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Monday, March 4, 2013

Tourism Whistler election nomination period open

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - March 4, 2013 

Tourism Whistler election nomination period open


Whistler, B.C. – Nominations are being accepted for three positions on Tourism Whistler’s Board of Directors.

Tourism Whistler members will elect three board representatives this year in the director positions of: Multi-Managed Lodging – Benchlands, Single-Managed Lodging – Small, and Commercial.

Tourism Whistler is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors – five appointed and seven elected. Elected director positions include Commercial, Single-Managed Lodging – Large, Single-Managed Lodging – Small, Multi-Managed Lodging – Village, Multi-Managed Lodging – Benchlands, Multi-Managed Lodging – Other and Director-At-Large. Appointed director positions include two representatives from the Resort Municipality of Whistler, two representatives from Whistler Blackcomb and the President & CEO of Tourism Whistler.

Nominations are accepted until March 14, 2013. Board nominees do not have to be members of Tourism Whistler however they must be nominated by at least two members in good standing. A member in good standing can nominate an individual to stand as a candidate in any of the categories open for election; a member is not limited to nominating an individual only within the category to which the member belongs. Nominees must be at least 19 years of age to run for election. All elected directors serve a two-year term. The term served by the appointed directors is determined by the organizations they represent.

Voting will be available online, in person or by proxy at the AGM, scheduled for May 23 at the Whistler Conference Centre. Online voting will be available April 18 – May 15; members will receive login and password information from Tourism Whistler prior to the opening of the voting period.

Election results will be announced at the AGM. Members eligible to vote will receive a voting package for the category of their membership. Eligibility is determined based on current standing of the account.

The current Tourism Whistler Board of Directors includes:

Duane Hepditch
Single-Managed Lodging – Large:   
Norman Mastalir
Single-Managed Lodging – Small:   
Saad Hasan
Multi-Managed Lodging – Benchlands:   
Brenda Baker
Multi-Managed Lodging – Village:   
Jim Allard
Multi-Managed Lodging – Other:   
Roger Soane (Chair)
Tony Cary-Barnard
Whistler Blackcomb (appointed):   
David Brownlie
Stuart Rempel
Resort Municipality of Whistler (appointed): 
Roger McCarthy
Mike Furey
Tourism Whistler President & CEO (appointed):  
Barrett Fisher

Tourism Whistler members can access additional information about the AGM and election of directors on the Tourism Whistler member website at




Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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