Contests are anything but easy in the age of COVID, but a Kamloops snowboard shop and Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) have teamed up to make something special for the local community anyway.
The Sun Peaks Selection: A Socially Distanced Snowboard Media Event will run from March 3 to 15—and you can watch it all from your phone.
The event has been made possible by some quick thinking from its organizers.
Essentially, participants are being invited to upload clips onto Instagram, which will then be assessed by a veritable all-star set of judges that includes regional snowboarding legends Helen Schettini and Chris Dufficy. Joel Hersey, co-owner of The Truth Skate & Snow, said the shop desperately wanted to put on something for the community in light of the fact that key snowboard events, such as the traditional rail jam and Bluebird Banked Slalom had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
Hersey, who has worked in tandem with store manager Michelle Urquhart on the project, said that they’ve found a willing partner to collaborate with the folks at SPR.
“I think the community needs it,” said Hersey, speaking of the importance of the event.
“We just want people to get out there and ride their snowboard first and foremost.”
Hersey added that the shop has been working particularly close to SPR’s Ryan Boucher (park crew), Joey Riegler (grooming) and Jeff Topham (events coordinator) to put on the event.
The contest will consist of five features: the blue line, spine (hip), the three pack, Jaws, and the rail garden. Each of these features will have its own sponsorships.
Winners can expect to take home some fine new gear, including snowboards and other hard goods.
The judges are looking for cleanliness and style of trick, as well as documentation by filmer.
The contest is open to all ages.
Hersey, who has a long history of working in the snowboard industry and putting on events, said he’s particularly excited to see what people throw over Jaws, which is essentially a double quarter pipe takeoff with a landing in the middle
“There’s no question that the one that probably holds the most variance of options for a single trick is Jaws,” he said. “That’s a new feature that you start to see in other contests like the US Open, LAX Open X Games.”
The event also promises to be the first that The Truth Skate & Snow is putting on, marking an important passing of the guard from Oronge Boardshop, which long held down the local scene through its many events and closed its doors last year.
Hersey said that he hopes people understand that the shop’s goal is to carry on Oronge’s legacy and nurture the boarding community in the same way it did.
You can listen to Hersey and some of the other organizers break down the event on Instagram by clicking here.
How do you enter?
Participants can post their videos directly onto Instagram. To enter, riders must follow and tag all three accounts below, include the two hashtags, as well as the appropriate zone hashtag(s) for each video submission. Helmets are mandatory.
Follow and tag all three accounts:
@thetruthskateandsnowkamloops @thetruthskateandsnow @sunpeaksparks
#spsblueline #sps3pack #spsspine #spsrailgarden #spsjaws #spswms (women’s category entry)
Media Release – October 15, 2021 – Guelph Police – guelphpolice.ca
Girl faces child porn charges over explicit images
A Guelph teenager faces child pornography charges after explicit photos and a video of her ex-boyfriend were shared on social media.
On Thursday the Guelph Police Service was contacted by a concerned mother indicating photos of her 14-year-old son had been posted online. Investigation revealed the boy’s former girlfriend sent the images and video to her current boyfriend, who posted them on a popular social media site.
Further investigation also revealed the girl had sent the images to the victim’s father as well.
A 14-year-old Guelph female is charged with possessing child pornography and two counts of distributing child pornography. She will appear in court in December. The investigation is ongoing.
Rail worker struck, female charged
A Guelph female was charged after a railway worker was struck by a vehicle while doing traffic control Thursday morning.
Approximately 7:15 a.m. the Guelph Police Service was called to the area of Alma Street North and Crimea Street. Investigation revealed a worker was stopping traffic for an approaching train when he was struck. The worker was transported to hospital by Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service for treatment of a minor leg injury.
A 38-year-old Guelph female was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with careless driving.
Two downtown businesses entered
The Guelph Police Service is investigating after two downtown businesses had their glass doors smashed and items stolen this week.
Approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, the owner of a business on Macdonell Street near Wyndham Street North called police after arriving at work to find the front door smashed. An undetermined amount of product was reported stolen.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Brad Townsend at 519-824-1212, ext. 7123, email him at email@example.com, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
On Thursday morning, approximately 8:25 a.m., police received a call from a passerby reporting another business in the same area also had a smashed front glass door. Officers cleared the building but did not locate anyone inside. A cash register containing cash and three Samsung tablets were reported missing.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Brett Nymeyer at 519-824-1212, ext. 7227, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Female arrested for break and enter
A female has been arrested in connection with two break and enters at west-end apartment buildings earlier this year.
On February 12, just before 1 a.m., a female gained entry to an apartment building in the area of Paisley Road and Elmira Road South. She was observed on surveillance video stealing various items including pottery and a table. She left the building but returned a short time later driving an SUV and was able to gain access to the parking garage of an adjacent building, where she stole power tools and other items from a vehicle.
She was eventually identified based on surveillance footage and was arrested Thursday.
A 37-year-old female of no fixed address is charged with break and enter and theft under $5,000. She will appear in a Guelph bail court November 2, 2021.
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On Monday, Calgarians will make their way to ballot boxes to cast their votes in the municipal election. The election marks a major shift for Calgary as it’s the first time in 11 years that Naheed Nenshi is not on the ballot.
The city is about to vote in a new leader and to help you keep up with all the candidates, we’ve curated their social media accounts into one place. From workout photos to puppy pictures, take a look at what Calgary’s mayoral candidates are posting online.
Facebook: Vote Ian Chiang for Mayor of Calgary
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Media Advisory: Premier Furey, Minister Coady and Minister Haggie to Announce Mandatory Vaccination Policy – News Releases – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Deputy Premier and President of Treasury Board, and the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will announce the province’s mandatory vaccination policy today (Friday, October 15) at 1:00 p.m. at the Media Centre, East Block, Confederation Building.
The event will be live-streamed on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. Media covering the announcement will have the opportunity to join in person in the media centre or by teleconference. Media planning to attend this event should register with Jillian Hood (email@example.com) by 11:00 a.m.
Prior to the event, a technical briefing for media will be held at 12:00 p.m.
Media attending the briefing will have the opportunity to join in person in the media centre or by teleconference. Media who wish to participate in the technical briefing should RSVP to Jillian Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will provide the details and the required information.
Media must join the teleconference at 11:45 a.m. (NST) to be included on the call. For sound quality purposes, registered media are asked to use a land line if at all possible.
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