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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.

Board Meeting Agenda Sept. 27

5 pages of handwritten and photocopied notes from the Board Meeting Agenda of the Whistler Museum and Archives Society from their meeting on September 27, 1989. The agenda included a Challenge '89 Report, Municipal Grant-in-Aid Report, Craft Fair - Home Bake Stall Update, Note Cards, and revised opening hours. The notes on subsequent pages touch on the the need to add to the Ski and Nature rooms, questions about changing the layout of the gallery, advertising for the donation of glass cabinets, coffee and tea for visitors, items to sell to visitors, filling up empty space in the pioneer room, membership sign-up desk at the Bake Sale, more items to display at the Bake Sale table or a theme, having some of Florence's cards on sale at the Bake Sale, contacting Anne Poole at Pemberton Secondary to bring her students to the museum, getting Jim Budge to do a video of the museum's slide show to sell in the future, slides for the Dual Mtn. Program. The Society also discussed ideas for more awareness, including contacting the Chamber of Commerce, inviting the front desk staff of hotels and management for a Wine and Cheese event, allowing small groups to use the Pioneer Room for meetings, have the Whistler Arts Council put on a showing in the museum, setting up a photo taking corner in the museum, having mountain bike tour operators stop at the museum on their valley tours, contacting both mountains about having their staff training include the museum and the museum's slide show, hosting a Chamber of Commerce meeting at the museum and getting the Japanese winter visitors from Delta and CP to see the slide show and museum.

Week of September 28, 1981

Photographs including but not limited to Blackcomb Lodge; Blackcomb Mountain; construction; costumes; dancing
Appears in October 1, 1981 issue:
02-207-14. Pg. 1. Caption: Blackcomb Lodge's 'Hotel" sign makes strange reading in a half finished state.
02-207-1. Pg. 8. Caption: New appointments at Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation from left to right: Don Murray, assistant to the general manager; David O'Keefe, north side co-ordinator; and Roger McCarthy, alpine co-ordinator.
02-207-31. Pg. 13. Caption: A la 1950's Myrtle Philip school 'Manager' Bob Daly hand out a prize to Tom Beatty and Sharon Berry while Ruth Howells and Andy Petersen look on.
02-207-8. Pg. 17. Caption: The Blackcomb mountaintop restaurant and day lodge sports a new 2600 sq. ft. deck.
02-207-3. Pg. 18. Caption: Grandview Blacktop crew paves the ramp at Backcomb's Chair 1 mid station on September 26.
02-207-21. Pg. 19. Caption: Keith Jamieson hams it up at the Community Club's 50's night.
02-207-20. Pg. 20. Caption: Whistler's best of the 50's -- from left to right: Bob & Sharon Daly, Lindsay Wilson, Jeff Wuolle, Suzanne Wilson and Colleen Wuolle at the Community Club dinner.
02-207-22. [From left to right: unknown, unknown, Glen Rustad, Candy Rustad]
02-207-23. [Evelyn Cullen]
02-207-24. [Franz Carpay is the man at back-right, Beverly Wylie is the woman dancing on the right in the foreground]
02-207-26. [Denis Beauregard is dancing in the background on the left, Sharon Daly and Franz Carpay are dancing behind the two in the foreground in the centre]
02-207-27. [From left to right: Lindsay Wilson and Dave MacPhail]
02-207-28. [Bob Daly is in the foreground on the left in profile, and Ruth Howells is in the back-centre to the left of the man in the bowtie]
02-207-34. [From left to right: unknown, unknown, Suzanne Wilson, unknown]

Whistler Recipes Cookbook

Cookbook published by the Whistler Museum and Archives Society (WMAS) in July 1997, titled "Whistler Recipes." Sections include Appetizers and Beverages; Soups and Salads, Sauces and Dressings; Vegetables; Main Dishes; Breads and Muffins; Desserts; Preserves and Pickles. These recipes were collected from past and present valley residents and Friends of the Museum. The cookbook includes a brief history of Alta Lake, British Columbia (now Whistler, BC). An order form to purchase a cookbook is included on the last page.