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.