Snowboarding has the potential to give us access to the natural world in ways that many other activities can’t. A backcountry expedition is the pinnacle of this, but you don’t have to climb a remote mountain to realize how special the environment is that we ride in. It is something worth preserving. Marie-France Roy passionately believes this and has a message that can be relatable to anyone: do you part, however small or seemingly insignificant it may be. You don’t need to drive an electric car, power your home using solar energy and make your clothes from scratch to show that you care about the environment. Drink water from a reusable bottle, make an effort to recycle, ride a or walk to work if you can. Small things go a long way when the masses participate. That’s Marie’s message, and it’s something that you can easily attain. You just have to try to do the little things.
SideTracked is a 7-part web series based on each rider’s passion besides snowboarding that compliments their outdoor lifestyle. Series featuring: Robin Van Gyn, Helen Schettini, Jamie Anderson, Marie France Roy, Leanne Pelosi and Hana Beaman.
Produced by: Leanne Pelosi, Runway Films
Edited by: Clayton Larsen
Cinematographers: Aaron Leyland, Rik Johnston, Annie Boulanger, Marie France Roy, Leanne Pelosi, Absinthe Films
Rider: Annie Boulanger
Graphics: Laine Cherashore
Sponsors: Anon, Salomon Snowboards, Dakine, K2, Airblaster, Roxy, Billabong, Vans, Whistler Blackcomb, The Source Snowboard Shop, Arbor Snowboards