We’re super excited to announce the return of Icon Gone, one of our biggest events that we like to describe as “the Battle for Whistler’s Soul!” For those who don’t know, Icon Gone pits passionate locals against each other in a head-to-head competition to determine Whistler’s greatest historical icon. Over the past five years this has produced tons of compelling, entertaining, informative presentations, and yes, even some controversy (for those who recall Andrew Mitchell’s questionable but ultimately effective defense of bikes).
Well, as all good things do, Icon Gone muse come to an end. This year will be the last Icon Gone, so we’ve opened up the field and all previous icons are back on the table, whether or not they were represented at past events. We’ve got a great line up featuring such literary and performing heavyweights as Michel Beaudry, G.D. Maxwell, defending champion Angie Nolan, Stephen Vogler, and more. Mo Douglas returns as our fabulous M.C.
It’s all going down the evening of March 6th, this year at that iconic Whistler watering hole, Merlin’s.
To whet your appetite, here’s Jack Crompton’s opening round performance as Jeanie the Bear from last year’s event. Those who recall that the event took place during the last municipal council election will get the joke in Mo’s introduction of Jack.
Jack’s spirited performance was enough to advannce to the semi’s, where he went head-to-head with Jamie Bond in full Gaper Day mode. Here’s Jamie’s 2nd round rebuttal of Jack’s Bear performance:
Tickets ($10 in advance) are now for sale at the Museum. More details to come later this week. Hop to see you there!