In celebration of our great nationâ€™s birthday, ROTâ€™s shone the spotlight on a few Canuck treasures. And stuff I dig.
Whistler Blackcomb, BC
Itâ€™s Whistler. Suck it USA. Enough Said.
Hailing from the aforementioned Whistler, popped onto the scene in 1990. Split boards too. Locally designed and completely handcrafted, with a factory at the bottom of Whistler Mountain. Makes you just sigh in Canadian joy.
Uhhhh backside triple cork 1440 anyone? Yeahâ€¦â€¦fuck yeah.
Grabbed the silver in slopestyle at Winter Games XV behind Seb Toutant. Oh and won the 2011 Air & Style comp.
Canuck shredder from Montreal, QC.
Took home the silver medal in Snowboard Big Air at the 2011 Winter X Games XV in Aspen, Colorado and gold in Snowboard Slope Style.
Every time I crack one these bad boys, I get dragged back to a simpler, less sober time out west. Brewed in the Purcell Mountains, in the town of Creston, since 1959.
Itâ€™s affordable, itâ€™s cold, and sometimes you can search for a Sasquatch on the box. Named after landlocked salmon, this brewskie tastes nothing like fish.
Class Five Snowboards
Handmade in Regina, SK
Bonus: Class Five offers a limited amount of custom boards per year, your shape, size and graphics.
Ottawa on Canada Day
Trying to keep together downtown is like herding cats.
Follow these simple rules:
2. flip flops
4. roadie disguised properly ie rum in nestea bottle, vodka in water bottle, mixed rum and coke in coke bottle (preferably 1:1 ratio), and so forth
8. at least one friend more drunk than you (scapegoat)
9. designated meeting place for when every drunk person scatters after the fireworks
10. patience (see step 3 and 4)
Hopewell Rocks, NB
Found in the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Cape near Moncton, New Brunswick.
At low tide you can walk around on the ocean floor, and hours later kayak through the rocks. Uber cool.
198 Madawaska Blvd., Arnprior, ON
Ok Iâ€™m a little bias on this one. For twenty years weâ€™ve been stopping here on the way to the cottage, getting fat on homemade chips and burping up orange pop. No poutine at this stand, just PEI potatoes hand cut and served up with ketchup nâ€™ vinegar.