During construction of the Stevie Smith Memorial Park in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Claudio Caluori and Mark Wallace took a very special run through one of Stevie’s favourite tracks and the very place where his ashes were laid in his memory.
Steve Smith was born in Cassidy and grew up riding on Mount Prevost near Duncan. He went on to become a legend in the downhill mountain biking world. Nicknamed the Canadian Chainsaw, Smith captured the UCI World Cup Championship in 2013. He died, at the age of 26, after a dirt biking crash in May. Even before the efforts taken up by his legacy fund, Smith dreamed of creating a place for young riders in Nanaimo to hone their skills.
That dream has become a reality and the Stevie Smith memorial park will officially open on Wednesday the 9th of August 2017.