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: The Fall Festival took place from Saturday, September 22 to Sunday, September 23, 1984. It featured puppet shows and musical performances in Village Square, sport competitions and horseback riding at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, and movies and contests in Mountain Square, as well as a bonfire to Ullr in the Day Skier Parking Lot. There were also carnival rides, Village tours, treasure hunts, craft demonstrations, and even the Terry Fox Run. Even though the Saturday was slightly cooler than expected, the weather cooperated for the mostly-outdoor festival.
Question: What did you think of Fall Festival?
Bob Mallet – Morgan’s Dad – Whistler
What I liked about it was the diversity of activity. There were a lot of different things to do. The comics in the square were a world apart from the rides in the VIP lot and those were a world apart from the musicians. When my three-year-old enjoys it, it’s a good barometer.
Sid & Luke – Soup-line Waiters – In the Park
We just came in and grabbed this here bench and all these people stared at us. We liked the bake sale. Next year they should have a bake sale and free drinks for everybody too. Then more of our friends would come up. We’d be happy to come back to Pemberton in the future.
Nila Hajevsky – Unemployed – Alpine Meadows
I thought it was good for Whistler. Kids really enjoyed it too. The fold singing was particularly good, and there was a general congenial atmosphere. Now it’s be quiet until November, so it was a good way to end the summer.