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A Lo­cal’s Per­spec­tive

It seems that what­ever Kris­ten Robin­son does — whether it’s pro­duc­ing an event, par­ty­ing with friends or step­ping up to the mi­cro­phone to be a “last-minute MC” — she does it with ex­ceed­ingly good hu­mour. Per­haps that’s why she’s such a Whistler per­son­al­ity — or why it’s no sur­prise that her job ti­tle with her com­pany, Kris­ten Robin­son Pro­duc­tions, is “Fear­less Leader.” As a kid, Robin­son moved around the coun­try a lot, as her fa­ther Bill worked for the Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Corp. She ma­jored in cre­ative writ­ing at Con­cor­dia and at­tended the Sec­ond City Standup School in Toronto; so, there’s some semi-for­mal train­ing be­hind her good-hu­moured pres­ence on and off the stage. A few years ago, Robin­son was help­ing co­or­di­nate a mu­si­cal event in Van­cou­ver, hang­ing back­stage with Jann Ar­den, Bryan Adams and Ste­vie Nicks, when a pro­ducer ap­proached her and said an MC was needed. “I walked up in front of, like, 15,000 peo­ple and said, ‘I was re­cently hired — about one minute ago.’ So, I’m a last-minute MC, lit­er­ally.”

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