Monday, November 23, 2015

Marie-France Roy: Quality of Life

Nothing about Marie-France Roy’s life is ordinary. She has made sure of that. It isn’t different in the sense of extravagance, but rather in how she is living on her terms. Quality of Life is a glimpse into the philosophy of someone that refuses to settle for the societal norms of happiness or success.For Marie, life is about experiencing each moment, whether that be snowboarding, protecting the environment, skating, surfing, sustainable building, or simply being in the natural world.



While most of the kids around her neighborhood in Quebec, Canada were skiers or hockey players, a young Marie-France Roy opted to go snowboarding alongside her brothers. Today, MFR (or ‘Mofo,’ as she likes to be called) is one of the most stylish and versatile women’s snowboarders the sport has ever seen. She can ride urban features, park and the backcountry with equal pedigree, and has the accolades to prove it, between Rider of the Year awards, movie parts and podium appearances.
Her talent on her snowboard is matched by a humble and giving nature, and an acute awareness for the world around her. While traveling the globe for new lines and deeper powder, she’s also passionate about putting her degree in Ecology to use and spreading the word of sustainable living and environmental awareness. She’s been working on two-year project, "The Little Things", that combines her love for snowboarding and the environment.
The Little Things is a snowboard movie project based on environmentally conscious riders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of living and thinking. The film is an initiative taken on by professional snowboarder Marie-France Roy and directed by Filmmaker Darcy Turenne in which all the riders are bringing to life the importance of protecting and living in balance with our environment.
100% of proceeds from the film will be donated to Protect Our Winters (POW) and The David Suzuki Foundation (DSF).
The goal is to bring snowboarding one step ahead while inspiring positive change that will secure the same lifestyle and quality of life that we have for future generations.

 

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