December 05, 2003 Features & Images » Feature Story

Feature - Two boys and the Girls of Whistler 

How two local brothers built a business through networking, trade and a solid dose of integrity

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"We decided to stay away from the Maxim style calendar," says Josh. "We didn’t want a glossy polished look. In all the pictures we used, nothing was changed, no airbrushing and no touch ups. The models look the way the models look. They are real pictures, real girls. That’s the best part of it."

And the women who participated agree.

Holly is April’s girl and she says she is the antithesis of a ‘calendar girl’.

"I’m a tomboy and being in this calendar is completely out of character for me. My old boss dared me to do it after Josh asked me to participate," says Holly. "I really wasn’t too keen on doing it at all but when I spoke to Josh he was very reassuring and understanding of my concerns."

After her friends pushed her to do the calendar, Holly found herself flying in a helicopter to the backcountry for her shoot.

"It was a lot of fun and a really good day overall. It was a good experience for me because I learned I can break out of my shell and it’s good to do something out of the ordinary. I think Josh and Jordan produced the calendar with the most taste possible and that really impressed me. I hope that people understand it was about 12 girls getting together and having a good time doing something out of the ordinary."

Like everybody else involved, Holly says Josh and Jordan are very professional. "They handled everything with a lot of taste and a lot of class. If they had been anything close to the stigma I had coming into it, I would never have done it. But they weren’t, they were very considerate and understanding of all our needs."

Tamara is February’s girl and was approached by Josh, whom she already knew, to appear in the calendar.

"Everybody was worried about whether or not the calendar would be sleazy, but I knew Josh and Jordan and because of that, knew there was no way it would be like that," says Tamara. "I had confidence in Josh and knew I was in good hands."

Tamara says she enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend getting involved in next year’s calendar. "It’s cool to have a calendar to keep for the rest of your life – not many people get to be in a calendar, or go to the backcountry in a helicopter, I met some great people and ended up doing a magazine shoot," says Tamara.

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