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The hills were alive ... with the sound of music

The hills were alive ... with the sound of music

In September 1988 an article written by Joanna MacDonald about a performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) appeared in The Vancouver Sun .
Celebrating Myrtle Philip Day

Celebrating Myrtle Philip Day

You might not have heard of it, but this Monday, March 19 is a holiday unique to Whistler. On March 10, 1986 the council of the day voted to declare March 19 "Myrtle Philip Day" in honour of Myrtle Philip's 95th birthday.
Recession killed recreation centre plan

Recession killed recreation centre plan

Walking through Olympic Plaza in the winter, chances are you'll see some people out skating on the ice. Plans for an ice rink in Whistler Village date back to the 1980s, though the original plans looked a lot different than the rink you see today.
Critters of the winter

Critters of the winter

Discover Nature tent allows visitors to find out about Whistler creatures, even the wily wolverine
How to host an Olympics

How to host an Olympics

Key organizers share their stories of the Whistler 2010 Olympics at museum talk
The 1976 Winter Olympics — a dream almost realized

The 1976 Winter Olympics — a dream almost realized

In May 1970, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gathered in Amsterdam to choose the winning bid for the 1976 Winter Olympics.
Winning the Games

Winning the Games

It took forty years for Whistler's dream of hosting an Olympics to come true
There's always been après in Whistler

There's always been après in Whistler

In February of 1968 entertainment options for locals and visitors were limited. Alta Lake, as the area was still called, had a very small, full-time population and comparatively little infrastructure.