The 2007 GT Memorial went down this last weekend(Jan 13th). The memorial is an event that celebrates the life of Greg Todds, our dearly missed friend. The following is just one version of an incredible weekend of cold pow, cold beer, skidoos and an incrredible group of friends brought together for the man Greg Todds.
We rallied up to the Selkirks where the event was held. The Duffy was a beautiful drive as usual.
The next day was the big event, the event consisted of a huge pillowed clearcut that was about 1000 feet of vert. The idea was to release the hounds in groups of 5 and bomb the slope. There was a ladies heat, AM and a Pro heat. After the heats were done an Open class Asian-Canadian downhill was held. Which is a Chinese downhill to the bottom and when you get to the bottom you must chug a beer and the first one done wins the 200 bucks RedBull put up.
The ladies heat was impressive, the second placer just missed the ladies titled which was won by just a few seconds. The amateur round was also pretty hot, the first heat was stacked with pro shreds.
Perhaps the most exciting race in snowsliding sports was held next, The Asian Canadian Downhill was out of hand, the stoke in the spectators was adrenalizing…and when the racers came into view the intensity went threw the roof. Sky Sheele lead the feld but had some serious heat on his tail, when he made it to the beer he pounded like a true Kootney local…he claimed the titled as the Asian Canadaian Downhill Champion. I was stoked to take home the ‘Charger of the Day’ award. What a day!
The rest off the day was spent chugging and abuseing the human body. When the sun set the party moved back to town for a wrap up party and charity auction. Thank good every one was as wasted as me, Stu may have takin the title though when he auctioned off a kick in the nuts to himself, Andrew Hardingham paid 50 bucks to give the boot and did it real good.
Huge thanks to the community of Noboarders and friends that made this weekend so amazing.