Snowboarding crew hits St. John’s

Sometimes there are benefits to being the first province with snow each year.

The People Crew, a snowboarding crew based out of B.C., arrived in Newfoundland last year just moments after the white stuff fell to hit the hills. Well, actually, they seemed to spend more time hitting the snowy stairs, railings, and ramps of the downtown.

They’re known for their snowboarding videos, in which they jet off to various places around the world to exploit their geography for snowboarding stunts. St. John’s, Newfoundland was the first stop last year for members Simon Chamberlain, Joe Sexton, Jeremy Jones, Seth Hout, and J.P. Walkerand. They were collecting footage for their latest video, Cheers!, which premiered at the beginning of September. And, yes, the Newfoundland footage is in there.

Ballistic owner Jon Loder had the pleasure of helping out.

“I got to videotape them myself with my iPhone,” he says. “Their videos are huge. When Cheers! is out, there’ll be people coming here from all over.”

“For now, until they release the DVD, the photos from the shoot are going to be published in different magazines around the world,” he says.

There’s no release date for the DVD yet, but Loder expect they’ll have it down at Ballistic by the end of October, at the latest. Plans are in the works for the Newfoundland premier screening of Cheers! before the DVD goes on sale. In the meantime you can watch the teaser above.


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28 September 2007

  1. Al · September 28, 2007

    Do you guys get your news from

    Just askin.

  2. First year uni student · September 28, 2007

    Keep us posted man, because when this screening comes out.. i CANNOT miss it……

    This vid just makes me wanna ride sooooo much more. can’t wait for some powder, thanks bys.


  3. Elling Lien · September 28, 2007

    Thanks for your backhanded question, Al! We like Signalblog, but we found out about this video from the Ballistic Facebook feed on September 21.

  4. Al · September 28, 2007

    Fair enough.

  5. annoyed · September 28, 2007

    This is terribly written and misinformed… please do not embarrass our small snowboarding scene with this kind of filth anymore.

    If anybody wants to know the real story check out the september issue of SNOWBOARDER MAGAZINE, and watch the embedded video in this post.

  6. Elling Lien · September 28, 2007

    ?? Sure, okay.

  7. Sarah Smellie · September 28, 2007

    Sorry about the embarrassing filth, annoyed.

    For the sake of everyone who might miss the September issue of Snowboarder magazine, what’s the real story?

  8. Elling Lien · September 28, 2007

    The DVD is now on sale at Ballistic…!

  9. blake · September 28, 2007

    whats the song

  10. Trev Morey · September 28, 2007

    Where was that rail ye were hittin up at 1:20 in the video? im just getting into snowboarding and dying to find some good rails and im not having to much luck but that rail looks like it would be fun to hit up, it would be nice if you remembered where it was so i could find it lol