Yes, i know.. Andy moe already posted this video. But it was so good i had to add it to my blog portion of this website. This video showcases the talent of familytree's Ryan Kenny. Keep it up kenny! Your killing it these days!
This is a video from a production company called "Don't sleep". It was made in 72 Hours for the film festival in whistler.. These guy's Kill it!
Alright, so this video is the fourth webisode from familytreeland.com and it happens to be my favorite webisode yet. I had the pleasure of filming a few shots, of NICK ROY and PAUL LALONDE killing it. Those boys got their shit on lock. Anyways i hope you take 5 minutes out of your busy day to enjoy. - lessard
Just because the goal was met, doesn't mean we have to stop donating. Keep them coming all the way to race day. If anyone wants to make non-charitable donations to help towards the $300 race fees, they will be welcomed with open arms :)
You can pick up Final Thought's full length album What We Need which is now on iTunes for $7.99.
Check it out here.
Its been a while since Ive written a blog post! (Almost) three full camps have passed since the last one. I tried to do daily pictures, but that didnt really work out, lack of internet on trips makes it hard to upload photos when being so busy.
This is my first season being a member on the Canadian team. Heading into Chile, I really had no clue what to expect because Ive never been that south before. Being on snow September 3rd really felt different. Last year I thought being on snow in November was early, but this was unreal. While in Chile, it was about 90% sunny and only a few days were foggy. The altitude is very high there, skiing at about 12,000 feet above sea level and 11,000 where you sleep. Staying hydrated is key when training in altitude especially for three weeks. The Chile camp was geared towards Giant Slalom training while slowly changing over to slalom to get ready for Saas-Fee, Switzerland. I had about two and a half weeks at home before heading to Europe.
The journey over to Saas-Fee was crazy. From the start I had to get my flights rebooked because of plane problems. I was originally supposed to leave from North Bay > Toronto > Geneva, Switzerland (while meeting the team in Toronto), however, I was rebooked from North Bay > Toronto > Frankfurt > Geneva. This meant I couldnt meet with the team in Toronto (or Geneva because it was later) so I had to take a train from Geneva to Visp and then get one of my coaches to pick me up there. This whole time I didnt have any cell phone service in Europe, so I had to find a pay phone to get in contact with one of my coaches.. Anyway, I AM STILL ALIVE! Haha.
Saas-Fee was also awesome to see, slalom is my least favorite event however when we have a block of one discipline it makes it a lot easier then switching back and forth from slalom to another event. At the end of the trip, teammates Kirk Schornstein, Braydon Luscombe, and myself went to Germany for six days. I unfortunately got food poisoning the first day but all in all it was an awesome trip!
Finally, I just returned from Nakiska, Alberta. Unfortunately I have a concussion from the first day of slalom training and am resting at home. Currently the team is now in Panorama training speed which is the main reason why I am not skiing; if I do fall in speed training the concussion can be much worse. I am recovering and getting ready for our first Noram races held at Copper Mountain, CO. Looking forward to getting back on snow!
Ill try to update the blog more often! To see more posts, and pictures, head on over to mikewhitney.ca
I have a new, just for fun, part dropping at the end of this month called "Dead Scene". Edit by Brandon P, Shot by Max E, Brandon P, Justin S.
This is Behold! The City, a faith based hardcore band from Barrie, ON. Be sure to head on over to their facebook page and check out more photos, videos and tunes! (photos taken by yours truley)