Saturday, February 27, 2010
Today was the service for one of the finest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. "A Celebration of Nathan's Life" was held for friends and relatives and it was one more chance to remember Nathan, recall moments, and tell stories of adventures with him. Nathan genuinely cared for everyone he met, and always had a way of making time for everyone. It saddens me that I won't be able to skate with him, share a laugh with him, or see his artwork progress anymore. Although these moments won't be occuring again, I am very grateful that Nathan touched my life. All the stories and memories that people have posted of him ensure that he will live on forever in my thoughts. Nathan was, and is, an inspiration to us all - and his passing makes me think of all the great times that were shared. He had the most infectious smile, and I hope to see it again one day. Roll Forever Nate!
Posted by Maurer at 11:18 PM
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thanks to Stu Young for organizing such an awesome trip for us all. We got to go down to Medicine Hat and check out Central Skatepark two weekends ago. We'd like to thank Mike Teliske, Alissa Fitzsimmons, Taylor Olenic, Duane Preston, and Terence Kowalchuk for opening up their homes to us. Much appreciated and thanks for the great time. We'll definitely be back.
Posted by Maurer at 2:14 AM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The other day Jo and I went to the University of Alberta to do some filming. After about 15 minutes of warming up Jo was getting pretty close to the first trick that he had wanted to film, when BAM! security showed up. We quickly gathered our belongings and fled the scene with the the Peace Officer in hot pursuit of us. He was close enough that we could hear him on his radio - "Yep, they're running......two males......need backup...." hahaha. Now I'm certain that Jo could have made the Canadian National Track Team as he was at a leisurely jog to allow me to catch up. Mind you, I was carrying a backpack and a camera in my hand, but as I caught up with him all he said was, "we need to run faster." The two of us made it to the street which I thought was off the property when another car aka "backup" pulled in. They accused us of stealing from the building, because otherwise we "wouldn't be running" according to them. After a thorough search of my bag they were certain that nothing had been stolen and after a brief search in their records it came up that I had skateboarded there before. $287 ticket for "trespassing" - thank you very much U of A. Unbelievably stoked! I'll be posting Josiah's warmup tricks later this evening as well as a few other vids that I've been procrastinating on. If you don't see a video update this evening....punch me in the balls. That's all for now folks
Posted by Maurer at 8:57 AM