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Alta Lake Community Club Minutebook 1951-1983

Minutebook for meetings of the Alta Lake Community Club from 1951-1985. Subjects discussed include holiday parties and dances, the purchasing of a projector, hosting films, Girl Guides and Cubs, memorial benches, the purchasing of a snowplow, logging, moving the Alta Lake School flagpole, fire safety, postal service, roads, Robbie Burns Night, fishing derbies, art lessons, theatre, Myrtle Philip's birthday, the Squamish Youth Choral, Blackcomb Ski Club, Rainbow Mountain ski hill, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, TV's coming to the Whistler valley, building the Whistler Mountain Ski Club building, the formation of a ski club, the Mountain Rescue Group, Mount Whistler Lodge, Alta Lake Ratepayers Association, building a new school, physical education classes on the mountain, Cypress Lodge, donation to the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association, Highland Lodge, the Logger's Sports Day Parade, seasons passes for children, square-dancing, and badminton.

5714 Alta Lake Road

Notes relating to 5714 Alta Lake Road, lots 10 and 11. Includes notes from a chat with Roger Stacey, correspondence with Florence and Andy Petersen, correspondence with Roger Stacey, and handwritten note from Ray Dove, and a memoir from Ray Dove about Woodbine Cottage.

President's Report

A President's Report for the Whistler Museum and Archives from January 26, 1989. The report covers various topics including upgrades to the museum space, new staff, an Exhibit Design workshop, ordered photographs and photographs taken of museum artifacts, fundraising nights, newspapers being collected in the archives, donations and written accounts from early settlers received by the museum, an Open House at the museum, the arrival and work of summer student Sally Mitchell, a display at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, grants received by the museum, memberships sold, and the Society of the Whistler Express official opening, as well as a thank you to the board members. The report is singed by the President Florence Petersen.

Board Meeting Agenda Sept. 27

5 pages of handwritten and photocopied notes from the Board Meeting Agenda of the Whistler Museum and Archives Society from their meeting on September 27, 1989. The agenda included a Challenge '89 Report, Municipal Grant-in-Aid Report, Craft Fair - Home Bake Stall Update, Note Cards, and revised opening hours. The notes on subsequent pages touch on the the need to add to the Ski and Nature rooms, questions about changing the layout of the gallery, advertising for the donation of glass cabinets, coffee and tea for visitors, items to sell to visitors, filling up empty space in the pioneer room, membership sign-up desk at the Bake Sale, more items to display at the Bake Sale table or a theme, having some of Florence's cards on sale at the Bake Sale, contacting Anne Poole at Pemberton Secondary to bring her students to the museum, getting Jim Budge to do a video of the museum's slide show to sell in the future, slides for the Dual Mtn. Program. The Society also discussed ideas for more awareness, including contacting the Chamber of Commerce, inviting the front desk staff of hotels and management for a Wine and Cheese event, allowing small groups to use the Pioneer Room for meetings, have the Whistler Arts Council put on a showing in the museum, setting up a photo taking corner in the museum, having mountain bike tour operators stop at the museum on their valley tours, contacting both mountains about having their staff training include the museum and the museum's slide show, hosting a Chamber of Commerce meeting at the museum and getting the Japanese winter visitors from Delta and CP to see the slide show and museum.

Whistler Recipes Cookbook

Cookbook published by the Whistler Museum and Archives Society (WMAS) in July 1997, titled "Whistler Recipes." Sections include Appetizers and Beverages; Soups and Salads, Sauces and Dressings; Vegetables; Main Dishes; Breads and Muffins; Desserts; Preserves and Pickles. These recipes were collected from past and present valley residents and Friends of the Museum. The cookbook includes a brief history of Alta Lake, British Columbia (now Whistler, BC). An order form to purchase a cookbook is included on the last page.

Board Meeting November 22, 1989 Summary

A summary of the Whistler Museum and Archives Society Board Meeting on November 22, 1989. It lists the members who attended the meeting and the following topics were discussed: Minutes, the Bake Sale, Correspondence with the Pemberton Secondary School, Trev Roote, the Chamber of Commerce, Sea to Sky Enterprise Centre, Snowline Restaurants Inc., Reed Stenhouse, Oak House Publishing, Jenny Betts, Mr. and Mrs. George McRae and Agnes Bruce, the Treasurers Report, Weekend opening of the museum, Winter Work Bees, Showcases, Spirit Courses, Venetian Blinds, Presentation Equipment and fundraising. The summary is signed by President Florence Petersen and Secretary Kris Shoup.

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