The kick off party on June 26th was a success. There were around 60 people in attendance. Thanks to everyone who came and gave generously to the cause!
Special thanks are in order for my Mom (Jane Marshall) who baked most of the food for the evening, my wife Marie who helped on all fronts, and my friends and trip companions Steve and Sarah who helped at the door. Thanks also to Andrew and Christine, Tyler Norton, and everyone who helped spread the word.
I would also like to thank Mark and Showcase Snowboards who kindly offered to host the party at the shop. They donated the venue, staff time for 3 employees, a Whistler bike park pass for a door prize, and 25% of all clothing sales from the evening ($155). We also had great door prizes from MEC, Cactus Club, ArcTeryx, Rocky Mountain, Steed Cycles, G3, Moja Coffee, Red Truck Brewery, Bridge Brewery, and Xoxolat Chocolaterie. The 50/50 winner also walked away with $245!