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Week of December 20, 1984
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December 20, 1984 (Creation)
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169 photographs : b&w negatives ; 3.5 x 2.5 cm and 35mm
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Photographs including but not limited to crowds in Whistler Village in winter; car accident; portraits; group photo; skiers; icicles; chairlift; drinking; restaurant interior; children sitting on Santa's lap; man reading 'Sea to Sky Country'; buffet dinner; Whistler Mountain Ski Club group photos; choir singing; North Shore Community Credit Union; Orphan's Monday Benefit at Club 10; Alta Lake Community Club; Sunshine Jim; Pika's Restaurant official opening; Vox Humana Choir
Appears in December 20, 1984 issue:
02-385-130. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] People might have complained about long line-ups at the credit union, but until Sunday heat was never a problem. But Sunday, the day the North Shore Community Credit Union moved across the square to its new, 1,300 sq. ft. premises, John Hunan of Whistler (right) found himself in a chilly line-up behind Danny Meier and David Monteith (left) of North Vancouver. Actually, it's a bogus lone-up: the bureau shown, as well as an 8,500 fund safe and other banking equipment had to be moved by truck from the old location to the new. Carpenters and electricians worked nearly around the clock Sunday and Monday to be ready for business as usual Tuesday. They made deadline.
02-385-138. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Ross Smith from Nasty Jack's carves up a turkey at Club 10's benefit for Orphans Monday. More than 40 people turned out for the event featuring a buffet dinner catered by Nasty Jack's with all proceeds going to the Vancouver Fire Department's Orphans Fund.
02-385-13. Pg. 6. Caption: Drew Meredith
02-385-29. Pg. 6. Caption: Norm Trottier
02-385-18. Pg. 6. Caption: Arv Pellegrin
02-385-25. Pg. 6. Caption: Colleen Wuolle
02-385-17. Pg. 6. Caption: Michelle Harris
02-385-27. Pg. 6. Caption: Jan Simpson
02-385-15. Pg. 6. Caption: Don Wensley
02-385-21 Pg. 6. Caption: Chris Moore
02-385-20. Pg. 6. Caption: Pat Kelly
02-385-91. Pg. 7. Caption: Five-year-old Paul Vance shares Santa's knee with his brother, six-month-old John.
02-385-122. Pg. 14. Caption: John Bartosik, publisher/photographer of Sea to Sky Country.
02-385-97. Pg. 15. Caption: Sunshine Jim entertained about more than 100 Whistler youngsters Saturday afternoon before the kids were visited by Santa Claus. Sunshine Jim sang a series of songs including Scooter the Car and Porky the Raccoon who, even though traditional enemies, became friends. The event was sponsored by the Alta Lake Community Club and was held in the Myrtle Philip School lunchroom.
02-385-104. Pg. 19. Caption: Michele Bertholet is the head chef at Pika's (pronounced Peeka's), Whistler Mountain's new restaurant adjacent the Roundhouse. The facility, which is licensed to seat 400 persons, had its official opening Friday. The 8,300 sq. ft. restaurant, designed by architect Lee Bruch and engineer Jon Paine, cost about $600,000 to construct including more than $150,000 in kitchen equipment. Bertholet and his staff will now be able to provide freshly baked pastries, rolls and buns daily as well as hearty meals such as Baron of Beef and chili. As well, the new restaurant features a custom sandwich bar. Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation named the restaurant Pika's, a small rock rabbit commonly found through the high alpine regions of North America, after a contest that drew 300 entries. Whistler residents Ms. Lori Mitchell and Mr. Peter Pritt were the winners and will split the grand prize so that each will receive $100 as well as a $50 gift certificate from Dusty's Cantina. Coincidentally, the name also fits a former mountain resident of a slightly larger form: Jessica Hare. Jessica lived in Whistler Mountain's alpine residence for four of her five years and gained the nickname Pika.
02-385-120. Pg. 24. Caption: [left] Wendy von der Porten, Physician, Vancouver/Whistler.
02-385-118. Pg. 24. Caption: [middle] John Matthews, Businessman, Hawaii
02-385-117. Pg. 24. Caption: [right] Tom Handford, Carpenter, Sooke, B.C.
02-385-99. Pg. 27. Caption: Pika's (pronounced Peeka's) was officially opened Friday as Whistler Mountain unveiled its newest mountaintop restaurant. The two-level facility, which will feature light entertainment in the afternoon, is licensed to seat 400 skiers. Dressed in white in the centre are some of PIka's kitchen staff.
02-385-67. Pg. 28. Caption: A winter scene at Jordan Creek in Alpha Lake Park.
02-385-9. Pg. 29. Caption: Blackcomb Mountain Staff
02-385-155. Pg. 31. Caption: Vox Humana, an a capella choir group from Vancouver, entertained only 33 people Saturday evening at the Delta an event organized by Whistler Community Arts Council. Whistler Visitors and residents missed out on a stellar performance by the group as they performed Spanish, Latin, and traditional Christmas carols. One of the highlights of the evening included the touching rendition of a carol written by a Vancouver woman who's child died on Christmas.
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Donated to the museum by the Whistler Question.
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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.