High Five! Volunteerism in Whistler is Awesome
As a host venue for a huge number of world-class events, Whistler’s amenities, accessibility, and geography are second-to-none. From massive events like the 2010 Winter Olympics, Telus Fest, and Crankworx to the many smaller niche events and conferences, Whistler is a really great place to host an event.
Not only is Whistler a fantastic place to host an event, Whistler is full of enthusiastic people to host an event with. Events of any scale simply aren’t feasible without the huge army of volunteers who crawl out of bed early and don’t return ‘till late because they’re setting up, course marshaling, working sign-in tables, and serving as hosts, guides, and the like. Events in Whistler are so awesome because volunteerism in Whistler is awesome.
Jack Crompton, RMOW councilor, local business owner, WIA contributor, and coordinator of volunteers for the Whistler Half Marathon comments, “With so many events so important to our community you can’t overstate the value of volunteers. In my experience Whistler volunteers are extremely enthusiastic and capable. Most of these events just wouldn’t happen without great people giving their time.”
And it’s true. The last ten days of Cranworx-crazyness really showcased the dedication of an amazing crew of volunteers who were in the dirt, probably thirsty and sun-stroked, and who definitely didn’t get any patio-space post-events because they were tearing down banners and picking up the trash.
So, in the aftermath of Crankworx and as Whistler prepares for the next event, we salute, high five, raise our glasses, pat you on the back, give up our patio space, and in whatever way we can say “THANK-YOU” to all the volunteers for being exactly what Whistler is, awesome.