My name is Cpl. Cole Fouillard from the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry and I had taken a picture especially for your magazine while serving my tour in southern Afghanistan that we just got back from.
Myself and a lot of other soldiers serving in Afghanistan would wait patiently in the plus 45 degree C (113 degrees F) desert heat sweating our balls off waiting for our mail to come in, as our family would send us our SnoWest magazines and seriously, reading them and seeing the snow cooled us off a little.
My Uncle Dwayne Dancy got me riding when I was four years old and it never fails that he keeps my mind on sledding by sending me this magazine even in the hottest, toughest times halfway across the world when morale couldn't be any lower. And it still gives me the chills when I think about going back home to the BC Rockies where there are miles of free mountain riding and no sand dunes and gunfights.
I think I speak for everyone who rides in the Canadian forces when I say you guys can make the desert a cooler place. Thanks a lot.