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Week of November 22, 1984

Photographs including but not limited to the Beauvallon Club; winter traffic; fashion show; band playing; darts; group photo; drinking at the pub; portraits; chairlift; downhill skiing; family photo; evening event at bar; Whistler Winterhawks Benefit; Whistler Valley Housing Society Project
Appears in November 22, 1984 issue:
02-389-69. Pg. 1. Caption: [bottom] Bill Herdman of North Vancouver takes major airtime on Blackcomb Saturday, just off Catskinner. There was some new snow over the weekend and skiers responded by hitting the slopes in favorable numbers -- Whistler and Blackcomb report that in the first 10 days of skiing, more than 27,000 skier-days were recorded. Both lift companies are this winter offering a number of special programs, including lessons, orientation days for destination tourists, and speciality clinics for already accomplished skiers. Blackcomb is still offering a special discount rate on season's passes for valley employees. Conditions to qualify for the $340 pass ($100 off) are that the employee works for a member of the Whistler Resort Association and Chamber of Commerce, and works a minimum of 20 hours a week.
02-389-46. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Seppo Making won a prize at Friday's Whistler WInterhawks Benefit at Dusty's but decided to let organizers draw another name for ski lessons on Whistler. That's the spirit Seppo.
02-389-13. Pg. 7. Caption: Five models -- four women and a man -- modelled 30 new outfits at a fashion show at the Sundial Friday night. The models came from Blanche MacDonald modelling agency in Vancouver, and according to owner Sharon Donair, they were the best available, one of them recently returned from Japan, another from Milan and others destined for great success in the modelling world.
02-389-87. Pg. 8. Caption: Nello and Jenny Busdon, as well as their two children, Nicholas and Melanie, bid farewell to Whistler Nov. 30 when the family moves down to Sun Valley in Idaho. After 17 years in Whistler, where the couple saw the community develop from 100 residents to more than 1,800 r, the couple caught the travelling bug after seeing many of their friends in Whistler move to other areas. A special roast in honour of Nello and Jenny's involvement in the community was held Wednesday evening in The Black Forest. Details of the roast, which saw 150 turn out to recall the couple's involvement in Whistler, will be in next week's paper.
02-389-42. Pg .11. Caption: The Whistler Winterhawks raised more than $1,800 at an overwhelmingly successful fundraiser Friday in Dusty's. One hundred and fifty team supporters turned out for the event and danced to the music of The Questionnaires. Nearly one quarter of the supporters also wen home with prizes ranging from a Whistler Mountain season's pass and ski lessons to computer courses and hats. Werner Defilla, Whistler food services manager, and Margi McGraw, valley food service manager, also helped organize the most successful fundraiser in the history of the squad.
02-389-29. Pg. 12. Caption: Whistler Springs won't open until 1985 after below freezing temperatures and heavy snow caused construction workers to halt pouring concrete for the facilities outdoor soaking pools.
02-389-62. Pg. 13. Caption: During the first 10 days of ski season, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains combined for a total of 27,311 skier days. Meanwhile, the Whistler Association reports room bookings for December, January and February which are already ahead of last year's actual. December is 56 per cent booked, January 60 per cent and 72 per cent of the rooms are already spoken for in February.
02-389-55. Pg. 16. Caption: W.P. Kinsella.

Barr Fonds

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  • [1927]-1938

Photographs belonging to Ross and Alison Barr documenting their life at Parkhurst sawmill on Green Lake, Whistler. One comic poem about Parkhurst.

Falter Alta Lake 31

Photographs of the construction of the wood shed at Tokum Corners, looking North at Tokum Corners, a railway switch, Tokum Corners' outhouse, Rainbow Lodge (3/2/18/47), Alta Lake Station (3/2/18/42), and Bruce Prentice (3/2/18/43).

World Cup Preliminary

Photographs of Snow Slides on surprise, North Face High (3/2/89/42), Whisky Jack (3/2/89/45), Orange chair, Roundhouse, Goats Gully run, Red Chair, Alta Lake, a helicopter dropping hay bails for a ski race, Course Marshall (3/2/89/55), Rainbow Lodge (3/2/89/59), and the original Myrtle Phillip School (3/2/89/60).

W.V. Whistler Valley Aeriotes '71

Photographs of Alta Lake, Rainbow Lodge, Cypress Lodge, Chaplinville (3/2/169/29), Buckhorn Ranch (3/2/169/29), Soo Valley Saw Mill (3/2/169/26), an aerial photo of Rainbow Park (3/2/169/30), Christiana Inn on Alta Lake (3/2/169/31), the Pacific Great Eastern at Alta Lake Station, and an aerial photo of Tokum Corners.

Loose Prints #1

Photographs of Duncan Bell-Irving (3/2/205/1), Steve Podborski (3/2/205/4), and Rainbow Lodge in Winter.

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.

5602 Alta Lake Road

A form filled in by Bev and Ron Kitteringham at 5602 Alta Lake Road, Lot 39. They write about how they purchased the property from the Fairhursts and their family history in the area. Also included in a different package is one page of typed notes with extensive handwritten annotations and two double sided pages of handwritten notes. The notes are from Bev and Ron Kitteringham and include numerous small anecdotes about traveling to and from Alta Lake on the train, as well how they lived before the town became more accessible.

Introduction Letter with handwritten notes

An introduction letter sent by Gay Cluer and Florence Petersen to the residents of Alta Lake Road requesting information about the houses and people who lived their for their history book. This particular copy has numerous handwritten notes from Bev and Ron Kitteringham with memories about the railway line, Rainbow Lodge, views of the lake and mountains and food.

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