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    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/In-Memoriam-Wade-Galloway

    Well this is a post that sucks to make. Wade Galloway aka Treepilot was killed in an avalanche on Saturday, February 15 in Waterton Lakes National Park here in the South Rockies.

    As many of you know, Wade was the organizer for the Canuck Splitfest, an incredible gathering of splitboarders in Revelstoke, BC and a significant fundraiser for the Canadian Avalanche Foundation. As well, Wade was recently elected to the Lethbridge city council and had been instrumental in the push for Lethbridges first skate park which has just recently opened. We’ve lost a good man and a pillar in the Canadian splitboard scene.

    Thank you Wade for all that you’ve done for splitboarding. Sending all my vibes to your family, friends and loved ones.

    http://www.pinchercreekecho.com/2014/02/17/man-dies-in-waterton-avalanche

    http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/lethbridge-councillor-killed-in-avalanche-in-waterton-lakes-national-park-1.1690300

    http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2014/02/lethbridge-city-councillor-wade-galloway-killed/

    http://www.splitboarders.ca

    Edit:

    Just an update for those not in the know, Wades service is being held this Saturday, March 1st. Details here:

    http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2014/02/27/galloway-funeral-set-for-saturday-in-lethbridge/

    That was Pontus

    #675352
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    Brutal. RIP.

    #675353
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Farewell Wade….You did good things for this community.

    Pleasant journeys to you and all that we’ve lost before.

    #675354
    Powder_Rider
    497 Posts

    So Sad to hear. RIP!

    #675355
    swanny
    189 Posts

    Sad news, RIP!

    #675356
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    Shocked to the bones about this.
    As a fellow Splitfest orgainser it know the love he have had for the BC.
    RIP mate.

    lost for worlds πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    Adam West

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    #675357
    saign
    330 Posts

    RIP πŸ™

    #675358
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    I am truly shocked and extremely saddened by this news. Wade was such an awesome person and a great advocate for this sport and avalanche safety. He will be truly missed. Condolences to all his friends and family.

    #675359
    buckchow
    356 Posts

    I was lucky to go to the Rogers Pass splitfest a couple years back, and Wade’s energy in organizing that served as an inspiration for us to hold our own splitfest down here in Utah. My heart goes out to Wade’s friends and family.

    #675360
    vapor
    336 Posts

    Speechless.
    RIP Wade, you will be greatly missed by many.

    #675361
    boardgeezer
    11 Posts

    I met Wade a few years ago when I went to the last Scrubfest. I hooked up with him and his friend in Jackson for a couple of beers the night before. He was a nice guy, and strong boarder. I’m pretty shocked.

    #675362
    utasidian
    120 Posts

    Damn, that is really too bad. Condolences to Wade’s family. It is sad to see good folks pass on.

    #675363
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    Shitty news. Great guy full of stoke. You will be missed Wade.

    #675364
    InTheMountains
    215 Posts

    It is bad news indeed.
    Was lucky enough to have slashed a few lines with him.

    Thanks Wade.

    Condolences to his family.

    Gary

    #675365
    spicoli11
    288 Posts

    So sad. He brought alot of positivity to the world of splitboarding.

    #675366
    b_ret
    37 Posts

    My heartfelt condolences to the Galloway family and friends.

    Having never personally met Wade, only being in the same room a few times, I will say that he was a memorable individual and his passion for riding was contagious. His efforts are and will be appreciated and celebrated by many.

    #675367
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Wow, this really sucks…. I got a chance to meet Wade at the first Baker splitfest. We rode, drank beers and heckled the splitters at the raffle. He was an inspiration for us to start an event in tahoe. What was it? 5000 feet a day he would hike? Glad to have shared turns with ya Wade! RIP

    #675368
    the mighty bighorn
    126 Posts

    Wade laying one down off Cornice Ridge, Kootenay Pass. There is always powder in my heaven….

    #675369
    pathfinder
    2 Posts

    Sad, sad news. I only got to ride with Wade once. He invited me to Waterton after the road had been closed a few days. We got there early afternoon after they had opened it up and dropped in for our last run at 8:00 P.M.! He definitely had passion and stoke for the sport and will be missed. Rest in Peace Wade.

    Aubrey

    #675370
    keffler
    319 Posts

    I just can’t believe it. Love and prayers to his family and friends. I had the privilege of meeting Wade at the last Scrubfest a few years back and it was awesome to meet up and ride with him in Revelstoke this year for splitfest. Such a huge loss to our small community. We miss you bro.

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