Over the past seven years, Dr. Ian Spooner (Acadia University, Nova Scotia) and his students, along with staff at Cascade Environmental Resource Group, have studied sediment records in Alta Lake and, more recently, Lost Lake. Thursday, April 11 Ian will be at the museum to show how the lake records were obtained and analyzed and discuss what they can tell us about both the resilience and vulnerability of these lakes to future environmental change. Local context (written records & personal experiences) is critical to effective interpretation of the lake sediment records and he hopes that everyone who has an interest in or a story to tell about our lakes can attend.
Whistler's first World Cup was set to be held on Whistler Mountain in 1979 and in the past four decades Whistler has gone on to host many high profile events, including Rob Boyd's win in 1989. We'll be hearing about what went into putting on these races, what it was like to experience the multi-day events and how one run became a celebrated moment in our town's history with guests including Boyd and Alex Kleinman.
Looking back at the construction of the gothic arch huts of the Coast Mountains in the fall has also had us thinking of the current and future use of the backcountry, and what better way to explore this topic than in our very own backyard?
Thursday, February 21 Jayson Faulkner of the Spearhead Huts Project and highly experienced guide Eric Dumerac will be at the Whistler Museum to discuss the progress of the Spearhead Huts, the growing popularity of the backcountry, how this project fits into a more global context and what this could mean for the future.
Our 2019 Speaker Series kicks off Thursday, January 17 with Highways of the Past: Canoeing the Grand Canyon of the Liard. This talk and film screening with Mike Stein follows a 1972 journey taken by Mike and five others through the Grand Canyon of the Liard River and will be one of the first screening of this previously-thought-lost film!
In January 2011, the Museum began running a monthly Speaker Series. These events take place in January, February, March, April and May. With a great line-up of speakers, you won't want to miss these evenings!
Tickets are just $10 (5$ for museum, Club SHRED members) and are available for purchase at the Museum or by calling us at 604.932.2019.
Complimentary tea will be provided (courtesy of DavidsTea) and there will be a cash bar.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event starts at 7pm.