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Colour the Slopes Speakers & Après

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join the Colour the Slopes Summit at the Relevation Lodge at RMR for après and speakers Mirna Valerio, Vasu Sojitra, and Larissa Crawford. Your $20 ticket includes après snacks and access to upload the Revelation Gondola. Tickets are available at the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre. Numbers are limited. CASH ONLY. Tickets will be available beginning November 23rd.

Mirna Valerio

Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator and cross-country coach, ultramarathoner, cyclist and newish skier, DEI practitioner, and author of the memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress.

Mirna began running in high school, recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008 and started her blog Fatgirlrunning—about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner endurance athletes— while training for her first marathon. Mirna’s athletic story has been featured in the WSJ, Runner’s World, on NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online, and Runner’s World Magazine. In 2018 she was chosen as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and in early 2020 appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show and Access Daily, and most recently was featured on the Today Show. Her partners include LLBean, Lululemon, Salsa Cycles, and InsideTracker.  She currently lives and trains in Vermont and is wholeheartedly enamored and obsessed with downhill skiing.

Vasu Sojitra

Vasu Sojitra is a professional skier and a Disability Access Strategist living in Bozeman, MT. He has climbed peaks like the Grand Teton and was the first Disabled person to ski peaks in Montana’s Beartooth and Bridger Mountains with monumental ski descents on Tahoma (Mt Rainer) and Denali all on one leg and without a prosthetic leg. Through his goals and ambitions, he hopes to create more accessible spaces for people with disabilities and people of color in the outdoors and the ski world with the motto of “#ninjasticking through the wood to center intersectionality in the outdoors.”

Larissa Crawford 

Larissa Crawford proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra, and is a published Indigenous and anti-racism researcher and policy advisor. Larissa is the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services social enterprise that operates at the intersection of climate and racial justice.

In 2022 Larissa was honoured in Complex Canada’s 20 Canadians Who Will Shape the Next 20 Years of the Culture, and in 2020-21: in Women of Influence’s Top 25 list; in Refinery Canada’s 29 Powerhouses; as York University’s Top 30 Under 30 Alumni; in HuffPost’s 26 Indigenous Influencers to Follow; and with the Pollution Probe Equity in Sustainability Award.



December 9
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Revelation Lodge
Mountain Rd
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S1 Canada
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