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I hope we have the WEF here in 2004, and I'm looking forward to joining at the front of the protest line all those who spoke out on idealogical grounds against this conference and may not agree with their vision of the world, but Whistler can show that we aren't afraid to gain much needed experience as we take steps on our journey to a sustainable future.
I am nearing the end of my fourth season as a volunteer with the Whistler Adaptive Ski Program and Im writing Pique for two reasons.
- To thank you for the informative, inspiring article in your April 5 edition about special needs sports.
- To note a slight inaccuracy in that article. It was stated that " Whistler-Blackcomb provided a new equipment centre." In fact, this awesome equipment centre was a co-operative effort between Whistler-Blackcomb and the Whistler Rotary Club. The Rotary Club deserves a huge "thank you" for their help with this project, as well as other projects involving aid for some of our low income guests.
The Whistler Rotary Club rocks!
We have been Whistler residents for some period of time, sharing this home with one in Bellevue, Washington in the States. My wife (who is Canadian) and I consistently read your magazine and commend your efforts to provide information and news about Whistler, and we particularly enjoy your editorial comments.
The April 5 th issue of your publication had a variety of subjects about the opportunities that lie ahead for the municipality, including the 2010 Olympic bid. While opportunities abound in Whistler, we believe that the resorts law enforcement and hospitality industry need to address the consistent and bothersome behaviour of patrons of the local night clubs and "party spots."
The problem of the irresponsible use of alcohol and other controlled substances is certainly harming the reputation of our community and the problem has become more critical over the last few months. It appears that the hospitality industry and policing agencies have little control over the increasingly acute problem.