Myrtle Philip to Sonya McCarthy

Letter from Myrtle Philip to Sonya McCarthy from the 1980s regarding Christmas and attending a concert.

001a: Addressed envelope containing Myrtle's address in Squamish (Hilltop House) and Sonya McCarthy's address.
001b: Letter from Myrtle to Sonya in messy handwriting.

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