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 Post subject: Treepilot Gone...but not forgotten
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:53 pm 
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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 ... -avalanche

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/lethbridge-co ... -1.1690300

http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local- ... ay-killed/

http://www.splitboarders.ca

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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- ... ethbridge/


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 Post subject: Re: Treepilot Gone...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:00 pm 
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Brutal. RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Treepilot Gone...
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Farewell Wade....You did good things for this community.

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

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 Post subject: Re: Treepilot Gone...
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So Sad to hear. RIP!

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 Post subject: Re: Treepilot Gone...
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Sad news, RIP!


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 Post subject: Re: Treepilot Gone...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:24 pm 
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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 :( :( :( :(

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 Post subject: Re: Treepilot Gone...
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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.


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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.


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


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 Post subject: Re: Treepilot Gone...
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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.


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

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

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