The 2012 Statements of Financial Information were released in May detailing the top earners at Whistler’s municipal hall. Who made the most money last year? Was it…
Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden
Fire Chief Rob Whitton
Chief Administrative Officer Mike Furey
Whistler Sports Legacies CEO Keith Bennett
Last year the municipality released more than $900,000 to nine third party festival producers in “augmentation funding.” Of the following ten festivals named: Who received the most money? Who got the least? And who got nothing at all?
Children’s Art Festival
World Ski and Snowboard Festival
Whistler Film Festival
Which of the following organizations in Whistler is NOT run by a woman?
Whistler Chamber of Commerce
Whistler Arts Council
In January, Whistler Blackcomb launched a “You Name It” contest to name the new chairlift replacing the old slow-moving, three-seater Crystal Chair, as part of an $18 million upgrade. What is the name of the new chair coming next season?
Way to Waffles
Crystal Ridge Express
Rock n Roller
There’s an exhibition piece at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre that is removed every year to honour its spirit. Is it:
A woven blanket
A hand-made basket
A traditional mask
In 1962 this person was arrested for eating a fried chicken dinner in a bus stop restaurant in the South. He was put in jail along with 160 other “Freedom Riders” for challenging the status quo. Was it:
Philanthropist Michael Audain
Former mayor and sustainability champion Ken Melamed
Ski consultant extraordinaire Peter Alder
Local pioneer, lawyer and former councillor Garry Watson
What major conference is coming to Whistler in March next year?
Canadian Home Builders Association
Union of BC Municipalities UBCM conference
Whistler Museum founder Florence Petersen died quietly at home in August 2012. She was 83 years old. What is the name of Petersen’s book, published posthumously by the Whistler
Summers on Alta Lake
Memoir of a Marriage Commissioner
Pemberton’s Jordan Sturdy was elected in May as the new MLA for West Vancouver–Sea to Sky. He was appointed British Columbia’s parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. What day job has Sturdy not held?
Mayor of Pemberton
What is the name of Whistler’s first avalanche rescue dog, soon to be featured in a children’s book?
Answers - Whistler
C: Mike Furey at more than $200,000.
C: Ironman $250,000 B: Children’s Art Festival $45,000 E: WinterPRIDE $ 0
Trick question! All are run by women: Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, TW’s Barrett Fisher, Fiona Famulak at the Chamber (until July 29 when she takes up a new position in Vancouver) and Doti Neidermeyer at the Arts Council.
It took a contest to come up with B: Crystal Ridge Express
D. The Salish hunting canoe, named Nexws Chachu7, is removed every year and taken on an ocean journey to honour the spirit of the canoe.
A: Michael Audain, the man behind the $30 million Audain Art Museum set to break ground in Whistler this summer.
D: TedActive, a simulcast conference that takes place at the same time as the main TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Vancouver. WAIT: this is another trick question! UBCM is also coming from Sept 22-26. CHBA is coming from April 3-6.
A: First Tracks
D: IT Manager. Bonus: What party does Sturdy represent? Answer: Liberal 10 A: Radar the Rescue Dog will be released this year. Radar was the first avalanche dog at Whistler. His partner was pro patroller Bruce Watt. The other dogs listed above have all been a part of CARDA (Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association) at Whistler Blackcomb.