Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Tantalaus



Whistler Turned 50
A group led by Bruce & Shannon Chadwick managed to secure tickets for the big 50th Birthday celebration, held in the Conference Centre as the Round House just wasn’t big enough to hold all of the crowds this time around (the 40th was on the top of the mountain). It was nice to see Karen Brown and a number of other older PSC members and I/E friends at the bash as well as meeting up with old time Whistler folks.  The champagne flowed, tales of skiing on wooden planks and old ski passes were around many a guest’s neck.  The only one absent was Walter Dorken, a fellow who has skied almost as long as I have.  I began in the 1955/56 ski season and still have my Mt. Seymour pin to prove it, but I was by far not the senior skier there.

Tantalus Lodge Ski Trip

What a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of pre-Christmas shopping.  Whistler greeted our group with well over 20 cm. of fresh snow which fell the day before most of us arrived.  The first day was a blue sky skiing day which was just too good to fully describe, but it is what a skier or snowboarder’s dreams are made of.  After the lifts shut down, we all mte up at the Longhorn for some sociable drinks.  Later, it was to the hot tub and more relaxation.  With a Pot Luck on the Friday night, and a lot more skiing on Saturday and Sunday, we cannot say Sue did a bad job!  WE also learned a little English with terms not often heard here in the ‘colonies’. 

Great fun!!!  Thanks to the Victoria Club for a great weekend.

“Bond, Jane Bond,” the beautiful redhead said.
James Bond night in the old Caesar’s restaurant in Downtown Vancouver on November 7th was lots of fun.  Many a fellow double –oh (00) agent was there, Gold Finger showed up and yes, Jane Bond in her Tuxedo was there in person.  Prices for your Martini were steep, but when you’re in the company of men like Bond, that is to be expected. For those of us who made it down to the gala party, it was a night of ‘bonding’.

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