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Letters from Rene Widmer to Whistler Museum & Archives
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Letters from Rene Widmer to Alyssa Bruijns (Head Archivist & Collections Manager, Whistler Museum & Archives) sharing stories of his time working with Cliff Fenner in the Garibaldi Provincial Park area.
- Letter 001: References the Whistler Museum exhibit on Cliff Fenner, and shares autobiographical details of his employment as a park ranger in Garibaldi Provincial Park, how he came to Canada, how he met Cliff, and a rough timeline of his activities and jobs in the 1960s.
- Letter 002: Offers to sign a donation form for the Whistler Museum and to translate his diary entries from his time in the Black Tusk area from German to English.
- Letter 003: Elucidation of more specific memories from his time as a park ranger under Cliff Fenner's mentorship, including a trip leading girl guides from Squamish into the park to camp at Taylor Meadows and lyrics to a song the girl guides created about Widmer's role leading the climbing and hiking party.
- Letter 004: Contains explanation of enclosed translated diary entry from 1961 detailing 'The Visit of Judge Wilson' to Garibaldi Provincial Park while Rene Widmer and Dick Bond were rangers there.
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Donated by Rene Widmer, 2019.
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All inquiries regarding use, reproduction, and publication should be addressed to museum staff.
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- Widmer, Rene (Subject)
- Bruijns, Alyssa (Subject)
- Fenner, Clifford (Subject)
- Martin, Ray C. (Subject)
- Canoe Kayak BC (CKBC) (Subject)
- Pinkerton, Brian (Subject)
- Bond, Richard "Dick" (Subject)
- Tatlow, Rose (Subject)
- Kindree, John (Subject)
- Butler, Elaine (Subject)
- Butler, Walt (Subject)
- Wilson, Judge John Owen (Subject)
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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.
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Catalogued November 2019.
Revised February 2020.