Thank you Whistler for being part of the 40th anniversary celebrations on Sunday, September 6, 2015!
The festivities marking the anniversary of the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s official incorporation included face painting, crafts, artists in action, roving street animation and a performance from iconic Canadian folk rock band Spirit of the West—who have a long-standing connection with Whistler. It was a lively community gathering with more than 4,500 people in attendance over the course of the afternoon.
Check out some of the photos here: http://www.coastphotostore.com/Events/RMOW-40years/
Congratulations to the teens from the Whistler Youth Centre who submitted the winning gelato flavour “Ski Bum” as part of the gelato contest. The flavour was custom-made by Lucia Gelato and served to thousands of gelato fans during the celebration.
Congratulations to three Whistler contributors who were awarded the Freedom of the Municipality on the anniversary.
A museum speaker series with inaugural councillors from 1975 was also held on September 5 and was a lively discussion about the early days of the municipality.
In the buildup to the 40th Anniversary Celebration, a series of stories, photos and facts about the municipality were developed about the RMOW and the community from over the past 40 years.
The 40th anniversary celebrations included a special exhibit by the Whistler Arts Council at The Gallery at Millennium Place from September 3 to October 12. Entitled “40 Years, 40 Stories – Telling the Story of Whistler”. 40 local artists shared their stories and memories through the written word, paintings, sculpture, fibre arts, architectural drawings and photography.
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