Ken Read's Open Letter to BC Alpine - BC Alpine Ski Association

Open Letter to the Members of Alpine BC.

Please accept my apologies for not joining you this weekend for your Annual General Meeting. I was looking forward to meeting with your membership and reviewing the Alpine Canada Vision for Excellence Strategic Plan.

The reason for my late cancellation, was the untimely death of my next-door neighbour, Bill Crossley, who passed away last Saturday while out hiking in the mountains. His funeral was held this Saturday. However, Bill was more than just a friend in the neighbourhood. He was a passionate skier and we had shared many runs together on the ski slopes as well as reminiscing about those days across our backyard fence. His passion for skiing was so profound
that the family asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes be made to Alberta Alpine Ski Association, with whom he had spent his best recreational hours.

I know all skiers join me in expressing our sympathy to the Crossley family and we mourn the loss of a passionate sportsman.

Yours very truly,

Ken Read
President, Alpine Canada Alpin