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Icon Gone 6

February 27th, 2013
Icon Gone, the hilarious, head-to-head debate to determine Whistler's greatest icon, makes its triumphant return!

Once again, Mo Douglas will be keeping things rolling as our wonderful MC, and we have a solid, diverse lineup of debaters:

Michel Beaudry

Mandy Rousseau
Angie Nolan (defending champ)
Stephen Vogler (inaugural champ)
Steve Andrews
G.D. Maxwell
Emily Wood
Kevin "Big Kev" Mikkelsen

Wednesday, ...

February Speaker Series

February 12th, 2013

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Over the last decade we have witnessed the most rapid technological advancement in human history. First and foremost, the Internet has completely changed how we communicate and interact with each other. Websites such as Wikipedia and YouTube have proven that, with the right technologies, vibrant, purposeful communities can emerge around crowd-sourced content. New applications using this open, ...

January Speaker Series - Arno Kopecky

January 9th, 2013

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January beckons fresh starts everywhere, and for the Whistler Museum it means the resumption of our Speaker Series, after a December pause. On that note, we are excited to announce this month’s speaker, Squamish-based adventure writer and journalist Arno Kopecky. This presentation showcases a dispatch from the frontlines of globalization.

Arno will share stories and images from his year-long ...

High School Art Project Now On-line!

November 28th, 2012
As mentioned in a previous blog post, this past autumn we had the pleasure of working with localhigh school students on a historical art project. We hosted an opening reception here at the museum, and the artwork remained on disply through early November. For those that weren't able to check out the artwork in person, we have digitized every piece and created a permanent online gallery on our ...

Florence Petersen's new book 'First Tracks'

October 7th, 2012
Forence Petersen's new book First Tracks: Whistler's Early History is available to buy now in the Whistler Museum gift shop. A history of Whistler from pioneer times to the opening of the skihill in 1966, First Tracks is packed with interesting stories from the early days of the Whistler Valley - or as it was known in those days - Alta Lake.

Come by the museum today to pick up a copy, or call ...

Historical Art Project with Whistler Secondary

September 28th, 2012

Over the past few weeks, students in Whistler Secondary's Grade 11 Art class have been exercising their creative expression and getting better acquainted with their local heritage with a new project in partnership with the Whistler Museum. They've been hard at work crafting original art inspired by historical photographs from the Whistler Archives. The parameters for the project were wide ope ...

Announcing our Fall events lineup!

September 20th, 2012

"Dead season" is a myth. There's tons to do in Whistler during the infamous down time between the closing of the Bike Park and the return of skiing. And the Whistler Museum is doing more than ever to keep your restlessness at bay. Check out our very full line-up of upcoming events!

First, we would like to announce the launch of a brand spanking new event series:




Valley of Dreams Walking Tours

July 7th, 2012
Daily, 1pm, June through August. Join long-time locals for a one-hour tour through Whistler Village.  Tours are by donation and leave from the Whistler Visitor Centre.

Arts and Heritage Walking Tours

July 7th, 2012
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 6 - September 2, 11am.  This hour and a half tour through the Village explores Whistler's public art, heritage, and ArtWalk venues.  Offered in partnership with the Whistler Arts Council, this free tour departs from the Whistler Visitor Centre.

16th Annual LEGO Competition

July 7th, 2012
August 25, 2:30-4:30pm.  The Museum's popular LEGO building competition is back again!  Open to kids 3 - 12 with great prizes for all ages.  Space is limited and fills quickly to register early!
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