Friday, July 19, 2013

Missing Jason

It was 7 years ago today I heard the terrible news that my good friend Jason had been hit by a car on the 1A East of Cochrane. That horrible day had a huge impact on many lives. It is the truth that rarely a day goes by that I don't think of a funny story about a crazy training session or a fun trip to an event.

Soon we will be holding our annual Jason Lapierre Memorial Cycling Weekend. For the new members, it is good to have an opportunity to know who Jason was and why quite a few of us believe we should remember him with an annual event. Jason was a nationally recognized downhill ski coach. There is an annual alpine ski event called the J Cup in his name as well. Below is a video compiled last year by one of the members of his old ski club to help people attending the annual events know what is in the name.

By the end of this year, there will be a physical memorial in Jason's name on the Calgary Greenway Project. It will exist as part of a public interval running track and family area. The facility has been designed to encourage families and youths to lead an active lifestyle and use exercise to learn goal-setting, discipline, focus, and pride of accomplishment.


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