50 Years of Going Beyond

A great video about Whistler Blackcomb in the early days. Enjoy.

Audain Art Museum Newsletter

Learn about all the events happening at the Audain Art Museum in their newsletter. http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8b63a979daa760f38b0583429&id=3722a564d8&e=a538011593

American Friends of Whistler is a proud supporter of this iconic Whistler feature.

We will soon share information about an AFOW special event at the Audain Art Museum.

AAM - Looking N From Blackcomb Way

2015 Annual Report

Another year has passed and through your generous donations American Friends of Whistler continues to make a difference in, for many of us, our second community. Over the years we have been able to assist a great number of organizations across a very diverse group of initiatives.  It can only be done with your help and we hope you share our excitement for what has been achieved over the years.

For more details about AFOW the 2015 Annual Report follows:

Annual Report 2015

AFOW Grant Vital to Whistler Community Services Programs

The funding AFOW provides to WCSS is vital to the strength of the Food Bank, Healthy Choices and the Support Network of Whistler (SNOW). This funding improves the lives of many people, building a stronger, healthier Whistler.

For further information on the work done by WCSS go to www.mywcss.org

WCCS thank youthank Jan 2016




American Friends of Whistler Grant made to WCSS

thank Jan 2016

Recent AFOW Board Meeting Awards $73,000 to Whistler Charities

At the December, 2015 AFOW Board meeting more than $73,000 was granted to several Whistler non-profits, including: Whistler Search and Rescue, Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine, Whistler Community Services Society and Whistler Sailing Association.

AFOW mission is to raise and distribute funds for health and human services, culture and the arts, environmental protection and outdoor recreation, to enhance the community, benefit the population and foster greater understanding and friendship between the Canadian and American people.

Members of AFOW believe Whistler is an extraordinary place, and that by becoming involved philanthropically in the community, the community benefits, and AFOW members gain by becoming more closely associated with the local people and issues.

Since its founding in 2002, almost $1.4 million has been raised and distributed to local charities.

For more information about AFOW go to http://www.afow.org or follow us on Facebook.


Radar the Rescue Dog, 2nd Edition with New Foreword


The second edition of Radar the Rescue Dog is out with one major change – the foreword is now written by “The Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau”, who spent time in Whistler as a snowboard instructor.

A grant from AFOW helped make this publication happen.

CPR Devices Made Possible by AFOW Grant

A generous donation from American Friends of Whistler to the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine has resulted in two CPR machines for the Sea to Sky Corridor and Whistler area.

These devices, which will provide automatic CPR, even during a toboggan or helicopter rescue, will be strategically located for quick access by the WB Ski Patrol and Search and Rescue teams in the Sea to Sky Corridor/Whistler area.  “We know that continuous, effective CPR cannot be provided by human providers in rescue situations”, says Dr. Dave Watson of the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine, a non-profit organization that trains mountain physicians and advanced mountain paramedics.  “The key to survival”, says Watson, “is uninterrupted, high quality CPR and the ZOLL Autopulse will do this”.

In addition to treating victims of heart attack, the Autopulse is essential gear for treating patients in cardiac arrest secondary to hypothermia. “This are otherwise healthy, usually young people”, says Bruce Brink, an Advanced Care Flight Paramedic with the Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Patrol and member of the CSMM.  “Hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest need continuous CPR for the entire duration of transport to the specialized care available only in Vancouver and there is good medical evidence that these folks may walk of the hospital, after their hypothermic cardiac arrest, with a potentially long, healthy future”.

The Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine (CSMM) represents Canada at the International Commission for Alpine Rescue and at the International Society of Mountain Medicine.  CSMM, in collaboration with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, also provides formal training for Physicians, Advanced Paramedics and Nurse Practitioners which leads to the internationally recognized Diploma in Mountain Medicine.

For further information:



Join us for the 13th Annual Inside Scoop Event

American Friends of Whistler

Invite you to join us for the 13th Annual Inside Scoop Event

Monday, December 28 at Millennium Place

5-7 pm

The event will feature Mayor, Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, Whistler Blackcomb’s Senior VP Stuart Rempel and Audain Art Museum Executive Director, Suzanne Greening.

RSVP: info@afow.org


13th Annual Inside Scoop Event December 28

Join us for the 13th Annual Inside Scoop Event

Monday, December 28 at Millennium Place

Reception starting at 5 pm followed at

6 pm with speakers Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, WB Senior VP Stuart Rempel and Audain Art Museum director Suzanne Greening


RSVP to info@afow.org or mail American Friends of Whistler, Russ McDuff, AFOW Treasurer, 9428 151st Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98290