Letters to the editor 

Have some respect

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“And really red,” chimed in his twin sister Georgia.

Grampa George was slightly more subdued, having achieved Whistler rock-star status since winning Whistler Blackcomb’s ski the most days competition 2002 through 2005.

The momentum started with the call from WB public relations sweetheart Christina Moore, and continued with the care and attention we received from Hayley Ingman and the folks at WB.

And what a ride it was. We were so lucky to share the experience with 20 Whistlerites who so personify what makes this town a special place.

“Smooth as sailing on Lake Simcoe,” came from grampa George, as we glided past the second tower and out over Singing Pass.

Fan or critic, the Peak 2 Peak is an amazing piece of technology. Since opening day I have used it every day to access Blackcomb from Whistler.

The party continued with our arrival at the Whistler station where my wife, Cindy, and our daughters Kaia and Georgia waited, surrounded by a sea of press, friends and overstuffed cuddly mascots.

Many thanks to Dave Brownlie, Stu Rempel, Bob Dufour and all the other folks that made it happen.

And the biggest thank you to the staff in the roundhouse who enjoy my father’s stories every day , and suggested George should be on the first gondola. You are part of a community that makes George’s days full and fun as he wanders the valley.

Please come to Dusty's  this Saturday, Jan. 17th to celebrate George’s 90th birthday.

Gord Huxtable

Whistler

Response to thoughts

Re: Just a thought ( Pique Letter to the editor Dec 31 st )

First off we wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts about First Night, both the RMOW and Watermark welcome feedback and ideas to improve the event.

The choice of Village Square as our primary outdoor venue is one that we’ve discussed on countless occasions and while we’ve looked at alternatives it works on several levels:

Firstly, and most importantly it allows us to “calm” the middle of the village. The event security personnel and the RCMP can work together; this allows us to get maximum use of our resources. We have received a lot of positive feedback since we started the First Night program in its current format and location. And working with the RCMP, we have been very pleased with the dramatic decrease in rowdy behaviour in Whistler on New Year's Eve.

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