A little more than a year ago, I took on an epic challenge: To be the first person as part of a charity to mountain bike the Rockies from Fernie to Kananaskis, through the backcountry. I wanted to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, a cancer that I am genetically predisposed to, a cancer that has affected my sister, cousin, and five years ago my mother lost her battle to ovarian cancer. I wanted to do something more with the hopes that through my story I can make a difference. And so I began to tell people about this crazy idea. I gathered my family, friends and my community, and together, really, Life Cycle Project was created.
Injury, upset, laughter, inspiration, joy, tears, dancing, hoolahooping, falling, bleeding, persevering, training, grieving, hope, inspiration, countless weeks without sleep, editing, filming, editing and editing again, music, lights, camera, mountains, lakes, rivers, birds, bears, donkeys, butterflies and mountain bike tires. To say the least, what a journey!
To quote my friend and colleague, Louise “You have a perseverance to be admired. Not only did you dedicate yourself to the ride, you have dedicated a year of your life to getting this film completed. I am sure there were many times like you felt like giving up, but you never did and now it is at the final stages. To quote you (I think) no matter what happens, you have done it, and have made a difference and you will be all right.”.
The whole production team: Ian Christie & Josie Chan of Pure Souls Media, Lynne Kamm, Jeff Lowey, Chris Vautour and myself are really excited to share our baby with you and we hope you’ll see it at a festival near you, soon. In the meantime, if you’re in Vancouver on September 21st please join us at Lost + Found Cafe (33 w Hastings) at 7pm to celebrate with us and to be the first to see our beautiful short documentary film, Life Cycle Project.