Stevie Smith Legacy Fund

$73,310 of $60k goal

Raised by 581 people in 9 months
Michelle Corfield  Nanaimo, BC

Friends and Family of Stevie Smith thank the riding community for their generous donations to the Stevie Smith Legacy Fund and his mother's initiative to help the next generation of young rippers reach the podium.
At this time due to overwhelming support in such a short period of time we've increased our target goal to $35,000.


Canadian Downhill Legend Steve Smith Dies at 26
Rider’s drive, determination and love for living will be remembered by all those whose paths he crossed

World Cup sensation Steve Smith passed away this afternoon after suffering a massive brain injury resulting from an enduro motorcycle accident in his hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia. He was 26 years old.

“Today we lost a great person, who taught me about myself and influenced many,” says Devinci Global Racing Team Manager, Gabe Fox. “Stevie was a fierce competitor, an honest friend and a rider who made me proud on countless occasions. I am honoured to consider him my friend for so long.”

Smith hailed from Vancouver Island, where he sharpened his mountain biking skills on the rainforest trails of Mt. Prevost. A force on the Canadian downhill racing scene for years, he became an international household name in 2013 after pocketing World Cup wins at Leogang, Hafjell, and Mont-Sainte-Anne, Que. Those efforts culminated in the World Cup Overall Title the same year—downhill racing’s ultimate achievement.

Smith is revered by fellow competitors and loved by friends, family and fans, who’ve been following what had been an explosive start to the 2016 season. Pushing past injuries that led to consecutive sidelined seasons, The Canadian Chainsaw was back in podium form this past April for the UCI WC Mountain Bike opener in Lourdes, France, where he finished in second place.

A driven athlete and fierce competitor, Smith was humble and grounded off the track. He was a notable influence on all young and aspiring Canadian gravity racers and others around the world. He was also a key mentor to friend and DGR teammate, Mark Wallace.

“I would not be anywhere on the bike without Steve,” Wallace says. “Most importantly he taught me to be confident in my abilities, race my bike properly and take risks. As training partners, we pushed each other to the limit."

At home, in his close-knit Vancouver Island community, Smith was known as a consummate outdoorsman. This is where he spent time fishing, camping, and sinking birdie putts on the golf course. His spirit was infectious and inspirational. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his close family and those he positively affected. Steve Smith is survived by his devoted mother, Tiann, sister, Kara, his uncle, Eric, niece and nephew, Myla and Luke, grandmother, Judi, and girlfriend, Caily Schenkeveld.

His family remembers him as a great warrior.

“Steve was the most successful Canadian Gravity Racer of all time,” Fox says. “His passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts here at Devinci.”

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Center in Nanaimo, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the “Stevie Smith Legacy Fund” at www.gofundme.com/23k7fus. Funds will be earmarked for a Tiann Smith initiative, assisting talented young athletes.





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Update 7
Posted by Michelle Corfield
8 months ago
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The Stevie Smith Foundation Team will be working on a dirt jump and pump track park as our first project. We are excited by the opportunity to realize one of Stevie's dreams. Our team will be canvassing in kind donations to the development of the park in the Nanaimo area.
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8 months ago
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Today marks 1 month since the passing of Stevie, The family continues to be amazed by the support and acknowledgement of Stevie and his contribution to the cycling community. We wish all the riders an awesome ride this weekend, and are forever grateful for the support shown for the legacy fund.
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8 months ago
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It was truly an honour to watch the tribute given to Steven in both Mt Prevost and Fort William Scotland. The family wishes to extend a huge thank-you to the organizers. We will continue to honour Stevie's legacy through projects that support young rippers.
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9 months ago
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To all of those that have supported the "Stevie Smith Legacy Fund" Thank-you, your words of encouragement have and continue to provide the family strength during these challenging days.
Your generosity will assist young riders reach the podium.
We want to extend our best wishes to those riders who will be riding at Mt Prevost this weekend and to those that will be competing in Fort William Scotland.
We will be cheering you on, either from the sidelines or from our computers
We wish each of you an awesome ride.
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$73,310 of $60k goal

Raised by 581 people in 9 months
Created May 10, 2016
Michelle Corfield  
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Fond memories of an exceptional person.

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2016 donation from Crank Brothers, Inc.

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#longlivechainsaw this is on behalf of www.downhill247.com thank you.

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