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Watson, Garry
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1974-1999

Photographs of skiing, adaptive skiing on Blackcomb Mountain, ski racing, awards, group portraits of ambulance and emergency services, search and rescue, Red Chair, the Gondola Barn, Whistler Mountain, Creekside, Fitzsimmons Chair on Blackcomb Mountain, the wedding of Lorne Borgal and Nancy Borgal (nee Treiber) on Whistler Mountain, the Fireman's Ball and group portraits of firefighters, Whistler Village, docks on Alta Lake, Whistler Golf Course, Whistler Resort & Club tennis courts, marathons, advertising shots taken for the Whistler Resort Association, Village Stroll, shops and restaurants in Whistler, hotel swimming pools, freestyle skiing and awards at the Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championship on Whistler Mountain, Santa Claus visiting Myrtle Philip School, the demolition of the Cheakamus Inn, the opening of The Keg restaurant, chefs from one of Umberto Menghi's restaurants, opening night at Trattoria di Umberto, cabins, sunbathing, Nita Lake, tennis, Whistler Creek Lodge, portraits of Garry Watson, ski school, paintings by Germaine Degenhardt, the Crazy Canucks, Ken Read skiing with Joey Gibbons, Richard and Julianna Heine, weightlifting in a gym, municiapl council, Jim McConkey, ski camps, Bob Dawson and Rolf Gunther holding a marlin at the Rimrock Cafe, dining, and Umberto Menghi.

1978-2007

Photographs of various people skiing and snowboarding on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, cross-country skiing, aerial shots of the mountains and Whistler Village, early construction of Whistler Village, Creekside Gondola, the Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival, mountain views, Arnold Palmer golfing at Whistler Golf Course, the Delta Mountain Inn, ski racing at the Molson World Cup Downhill and Hochtaler Cup, canoeing, chairifts, the water slide at the Springs, hang gliding, hockey on a frozen lake, tennis, events on the mountain, Ski Scamps, RCMP, Willie Whistler, Christine's Restaurant at Rendezvous Lodge, snow bikes, sledding, catskiing, heli-skiing, snowboarding, fishing, alpenglow, deer, a gambling event at Whistler Conference Centre, Alta Lake, Whistler Cay, Andy and Bonnie Munster's cabin, Lyall Featherstone's cabin, Green Lake, the rescue cable car over the Cheakamus River in Cheakamus Crossing, a helicopter evacuating someone, Roundhouse Lodge, a helicopter at the microwave tower, alpenglow on Mt. Weart and Wedge Mountain, adaptive ski racing, fireworks, trampolining at the Highland Lodge, an event in the Myrtle Philip School gym, a car show in Village Square, Skier's Chapel, Nasty Jack's, Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Dos Senoritas Restaurant, the Jazz Festival on the mountain, Cheakamus Lake, aerobics, choir, sunsets, swimming pools, hotels, a Labatt's hot air balloon, Whistler Resort & Club at Nita Lake, freestyle skiing and snowboarding, ski ballet, Fitzsimmons Creek, Vale Inn, backcountry skiing, condominiums in the Benchlands, Secret Bowl, the Saudan Couloir, Black Tusk, Excalibur Gondola, Harmony Bowl, Symphony Bowl, Christmas lights, Whistler Peak, Village North, and Birkenhead Peak in Pemberton.

Awards

Awards and honours Franz Wilhelmsen received and was nominated for throughout his life, inlcuding:

  • Canadian Ski Hall of Fame
  • Man of the Year
  • Freeman of Whistler
  • Order of British Columbia
  • Jim Marshall Award
  • Canadian Tourism Medallion
  • Franz's Run and Franz's Chair
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame (W. A. C. Bennett Award)

Freeman of Whistler

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen being named a Freeman of Whistler, including:

  • Certificate naming Franz Wilhelmsen a Freeman of Whistler
  • Letter from Trevor Roote to the Resort Municipality of Whistler requesting the creation of a register recording the names of those people named Freeman of Whistler. Includes biographies of Freemen such as Myrtle Philip, Garry Watson, Alan E. Raine, Franz Wilhelmsen, Trevor Frederick Roote, William Patrick Carleton, and R.H. Drew Meredith.
  • Letter from Trevor Roote to his fellow Freeman informing that Chester Jones was not listed in the Freeman register.

Garibaldi [Provincial Park] - Easter - Apr[il] 6-7, 1958 - Ekt[achrome 2]

Photographs of a trip to Garibaldi Provincial Park at Easter on April 6-7, 1958, including shots of Jim MacDonald skiing on Mt Price, and Jim MacDonald and Garry Watson skiing at The Barrier.

Captions:
001: "Garibaldi - Easter - Jim MacDonald on Price M[oun]t[ai]n - Apr[il] 6, 1958 - Ekt[achrome] 2"
002: "Garibaldi - Easter - The Barrier - Jim MacDonald - Garry Watson - Apr[il] 7, 1958 - Ekt[achrome] 2"

[Ektachrome refers to the type of film used.]

Negatives

A portrait of Garry Watson.

File Caption:
"GARRY WATSON FACE SHOT"

Prints 059-061

Photographs of skiers and people sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Roundhouse in winter, a portrait of Gary Watson, and a children's ski camp photo from February 1970 (from left to right: Alison Chaplin, Diane Tremblay, Shirley Walker, Laurie Geddes, Carol Fairhurst, and Instructor Tom Hamaguchi).

Photos given to Janet Love Morrison by Eugene Rickli in 1996.

Prints 062-063

Photographs of the chairman of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District, Slim Fougberg, and Mayor Pat Carleton shaking the hands of Whistler's Aldermen (left to right) Gary Watson, John Hetherington, Al Raine, and (out of camera range) Bob Bishop in 1970, and Minister of Municipal Affairs (NDP), Jim Lorimer, presenting the proclamation of incorporation of the Resort Municipality of Whistler in 1975.

Photographs granted to Janet Love Morrison by Pat Carleton in 1996.

Prints 090-112

Photographs given to Janet Love Morrison by Intrawest.

Photographs of Franz Wilhelmsen skiing with Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, a Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. Summer Camp ski pass, Whistler Village in the midst of construction from Whistler Mountain, a ski school group photo with children posing with Willie Whistler, Garibaldi Olympic Development Association (GODA) notice of annual general meeting form 1966, Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. Subscription Agreement, a letter from Franz Wilhelmsen to Florence Strachan notifying the sending of the Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. Subscription Agreement, a flyer about Jim McConkey and Bob Dufour's Garibaldi Ski School, a group of children in ski school with their instructor, a baby on skis, a group photo of Yosemite Ski School from Winter 1948 (including, from left to right, Bob Berelsford, Ross Moore, Norm Palmer, Jim McConkey, Chuck Freshwater, Nic Fiore, Tony Freitas, Bill Cahow, and Luggi Foeger), Alta Lake train station on the PGE, Myrtle Philip in her elder years walking with Gary Watson, a sign on Whistler Mountain listing the town services in the 1970s [post-it reading "For Sure"], Roundhouse, Eric Beardmore and the Woodward family skiing Whistler Mountain, Jim McConkey skiing Whistler Mountain, the front cover of the September/October 1963 issue of Skier Magazine showing Willy Schaeffler and Franz Wilhelmsen inspecting the mountain, skiers posing, Whistler T-bar, skiers from Garibaldi Ski School posing for a portrait, children posing with their instructor, and a woman from Ski Patrol.

Resort Municipality of Whistler Ballot Paper Account 1976

A ballot paper count for the municipal election held on November 20th, 1976. Geoff F. Pearce, the Returning Officer, submitted the account of votes. In the election Pat Carleton was voted mayor 498 votes to 218 for Gordon Young. Aldermen were also voted in.

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