Lifestyle Locator Interview

Fairmont Whistler – Mountain Galleries

Enjoy this interview with: Elizabeth Peacock, Co-Director

Fairmont Whistler Hotel, BC – Mountain Galleries Click on YouTube Interview

Established in 1992 in Jasper Alberta by artist/filmmaker Wendy Wacko, Mountain Galleries is one of the largest commercial galleries in Western Canada with locations in Banff, Jasper & Whistler Resort. The collection represents major and mid-career artists. The mission of the gallery is to support and promote Canadian Artists.

Ms. Wacko brings 40 years of working experience in the arts to this collection and has assembled a staff of well educated young professionals who understand and respect the mission of the gallery. Understanding our clients needs and providing the best possible customer service is our top priority. The gallery has created an “artist in residence program” in all three locations which provides studio space and accommodation for the artists we represent.

Mountain Galleries is Proud to be Celebrating 30 years in Canadian Fine Art.

Mountain Galleries Website: click here

Suggested Book from Elizabeth Peacock: The Alchemist

Author – Paulo Coelho: click here

________________________ Extra Note – Spring / Summer 2022: connect with Kathy White via: kathy.white@evrealestate.com and we schedule a coffee and chat for around 30 minutes to discuss real estate in Whistler or for other regional area of BC / Canada … happy to mail you some delicious Whistler coffee as a thank you gift. _____________________

YouTube Channel Notes: Meet: Kathy White – Your “Lifestyle Locator” Realtor® Advisor / Engel & Völkers – Whistler, BC

Kathy has a life-guiding philosophy of: how can I help you? Being the youngest of five kids, her family and friends say she has a caring manner when meeting new people. She finds points of connection while learning about their culture, traditions & life experiences. This naturally leads to her ability to help clients with their journey of discovery, to buy and sell properties in the 2010 Winter Olympic Host Village of Whistler.

It’s her goal as their “Lifestyle Locator” to help families and retirees create amazing life-long memories in this world class destination by finding their legacy Resort home or rental investment property. Whistler is a scenic drive north from Vancouver & YVR Airport, along the Sea to Sky Highway.

Hope you’ll enjoy the videos to promote businesses in Whistler / Pemberton / Squamish. Feel free to connect with them directly – this YouTube channel goal is to share ideas & helpful tips to learn & share why we love living in: Sea to Sky Corridor – for fun, adventure in beautiful nature. When Kathy is enjoying sports after a workday … you’ll find her and family + friends out exploring cross country + Whistler Bike Park downhill mountain bike trails, hiking and skiing! Kathy believes in giving back to our community … currently Chair of Whistler MAC: promoting fun events, community engagement and advocacy on behalf of (55+) members + local residents

Visit Kathy’s Real Estate Website: www.whistlerhomes.com

For further contact details: call or text: 1-604-616-6933 or email: kathy.white@evrealestate.com Engel & Völkers – Whistler:

#36 – 4314 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1A8 Canada

Websites: https://linktr.ee/KathyWhite Content of videos on this GoDaddy Website are provided to be helpful, but information cannot guarantee for future outcome of business services nor monetary return on property investments. Your option to unsubscribe – E&OE

Lifesytle Locator Interview: Whistler Immigration

Enjoy this interview with Brooke Finlay – Partner & Managing Director of Whistler Immigration Ltd. click on this link: You Tube Link

As Canada Immigration Consultants & Specialists – Whistler Immigration is the trusted firm of choice for individuals and companies seeking expert Canadian immigration advice. Immigration laws, programs and procedures are complicated and they can change without notice. We can help you understand Canada’s immigration system and how it relates to your situation, giving you a clear understanding of how to achieve your immigration goals.

Another example of the newest Canadian immigration program announced in early 2021 is through the multi-innovative and specific programs to attract and retain tech workers, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). It’s important to evaluate specific program options with Whistler Immigration on a “case by case” basis to make informed decisions on how to proceed. We can also manage the entire application process on your behalf, submitting and representing your application to Canadian immigration authorities.

Hiring our service has many benefits; we will ensure your application is complete, submitted in the proper category and well presented, save you time and money, avoid unnecessary delays and minimize stress. You will have peace of mind knowing your application is in the hands of professionals. Consistently delivering successful results for over 10 years. For further details and to start your initial assessment, click on this link: Whistler Immigration

From the Interview, here are two books that Brooke recommends:

Infinite Game, by Author: Simon Sinek: https://www.google.ca/books/edition/The_Infinite_Game/GVtJDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

Mindset, by Author: Carol S. Dweck: https://www.google.ca/books/edition/Mindset/fT6U0Ee7_kQC?hl=en&gbpv=0

________________________ Extra Notes – Spring / Summer, 2021: connect with Kathy White via: kathy.white@evcanada.com and we schedule a coffee and chat for around 30 minutes to discuss real estate in Whistler or for other regional area of BC / Canada … happy to mail you some delicious www.crankedcoffee.ca “Detour Dark Roast” coffee as a thank you gift.

For further contact details: call or text: 1-604-616-6933 or email: kathy.white@evcanada.com Engel & Völkers – Whistler: #36 – 4314 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1A8 Canada Websites: https://linktr.ee/KathyWhite

Content of videos on this Lifestyle Locator website are provided to be helpful, but information cannot guarantee for future outcome of business services nor monetary return on property investments. Your option to unsubscribe – E&OE

Lifestyle Locator ~ Interview with:

Enjoy this in-depth Whistler business interview with Amos & Andes – Whistler Sweater Shop Owner / Manager: Hilary Davison. YouTube Link to Interview: click here

Hilary grew up on a farm in England wearing jeans, T’s, and SWEATERS her Granny made.

She never imagined leaving the beautiful rolling green hills and a drafty British home. However, she left in 1988 and here we are in one of the most spectacular places on the planet, amongst acres of snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers and forests. Like most Whistler residents, she loves to ski in the winter and mountain bike in the summer; however, she has plenty of friends here who do neither, it’s just a great place to enjoy!

Hilary opened Amos & Andes Whistler in 1994. Her unique, signature shop is easy to find along the Village Stroll. It’s great for Hilary and her team to welcome the many repeat global visitors and local customers. Also, in recent years, she has expanded to reach out to connect with you via the internet via easy order process through the website, subscribers to the Newsletters and following updates on many social media accounts.

The Whistler Sweater Shop is open and following Covid-19 health protocols. Although, if you cannot see them at the moment, please order from Whistler’s favourite, unique, friendly store, Whistler Sweater Shop, on line to keep the memory, close and warm.

Whistler Sweater Shop Website: https://whistlersweatershop.com/

Also, visit Hilary’s rental vacation properties via Facebook Business Page:

Essential Vacations …. offering wonderful places to stay, following Covid-19 protocols

Extra Note – Winter Season, 2020-21: connect with Kathy White via email: kathy.white@evcanada.com or call: +1 604-616-6933 and we’ll schedule a coffee and chat for around 30 minutes to discuss real estate in Whistler or for other regional area of BC. Then, happy to mail you some delicious www.crankedcoffee.ca delicious Detour coffee as a thank you gift.

Let’s all ‘get it together’ heading into 2021+

I am gratful for amazing real estate clients over the many years of working in BC Real estate and one of the common realty transaction items is related to downsizing (right-sizing) and/or de-cluttering staging whether it’s to sell a home or when buying a future home or rental investment property.

It’s important to explore the ‘feeling and challenges / opportunities” that come from that action into the next steps. Like the very popular book by Author, Marie Kondo of the #1 New York Times bestselling book: “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has brought forward the interview with great business founder and friend: Rowena List of locally based “Getting it Together” = whether in the Vancouver Lower Mainland or in Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor, she is happy to set up an online meeting to discuss your future plans.

Rowena has the proper business protocols to align with the BC Government Restart Plan 

On Thursday, January 21, 2021 on behalf of the Whistler Public Library and Whistler Mature Action Community “Lunch & Learn”, it was very kind of Rowena to be our Guest Speaker and feel free to click here to watch a recording of that very helpful online session!

P.S. If you have any community + real estate questions happy to help via email at:  Kathy.White@evcanada.dom or call:  604-616-6933

Also, happy to connect via my websites + social media accounts:  

https://linktr.ee/KathyWhite

Before you Renovate or Build in the Sea to Sky Corridor… Contact: Bob Deeks

In my realty career experience it’s been a pleasure to work respected Developers, Builders and Renovation Companies to provide business service excellence to my realty clients.

Throughout BC and across Canada – the Canadian Home Builders Association and Mike Holmes have recognized Bob Deeks, Owner of RDC Fine Homes as a top professional

Here’s my interview in Spring, 2020 in Whistler, BC New Home Construction Project via YouTube Link

Feel free to connect with Bob directly to start the process of renovating or building you future Sea to Sky dream chalet or rental investment property. Find out more details about their Holmes Approved Builder designation, speak with them about the BC Energy Step Code and utilizing his company’s extensive project guidance throughout the entire project.

Financial / Mortgage Evaluation – Looking for Ideas?

Spring, 2020 – thank you for visiting my website and here is an interview with Mark Sturgess, Mortgage Broker who lives in beautiful Whistler – just north of Vancouver, British Columbia. During the Covid-19 global pandemic, and into the future, for those looking to refinance, renovate or purchase property in Whistler or elsewhere across BC and Canada – contact Mark Sturgess for financial / mortgage assistance

…. Click here to learn more: YouTube – Lifestyle Locator Interview

Mark Sturgess Website: Whistler Mortgages and call / text: +1 604.966.8441

Also, as part of that video = you’ll note that I’m offering an opportunity to have an online or in-person meeting in Whistler (per Covid-19 self-distance protocols) to discuss real estate. Whether you currently own, rent or looking to sell or buy in Whistler, or in the other Sea to Sky Corridor communities of Squamish + Pemberton = we could meet at Whistler’s Cranked Coffee or chat online, to talk about my business opinion on real estate trends to review. Aside from real estate market information, you can meet with your other independent professional consultants – for example: accountants, lawyers, inspectors, builders & local community government updates.

After we have a realty conversation for about 30 minutes or longer, as you gather information and research to help you be prepared and proactive for your next steps in real estate, I would be happy to mail you a package of delicious Detour Dark Roast Coffee to enjoy as my gift.

From our home to yours … hope you keep safe and well. We will all get through this together for brighter days!

Kathy White, Associate Broker / Realtor® Advisor 

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  WHISTLER Mobile: +1 604 616 6933  Business Links:  https://linktr.ee/KathyWhite   

Community Focus: CoVid-19

From arriving home from visiting family in England to Canada, March 15, 2020 – we stayed home in self-isolation for recommended 14 days – per Canadian Government & Health Authorities …. this is a global pandemic & we need to listen to their guidance and self-isolate plus physical distance at least 6 feet / 2 meters.

We all have to work together: flatten the virus curve / be positive & proactive! As we come into June, 2020 – there is the BC Govt. / Health Authority Restart Plan and SO happy to see our community / Sea to Sky Corridor slowly, methodically and carefully re-starting (thanks everyone for your help).

Check out Tourism Whistler and Whistler Chamber of Commerce updates for local business and hotel opening process along with Air BnB will be coming along with their guidelines too. Also, our fingers and toes are crossed for good luck that Whistler Blackcomb can open this Summer! They can also set up protocols

It’s amazing how our world remains a beautiful planet, yet our global village is facing life & business challenges with the Corona Virus .. renamed: Covid-19 = a name we won’t forget for generations to come.

Monitoring the BC TV and online articles = over the coming weeks and months, it will be also important to obtain updates from Resort Municipality of Whistler: the Whistler Medical Clinic; from 811 BC Govt. Website and the Canadian Government Links

Here’s are helpful articles from www.rew.ca that talk about how Realtors will proceed with real estate transactions, plus article to keep our homes clean.

Also, the BC Real Estate Association has articles about Economic trends and outlooks.

There is a plethora of information out there and encourage setting aside time for a coffee and chat – online to assist you with the thoughts of trends from my career experience.

In the Whistler region, there is local business Whistler Grocery Service & Delivery that can help local residents and visitors to obtain boxed items.

We recently had an update that our 55+ / Senior community in BC is encouraged to connect with BC-211 also, our local Whistler Mature Action Community is another source for help via: www.whistlermac.org

As a full-time dedicated Realtor with Engel & Volkers – Whistler, my career goal is to assist sellers and buyers with the important facets / details of their transaction, including proper safety / care when viewing real estate properties.

I am confident that our global leaders will work with us to find the answers to help our communities and bring global health care systems to tackle this virus. Let’s focus our mindset to Health, Strength and Success for our world to be a better place for global life, business, and community success.

As said in the past & SO important into the future: Keep Calm & Carry On

Whistler Writers Festival

Did you know that each October, event organizers and published Author: Stella Leventoyannis Harvey and her team organize one of the best Authors, Writers, Industry Speakers & participant annual events in Whistler, British Columbia.

Stella Leventoyannis – Author, Whistler, BC Canada

Here is the recent press release

 Spring reading events from the Whistler Writers Festival
Festival offers an evening of books and music, and a morning workshop to
 kick-start creativity and rejuvenation in June.
 
May 16, 2022: WHISTLER, BC — The Whistler Writers Festival offers a taste of what’s to come in October with two spring reading events in June.
 
“We’re hoping to inspire people’s creativity and help shake off the long, cold, wet winter we’ve had,” said Rebecca Wood Barrett, the new artistic director for the festival. “We’re pulling together music and stories for our first event, and then we’re holding a workshop to help people spark new ideas and connect with their creativity. I think we can all use a creative infusion, and that’s what these events will provide.”
 
First up is An Evening of Stories & Songs in the Mountains on Thursday, June 16 from 7-9 pm in person at the Maury Young Arts Centre, and online.
 
“In stories, and songs, we find strength, insight, reflection, and healing,” Wood Barrett said. “They help move us towards understanding and wellness.”
 
Feature authors include CBC host Grant Lawrence, author of A Return to Solitude, recounting his experiences with family and beloved characters at Desolation Sound on the remote west coast. Chad Sayers, local author of Overexposure: A Story About a Skier will tell his story of risk, the beauty of nature and his journey through a change in consciousness. Plains Cree writer and National Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer employs Indigenous spirituality, black comedy, and the memories of her own childhood as healing arts in Bear Bones & Feathers. Barbadian-Canadian writer Jasmine Sealy’s debut novel The Island of Forgetting is an intimate generational saga about love and the ways the trauma of a family’s past can haunt its future. Woven throughout the evening is music by Dustin Bentall and the Blue Wranglers. For ticket information visit: https://whistlerwritersfest.com/spring-reading-series/.
 
The second event is Elevated Awareness — Engaging Creativity Through Mindfulness on Saturday, June 18 from 2-3:30 pm at the Whistler Public Library, and online. Led by Nicola Bentley, a local mindfulness facilitator and mentor, this creative writing workshop is perfect for writers looking for fresh energy, budding ideas, and new insights. Bentley will help participants use mindful awareness as a tool to elevate consciousness and attention. Honing the ability to observe, to clear away mental distractions and to connect with inner wisdom informs creativity and enriches our lives. With mindfulness, we can more deeply engage in our world and experiences. Come prepared to observe, listen, meditate, write, read, and discover.  For ticket information visit: https://whistlerwritersfest.com/spring-reading-series/.
 
This year, the Whistler Writers Festival runs Oct. 13-16 in-person in Whistler, and online. Find all the latest information at www.whistlerwritersfest.com.
 
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ABOUT THE WHISTLER WRITING SOCIETY
The society runs the hybrid online/in-person Whistler Writers Festival Oct. 13-16, 2022, along with the Whistler Writer in Residence and the Authors in the Schools programs. It also offers IBPOC Scholarship for emerging or experienced writers in Sea to Sky. For tickets, news and events, visit www.whistlerwritersfest.com.
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Rebecca Wood Barrett, Artistic Director
The Whistler Writing Society
E: rwoodbarrett@gmail.com
P: 604-698-9597

Alli Vail
Writer, Valancy
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604-369-2554
Content services with an editorial bent.

Our mailing address is:
Whistler Writing Society9327 Emerald Drive, Whistler, BC, Canada Whistler, BC  V0N 1B9Canada

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Stella’s latest novel, Finding Callidora is available in fine bookstores, Signature Editions, Amazon, and Chapters Indigo. Watch the Finding Callidora Book Trailer

Extra note from Stella: … here is an interview and video done that includes me and two other authors talking about our books. Stella has also received a grant to produce another video for book clubs specifically.
https://freefallmagazine.wordpress.com/2020/06/21/interview-with-stella-leventoyannis-harvey/

And here is a recording of the livestream can now be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/2rIqAedbQPU as well as the Signature website on the book pages for After LightNever, Again, and Finding Callidora.

Some of the best outcomes of the Whistler Writers Festival may be for a future writer / author to get their work evaluated and obtain a potential publishing company book writing opportunity!

Over the years, Stella and family have enjoyed living in Whistler and walking the local nature trails, cross country + downhill skiing. Tip for life and career: she finds insightful ideas written in a journal notebook for later reference when creating a novel, and also helpful for the event to-do lists!

Another great community give-back is that Stella offers her author consultation services, through a booked appointment at the Whistler Public Library …. who knows where her insights, guidance will lead!

Welcome to Lifestyle Locator Blog: Whistler, BC – Canada

Realtor Advisor, Engel & Völkers – Whistler

Life in Whistler is amazing, fulfilling and worth sharing the joy of our Resort life! Today is my #mondaymotivation to share with everyone some key points of living and visiting our community, just north of Vancouver and YVR Airport.

Come and visit us year-round … here are helpful community websites to connect with when planning your future trip.

Tourism Whistler

Resort Municipality of Whistler

When planning the opportunity to find your future legacy Whistler Resort home and/or rental investment property … let’s connect for further assistance:

Kathy White – Realtor Advisor (Engel & Völkers – Whistler)

Real Estate Wire Website

Also, I’m current Board Chair & participant of 55+ activities & advocacy through: Whistler Mature Action Community

Here are some of my year-round sporty activities:

Downhill Biking at Whistler Bike Park & enjoy X-Country biking around Whistler Valley!
Enjoy Skiing at Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains … happy to share my ski tips!
Enjoy sailing along British Columbia coastline and Gulf Islands – plus, local lakes!

Ecomist Cleaning Services Pemberton / Whistler

Connect with them at: http://ecocleaningwhister.com/

When you meet company co-owners Hayley Middleton and Helen Whitworth you’ll understand why they are enjoying business success since launching their ‘environmentally friendly cleaning company’.

Did you know … since the start of their company in 2012 = they and their team have cleaned over 18,000 properties with non-toxic products!

We met at Engel & Völkers Whistler office to discuss how Pemberton and Whistler homeowners and rental property investors can connect with them for a “deep clean” (for example: pre-winter + pre-summer). It’s important to have a deep clean with non-toxic cleaners that bring enhanced ‘fresh scent’ to your property for everyone to enjoy!

They have collection of ongoing full-time properties they clean and can occasionally add to their year-round client lists. Further details on those services can be reviewed by emailing: bookings@ecomistclean.com

Aside from business we were talking about some of our favourite books …

4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Thanks again Helen and Hayley … for keeping our world clean with non-toxic products!