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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.

Whistler Business Directories

Four paper business directory booklets printed for the Whistler Chamber of Commerce dating from 1994, 1996, and 1999. There are two of the 1999 directories (one is a duplicate). Each directory has the same cover image of a log cabin created by local Whistler artist Isobel Maclaurin. The 1994 cover image is blue, the 1996 cover image is red, and the 1999 cover image is gold. The directories list all Whistler businesses breaking them down by service sector, as well as providing an alphabetical list.

Tables of Contents includes:
Accommodation
Amusement and Recreational Services
Business Services
Communications and Other Utility Industries
Construction Industry
Education Services
Finance and Insurance
Food and Beverage
Health and Social Services
Logging and Forestry Industry
Manufacturing Industry
Personal and Household Service
Other Service Industries
Real Estate
Retail Trade Industries
Transportation and Storage Industries
Wholesale Trade Industries

Whistler - The Magazine

Whistler - The Magazine editions spanning from 1982-1989. The magazines feature stories about Whistler locals and Whistler's history, shopping guides, accommodation guides, village maps, and ads from local businesses.

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.

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.

1978-1988

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.

1978-1995

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.

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