What is Whistler’s Greatest Icon?
ICON GONE 6TH OCCURING MARCH 6TH AT MERLIN'S!
Icon [AHY-kon] noun: A person, place or thing of great cultural significance.
Icon Gone [AHY-kon gon] event: A no-holds-barred critical-thinking cage match to determine Whistler‘s greatest icon.
Tailor-made for a town with as quirky and contested a history
as Whistler, this raucous community celebration pits passionate,
outspoken locals against each other in a rhetorical joust to determine
Whistler’s greatest historical icons.
The formula is simple, the competition fierce: eight local agitators
appear on stage to argue on behalf of a potential icon. A head-to-head
elimination format will put these community pillars through the
proverbial pressure cooker, whittling them down to an eventual champion
deemed most worthy of the exalted “icon” status.
Icons—our shared experiences, cherished landmarks, and beloved
neighbours—are the essence of our shared identity, the difference
between a collection of people and a real community. So what are
Whistler’s greatest icons? Is it Black Tusk? Opening day gondola
line-ups? Your favourite local visionary or eccentric? Or is it some
under-appreciated yet essential element of our social fabric? Come with
an opinion, and come prepared to laugh, cheer, maybe even cry at one of
the few events that can truly claim to be “history in the making.”
Icon Gone 6 will be occurring on March 6th 2013 at Merlin's Bar & Grill. We are somewhat saddened to announce that this will indeed be the final Icon Gone. The event has had a great run, but all good things must come to an end. We hope to meet your needs for contentious, live debating action through our new event series, Whistler Debates!