Vancouver Island FNST members Violet Williams and Sonya Paul are looking forward to a busy season on the slopes.

‘The Little Things’ fundraiser film Friday at North Island College

Event is a Vancouver Island First Nations Snowboard Team fundraiser

The Vancouver Island First Nations Snowboard Team is showing The Little Things as a movie fundraiser this Friday, Nov. 28 at the North Island College Comox Valley Campus.

Chief Rob Everson from K’omoks First Nations will be doing an opening welcome at 7 p.m. with the movie to be shown soon afterwards.  Admission is $10 at the door.

The Little Things is a non-profit snowboard movie/documentary based on environmentally-conscious riders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of living and thinking.

The film is an initiative taken on by professional snowboarder Marie-France Roy and directed by Vancouver Island filmmaker Darcy Turenne in which all the riders are bringing to life the importance of protecting and living in balance with our environment.  Riders include: Jeremy Jones, Gretchen Bleiler, Tamo Campos, Meghann O’Brien, Marie-France Roy, Jonaven Moore, Mike Basich and many friends in the snowboard community.

The Vancouver Island First Nations Snowboard Team is 100 per cent volunteer run and heading into their ninth season at Mount Washington.  The First Nations Snowboard team is the only organization of its kind, operated entirely by First Nations snowboarders, whose mission is “To improve the quality of life and empower aboriginal youth across Canada by using the winter sport of snowboarding as a fundamental tool for excellence” while delivering Canada Snowboard’s Aboriginal Snowboard Program (ASP).

“The program is provided free to the selected FNST members,” says Vancouver Island manager Kim Leming. “In exchange, youth are expected to be in good standing in school and community, be willing to commit and participate as member for their full program sessions.”

Recently the Vancouver Island team was fortunate to receive ViaSport support which will help cover some tickets and costs associated with the Six Week Intro to Snowboard and Ten Week Girls Development Program.

Funds raised from Friday’s event will go directly back into the Vancouver Island FNST Programs to help cover the remaining ticket costs, transportation subsidy, equipment maintenance and assist the volunteer coaches and mentorship program.

– Vancouver Island First Nations Snowboard Team


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