Ashley Gilbank - Skate 4 Life
October 15, 2012, Victoria, BC - Ashley Gilbank (centre) and her supporters carry out a Yoga Tree pose on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Victoria. Gilbank had just completed a roller-blading trek across Canada in support of Youth Mental Health. The journey was in response to a close friend who had committed suicide.
Why I Chose This Photo: This was a very moving personal interest story. Gilbank had a friend who committed suicide so she roller-bladed across Canada to raise funds for the cause and completed her journey in Victoria. The pose, conducted along with the mom of her friend (second from left) was a tribute to her friend and was a very moving and emotional moment for all involved.