Welcoming New Faces at the Whyte: Gabi Wedin
Updated: Nov 10, 2022
By Donna Livingstone
We are delighted to welcome Gabi Wedin as our new Museum Shop and Visitor Services Manager. Gabi brings a wealth of retail experience, especially with the legendary Banff
Book and Art Den, and has strong connections to the Bow Valley. She is a welcome friendly addition to the staff and is already well-known to many of our members and visitors.
After a short time in the role, she is already seeing opportunities to make the Museum Shop an outstanding shopping experience for both visitors and locals.
“Growing up in Banff, I spent a lot of time in and around the Whyte. Whether it was school trips as a child or exhibition openings as an adult, the Whyte has always been a special place
to me and my family," says Gabi. "I look forward to welcoming members, residents, and visitors to
the shop and the entire museum. The Whyte is a place that documents and tells the story of the people and places that make up the rich history of the Canadian Rockies. I look forward to
sharing these stories and helping connect people to one of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring places.”
Gabi is taking over from Janet Boger who is moving to a new role as facilitator for the new TAM system designed to integrate several of the museums’ digital systems to cut down on service
time and improve efficiency. Janet served as Museum Shop and Visitor Services Manager for
over seven years and introduced many innovations in products and services. During the pandemic, and with the closure of the Indigo store in Banff, she saw the opportunity for the Whyte to
develop as a mountain bookstore, and the early response has been very successful.
Gabi joins a dynamic team of Morgan Sibbit, Mabelle Carajal, Jacqueline Dolan, and Deb Cameron in welcoming visitors and shoppers to the Whyte.
Image 1 - Personal Collection of Gabi Wedin.