Join Mayor Jack Crompton in conversation with Braden Dupuis, Editor of Pique Newsmagazine. Braden shares his vision for the Pique and they discuss housing, the Northlands rezoning process, the upcoming election and transit.
Join Mayor Jack Crompton as he talks to longtime Whistler resident and Pique Newsmagazine columnist, G.D. Maxwell. Listen in to learn Maxwell's episode to learn his Whistler origin story as a self-proclaimed corporate dropout turned local legend. If you agree with his opinion pieces or not, this is a must-listen episode.
Join Mayor Jack Compton as he speaks with the Chief Administrative Officer at the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), Virginia "Ginny" Cullen. Ginny shares her experience living in Whistler, how her role supports the RMOW and why the Whistler sessions were so important.
Ginny explains that the intention behind the Whistler sessions was to clearly imagine Whistler's future. Listen to the episode to find out why Ginny aimed to provoke emotional responses to possible scenarios and make people uncomfortable to find solutions.
Join Mayor Jack Crompton as he has a powerful conversation with Tanina Williams of the Líl̓wat Nation, who shares her relationship with Canada, colonization, and her experience with systemic racism. Williams also speaks about healing trauma and her role working with youth.
Join Mayor Jack Crompton when he talks to Jen Ford about local, regional and provincial politics. Jen Ford is a councillor at the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Chair of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District. She is also the first Vice President of the Union of BC Municipalities.
Join Mayor Jack Crompton as he talks to Audain Art Museum Director and Chief Curator, Dr. Curtis Collins about how he joined the Audain team and his connection to Indigenous artists and supporting their work.
Join Mayor Jack Crompton as he connects with photographer and avid stand-up paddleboard athlete, Arne Gutmann to discuss the process and approach to his art. Arne speaks to the importance of working to address the impact of EPS styrofoam on Whistler's waterways. The podcast shines a light on places we need to pay attention to as a community.
Alison speaks with Mayor Jack Crompton about her role as the curator of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center Curator (SLCC) and the path she took to step into her role. Alison shares her experience with speaking Ucwalmícwts, the Lil̓wat7úl (Lil'wat) Nation's traditional language, and how she feels about sharing her culture and history with the visitors to the SLCC.
Join Mayor Jack Crompton as he talks to Whistler High School students Tomas Rasmussen and Hugo Steiner about where we need to go as a community. Learn more about how they imagine the future and how our decisions today will impact what Whistler will look like tomorrow.
Join Mayor Jack Crompton and Claire Ruddy as they discuss how the pandemic has impacted a shift to working from home, environmentalism and the threat of our changing climate. Claire shares her vision for the big changes and conversations that we need to embrace to shift towards a more sustainable society.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton speaks with Tricia Smith, a four-time Olympian in rowing and current president of the Canadian Olympic Committee. Smith talks about her multifaceted career in sport, including her early connection to the Whistler community, her experience as an Olympian and her career leading the Canadian Olympic Committee.
In this episode Rob talks about growing up in the Okanagan, raising his family in Whistler and his experience as a Ski Coach and Real Estate Agent. Rob also shares details on his extensive ski career including behind the scenes of his 1989 World Cup Downhill win on Whistler Mountain.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton talks with Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph, the Manager of the Indigenous Youth Ambassadors Program (IYA) at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph talks about the IYA Program, and the linguistic histories of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. She also shares about her weaving under the mentorship of Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George and performing in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
Transcript available on request.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Councillor Cathy Jewett speaks with artist Dave Petko (“Pepe”).
Dave’s art spans from murals, paintings, sculptures, large scale installations for music festivals, and snowboard graphics to tattoos. You’ll find his work around Whistler: the mural on the Whistler Olympic Plaza washrooms, and at Black Ohm Tattoos. He was awarded the Whistler Champion of Arts and Culture in the 2021 Whistler Excellence Awards.
Dave’s glow-in-the-dark exhibit Starry Nights is at the Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre. The exhibit is running until March 6.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Councillor Cathy Jewett speaks with multi-disciplinary artist Christina Nick.
Christina Nick talks about her work, in particular her recent welded sculpture of a swan and her famous salmon pieces, as well as her Seppo sculpture at the head of Lost Lake Park. She also talks about her global travel and launching the art and performance show Artrageous!
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Councillor Cathy Jewett speaks with renowned contemporary indigenous artists Xwalacktun, from the Squamish Nation, and Levi Nelson, from the Lil’wat Nation.
Xwalacktun and Levi Nelson collaborated with James Hart on the recently unveiled two-part work The Three Watchmen (by Hart) which is placed on a carved band called The Great Flood (Ti A7xa7 St’ak’) (by Xwalacktun and Nelson) outside the Audain Art Museum. The location is on the shared, unceded territory of the Lil’wat (Lil̓wat7úl) Nation and Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation.
The artists discuss the stories depicted in The Three Watchmen as well as their artistic methods, cultural influences, and the intent behind their work.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk speak to Chad Chomlack. Chad Chomlack is best known as a photographer, but is also a business person, wedding and celebration of life officiant, and facilitates the Soul Atrium retreat for men as part of his work as a life integration coach.
Mayor Crompton and Chad Chomlack have been friends for almost 30 years. In this episode they talk parenting children on the cusp of adulthood, Sea to Sky culture, men’s mental health, and photography. Chad Chomlack describes his groundbreaking Deep Winter Photo Challenge slide show from 2016—It All Belongs—which captured local snowboarding legends JF Pelchat, Devun Walsh and DCP in their element both on the mountain and in their roles as fathers.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Councillor Cathy Jewett takes the reins as podcast host and speaks to renowned Whistler artist Isobel MacLaurin.
Isobel MacLaurin describes how she and her late husband Don MacLaurin first moved to Whistler, the cabin they built for their family, life raising their four children (whose ski passes she obtained in return for paintings commissioned by the Garibaldi Lift Company) and her work as an artist in Whistler, as well as around the world.
Isobel MacLaurin has lived in Whistler almost 60 years. She helped the arts scene in Whistler find its feet and was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award in 1991. She celebrated her 90th birthday this summer when Arts Whistler threw the Fashion Garden Party in her honour. Her paintings, many of animals, flora and fauna, can be found around Whistler and on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk talk waste diversion, climate action, adapting operations during COVID, circular economy and the new ReLoveIt online store with Dave Clark and Lori Pyne of the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS). October’s theme in Whistler’s Climate Action BIG MOVES Strategy is: Let’s love this place, reduce our waste. Lori and Dave detail how they accomplish this by reducing single-use plastics, minimizing food waste, buying second hand clothes, and they also share that the Re-Build-It Centre has tools for borrowing, to help people restore and repair.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk speak to Dr. Clark Lewis about his primary care practice BettrCare that has used technology to modernize the house call, in a community with a shortage of family doctors.
Dr. Lewis is an ER doctor, skier, mountain biker and surfer who, over his career, has watched access to primary care get more difficult for patients, and Dr. Lewis decided to bring back the house call to help fill that gap. During the pandemic, BettrCare has also offered COVID testing for travellers.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk speak to Cathy Jewett and Heather Paul about the 2021 Whistler Excellence Awards. Jewett and Paul share their thoughts on the individuals and businesses recognized at the event and discuss the valuable work being celebrated, as well as reflecting on how Whistler has pulled together during the past 18 months of the pandemic.
Both Jewett and Paul are former winners of the Whistler Citizen of the Year.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk speak to Anoop Virk. Anoop is Executive Producer of TEDxWhistler, an event that shares “ideas worth spreading” on this year’s theme of Legacy. Anoop was one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 and BC’s 24 Under 24. She is known for her work reconnecting homeless individuals with their loved ones in Vancouver, building a gender equality based school in Africa and managing and operating a culinary business with co-owner of the Food Network Canada’s Bal Arneson.
The virtual TEDxWhistler event runs Sunday, September 12 with speakers including artist Chief Janice George, first responder Dr Renata Lewis, and gold medal Olympian Jon Montgomery.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk speak to Marla Zucht, General Manager at the Whistler Housing Authority (WHA).
The WHA manages 6,600 bed units through its ownership and rental programs, allowing around 80 per cent of employees to be housed within Whistler. Marla talks about the energy and vibrancy WHA housing developments bring to neighbourhoods. They also discuss how the program has evolved, debunk some myths, discuss the wait list and talk about future housing inventory.
The WHA was created by the Resort Municipality of Whistler to oversee resident-restricted housing for both ownership and rental.
In this episode of The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk speak to Juliette and Amalia (Billy) Pelchat and Mayor Crompton’s daughter Maggie Crompton, of the Real Wild Kittens. The Real Wild Kittens are a non-profit skateboard collective with the goal to provide a safe environment for women to learn to skateboard and to progress in a male-dominant sport. The Real Wild Kittens hosts jams, camps and private lessons.
Juliette, Amalia and Maggie also talk about growing up snowboarding in Whistler, and Juliette competing in the Youth Olympics last year.
This week in The Whistler Podcast, Mayor Jack Crompton and Cole Stefiuk speak to Jayson Faulkner about the Spearhead Huts project.
They discuss how Whistler’s counterculture helped this region have a pivotal global influence on action sports. Jayson shares memories of trips to the Spearhead Range as a child, before ski touring and avalanche safety equipment were available. And describes how his trips to the Alps inspired his interest in alpine huts. Jayson shares how outdoor recreation is a way of promoting sustainability and environmental sensitivity through an emotional connection with the outdoors.
Jayson has compressed a lot into his career that’s focused on helping people fall in love with the mountains, from working on the Whistler Mountain marketing team, founding Escape Route with their Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau, serving as VP of Sales and Marketing at Arc’teryx, co-founding the Sea to Sky Gondola Corporation, and is currently serving as president and founder of Bridal Falls Gondola Corporation. He also was on the Whistler Council from 2011 to 2014.