Whistler’s Answers: January 19, 1984

Another year, another year of questions and answers!

In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1984.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.

Some context for this week’s question: In March 1984, Whistler hosted its second officially successful World Cup Downhill race on Whistler Mountain. From March 7 – 11, Whistler also hosted Winterfest, a celebration including competitions, dances, parties, and even a five-course dinner.

Question: Are you looking forward to the Winter Festival and World Cup races in March?

Doreen Williams – Mom – Port Coquitlam

I’ve never seen the World Cup on T.V. and it’s not until recently that my family became interested in it. I just saw the (winter festival) poster, and the cross-country racing and the whole thing sounds exciting. I don’t know if we’ll come – it’ll be hard to get accommodation.

Richard Young – Janitor – New Westminster

I watch the races on television every weekend, and I’d like to see them live. A friend of mine saw it here last time and he thought it was great. But the course was slow at the bottom and I hear it’ll be better this time. I’ll be staying here for a few days if I can manage it. No, I don’t know much about the winter festival.

Sharon Middelkamp – Realtor – Vancouver

I know about it and if I can be here I will definitely see the race. I’d just like to be in on the excitement. It’s easier to see the racing on television, but up closer you get a much better feel for the action of it. I’m a little disappointed the women (downhill circuit) aren’t coming here, but each group has its own merits.

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