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Patron Program

Calling all dreamers and pioneers

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Whistler Museum

In 1960, inspired by the Squaw Valley Olympics, a group of pioneering Vancouver businessmen had a dream of building a world class resort in Whistler that would one day host a winter Olympic Games. At the time Whistler had no road, no electricity, no piped water and no sewers. Fifty years later their hard work and vision was rewarded with the 2010 Winter Olympic Games that was shared between host cities, Whistler and Vancouver.

The Whistler Learning Centre is seeking funding from individuals and companies who share our passion and long term vision to make Whistler a leader in life-long learning and thought leadership. The WLC requires support to continue to develop and deliver educational opportunities within Whistler and embed life-long learning as a pillar of the Whistler brand to contribute to the overall health of the community and resort.

Patron Program

Speaker Series: Whistler, the world class mountain resort is used to pushing the limits in building a community focused on leadership, either in extreme sports and outdoor activities, preserving our valued environment, resort management or in Arts and Culture. The Whistler Learning Centre is leading the charge to stimulate the mind and global conversations. Join us by supporting the development of a speaker series to engage the local and visiting global community in meaningful dialogue about topics that affect the future of Whistler’s community.

Learning Hubs: Align yourself or your company with a subject area that resonates with your values and gain recognition for building the infrastructure and programs to support knowledge and learning opportunities in our community. Current programs under development fall into the following areas: Environmental, First Nations, Business & Leadership, and Construction.

Patrons will be recognised as community leaders supporting the advancement and facilitation of education, learning and thought leadership in Whistler. 

The Whistler Learning Centre is a registered charitable organisation with the ability to issue tax receipts for donations.

To find out how you can donate and support lifelong learning in Whistler contact us by email or phone (604) 932-7600. Alternatively, the Whistler Learning Centre has a Canada Helps profile where you can make online one-time or monthly donations.

Looking for the Whistler Learning Centre? We have changed our name to the Whistler Institute.
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