A renowned Whistler resident has been remembered by a local sports club.

The late Andrée Janyk who was a Whistler Councillor has been honoured by the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. The club hosted the ‘Rio Tinto Nancy Green Under 12 Skills Challenge’ over the weekend of January 6th/7th and awarded the first annual Janyk cup, in memory of the long time Whistler resident.

120 athletes ranging in ages from 10-12 from across B.C. tested their skills that included ‘fast feet’, ‘tuck and Jump’, giant slalom, and dual slalom.

Canadian Olympians Brit Janyk, and Michael Janyk were at Creekside Olympic Podium to present awards to the top 10 finishers in each age category and to present the cup. At the ceremony Michael Janyk  said “This Cup is in honour of my Mum, and two of the things she held dear, volunteerism, and ski racing”. Thomas Legg won the Janyk Cup in the men’s category while Carys Griffin won it in the women’s category.


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