Blog Post 2015

Freedom 55 Whistler Weekend by Colleen Friesen

Whistler: Against All Odds – Michel Beaudry


Build a ski resort in the remote Coast Mountains of BC, in a valley without roads or telephones or even electricity? Impossible.

But Whistler Mountain defied the odds when it opened in 1966. Today Whistler-Blackcomb is the benchmark by which every other resort measures its success.

From backcountry fishing haven in 1914 to world-class mountain resort in 2002, this is the story of Whistler and the people who played such a huge role in creating the Whistler style-early pioneer Myrtle Philip, Olympic champion Nancy Greene-Raine, extreme skiing trailblazer Jim McKonkey, World Cup downhiller Rob Boyd and many more.

Whistler: Against All Odds is a story thats never been told about a place that defies description.


Publications - The Ceramic SpectrumThe Ceramic SpectrumRobin Hopper

This is your complete guide to materials and color testing, mixing, and blending. You’ll investigate 42 specific colors in 134 variations, all usable in a wide range of temperatures and atmospheres.

Published: 1984 


The Extruder Book – Daryl E. Baird

Publications - The Extruder Book

This extensive how-to book emphasizes creative ways the extruder is being used in pottery studios. An impressive collection of more than 450 photos and drawings demonstrates the versatility and indispensability ofthe extruder and shows many ways for artists to improve and expand their work. You’ll find numerous tips on selecting, buying, using and making dies for your extruder, as well as 

valuable inspiration for your work. Author Daryl Baird includes information on the history of the extruder, safety issues, how to set one up, and even issues pertaining to schools. His section on tips and the 9 step-by-step projects provide a great launching point for anyone interested in getting started with the extruder, or even figuring out what to do with the one they already have.  


BC Almanac –  Mark Forsythe

Publications - BC Almanac

British Columbia is a province of extraordinary extremes: urban areas and rural territories; lush farm terrain and mountain vistas; balmy ocean views and frozen snowscapes. Itspopulation is equally diverse: gardeners, skiiers, bush pilots, filmmakers, fishermen, and assorted eccentrics who could have only come from British Columbia. Through it all, CBC Radio 1’s BC Almanac has documented BC life in all its various forms. British Columbia Almanac, written and compiled by host Mark Forsythe, provides a fun, informative, and captivating snapshot of the province and its habitues.  

Chapters are devoted to each season of the year in BC. For example, “Summer” will include barbecue recipes, hidden hiker trails, cougar attack tales, best roadside diners, and favourite campsites; “Winter” will include recipes for soups and stews, skiing trivia, winter survival stories, and Christmas in BC anecdotes. There will be essays by regular BC Almanac contributors such as gardener Brian Minter, historian Jean Barman, and outdoors expert Jack Christie—all of them accomplished authors in their own right—as well as personal anecdotes and photographs from the program’s listeners located in all parts of the province, reporting on life in their neck of the woods. Scattered throughout are various BC trivia and facts, as well as behind-the-scenes tales of the show itself, a fixture on CBC Radio 1 since the 1980s.