Jamie was a passionate snowboarder that enjoyed life to the fullest. He found peace in the mountains, had a healthy challenge for authority and was always there to share a laugh.
Through the smiles and jokes he also struggled with mental health and had a slew of injuries which led to a dependence on opioids. In 2018 he passed away after a lengthy battle with addiction.
JBMF is a non-profit organization based out of Calgary Alberta. Our memorial fund promotes mental wellness in the snowboard community by providing fun focused events and awards that celebrate rad attitudes over results.
Our founders are athletes, coaches and parents of riders that are passionate about snowboarding and mental health in our youth. We see snowboarding as creative outlet and an activity for life.
We've got some rad mitts from our friends at Salmon Arms!
For every pair purchased, we put 100% of the profits back into our Golden Glove Program to celebrate snowboarding.
Riders can be nominated by coaches, clubs and we will be at youth focused events awarding the Golden Gloves to groms that exemplify the spirit of JBMF.
In partnership with Canada Snowboard & Alberta Snowboarding we have developed sessions for riders, coaches and parents to learn more about mental health and wellness from experts in their field. Check our events page for past and upcoming events.
Thanks for all the amazing support this season!
Speaker series, events, interviews, film screenings and more cool gear. To make a donation send us a few bucks via PayPal. A little goes a long way.
What The Huck!? returns to Sunshine Saturday March 2nd. This snowboard event allows everyone to participate with smaller low impact features and it is all about creating a community and having fun!
Register today, this event sells out every season.