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George Benjamin Fonds

  • Benjamin
  • Fonds
  • [1968-1991]

Photographs including but not limited to the Canadian Garibaldi Championships [1968], freestyle skiing, avalanche patrol, First Aid Ski Patrol, chairlifts, Pacific Great Eastern train, Toad Hall, helicopter landings, kayaking, Zube's Mushroom House, marijuana growing, the Crazy Canunks in Aspen, Franz Wilhelmsen skiing in 1982, Whistler aerials, Tokum Corners, summers at Lost Lake and Nita Lake, George Benjamin's family, construction of Town Hall, squatters at Jordan's Lodge, flood damage and landscapes, Pemberton rodeo, skiing on Whistler Mountain, hang-gliding, Gelandesprung ski jump contest, competitive downhill ski races, recreational skiing, windsurfing on Alta Lake, canoeing and kayaking on the River of Golden Dreams, avalauncher gun, Pacific Great Eastern maintenance and train during a snowstorm, fishing on Alta Lake, Gondola Barn in Creekside, chairlifts on Whistler Mountain, Roundhouse, Nancy Greene Summer Ski School, World Cup 1984, landscapes of Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie Rodeo, salmon smoking, and a party at Jordan's Lodge on Nita Lake.

Week of February 14, 1983

Photographs including but not limited to helicopter; chairlift; skiing on Whistler Mountain; portraits; band playing; shoveling snow in front of the Liquor Store; bathroom; collapsed house; John Paine; planning meeting; dinner event; The Delta Mountain Inn; car accidents; ski race; firemen; Doug & the Slugs
Appears in February 17, 1983 issue:
02-325-111. Pg. 1. Caption: [top] Buildings collapsed like houses of cards, and cars were thrown like toys about the streets when the village of lIons Bay was battered by a wall of water surging down the normally tiny Alberta Creek. After the wave had passed, two people were left dead, five were injured and dozens were forced to leave their homes.
02-325-162. Pg. 1. Caption: [bottom] See Caption above.
02-325-140. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] Dr. Kindree (right) points out some of the options at Friday's transportation meeting.
02-325-15. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Canada's Governor-General Ed Schreyer (second from right) hit the slopes of Whistler Mountain Tuesday, Feb. 17. Both he and Mrs. Schreyer received some tips from Bob Dufour (left) and Dave Murray (right) while enjoying their five-day vacation.
02-325-152. Pg. 6. Caption: After serving 65 pancake breakfasts at Stoney's Saturday, Feb. 12 these hungry Rotarians sat down to a feast of their own. (Left to right) Richard Heine, Brian Brown, Floyd Elmer Friesen, Paul Burrows, Jeff Wuolle and John Paine help raise hundreds of dollars for Rotary.
02-325-97. Pg. 7. Caption: A sound "like someone dropping a huge sheet of metal" turned out to be an explosion which destroyed cubicle number three in the women's washroom of the Longhorn Pub Thursday, Feb. 10. A similar explosive device was used to blow up a garbage can in the Longhorn Saturday, Feb. 12 and a 31-year-old New Westminster man, Clifford Michael Balkwilll, has been charged with use of a dangerous explosive in connection with the second incident. The explosives, known as "fish salutes" are manufactured for anglers to scare seals away from their prey.
02-325-64. Pg. 8. Caption: Happy to accept the first reservation at Crystal Lodge, manager Sjaan Dilalla books in two families for opening night Friday, Feb. 18. Twenty-nine of the lodge's 46 rooms will open this weekend.
02-325-48. Pg. 9. Caption: The Japanese version of Johnny Carson was being filmed at Blackcomb Mountain Monday, Feb. 14. Akio Kobayashi, a T.V. personality and Sachiko Sakulay, an actress, are on Willie Whistler's right and Miss Ski Japan, Yukali Yamada and host Tommy Yakota stand on his left.
02-325-81. Pg. 10. Caption: Visiting the Wet Coast from Ottawa these skiers gave in to the weather Friday, Feb. 11 just before Whistler Mountain closed. (Left to right) Scott and Jessie Marshall and Linda & Doug Saunder went looking for dryer pasttimes.
02-325-141. Pg. 12. Caption: [left] Jon Paine, Structural Engineer, Emerald Estates.
02-325-146. Pg. 12. Caption: [middle] Mike Cleven, Musician, Emerald Estates.
02-325-103. Pg. 12. Caption: [right] Art Reid, Professional Engineer, North Vancouver.
02-325-161. Pg. 13. Caption: Jim and Marilyn Mead ... communication is the answer.
02-325-42. Pg. 15. Caption: Let's get Springfit! Adult Education classes in fitness continue with instructors (left to right) Debi Mitchell, Jan Alsop and Shelley Cerasaro. These ladies will take you through a vigorous program of warm-ups, aerobic workouts, calisthenics and stretching. See adult ed news for times.

Week of January 17, 1983

Photographs including but not limited to cross-country skiing; Snowcat; Tom Barratt; portraits; rainy day in Whistler Village; Blackcomb; McConkey cup series downhill skiing; helicopter; heli-skiing; ski race; firemen; drinking at party; dancing; Coast Mountain Telemark pro series
Appears in January 20, 1983 issue:
02-330-49. Pg. 1. Caption: Rainy weather did not dampen the view of Whistler from Lands Minister Anthony Brummet, during his tour of Whistler Tuesday, Jan. 18. Accompanied here by (l to r) Mayor Mark Angus, Assistant Deputy Land Minister Chris Gray and WRA Executive Director Earl Hansen. Brummet toured the Village which his ministry will soon have direct involvement with. It was Brummet's first visit to Whistler.
02-330-85. Pg. 3. Caption: At the invitation of Mayor Mark Angus, the infamous talk show host Jack Webster paid a visit to the equally infamous Resort Municipality of Whistler on Tuesday, Jan 11. Webster toured the town, interviewed residents and visitors alike and came out of the entire experience with a rather favourable impression. His reaction to Whistler? "Very impressive!"
02-330-62. Pg. 6. Caption: [left] Roger Moxley, Union Labourer, West Side Road.
02-330-67. Pg. 6. Caption: [middle] Stan Hammond, Non-union Carpenter, High Forest.
02-330-56. Pg. 6. Caption: [right] Dave Lalik, Union Carpenter, High Forest.
02-330-55. Pg. 6. Caption: [bottom] Lorne Greenaway, MP of Cariboo-Chilcotin, visited Whistler Tuesday, Jan. 18 to discuss issues with local residents. His views on Whistler will be featured in next week's Whistler Question.
02-330-158. Pg. 9. Caption: All hands were on deck for the first series in the third annual Boat Races between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the Longhorn Pub. Crowds cheered the Blackcomb team on to victory in the Women's and All-Star (mixed team) events. Whistler Mountain personnel were the top tipplers in the men's division and will have a chance to regain the All-Star title Wednesday, March 2 at the Bavarian Inn.
02-330-65. Pg. 10. Caption: Over 200 applicants turned out at the Keg Monday, Jan. 17 for a variety of jobs being offered by the restaurant. The Keg is scheduled to open its doors sometime in early February.
02-330-24. Pg. 11. Caption: Cross-country skiers kick out over the new trail system around Lost Lake on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The same trail was the scene of a 20km race earlier in the day.
02-330-141. Pg. 16. Caption: Have your cleaned your chimney lately? If not, these fellows may pay you a visit shortly. Fire Inspectors Gerry Fosty reports there have been four chimney fires at Whistler since the New Year -- all of them preventable. Be on the safe side and have your chimney cleaned at least twice a year if you use your fireplace frequently.
02-330-77. Pg. 20. Caption: [top] Patti Morris, Lift Host, Blackcomb.
02-330-71. Pg. 20. Caption: [bottom left] Ron Cusik, Ski Shop, Blackcomb.
02-330-73. Pg. 20. Caption: [bottom right] Bill Ruehl, Vehicle Maintenance, Blackcomb.

Week of January 24, 1983

Photographs including but not limited to portraits; ski racing podium; snowman; dancing in Whistler Village; volleyball; trophy; Gene Garcia band playing; igloo-building; snow sculptures; tubing race; downhill ski race; dancing; alcohol; game requiring players to wear one snowshoe and one ski while playing hockey with a broom; mascot; Corporate Cup; Impound Yard; Fleischmann Cup; Schlasswicken race
Appears in January 27, 1983 issue:
02-329-163. Pg. 1. Caption: Ah, for the delectable treat of glaced salmon, especially when it's been served up through two hours of hard work by the Envirocon team during Saturday's Corporate Cup. This jaunty fellow was the first-place finisher out of 27 entries in the ice sculpture contest. See story page 7.
02-329-186. Pg. 6. Caption: Ian Ray of Squamish gets to know the big root bear he won for being the youngest in attendance at Whistler Corporate Cup awards ceremony Jan. 22. Ian, age 2, was a little leary of sudden press coverage and not willing to comment.
02-329-61. Pg. 7. Caption: [top] Mayor Mark Angus and Laurier Lapierre use their best judgement during the ice sculpture contest, while Umberto Menghi pauses in the background to tally up his results.
02-329-127. Pg. 7. Caption: [middle] Inner tube pullers are put to the test in another fun contest -- Sliding Inflation.
02-329-194. Pg. 7. Caption: [bottom left] The winners -- Envirocon -- haul away their well-earned loot at closing ceremonies Saturday evening.
02-329-73. Pg. 7. Caption: [bottom right] (Counterclockwise from below) Rene Gauthier of SunLife and Roy Adams of Molson's obviously enjoy their sponsorship of the Whistler Corporate Cup.
02-329-48. Pg. 9. Caption: Sue Worden of Body Works puts a group of Corporate Cup die-hards through the paces in Village Square Saturday.
02-329-22. Pg. 12. Caption: Teeing up a t-shirt, Jules Belanger and owners Claire and Chuck Kinglet of Brick Shirt House have had a busy first week in Crystal Lodge. The shop, which features made-to-order designs and a fascinating selection of ready-made heat transfers is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 9a.m.-9p.m. Friday and Saturday.
02-329-173. Pg. 13. Caption: Crowds of all ages enjoyed the rhythms of the Gene Garcia Band at The Brass Rail during Corporate Cup weekend.
02-329-21. Pg. 14. Caption: [left] Alexander Fordham, Grade One Student, Whiski Jack.
02-329-16. Pg. 14. Caption: [middle] Bob Daly, School Principal, Alpine Meadows.
02-329-30. Pg. 14. Caption: [right] Melanie Causation, Village Employee, Pemberton.
02-329-207. Pg. 17. Caption: Puffing participant reaches for a cold one at Schlasswicken race on Blackcomb Mountain Jan. 23.
02-329-62. Pg. 19. Caption: Loath to leave, one of his sculptors gives E.T. a good-bye kiss before they both go home. The extra-terrestrial visitor made his stope at Whistler during Whistler Corporate Cup snow sculpture competition Jan. 22. This year, unlike las year, the statues lasted the night and are still gracing the practice fairway.
02-329-93. Pg. 22. Caption: The remains of Christmas pile up at local dumps as residents remain ignorant -- or too lazy -- to take them to the proper site. Christmas trees and other large disposable items should be taken to the Cheakamus dum 1/2 km east of Highway 99, across from the Function Junction turn-off.

Week of June 27, 1983 [2]

Photographs including but not limited to portraits; skiing; town planning; moving a house; Whistler Wildlife Reserve; cars; mountain views; dancing in Whistler Village for Midsummer Fest; May pole; downhill skiing; obstacle race; costumes; inflatable hat; Whistler Village bus shelters; Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub; baseball; Battle of the Travel Stars
Appears in June 30, 1983 issue:
02-345-41. Pg. 1. Caption: Round and round and round they danced in celebration of summer. Whistler's first Midsummer Fest, June 25-26, caught the imagination of hundreds, whether they were Scandinavian or not. More photos page 7.
02-345-22. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] David Zelmer vice president of International Land Corp. demonstrated the development proposal for DL 4751, Whistler Mountain's gold course lands to a packed council chamber June 27.
02-345-151. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Ken Harrop of Singapore Airlines showed his staff and took to the air Saturday during the obstacle race -- part one of three-part Battle of the Travel Stars. Thirty-seven travel agents took part in the two-day fun-filled FAM tour of Whistler. By the way, Delta's Annie Balder was on hand to pass out crackers and check contestants for their true whistling abilities.
02-345-14. Pg. 6. Caption: [left] Cherie Chaffey, Cocktail Waitress/Student, Alta Vista.
02-345-19. Pg. 6. Caption: [middle] Stephanie Simpson, Grade four student, High Forest.
02-345-10. Pg. 6. Caption: [right] Al Bosse, Contractor, Whistler Cay.
02-345-56. Pg. 7. Caption: [left] festival organizer Lilja O. Kaiser (left).
02-345-32. Pg. 7. Caption: [middle] Whistler was treated to its first taste of a traditional Scandinavian celebration -- Midsummer Fest -- June 25 and 26. Hundreds joined in the festivities, which included traditional dances around the maypole erected in Village Square (above).
02-345-37. Pg. 7. Caption: [right] The plaza was brightened by the traditional costumes and joyful smiles of many -- including Maya and Andrea Segas (above right) of Vancouver.
02-345-88. Pg. 9. Caption: [top] (Top) Dave Murray (left) and Floyd Wilkie (right) have a pre-session consultation at the base of the t-bar.
02-345-46. Pg. 9. Caption: [bottom left] Toni Sailer, six-time Olympic gold medalist (bottom left) comes to Whistler from Austria every year to run the ski camp.