Members of the Board of Trustees

The Board of the Whistler Public Library is a committed group of people who love libraries and love Whistler. As appointees of the Mayor and Council, Board members work hard with the Library Director and staff to help make our library the dynamic, progressive, and inspiring place it is today. Specifically, the Board, along with the RMOW, has overall fiscal responsibility for the library. The Board’s other primary roles include helping to determine strategic priorities, developing policies, and hiring the Library Director. 

The Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. with the exception of June, July, and August, where June is tentative and will be scheduled if needed. Board meetings are “hybrid” meaning they are both in person and virtual.

The WPL Board is operated pursuant to the BC Library Act.

Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Mike Walsh
  • Vice Chair: Sarene Bourdages
  • Karen Laughland

Governance & Human Resources

  • Chair: Sarene Bourdages
  • Vice Chair: Josie Chuback
  • Gail Banning
  • Thomas Sikora
  • Ralph Forsyth
  • Tina Young

Advocacy & Fundraising

  • Chair: Karen Laughland
  • Sheilagh Martin
  • Ali Blancher

Risk Management

  • Christine Young


  • Thomas Sikora
  • Ali Blancher

Interlink Representative

  • Josie Chuback
  • Alternate: Sheilagh Martin

Friends of the Library Representative

  • Sheilagh Martin

RMOW Council representative

  • Ralph Forsyth

Special Projects

  • Bevin Heath Ansley

Board meeting minutes

Strategic Plan

Our current Strategic Plan (2018 to 2021) outlines the Library’s priorities for the next four years. 

Annual Reports

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Territorial acknowledgement

The Whistler Public Library is grateful to be on the shared, unceded territory of the Lil’wat People, known in their language as L̓il̓wat7úl, and the Squamish People, known in their language as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh. We respect and commit to a deep consideration of their history, culture, stewardship and voice.

Hours & Location

  • Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4329 Main Street
Whistler, BC, Canada
V8E 1B2


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