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 1984. 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: With the development of Whistler Village and as part of an ongoing effort to increase summer business, the early 1980s saw more events and festivals happening in Whistler, and not all of them were related to sports. However, there were still relatively few concerts, performances or other cultural events when compared to the selection available in larger towns and cities or more established resort and recreational areas.
Question: Would you like to see more cultural events in Whistler?
Kay Beckon & Wendy Downes – Waitress & Longhorn Manager – Brio & Alta Vista
Most definitely! We enjoyed last year’s plays by Peak Performers and would like to see more of the same in the future.
Myette Raynes – Waitress – Alpine Meadows
Yes, I would. It is important for the children of our community to have the advantage of viewing cultural events.
Kevin Burton with son Chris – Bartender – Brio
Yes, I think more cultural events would really benefit the Whistler community.