When Rod Campbell and Eric Escaravage made their way to the Whistler Athletes’ Village last week, they had had some special cargo: a freshly built Kona Process 153 ready to surprise three members of the Canada Snowboard Paralympic team.
Escaravage, Communications Coordinator at Canada Snowboard, had told the three boarders they were being interviewed for the Association’s updated website, and they had no reason to believe otherwise. That was, of course, until Campbell, CEO of Vancouver insurance firm Jones Brown, and snuck up and presented them with the brand new Process on behalf of his firm.
Andrew Genge, Colton Liddle and John Leslie, who are all keen mountain bikers, were ecstatic with the addition of the bike to their Whistler training set up. The bike will be available to all the members of the Canadian Paralympic Snowboard team whenever they are training in Whistler.
Not content with just a handshake photo, the boys were quick to grab their helmets and head over to one of the many trails surrounding the Whistler Athletes’ Centre near Function Junction to test the bike out and show Rod and Eric just how well utilized the bike would be. We’re thinking a detailed booking form is going to be needed!
John’s story is told through this beautiful video produced by King Snowboard Magazine.
You can find more info on the Canadian Paralympic Snowboard team on the Canada Snowboard website here.