On behalf of the Whistler business community, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate its resort partners on their success in securing three iconic announcements for the resort in the last couple of weeks.
First of all, thank you to the Resort Municipality of Whistler for being supportive of the vision presented by Michael Audain to establish a private museum in our community. It is an unbelievable honour for Whistler to host Mr. Audainís extensive art collection and our councilís decision to embrace the opportunity will expand our cultural offering and attract a significant number of visitors to our resort.
Secondly, thank you to the Resort Municipality of Whistler and to Tourism Whistler for wooing Ironman Canada to our community for the next five years, starting in August 2013. Hosting sporting events like Ironman is our speciality and no doubt the athletes will be blown away by our unique terrain, community support and enthusiasm for their craft.
Finally, congratulations to Whistler Blackcomb on the recent announcement that we all live, work and play in the No. 1 ski resort in North America.
Our partners have done the heavy lifting and secured successes that help to keep Whistler on the international stage and to drive visitation to the resort. It is now up to us, the business community, to pull our weight and ensure that when those (and all other) guests arrive, we deliver an exceptional Whistler Experience.
To that end, I encourage all business owners, managers and supervisors to attend this yearís Spirit Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Itíll be an opportunity not only to celebrate the upcoming winter season, but also to remind ourselves that our delivery of an exceptional Whistler Experience builds on the good work done by our partners, helps to set Whistler apart from its competition and benefits all of us over time. Letís do it.
President, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce