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Jamboree

Country Western Music Jamboree Single Sided 45.

Man of the Year

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen being named Man of the Year presented by the Greater Vancouver Visitors and Convention Bureau for his successful development of Whistler Mountain, including:

  • Two newspaper articles about Franz Wilhelmsen being named Man of the Year
  • A Bayshore Inn Vancouver menu from the dinner in which Franz was named Man of the Year
  • Two photos taken after Franz Wilhelmsen was named Man of the Year (both photos used in the newspaper articles)

Freeman of Whistler

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.

Order of British Columbia

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen’s nomination for the Order of British Columbia, including:

  • Nomination letters and forms sent in by various people including Ivan Boyd Quinn, Sam Toy, Peter J.G. Bentley, Hugh O’Reilly, H.P. Bell-Irving, and Peter H. Andrews
  • Nominations leaflet with shipping receipt
  • Chronology of the life of Franz Wilhelmsen
  • Blank Order of British Columbia nomination forms

Jim Marshall Award

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen’s reception of the Jim Marshall award, which is presented to a member of the Canada West Ski Area Operators that has contributed the greatest effort in the public enhancement and enjoyment of the sport of skiing in Western Canada. File includes:

  • Newspaper articles and documents announcing Franz Wilhelmsen as the recipient of the Jim Marshall Award
  • Document explaining the Jim Marshall Award
  • Thank-you letter from Franz for choosing him to receive the Jim Marshall Award

Franz' Run and Franz's Chair

Photographs of the dedication ceremony of “Franz’ Run” (a ski run on Whistler Mountain) in honour of Franz Wilhelmsen, December 10, 1983, as well as a Whistler Blackcomb brochure announcing, among other things, the installation of Franz's Chair, and a draft letter from Franz Wilhelmsen responding to the honour from April 2, 1998.

Correspondence

Correspondence to and from Franz Wilhelmsen, including:

  • A Christmas card
  • Letters from people doing research about Whistler’s history
  • Letters of congratulations
  • A list of contacts, complete with addresses

Week of December 15, 1981

Photographs including but not limited to rental boot return at ski lodge; meeting; ski gear; Mountain House opening; Whistler Village; playing in the snow; art; ski line-ups; lodges; Black Chair; winter; building Recreation Centre ice rink
Appears in December 17, 1981 issue:
02-233-10. Pg. 1. Caption: It was a hot time in the old town as debate ensued over the equestrian centre. Frans Carpay explains his proposal to a full house Monday, December 14.
02-233-31. Pg. 3. Caption: Rosemary Dell gets a waving salute at her going away party Friday, December 10. Rosemary, the school bus driver, is leaving Whistler for wilder times at Kitwanga in northern B.C.
02-233-21. Pg. 4. Caption: Laurier LaPierre gets a hand buckling up his boots from Jim McConkey, LaPierre was in town taping a CKVU special on beginner skiing.
02-233-53. Pg. 5. Caption: [Advertisement] Skiing a-la-Japan -- one of Roger Hale's satirical etchings. The entire collection is now on display at Forget-Me-Nots.
02-233-50. Pg. 5. Caption: [Advertisement]
02-233-48. Pg. 5. Caption: [Advertisement]
02-233-44. Pg. 6. Caption: Dan MacDonald of the Canadian Cross-Country Team takes advantage of a sunny afternoon to enjoy the Alta Lake Sports Club trails. Those who enjoy the walk from White Gold to the Village along the cross country trail are asked to keep to one side and leave the tracks to skiers.

Week of December 15, 1981 [2]

Photographs including but not limited to dogs; mountain views; Blackcomb Mountain; skiing from the peak; hanging upside down on chin-up bar in ski boots; Peters Underground; cars; Creekside Husky
Appears in December 17, 1981 issue:
02-235-44. Pg. 8. Caption: [top left] Roland Kentel, High Forest.
02-235-35. Pg. 8. Caption: [top middle] Joan Gross, Alpine Meadows.
02-235-39. Pg. 8. Caption: [top right] Bob Wick, Emerald Estates.
02-235-43. Pg. 8. Caption: [bottom left] Denver Snider, Emerald Estates.
02-235-36. Pg. 8. Caption: [bottom middle] Penny Wright, Whistler Creek Lodge.
02-235-31. Pg. 8. Caption: [bottom right] Leslie Simpson, Whistler Cay.
02-235-57. Pg. 10. Caption: [top] Volunteers level the snow based on the soon-to-be-completed ice rink in the Recreation Centre.
02-235-41. Pg. 10. Caption: [bottom] Its owner Peter Skoros (left) under the new sign announcing his new restaurant in the Town Centre which will be opening next week.
02-235-9. Pg. 14. Caption: A peaceful moment for two best friends crossing the fresh powder of Sproat Mountain.
02-235-28. Pg. 15. Caption: [Hanging around in Alta Vista]
02-235-68. Pg. 18. Caption: Citizen of the Year Trev Roote shows off his plaque to wife Susan outside his Whistler chalet.
02-235-49. Pg. 19. Caption: Chamber of Commerce guest speaker Jack Donaghue addresses the dinner dance guests while Jenny Busdon, Michael D'Artois and Mayor Pat Carleton listen.
02-235-14. Pg. 22. Caption: [bottom] Hanging in Suspense. This workman tightens the cable for Whistler Cable TV's new line running up the east face of Sproat. Photo by Peter Chrzanowski.

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