Glenna Evans Dies On Mount Seymour Road

by The Editors on July 10, 2010

Glenna-EvansGlenna Evans, 27, an artist and competitive downhill skateboarder died Friday, July 9, 2010 one day before her 28th birthday after colliding with a van on Mount Seymour Road in North Vancouer, according to a stories on Kelowna.com and Vancouverite.

[Evans] was using a longboard, a skateboard more than one metre long, when she failed to complete a turn on to Anne MacDonald Way and collided with a van at about 11 a.m. PT, said RCMP Cpl. Peter DeVries. . . The woman was wearing a helmet, DeVries said.

Evans family issued a statement through the RCMP, according to a story on Vancouverite.

“Glenna Evans was an Honours student at Emily Carr University. She had finished her third year in the Fine Arts Program and was to begin completion of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree this fall. She earned awards at University and in High School in Victoria,” her family said. . . . “Glenna was a serious longboard skate competitor for several years and has placed well in international competition in the US and Canada. She was practicing in full racing gear at Mount Seymour.”

Our thoughts are with Evans’ family and friends.

[Link: Kelowna.com and Vancouverite]

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