Tourism Whistler's New Year's resolution is...
to make more new friends for Whistler (inviting visitors from key markets like the U.S., the U.K., Australia and the rest of the world!);
to get in better shape (by engaging more visitors in Whistler's extensive outdoor activities!);
to eat better (by showcasing Whistler's amazing restaurants and bars!); and
to encourage guests to spend their dollars more wisely (on Whistler's retail of course!).
In 2005, WSSF's goal is to be bigger, better, smarter, wiser, greener, more effective, more charitable and most of all... a hell of a lot more fun than any of the nine years before it.
Doug Perry, World Ski and Snowboard Festival
The Whistler Forum will be taking even bolder steps in 2005 in building a dialogue centre for fostering leadership and enhancing citizenship. Continued growth of our four programs The Dialogue Cafes; Leadership Sea to Sky; November Summit on Citizen Engagement and the Global Leadership Initiative is anchoring our plans for partnering with others locally and globally. Stay tuned.
William Roberts, Executive Director, Whistler Forum
Our sins are multitudinous, and so our New Years resolutions follow suit. First and foremost, we plan to be less sarcastic, cynical, and caustic in favour of sweet, sensitive and sincere. To this end, we plan to stop using words like tool, dork, gay, retarded or douche-bag to describe pro skiers, politicians and publishers. Some restrictions apply. We further resolve to be marginally less brilliant and stop putting ski magazines like AXIS and FREEZE out of business by telekinesis. That shit hurts. We also plan to stop drinking (other peoples drinks) and smoking (other peoples weed). Oh, and were also going to stop running photos of rails. Apparently, theyre gay.
2005 will be a year for clearing house and moving house for WAC. Well kick off in a new location, the former WHA building, and with a welcome new staff member. Developing a business and operating model that will rocket the Whistler Arts Council, and the arts in Whistler, to 2010 and beyond, is our major priority for the year. We want to live in a Whistler where the arts are as important a focus as sport and recreation.
Whistler Arts Council
In 2005, Whistler-Blackcomb will strive to continually earn the respect of our employees, our Sea to Sky community, and our guests. Through our unwavering commitment to good stewardship of the mountains which we have been trusted with, we aspire to create unforgettable memories for all.
More riding. Less meetings.
Grant Lamont, President, WORCA
New Years Resolution? LUNAs getting a lube-job. We're greasing up its gears and turning up the heat.
LUNA has evolved from a crime prevention idea into Whistler's weekly source of ridiculously cheap, hangover-free, late-night good times. Weve brought night time pool parties, sumo wrestling, snowshoeing, hockey, Triple Threat, dinners, yoga, rock climbing, and the fantastic Lost Lake outdoor film series to yads (young adults) and the young at heart for the past two years.
In 2005 Im planning to add spicier, wackier, sexier episodes to the mix. Murder mystery, Action challenge, Saucy salsa if anyone has ideas theyd like to share, Id love to hear them. The outcome? A high-octane break from the night time norm. Getting to know yourself without alcohol. Growing your posse of friends.
Thanks and kisses to the Whistler community for fuelling our drive and giving us great torque. Happy New Year!
Kiran Pal, LUNA Co-ordinator, Late & Unique Nighttime Alternatives