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WFF adds to board of directors

Arts news: See art on real walls ahead of Anonymous Art Show; buy tickets for the Whistler Writers FestivalĀ 
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The Whistler Film Festival board of directors added a new member at their annual general meeting last month. Photo by Mike Crane/ Tourism Whistler

The Whistler Film Festival added a new member to its board of directors during its annual general meeting on Aug. 26.

Rob Larson, a business agent with the Directors Guild of Canada, has joined the group of eight directors. 

He is part of a team that includes: returning members Ann Chiasson, managing broker for Re/max Sea to Sky Real Estate; Roger Soane, president and CEO of Whistler Sports Legacies; Sue Brouse, director of member services and human resources with UBCP/ ACTRA; Daniel Cruz, CFO and managing director with Liquid Media Group; Sue Chappel, PhD and consultant; Nathaniel Lyman, associate with Chandler Fogden Aldous; and Shauna Hardy Mishaw, founder and executive director of the Whistler Film Festival. 

“On behalf of all at WFF, I would like to welcome our new and returning members to the Whistler Film Festival Society Board of Directors, and thank our returning directors for their continued commitment to the organization and their valuable work on the board,” said Chiasson, in a release. “My board colleagues and I look forward to working together and benefiting our combined, extensive experience as we set the society’s path forward in these unprecedented times.” 

In-person viewing kicks off for Anonymous Art Show

The Anonymous Art Show might have shifted largely online for 2020, but you can now officially head into the Maury Young Arts Centre for in-person viewing. 

On Sept. 1, the organization opened up The Gallery for visitors to stop by and check out pieces hung on real, live, non-virtual walls. Then you can pick your favourites and log on for Buying Night on Sept. 18 to try to snag one. 

While the two top-tiered buying spots are sold out, there are still plenty of tickets for third-, fourth-, and fifth-tier buying times. 

If you’d rather check out the art pandemic-style, you can head to now to peruse the selections. In total, you’ll find 333 pieces of art by more than 200 artists. 

The fundraiser is set to raise money this year for Arts Whistler’s community arts programs and new theatre equipment. 

Tickets on sale for Whistler Writers Festival

You can now snag tickets to this year’s Whistler Writers Festival.

Tickets for the festival’s various events—which are all virtual for 2020—went on sale on Aug. 31.

Running from Oct. 15 to 18, they include The Literary Cabaret, Saturday night Gala with Wade Davis, Sunday Brunch and the Domestic Thriller event. 

Meanwhile, there will also be online writing workshops and publishing sessions. “Nineteen years ago, we started the Whistler Writers Festival in my living room,” says Stella Harvey, artistic director of the festival, in a release. “This year, as we work to keep our audiences safe in this virtual format, we remain committed and connected to what we started so long ago: workshops for emerging writers, readings that encourage and engage healthy, provocative and thoughtful debate, as well as an intimacy that involves as broad and inclusive an audience as possible.” 

The festival is also hosting a virtual bookstore with participating authors’ books for festivalgoers to read ahead of the fall event. 

For tickets, access to the bookstore, and the full lineup of authors and events, visit