Photos by Joel Fraser, Evan Chandler-Soanes and Jeff Keenan
BARRELy an event… rather an excuse to get together with our best of friends, and future best of friends, that were able to make it out and help us kick of the season. With a lot of pent up energy after last years non-existent winter, December 12th would literally be the day that the switch was flipped and the sky opened up! Heading up that morning we didn’t exactly know what to expect, but were greeted with snow… and then treated to more of it… and more of it… and more of it. So much so, that as you read this, it’s been snowing every day between now and then. BARRELS upon BARRELS of snow have dumped on the west coast mountains and there’s no sign of it letting up any time soon. As for the actual ‘event’, it was unintended, but turned out to be a reminder that no matter the scenario, no matter the place, no matter the obstacles that are thrown at you (sometimes literally, if Matt Heneghan is up there workin’ off a hangover), at the root of it all… if you’re there with your homies, sharing in what you love the most, it’s going to be a great day!
The true definition of ‘getting BARRELed’. Keenan Filmer
Clown down! Keenan Filmer leavin’ a coupla pins in the lane.
They gotta be jusssst right. Andrew Geeves and Danny Koriath
A wreck like this doesn’t phase ECS. Keepin’ that finger on da trigga. (Copyright Tech9)
Nick Elliott danced on these BARRELs all day!
Krush, organizing chaos.
Yeah… It was snowing. Jeff Keenan
Jeff Keenan ’bout to put a dent in this bitch.
Jess Kimura and Krush amidst the wall of snow that was falling from the sky.
Coupla dudes. Keenan, Krush, Geno.
Rabble rouser, Matt Heneghan pokin’ some last minute adjustments to this setup for Keenan Filmer
Headless front board by the Headless Front Boardsman
If you want it done right you’ve gotta do it yourself. Ben Bilocq
Ben Bilocq explodes off this one in the mine field of BARRELs
You must wear all black and Heneghan Salmon Arm mitts to get a press shot in this gallery. Lucio DM
Gap to front bash. Uncle Jeff
The ketchup and mustard stains blend right in on the new Matt Heneghan promodel Salmon Arm mitts, get yours.
Mystery meat packed into a perfect little charcoal shell.
Looch! Comin’ atcha lens sideways! Lucio DM
Nick Elliott off the top rope!
… Others were hooked on the Orange Crush. Kody Yarosloski
Gab Belanger bringin’ it all the way from Quebec, Nowamean!
Keenan Filmer, “two to make it true”. By the end of the day he went for three, four and probably five. #KingOfCrash
The new Pressminister of Canada, Mr.Ben Bilocq. Presses for the people.
Burgundy jacket gang. Matt Heneghan and Jeff Keenan and camo dad, Lucas Ouellette
Ian Keay jumpin’ his American ass over this Canadian BARREL
Mad respect to all our sponsors for their help making this event possible! Snowboy Productions, Diecutstickers.com, Arena Snow Parks and Grouse Mountain.