On September 29th Peter thompson lost his life while kayaking on the upper cheakamus near Whistler BC. Peter grew up in Canmore Alberta surrounded by the outdoors. He began kayaking at the young age of 9 years old and his passion for the sport was hard not to notice. When I began kayaking at the age of ten I was lucky enough to have him as my coach. The impact he had on me was immense and I can't thank him enough for all he has done for me. I will miss him more than words can describe.