Posted by: PPHR | February 15, 2010

Catch Whistler’s History at the Whistler Museum

Whistler’s history is coming alive this month through the efforts of the Whistler Museum.

Starting with Whistler’s logging, trapping and early days as a fishing lodge on the shores of Alta Lake, a litany of Whistler characters will fill the Whistler Museum with tales of a community and a village of visionaries. Dubbed “Fireside Chats” these events are sure to shed some light on why this place is so soulful, creates memories for so many and is so special.. Don’t miss these Whistler characters and their tales:

Whistler BS (Beyond Skiing): the Grassroots Story of Whistler Culture and Community. A night of local history, storytelling, pictures and artifacts from pioneering to today will be presented by Florence Peterson, Isobel and Don MacLaurin, Laurie Vance, Alex Kleinman and more. Feb. 16, 4 – 6 p.m.

Whistler’s Black Bears: Local Black bear expert Michael Allen, nearly a bear himself, will take the audience into the bear’s natural world, up close and personal. Feb. 18, 4 – 6 p.m.

Build It and They Will Come: A Resort Development Reunion. Whistler’s original development team will be there to tell their story together, for the first time. Join Whistler’s original town councillors Al Raine, Garry Watson and John Hetherington along with the architect of Whistler Village, Eldon Beck and Mike Vance, Whistler’s first Town Planner, as they recount, literally, Whistler in the making. Feb. 20, 4 – 6 p.m.

These events are a key fundraiser for the Whistler Museum. Regional wine, appetizers, and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $65, with only 35 tickets available per chat. For tickets call the Whistler Museum, 604-932-2019. The Whistler Museum is a registered charity and all tickets are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. For more information please visit


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