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Gordon Dyson Fonds

  • WA_2015_010
  • Fonds
  • [1966-2006?]

Tourism Whistler booklet, Vancouver-Whistler Olympic 2010 Bid photo CD, Whistler Community Public Meeting Information Handbook, greeting card of Whistler's Skier's Chapel by Isobel MacLaurin, and Whistler 2010 Bid Ambassador booklet.

Peak 2 Peak Fonds

  • WA_2012_005
  • Fonds
  • 2008-2009

Papers relating to opening day of the Peak 2 Peak gondola on December 12, 2008.

The donors, Andy and Florence Petersen were nominated by the community to be on the first Peak 2 Peak gondola ride from Blackcomb to Whistler along with twenty other citizens of Whistler.

The fonds includes:
Press release from Whistler Blackcomb announcing the names of the first riders, December 2, 2008
Press release from Whistler Blackcomb announcing details of the launch ceremony, December 4, 2008
Peak 2 Peak launch day itinerary
Information from Whistler Blackcomb's website relating to the launch, 9 December 9, 2008
One-day Whistler Blackcomb complimentary pass
Press cuttings
Peak 2 Peak fact sheet
International Ropeway Review Special on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, December, 2008
Brochure about the Peak 2 Peak entitled "Visonaries: Whistler Blackcomb and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola."

Also included is information on the first riders on the other gondola riding from Whistler to Blackcomb. The riders in this gondola earned their places by donating to local charities. The email includes a list of all the riders in this second gondola.


Photographs of a barbecue on Whistler Mountain, a picnic on Whistler Mountain, portraits of skiers, people standing under a "Whistler Mountain" sign, and a couple in a hot tub. Photograph 012 includes Isobel MacLaurin (as identified by John Lee).

Week of June 20, 1983

Photographs including but not limited to martial arts; clowns; guitarist singing; children's activities; dancers; band playing; mountain dulcimer; town crier in costume; golf; Tournament of Champions at Whistler Golf Course; dinner; construction of Club Cabins subdivision; barbecue; portraits; unicycle; motorcycles; Whistler Cable Television; art; dancing in Whistler Village; high jump at school; cycling; bikes; jungle gym; hopscotch; baking; golfing; cabin; Children's Art Festival
Appears in June 30, 1983 issue:
02-346-56. Pg. 2. Caption: Three Whistler divas (l-r) Melanie Busdon, Jodi Rustad and Corinne Valleau took part in the Garibaldi School of Dance performance of "The Sleeping Princess" in Squamish and North Vancouver June 17 and 18. All shows, directed by Lynnette Kelley were sold out.
Appears in June 23, 1983 issue:
02-346-153. Pg. 1. Caption: Triumphant over his tee shot, Rod MacLeod fires his final drive in Whistler's Tournament of Champions June 17. The first competition on Whistler Golf Course, which opened three days earlier, drew 140 participants despite foul weather.
02-346-186. Pg. 2. Caption: Take it from a pro -- Paul Dellanzo, club professional for Whistler Golf Course has opened Whistler Golf Shop in the Delta Mountain Inn and will be offering lessons to aspiring Trevinos. Dellanzo came to Whistler from Point Grey Golf & Country Club.
02-346-136. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] Work proceeds on the Club Cabins subdivision, as Graehold Construction readies the entrance from Highway 99 for paving. John Johnston, Deputy Lands Minister and Interim President for WLC Developments, reports that the financing agreement between the ministry and the municipality for the site has essentially been completed, and WLC is still willing to purchase the project from the RMOW. "Essentially, we've offered to get the municipality out of a problem," Johnston said. The project is expected to go into cost overruns, the amount of which no on has been able, or willing to determine.
02-346-248. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Whistler's MLA John Reynolds was in town june 16 en route back to Vancouver from a trip to see constituents in D'Arcy. Reynolds said he will be meeting with the Minister of Highways this week to discuss ongoing work on Highway 99 and will ask the department to remove the "drive at your own risk" signs. He also promised to support Whistler Health Planning Society's application to the province for operating funds. Reynolds said he want to be accessible to Whistler constituents and will visit regularly.
02-346-203. Pg. 5. Caption: Thor Froslev (right) of Brackendale Gallery and "To Know A Veil" by Chris Blade on display in Whistler Art Gallery which opened June 18 in the offices of Paul and Race in Whistler Village. Froslev and partner Michael Malcolm feature west coast artists in their changing exhibits.
02-346-231. Pg. 6. Caption: [left] Brad Ewart, freelance sports writer, Burnaby, B.C.
02-346-162. Pg. 6. Caption: [middle] Dave Duddy, Greensman, Whistler Golf Course, White Gold.
02-346-237. Pg. 6. Caption: [right] Howard Reed, telephone co. staff, Seattle, Washington.
02-346-105. Pg. 8. Champion of the Tournament of Champions Brian Sandercock (right) accepts trophy for low gross score from organizer Don Willoughby. The match was held in drizzling rain June 17 and drew 140 swingers.
02-346-69. Pg. 9. Caption: [top] Some faces were al little more reluctant than others to get painted.
02-346-252. Pg. 9. Caption: [middle] Isobel MacLaurin share her sketching talents with larger artists during one of the many workshops.
02-346-117. Pg. 9. Caption: [bottom left] Captain Beckon rings out the good word on the Children's Art Festival
02-346-84. Pg. 9. Caption: [bottom right] Margaret Long proudly displays a painting done by Sharlene Freeman, 7, which was presented to her for organizing the festival.
02-346-270. Pg. 13. Caption: Clearing it by a mile Sean Murray (11) heads back to earth leaving the high jump pole standing at 100 cm. It was a dripping wet sports day for students at Myrtle Philip School Wednesday, June 15, but all events went on without a hitch under the eaves and in the school gym instead.

Week of July 18, 1983

Photographs including but not limited to portraits; chef; art; policeman; mountain views; fixing hydro lines; beach; windsurfing on Alta Lake; road construction; planning to build the Whistler Community Centre; clothing store; office; canoeing Alta Lake; parking lot; artist painting; dancing in Whistler Village; "Getaway to Whistler" promotional film
Appears in July 21, 1983 issue:
02-340-93. Pg. 1. Caption: [top] Sunny skies and the colourful show put on by the Estonian Folk Dancers of Vancouver brightened up Whistler Village Sunday, July 17. Weathermen are predicting more rain, but say it shouldn't last for long.
02-340-102. Pg. 1. Caption: [bottom] Artist rendering.
02-340-42. Pg. 2. Caption: When weekend temperatures soared to the mid-20's, sun worshippers who had been denied their pleasure for nearly six weeks flocked to Lost Lake like the swallows to Capistrano. The new forecast, after four days of sun? Get out the ark, and don't ask again.
02-340-21. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Latest addition to Whistler RCMP detachment is Gerard West (24) who began his duties as a constable July 18. West, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was most recently posted to Surrey where he specialized in liquor enforcement. Although not a skier, West plans to learn and in the meantime is interested in karate.
02-340-48. Pg. 5. Caption: Diane Eby of Community Services Society points out details of the new community centre which would provide space for a library.
02-340-5. Pg. 6. Caption: [left] Pascal Tiphine, Restaurant Owner, Alpine Meadows.
02-340-16. Pg. 6. Caption: [middle] Ken Findlay, Waiter, Alta Vista.
02-340-10. Pg. 6. Caption: [right] Simone Aaron, Bar Manager, Tamarisk.
02-340-31. Pg. 8. Caption: Paul Gibson of Selkirk Cable Vision turns a final screw to get Alpine Meadows booked into Whistler Cable Television's system. Besides six channels, subscribers can now enjoy a host of FM radio stations.
02-340-85. Pg. 9. Caption: Isobel MacLaurin.
02-340-75. Pg. 10. Caption: It was a wet dry run as this boat load of paddle-masters took on the Lillooet River July 14. Bow to stern Pat Kelly, Jim Browning, Pete Lazier and Mike Jakobson were joined by Dave Murray, Brian Allen and Ken Hardy for another spin from Squamish to Vancouver July 17. The crew of the 400 lb. war canoe is preparing for the Molokai to Honolulu race early this fall.
02-340-60. Pg. 12. Caption: Thuy Read admires a shirt from Whistler Tops in her role as a shopper in "Getaway to Whistler", a promotional film being made by Curtis Petersen (right) of Petersen Productions.

Week of December 15, 1982

Photographs including but not limited to Whistler Choir; Whistler Village performance; Isobel MacLaurin; skiers; ski race; art; group photos; clown; costumes; Society of Travel Writers of America
Appears in December 23, 1982 issue:
02-288-21. Pg. 2. Caption: Whistler's post office is bursting at the seams with loads of presents sent to locals from points all over.
02-288-32. Pg. 6. Caption: Shari Imrie, Whistler Emergency Services Administrator, is looking forward to expanding the unit in the coming year.
02-288-27. Pg. 13. Caption: O sing ye of good cheer! As did the Whistler Community Arts Council Choir, in perfect harmony. The choir, led by Sue Worden, brought a lovely tone to Village Square Sunday, Dec. 19 in the true spirit of Christmas.
02-288-15. Pg. 16. Caption: All the latest in cross-country and apres-ski fashions was featured at Fireside Fashions, Dec. 20 and 21 in the Sundial Restaurant. Sponsored by Whistler Cross-Country Ski Centre, the fashion show provided the opportunity to purchase clothing "right off" the model's back.
02-288-11. Pg. 18. Caption: [left] Steve Morgan, Equipment Operator, Squamish.
02-288-5. Pg. 18. Caption: [middle] Christine Handley, Nanny, Cymmer (South Wales)
02-288-2. Pg. 18. Caption: [right] Sandi Wallace, Liquor Store Employee, Gondola Area.
Appears in December 16, 1982 issue:
02-288-74. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] All Cal students whoop it up at a costume party held in Carleton Lodge Dec. 13.
02-288-62. Pg. 6. Caption: It's a dog's life when your mistress has gone to do the shopping and left you on your own.
02-288-58. Pg. 8. Caption: Members of the Society of Travel Writers of America wave a fond farewell before leaving Whistler Dec. 10.
02-288-42. Pg. 9. Caption: [top] Three proud artists ... (L to R) John McNeill, Ken Wesman and Isobel MacLaurin.
02-288-86. Pg. 14. Caption: [left] Michele Fitzgerald, Deli employee, High Forest.
02-288-85. Pg. 14. Caption: [middle] Neil Mawdsley, Golf course employee, Alpine Meadows.
02-288-79. Pg. 14. Caption: [right] Connie Kutyn, Whistler Village employee, Whistler Cay.
02-288-38. Pg. 16. Caption: Just three of the 700 students at Whistler enjoying the All Cal Winter Carnival (L to R) Glenn Svensen, Lars Andres and Andres Dejounge, all Swedish students now attending University of California, Berkley.


Photographs of interiors of restaurants, cafes, retail stores and hotels/condominiums, picnics and barbecues on the mountains, aerial photographs of Whistler Village, Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, hot tubs, tennis courts, squash courts, dancing, musicians, aerobics, shopping, chefs, cooks, fireplaces, swimming pools, cross-country skiing, occupational portraits, knitwear, helicopters, the Moon, lakes, volleyball, Barbara Kentwell, Jenny Busdon, Chris Janewell, Tim Rickwell, Mark Snaidt, John Lee, Heather Linskey, Rolf and Trudel Gunther, Yancey De Veer (musician), Doug and the Slugs (musician), Brandy's (restaurant), Rim Rock Cafe, skiing, and Rudy's Steak House.

This file consists of previously labeled file "Box 3 File 3 and Box 3 file 5."
Originally labeled "Box 3 File 3" was accompanied by a typed and printed piece of paper that reads, "(Still in original packaging. Need to be re-housed in archivaly / safe sleeves) / 'Interiors - Restaurants, bars, Disco, Bands' (title given by the / creator) / Includes interior shots of Restaurants, hot tubs, condos, squash courts, bands, clubs, stores, aerobics class (with retro outits) and bars,"
File also includes a dividing piece of paper between 01.09.32 and 01.09.33 that reads, "'Picnics' (title given by the creator) / Mainly pictures of eating and skiing in the spring. / Includes ski picnics on the mountains; eating outside at / on mountain restaurants and cafes; barbeques on / mountain; Heli skiing picnic in a park including / volleyball"

Originally labeled "Box 3 File 5" was accompanied by a typed and printed piece of paper that reads, "'VILLAGE WINTER' (original file title) / Chiefly aerial photographs of Whistler / Village and Whistler & Blackcomb / Mountains. Also includes aerials of other / mountains in the area, aerials of the / downhill course on Whistler Mountain / and some pictures of the Village from / ground level including the Fairmont / Chateau and some condos."

These accompanying pieces of paper are included in the newly organized file as to identify original context and order.


Photographs of group and closeup portraits of skiers, skiing, skiing in costume, chairlifts, ski equipment, snowmen, mini putt, paragliding, windsurfing, Snowcat groomers, film crew, swimming, sunbathing, mascots, a man in a business suit and ski gear, a man dressed as Santa Claus, children playing with snowballs and snowmen, children walking with a husky (dog), tobogganing, musicians, drinking and dining, Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, Franz's Run, and various events. Photographs also include Stephanie Sloan, Dave Murray, Bob Dufour, Tom Simister, Andreas Kikaukau, Rick Bowie, Darryl Bowie, Terry Bunny, Pamela Brown, Glenn Ashton, Nancy Greene Raine, Al Raine, Bruce Watt, Isobel and Don MacLaurin, Lorne Borgal, Franz Wilhelmsen, Tim Gluck, Laurie Graham, the Silver Streak, and Doc Fingers (musician).

This file consists of previously labeled files "Box 2 File 5" and "Box 3 File 1."

Originally labeled "Box 2 File 5" was accompanied by a typed and printed piece of paper that reads, "Originally in an envelope marked: / Powder close up / Old stock / Steph (presumably Stephanie Sloan) / Gordie / Dean / Others"

Originally labeled "Box 3 File 1" was accompanied by a typed and printed piece of paper that reads, "Faces" [title given by the creator] / Mainly skiing pictures. Includes pictures of Al Raine; Nancy / Greene, Bruce Watt with his avalanche dog, Radar; Isobel and / Don MacLaurin; Steve Podborski; Lorne Borgal; Franz / Wilhelmsen. / Large number of skiing in costume pictures, also a number of / photographs of models skiing, including kids. / A small number of summer shots including hiking and mini golf."

These accompanying pieces of paper are included in the newly organized file as to identify original context and order.

Museum Photos 2001

Photographs of school field trip at the Whistler Museum and Archives and Halloween party at the Old Spaghetti Factory with museum staff and friends.
Caption on envelope:
"Museum 2001"
Negatives duplicates of photographs; some prints missing.

011: Closing of the Boot Pub, 2006. From left to right: Shirley Langtry, 'Elvis', and Florence Petersen.

Whistler - The Magazine, Winter 1987

Whistler-themed magazine, published by Paul Burrows, containing the following articles:
"Shopping Around the Valley: A potpourri of gifts, treats, and activities available from the merchants of Whistler"
"A Skier's Guide to the Dual Mountains: For the uninitiated, an introduction to skiing opportunities on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain"
"A Collection of Whistler Snowbirds: Artist Isobel MacLaurin prepared these works in watercolour and ink of the winged wildlife of winter"
"A Taste of Whistler: Six of Whistler's finest chefs and a selection of their dishes make us a composite Coast Mountain meal"
"For the Love of Nordic Skiing: The Lost Lake cross-country trail system will be longer and better groomed than ever this year"
"The Whistler Resort Guide: Twenty-four pages of everything you ever wanted to know about Whistler"
"Ecosign: Whistler's mountain design company: Sophisticated, comprehensive planning in a highly specialized field has established Ecosign as a world leader in ski area design."
"Backcountry Skiing: Heaven or Hell?: Peter Chrzanowski has had a few close calls while ski mountaineering. He has some wise advice for those with a desire to venture off the beaten track."
"Behind the Scenes: A few candid shots of some of the people who make Whistler work"
"101 Things To Do, or how I spent my Summer in Whistler: There's a lot more to this resort than just skiing, as this overview of summer activities reveals"
"A Summer Side of Life: A collection of photographs to warm the insides on a winter's evening"

Duplicate copy in same folder.

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