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Whistler’s Answers: March 17, 1983


In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1983.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.

Some context for this week’s question: We can’t actually find any mention of this outside of “Whistler’s Answers”, and so don’t have any additional context to provide.

Question: One of the local bars has advertised an S and M act this week. Do you think this kind of entertainment is appropriate for Whistler?

Paul Tatham – Bartender – Westside Road

I guess if they can sell that sort of thing then they might as well go for it but it seems a bit tacky to me. I think the solution is, if you don’t want to see this sort of thing then don’t go. It’s only on one night. After all, it’s not going to change the atmosphere of the whole town.

Sherrie Imrie – Nurse/Administrator – Tamarisk

I believe that poster it completely tasteless but I guess it’s up to the individual if they want to pay to see something like that. I don’t what this particular show is like but I personally think any form of human degradation should not appear anywhere.

Jeanette Bos – Secretary – Brio

I think it’s gross. The poster is especially bad. There are a lot of families coming to Whistler and I don’t think the children should be exposed to that. I think Whistler should concentrate on portraying a decent image and leave that kind of garbage out of it.

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