Jan 15, 2013
Author: Mark Gribbon
The GT Memorial, 2013
It’s dark, quiet, and a little eerie as I arrive at the Ferry deep in the interior of British Columbia. I board the ferry with the other vehicles and three out of four are loaded with sleds carrying binding less snowboards so I know I must be on the right track.
I am headed to the 8th annual Greg Todd’s Memorial Noboard race for my first time.
Every year Greg’s friends and family get together to remember their lost brother and pay homage to the sport he birthed and raise funds for the Greg Todd’s memorial. I never met Greg but I remember seeing pictures of him blasting huge methods at Lake Louise back in the day, and later on I would hear the rumors of him building huge halfpipes in the Whistler Backcountry and then moving to the interior and getting back to the basics by removing his bindings and riding deep pow with only a rope. He started a movement that has since birthed many new boards and followers but this past weekend I saw what he really did, inspired people to think outside the box and follow your dreams, that is why his legacy lives on.
Stu Andrews gets things running at the 2013 Greg Todd’s Memorial
The noboard Nation is alive and well
Competitors from the main event the Asian Canadian
Leah Gilles and Jenna Low
Some of Canada’s finest out for the event. Kevin Sansalone, JF Pelchat, Dustin Craven, Devun Walsh
Ave Perry getting some, with a great time of 52 seconds
Dave Seaton stoked with a new course record of 48 seconds
Sean ‘sweet meat’ Petit the only skier to ever enter, totally killed it
Taylor Pearcey runs the Best Backcounrty bar I have ever seen
The Asian Canadian was a heated battle this year, YD and Ave Perry chugging for the win
2013 Greg Todd ‘s memorial
Stu Andrew’s shutting it down