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Tales of Toad Hall

This spring will mark 50 years since the creation of the Toad Hall Poster, which means it will also be 50 years since the last residents moved out of Toad Hall. We are very excited to be joined by former Toad Hall residents John Hetherington, Terry Spence and Paul Mathews to learn more about both Toad Halls (yes, there were two separate locations!), what it was like to live there, and how the Toad Hall Poster came to be.

Event begins right at 7 pm; doors will open by 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Museum members) and are available at the Whistler Museum or over the phone at 604-932-2019.

It’s Back!

The Big Kids Building Competition with LEGO bricks is back! This year’s theme is “Design your ultimate Whistler hideaway.” Would it be a treehouse? A boat? A cabin on the side of the ski hill? A park that no one else knows about?

Building will take place at the competition (at the Whistler Museum behind the Whistler Public Library) and all LEGO bricks will be provided.

Thanks to our incredible sponsors who have provided prizes for this year’s competition: Armchair Books, Escape! Whistler, Fairmont Chateau Whistler (The Wildflower restaurant) & Scandinave Spa Whistler.

The competition is open to ages 18 and up. Entry is $5 or $2 for Museum or LUNA members.

Drop by the museum, give us a call (604 932 2019) or email us at events @ whistlermuseum.org to claim your spot.

Peak Bros: A Whistler Comic Strip

Join us and special guests at the Whistler Museum on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 for the opening of our latest exhibit, Peak Bros: A Whistler Comic Strip 1979 – 1992.

Created by the one and only Gord ‘Rox’ Harder and published in The Whistler Answer and The Whistler Review, the Peak Bros. comics celebrated an outlaw skiing lifestyle and followed a ragtag group of friends on their adventures around Whistler. Learn more about the comics, the people behind the Peak Bros. tales, and maybe even pick up your own copy of the Peak Bros. adventures!

Thank you to Gord’s friends and family who contributed to this project and made the exhibit possible. Peak Bros: A Whistler Comic will be on display through April 23, 2023.

Wrap Up: The 26th Annual Building Competition with LEGO Bricks

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 26th Annual Building Competition with LEGO Bricks this past weekend! You built incredible representations of your favourite parts of summer and we can’t wait to do it again next year – registration will open in late July/early August, so keep an eye out!

A huge thanks to our judges for this year’s competition: Erik from Arts Whistler, Chris from Whistler Community Services Society, and Jeanette from the Whistler Public Library. They had a very difficult task and were very impressed by the creations they got to evaluate.

Unfortunately, we were having so much fun that we weren’t able to get photographs of all of the creations before the wind started to take them down. If any parents have photographs of their child’s entry, we would love to see them! (Photos can be emailed to events @ whistlermuseum.org or tag us on social media)

A special thanks to the local businesses who donated amazing prizes for competition winners and for goody bags:

  • Purebread
  • Lucia Gelato
  • The Adventure Group
  • Armchair Books
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Cows
  • Escape! Whistler

We couldn’t do this event without the help of the community, from donors to judges to volunteers!

See you next year!