In Focus posted October 22 2012
In Focus | Ty Kuhn
Ty Kuhn grew up in Penticton and was raised on the slopes. The years spent on the mountain led Ty to a career in pro snowboarding and gave him the opportunity to travel the world. Ty now lives in beautiful Kelowna with his recently-wed wife, Leanne, along with their cat and dog. Ty's positivity and enthusiasm are infectious and he is a welcome asset to our Kelowna community. Ty took some time to tell us a bit more about himself. Read on below!
Where do you work?
Rutland Water Works District
Where can people find you online?
Who is your favourite male celebrity?
Brad Pitt ....
Who is your favourite female celebrity?
What is your favourite movie?
Troy... and it's not because Brad Pitt is in the movie.
Who is your favourite professional sports team?
Who is your favourite local sports team?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What is your favourite song?
Too many for just one.
Where would you like to travel to?
Tell us some of the things that are on your bucket list
To see Pearl Jam live and to have kids.
What are some of your hobbies?
Snowboarding! snowmobiling, 4 by 4ing, MMA, frisbee, gym, soccer, ice hockey and skateboarding.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
Who has had the biggest impact on Kelowna?
Who has had the biggest impact on Canada?
Who has had the biggest impact on the World?
Where are some of your favourite places to dine in Kelowna?
What is your favourite store in Kelowna?
Any second hand store - I try to pretend im a picker
What is the best event or activity in Kelowna?
Kelowna Disc Golf
What would you suggest as the best thing to do or see, to your out-of-town guests?
Check out the Disc golf course at Knox Mountain its free, fun and it gets you out and about.
What changes would you like to see made in Kelowna?
Kelowna needs to utilize the lake and beach access etc. There is so much lake front and not enough space or places to for people to enjoy it.
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The fact that you can go to the mountain to ski for the day and come down and golf the next day.
What has been your most memorable moment in Kelowna?
Moving here 2 years ago and meeting the love of my life.
Do you have anything else that you would like to share or say to everyone?
I was born in Penticton BC, riding my local hill Apex. I grew up ski racing and soon found myself snowboarding at the age of 11 and started entering competitions at 14. I have competed in over 400 events ranging from Big Air, Halfpipe, Boardercross, Railslide, Slopestlye, Big Mtn, and even a little racing. I have been fortunate enough to have been sponsored since around the age of 15 and which has led me to a wonderful life of snow filled travels. These adventures have led me to the 8 wonderful years in Fernie, BC and surrounding western canadian ski resorts as well as 16 back to back winters to the southern hemisphere. I truly love this sport and wouldn't want to spend my days any other way. If there is anything you should always remember it is to always stay true to what you believe and do what you want and when you want. Don't let any variable stop you in any way. Also keep your body and mind healthy and strong and find the recipe for making you and yourself completely happy. Oh and kids for gosh sakes don't do drugs....drop cliffs instead.
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