At 23 years old, Sean Pettit is a trailblazer constantly searching for what’s next. He discovers playful ways to push backcountry boundaries in a never-ending pursuit of unique paths down the hill. Pettit arrived to professional skiing early and has not looked back. He was first sponsored by Oakley at age 11 and has been pro since 2003. He is one of the most popular and renowned big-mountain skiers in the sport, having starred in films, appeared on countless magazine covers, been recognized for every major award available and even won the Red Bull Cold Rush two years in a row. Whether it’s a line never before tried, a fresh twist on an already crazy trick or a new film project, his goal is always to innovate—make something new and have fun doing it. Sean’s boundless creativity is changing how backcountry is skied — and perceived. His fresh perspective and progressive style will continue to inspire the next generation of skiers.
Sean Pettit shows passion and creativity in and around skiing. He says, “The day that I stop inspiring kids to pursue what they want to do is probably the day that I’ll stop skiing” and “To me it’s not about spinning and flipping more. It’s about progressing style.”
Canada Goose, one of the world’s leading makers of luxury apparel, has released its debut film, OUT THERE. Chronicling the unbelievable true stories and triumphs of explorers and adventurers who have survived harrowing situations and accomplished incredible feats, OUT THERE tells the stories of some of the brand’s most inspirational Goose People.
The film includes Laurie Skreslet, the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest; Lance Mackey, a four-time Iditarod Champion, two-time ESPY nominee and Hall of Famer; Karl Bushby who is currently seeking to be the first human to traverse the globe completely with unbroken steps; Paddy Doyle, a veteran pilot at First Air, Canada’s airline of the North, and Marilyn Hofman, a medivac flight nurse who had a brush with death while visiting the Canadian Arctic.
Sure to inspire people to explore and embrace their innate desire for adventure, audiences across the globe can watch the film here and at canadagoose.com/outthere.
It’s finally that time of year again! The Lolë White Tour is set to roll through the beautiful city of Toronto on August 22nd, 2015. This is the 4th year for this remarkable event, which aims to unite people through the power of yoga in major cities around the world, from Paris to Los Angeles. This year’s event will take place at historic Fort York and will run from 8AM to approximately 2PM, rain or shine!
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The mission of the Lolë White Tour is to encourage “personal and collective wellbeing” by bringing people together to practice and share their experiences with one another. This year’s Toronto tour stop will be led by world-renowned yoga instructor, Grace Dubery, who has previously taught the event in Edmonton, Paris, and last year’s Toronto session at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Whether you are a beginner, a seasoned yogi or have never practiced before, everyone is welcome to come out for the experience!
The 2015 Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series® is set to take place on Saturday, February 7th at the Scenic Caves located at Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario. The annual event raises money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and features a day of snowshoeing fun, with participants having the option to sign up either as an individual or as part of a team. Everyone is welcome to come out and support the cause with different snowshoe races taking place throughout the day from 9AM to 1PM.
3k or 5k Snowshoe Walk
3k Snowshoe Race
1k Lil Romper Dash
Since launching in 2008, the Tubbs Ontario Romp to Stomp Series® has helped raise more than $250 thousand dollars for breast cancer research. Don’t have your own pair of snowshoes yet? Be sure to arrive early and stop by the Sporting Life & Tubbs Snowshoe Booth to demo a pair of snowshoes for the event*. You will even have a chance to purchase the snowshoes at the end of the race. Whether you choose to walk or run, this unique series is a great idea for a fun winter day with your entire family while contributing to an amazing foundation. Online registration ends on February 4th!
As the 2013 ice-climbing season rolled around, one of the most difficult ice climbs in Hyalite Canyon, Montana, came in for the first time in 5 years: Winter Dance. In years past, climbers would hike around to the top of Winter Dance and then climb the final pitch of ice. In December of 1998, less than a year before his untimely death, Alex Lowe did the first ascent by climbing the rock pitches with ice tools and crampons. Fifteen years later, alpine climbers Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson set out to create a mixed climbing route that tackles the overhanging rock just adjacent to the route that Alex put up, as a way to honor their friend. Watch as Sherpas Cinema captures the emotional climb, and hear the story behind the film, moderated by Rock and Ice, in Calgary, AB, Toronto, ON, Bozeman, MT, or Ouray, CO.
We are happy to announce that Sporting Life opened its doors in Markville Mall on October 9th! From fashion and athletic apparel to footwear and sporting equipment, our new location includes almost 30,000 square feet of space stocked with all of your favourite brands. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you find exactly what you need, whether you’re visiting for a ski boot fitting or shopping for a new bike (available summer 2015). Stop by to say hello and check out the beautiful layout while browsing looks from Canada Goose, Mackage, Parajumpers, The North Face, Arc’teryx, Moose Knuckles and many more!
When Canadian-born brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger founded Free the Children back in 1995, their motivation was to create a global platform that encourages the discussion of children’s rights. Almost 20 years later they continue to inspire others through their work and passion as advocates for change. With the introduction of We Day in 2007, the Kielburgers have yet again managed to revolutionize the way we talk about youth and the roles they play in today’s society. The annual event takes place in cities across Canada and the United States, bringing together a variety of motivational speakers and performers from different backgrounds to encourage youth to become active members in the discussions of local and global issues.
This year, the Toronto stop will take over the Air Canada Centre on October 2 and the Sporting Life team is thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of this spectacular event! 20,000 students and educators from more than 1,000 schools will be present when speakers such as Colonel Chris Hadfield and Katie Couric take the stage to share their words of encouragement. We Day is all about inspiring youth to make a difference; to have each and every one of the children who attends this event to leave with the knowledge and inspiration to work towards a better future.
Sporting Life will be there to spread the word about the Sporting Life 10K race and how youth can get involved to help raise funds for Camp Oochigeas! Each year, the SL10K brings thousands of people together to help send kids with cancer to camp. We hope to encourage participation in next year’s run and to get youth passionate about helping other children in their community.
Antonia speaking at the 2014 We Day event on behalf of Sporting Life & Camp Oochigeas
Check out some photos from the 2013 We Day event in Toronto:
On June 12th, the Lolë White Tour brought over 700 men, women and children to the Royal Ontario Museum for an evening of peace and unity. Since the start of the Tour in 2012, the event has grown in size and continues to promote togetherness through the power of yoga. As a proud sponsor of the Toronto tour stop, the Sporting Life team was thrilled at the opportunity to take part in this unique event. Practicing yoga alongside ancient artifacts and enormous dinosaur skeletons felt almost surreal. Add in the soothing sounds of a string group and all of the days worries quickly faded away.
Inspirational quotes were placed alongside each mat which represented the intentions to keep in mind throughout the session. (Bonus: the vibrant yellow mat is yours to take home after the event!) One quote from Mother Theresa read: “Peace begins with a smile”. World-renowned yoga instructor, Grace Dubery, led the class while gently reminding the group to focus on the simple healing power of a smile throughout the night. The experience was spectacular and is perfect for anyone to attend, regardless of your previous yoga experience. The tour has two more stops this summer, making its way to Montreal’s beautiful Old Port on August 9th and then all the way over to Edmonton (date to be determined). Get your tickets to the event before its too late!
On May 22nd, the 2014 Lolë White Tour landed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for the yoga experience of a lifetime. A few members of the Sporting Life team were lucky to snag a spot at this remarkable event, which aims to promote peace and well-being among all people through the power of group yoga. The Toronto tour stop is now sold out and will take over the Royal Ontario Museum on June 12th.
“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” — Rodney Yee, celebrity yoga instructor
The Museum of Modern Art provided a beautiful backdrop, with works from some of history’s greatest artists lining the walls and space around students. The session included soothing music from a live group and was led by three world-renowned yoga instructors: Elena Brower, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee.
Browse through the gallery below to see some great photos from the event at the iconic MoMA:
The dress code for the event only includes one simple requirement – think white! The focus on a single colour reinforces the driving force behind the Lolë White Tour, further encouraging participants to practice unity and well-being as a lifestyle.
Are you planning on attending one of the upcoming tour stops? Sporting Life is a proud partner of the sold out Toronto session coming up on June 12th and we want to help you find just the outfit you need for the event.
Shop these and other looks from Lolë to get ready for the White Tour!
If you love yoga and are looking for a unique way to practice with others in your community then the Lolë White Tour is the perfect event for you! Born in Montreal in 2002, the Lolë brand provides active wear for the everyday woman while placing an emphasis on “well-being as a state of mine”. By creating versatile pieces with an emphasis on designs that make women feel good, the collection caters to both social and active lifestyles. In addition to encouraging self-love through their products, Lolë has found a way to use group yoga sessions as an outlet for emphasizing the importance of well-being through the Lolë White Tour.
The Lolë White Tour is testament to the brand’s commitment for encouraging community and unity among all people. Since first launching in 2012, the tour has become an International event for yogis (from beginners to experts!) to gather together in all-white clothing to practice yoga and spread peace. Additionally, as a result of the donations collected from the tour, Lolë has created the opportunity for free yoga classes in the participating communities throughout the year.
“Pause. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath in and fill yourself with love, kindness and compassion. Exhale, and free yourself from negativity, hostility and conflict. Fine Peace. Open your eyes, and share it with those around you.” – Grace Dubery
This year, the Lolë White Tour will take place against the beautiful backdrops of museums across Canada, in New York and Barcelona. The tour makes its way to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on June 12*. The session runs from 7PM – 10PM and will be led by yoga teacher Grace Dubery.