A massive throwback - WAAAY BACK - to this date (Jan 11) in 2010. My very first local Skeleton race (Calgary, AB @winsportcanada ) some @alberta_skeleton hardware and one seriously epic high-five that will transcend time!
A wonderful memory that fills my heart with such pride & reminds me to remember just how far we truly travel on our journeys in life. 🙏🏼
It’s not an optical illusion - the 2018 Winter #Olympic Games are just one month away! Who else is ready to cheer for @teamcanada so loud that they’ll hear us in PyeongChang, South Korea!🙋🏼♀️🇨🇦
If you’re keen to follow it all check out the full competitive schedule online at 👉🏼www.pyeongchang2018.com
Runaway train never going back. •
Slightly off the beaten path - and across a suspension bridge (yay!) - you will find the site of several abandoned box cars.
In its current state: frozen in time and an ever changing expressive space for local graffiti artists ... at first the scene somehow felt neither here nor there.
I was impossibly mesmerized by the duality of ruin and creation. The more I stared, the more I felt. The twisted metal, the neon paint; the rush of the Cheakamus River directly below. Total chaos juxtaposed with total control ... the scene spoke from every angle.
A sight to truly behold. [Whistler Train Wreck - full story below]
The story explains the crash occurred in 1956. The wreck happened in a rock cut and there were three boxcars loaded with lumber jammed in there, blocking the line. The PGE railway equipment wouldn't budge them so the company approached the Valleau family.
The Valleaus took their logging machinery (a couple of D8 Cats) down to the site, put a hitch (luff) on with two moving blocks to the boxcar and pried them out. They then dragged the cars up the track and into the forest, where they lie today. Which explains the fact that there is no damage to the trees around the wreck.
The train was assembled in Lillooet by John Millar, conductor of that train. Millar told the story to Howard Valleau, as follows: The train had four engines. There was a mistake made on the tonnage of the train, making it too heavy and they had to split the train to get up the grade to Parkhurst (on Green Lake); and by doing that they were put behind schedule. Because of this, they were trying to make up time by speeding through an area under repair on the tracks. The speed limit was only 15 mph (24 km/h). The fourth engine turned a rail, causing the train wreck. They checked the tape in the engine, which told how fast they were going - the crew had thought the speed was 15mph, but in fact it was 35 mph (56 km/h).
We are ALL fighting battles others know nothing about!
Join @ryu_apparel as we raise awareness in support of making mental health care a reality across the globe. •
The kettlebell swing is our “symbol” of support & we are encouraging everyone to do One More Rep for #MentalHealth. •
Its our goal to reach 1,000,000 reps by Nov 30,2017 and in doing so - #RYU will match all funds donated in-store and online up to $5,000 (donated to the Canadian and American Mental Health Assoc.) •
Take the challenge: CREATE A VIDEO. Tell us how many reps you did. Tag your friends. and be entered to WIN great prizes.
Every rep counts! 💪🏼