May 02, 1997 Features & Images » Feature Story

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Whistler's Best Working Stiffs The following are the winners of the Amex-Whistler Chamber of Commerce annual employee recognition program. Everyone got a watch, certificate of achievement and a pin at the Thurs., April 24 dinner. A draw among the winners at the event gave out a $1,000 traveller’s cheque, a fun-filled weekend in Vancouver and a spanking-new mountain bike to get there on (just kidding) to just one person. Who says working like a dog doesn't have a pay off. Ed Pitoniak of Blackcomb Skiing delivered the keynote address. Whistler's best employees are (as supplied by the Chamber): Estelle Aitken, Food Plus; David Antonilli, McDonald's Restaurants; Jennifer Ashton, Custom House Currency Exchange; Stephanie Barbara, Caramba; Craig Beattie, Mountain Motors; Paul Bieman, Upper Village Market; Michael Bigler, Pomar Building Projects Ltd; Estelle Blank, Whistler Mountain Ski Corp.; Genevieve Blanshard, Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises; and Trish Bowdler, Whistler Physiotherapy. Craig Boyce, Sportstop; Jennifer Boyle, Oh Yes Whistler; Debbie Brisson, Whistler Chamber of Commerce; Linda Brown, Powder Resort Properties; David Buist, La Rua Restaurante; Barb Burk, Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises; Lisa Canjar, The Blackcomb Barber Shoppe; Sue Carmody, Coast Mountain Photo; Lynda Chandler, North Shore Credit Union; and Scott Clarke, Old Spaghetti Factory. Chris Cotrone, Hoz's Beer & Wine Store; Joan Couture, Contract Cleaners; David Currie, Buffalo Bill's Bar & Grill; Fran Cuthbert, Nadeau & Sons Contracting; Lisa Davis, Intrawest Resort Club; Peter De Hann, Sabre Rentals Ltd.; Wanda Dibernardo, Little Mountain Bakery; Hayden Ebbern, Mountain Riders; Krista Fraser, Open Country; and Kristen Garrett, Big Bad Chad. Norma Given, Dual Mountain Dry Cleaners; Verity Goodier, Rogers' Chocolates; Leon Gosney, Hoz's Pub & Creekside Café; Patricia Grabowiecki, Whistler Heated Mini Storage; Michelle Graham, Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises; Karla Grenon, Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises; Lisa Gunn, Crown Resort Accommodation; Autrey Hanson, Westbrook Whistler; Kate Harvey, Whistler Children's Centre; and John Hayes, Whistler Printing. David Henderson, Pique Newsmagazine; Keeley Higgins, Trattoria Di Umberto; Diane Hill, Fun for Kids Clothing and Accessories; Anne Issacs, La Brasserie des Artistes; Chris Jensen, Whistler Village Sports; Hana Jonas, The Gorcery Store; Michael Kelly, Whistler Brewing Company Ltd.; Donna Kelm, Whistler Petro-Canada; Warren King, Chateau Whistler Resort; and Vincent Koebernick, Aviano Restaurant & Bar. Peter Langtry, Zeuski's Taverna; Bryan Legg, Whistler Snowmobile Guided Tours; Natasha Leopold, Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises; Yoriko Long, Crystal Lodge/ Irori Restaurant; Queenie Lugossy-Moon, North Shore Credit Union; Karen Lyne, Thai One On; Nancy MacConnachie, Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation; Kelly Maguire, Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises; Jacquie McCarnan, Shirtprint Studios/ The Printed Shirt; and Liz McKeage, Carlbergs Gift Shop. Matthew Pilfold, Contract Cleaners; Karen Roland, Hoz’s Pub; Lynn Rustia-Chappell, Whistler Resort Association; Susan Schweighardt, Race & Company; Samantha Shailer, Whistler Body Wrap Ltd.; Justin Skinner, Rainbow Retreats Accommodations Ltd.; Robert Slater, Whistler Chalets; Frances Smit, Trattoria Di Umberto; and Ziga Sparovec, Great Games & Toys. Andrew Swingler, Quantum Technology; Iqbal Singh Tehara, Trattoria Di Umberto; Joanne Vaughn, Windermere Sea to Sky Real Estate; Rick Wallace, Sabre Rentals Ltd.; Sandra Wentzel, Resort Municipality of Whistler; Sheryl Williams, Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises; Julie Wright, Powder Resort Properties; and Todd Zelinski, Olé Molé Mexicantina.

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