Whistler Museum and Archives Society Museum News & Events Announcing our full Winter 2012 Speaker Series Line-up!

Announcing our full Winter 2012 Speaker Series Line-up!


We are excited to announce our full line-up of speakers for our Winter 2012 Speaker Series! Taking place the third Wednesday of the month, each evening will feature a presentation from a knowledgeable and engaging long-time local full of stories that are sure to entertain and inform. Representing an array of mountain culture professionals and enthusiasts, this winter’s line-up was chosen to inspire our audience to get outside and play!

Tickets for Speaker Series evenings are $7 each, or $5 for Museum members. If you sign up as a new member, we will include a free ticket!

Doors open at 6:15pm and seating is first come, first serve.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be provided by local companies the Namasthé Tea Co. and the Whistler Roasting Company, and there will be a cash bar.

January 18th, 2012 7-9pm

Roger McCarthy presents, “From Alta Lake to Sochi: An insider’s view on the 2014 games”

Journey from Whistler, British Columbia to Mont Tremblant, Quebec to Sochi, Russia and back again with Roger McCarthy as he shares photographs and stories from his fascinating career in the mountains. McCarthy will focus on his experiences in Russia, working to create a brand new ski and snowboard area for the upcoming Games. You won’t want to miss this one!

Roger McCarthy

February 15th, 2012 7-9pm

Jayson Faulker presents, “Huts in the backcountry, now more than ever”

This talk will cover the Spearhead Huts Project – an important initiative to build a hut system in the Spearhead Range. It will also examine the history of huts in the Sea to Sky Corridor, and look at why we need this now – more than ever.

Ski Touring in the Spearhead Range

March 21st, 2012 7-9pm

Frank Salter presents, “Frank’s World of Skis: The History of Skiing in a 500-pair Collection”

Journey back in time with Frank as he shares his amazing collection of retro ski equipment (hundreds and hundreds of pairs) and what collecting means to him. This is your chance to see some really unique pieces of ski history up close as they travel from Salter’s elusive Creekside stash to the Museum for an evening.

Frank Salter shows off a unique split tail ski

April TBD, 2012 7-9pm

WORCA presents, “WORCA – more than just Toonie rides”

Get stoked for bike season with WORCA as you hear about the history of this great local organization! This is a chance to learn about all of the different programs WORCA organizes – including the Toonie rides, youth camps, bike maintenance clinics, trail advocacy and more. Donations to WORCA will be gladly accepted at the door.

Sliding Centre Toonie Ride, Patrick Hui photo

The Speaker Series will be on hiatus over the summer, and will return in October 2012. Check back in September for details on October and November’s presenters.

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