Friday, February 29, 2008

VASS Corporate Cup @ Grouse

I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural VASS corporate cup at Grouse Mountain yesterday.

It was the most fun and inspiring event I've attended in years. Honestly, even better than northern voice.

We three BCIT people (Jason Goodnough, Elena Petkov, and myslef) were teamed with Kent, a skier from West Vancouver.


Kent was truly an inspiration. Following a serious vehicle accident he was told by his neurologist that it was unlikely he would ever walk or speak again, Kent managed to relearn and rehabilitate to the point where he's a sponsored skier and a great guy to talk with.

Patient with Elena who takes some time to come down the hill on a snowboard (2nd day on a tray) he was the best teammate anyone could ask for. I just edged him out for the win in our first race but slayed me on run #2.

BCIT VASS Corp. Cup Team

BCIT VASS Corp. Cup Team

It was a beautiful day, and I couldn't have asked for a more inspiring and entertaining group of people to spend it with!

the weather was horrid

VASS is a completely volunteer-run organization, and put on a wonderful event! I feel honoured to have been part of it, and humbled by the dedication and positive energy the athletes and organizers displayed.

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