Janyk, Andree

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Janyk, Andree

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1949-2017

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Andrée Vajda Janyk was a Whistler councillor, school trustee, skier, coach, and volunteer who won numerous awards for her dedicated service to the community. She skied competitively in her youth and went on to serve as a coach, a founding member of the Blackcomb Ski Club, and a volunteer for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. Two of her children, Britt and Mike, became Olympic skiers. With a degree in kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a master's from the University of Brussels, she was a strong advocate for health and fitness, leading the first Fitness Leadership Certificate Program at Capilano University, serving on the national First Summit on Fitness Committee, and running a food co-op to promote eating organically.

Janyk served twelve years as a school trustee in the early 2000s, pushing for a more student-centered learning model during the reorganization of School District 48. She was also instrumental in the growth of youth soccer in Whistler, founding the Whistler Youth Soccer Club with her friend Bob Calladine. In 2011, she was elected to Council for a three-year term, then re-elected in 2014. One of her most important achievements during this time was the creation of the Recreation and Leisure Advisory Committee, for which she served as the Council's first ever appointee. She was still serving on Council at the time of her death from cancer in 2017.

Janyk received many honours, including being named the Whistler Cup Volunteer of the Year, BC Alpine Volunteer of the Year, and Sport BC Community Hero. In 2010 she was crowned Whistler's Citizen of the Year. The Andrée Vajda Janyk Sports Field at Cheakamus Crossing was named in her memory in 2018.

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Competitive skier
Ski coach
Founding member of Blackcomb Ski Club
Volunteer for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Leader of the first Fitness Leadership Certificate Program at Capilano University
Member of the First Summit on Fitness Committee
Ran a food co-op in the 1980s
School trustee (12 years)
Soccer coach and referee
Founder of the Whistler Youth Soccer Club
Whistler councillor (2011-2017)

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Janyk, Britt (b. May 21, 1980)

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Janyk, Britt

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Janyk, Andree

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Janyk, Michael

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Janyk, Michael

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Janyk, Andree

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March 10, 2019

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