Be The Best.

Skiing in June?

A closeup of the Grouse Mountain skyride
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Max heard Grouse Mountain was still open for skiing and boarding.


In June?

Max came up with the crazy plan of hitting the slopes on his birthday (or 1 day before)…something never before attempted.

Sure enough, with an enormous base, Grouse is aiming to remain open on weekends till July 1.  Judging by the snow conditions today, they’ll be pushing it, but skiing on local mountains in June?  Are you kidding me?  What an experience.

So with my Canadian Hockey jersey given to me by Chris on the Christmas just before the Olympics, I joined Max and Kiera as we avoided a few rocks and a bunch of grass and had a great day.

Of course we had to shoot a little vid for proof!

We ended the day with dinner at the beach.

Only in Vancouver!

Happy 20th Max.  Hopefully the Nux will bring home the Cup for your birthday tomorrow.

I know your brother gives you the biggest virtual hug possible…and maybe a punch or two on the arm…you are brothers after all.



Be The Best.

The Back Story – part 1

To understand a story, you need some history.

We played these videos at Chris’ funeral.

We’re not a perfect family, but you’ll be able to see a few things.

In the Zipline videoyou see a family having fun and sharing experiences.

In the Christmas Tree video, you see typical teenagers standing asleep or looking like they don’t really care…oh, but they do!

In the Lacrosse Highlight video, you see the amazing skill of Chris Friesen. (Yes, I know I’m his Dad, but he was really good!)

In the Interview video, you see the passion of the kid.  He wanted to win and be part of a team.  He wanted to help people.  He wanted to Be The Best.

You’ve got some video watching to do! That’s going to be your homework, before this whole blog and interchange of ideas really makes sense.  I told you I was a teacher, right?  Now go do your homework…!