Monthly Archives: November 2012

TELUS Winter Classic, January 25-26, 2013

Registration/Tickets have just gone on sale for the TELUS Winter Classic, a major fund raiser for our friends the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.   “This action-packed weekend features fun-filled ski events, food & wine galore, our infamous live and silent auction and fabulous live entertainment.”

Inside Scoop: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Please join us for our Tenth Annual Inside Scoop on Thursday, December 27th at Millennium Place in Whistler.  Following a 5:00 p.m. reception, at 6:00 p.m. we will hear informative presentations from RMOW Chief Administrative Officer Mike Furey and Whistler Blackcomb Vice President Doug Forseth.

And Save-The-Date:  We are planning events for the Saturday of the President’s Day Weekend:  February 16, 2013…

Whistler Village Bike Park

A recent grant from AFOW helped to renovate the Whistler Village Bike Park adjacent to Lot 3.

“Our direction this year in working with the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and American Friends of Whistler was to create a safe, progressive, learning skills environment for kids aged four to 12 years old,” said Grant Lamont of Alpine Bike Parks.

Full details in this article in Pique.

Congratulations Ken Melamed

A well deserved honor for former AFOW board member Ken Melamed:  recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, honored for his significant and lasting contribution to the community, including welcoming the world to the resort during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Pique quotes Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden recognizing him as

a proud and gracious ambassador for the community during the Games, and every time a Canadian won a medal, Melamed would ring the bell outside municipal hall in recognition.

The Question notes that he:

was integral in ushering in the 2010 Winter Olympics and also spearheaded many environmental initiatives, including the creation of Whistler2020, a municipal document guiding the resort town’s long-term vision for sustainability.

Congratulations and thank you Ken for all you have contributed to Whistler!