GWTW Forum
October 25, 2014, 08:43 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to: forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Sad News From Germany  (Read 961 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
randyg
Trade Count: (+4)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 241


Location: Georgia

« on: June 25, 2009, 05:34 PM »

Some of you may remember Alain Gignon, a sometimes visitor to the old GWTW forum. It is with sadness that I report the news of his passing Tuesday, 6/23 after a serious illness.

He had a huge role in promoting the Tricks Party competition discipline in Germany and was an enthusiastic supporter of our sport. Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Alain in person we talked often by email and pm over the years. We had lost touch and now this sad news.

Condolences and prayers for his family.
Logged

JimB
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+6)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1151


Location: NYC

« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 09:42 PM »

RIP Alain.
Logged
RonG
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 03:56 AM »

Damn.

Sad news indeed.  Alain was a nice guy, and a great help to TP-USA when we were trying to get it off the ground.
Logged
oyehut1955
Trade Count: (+8)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 167


Location: Ocean Shores, Wa

WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 09:16 AM »

I am so sad to hear this..  I have had many dealings with Alain..  wonderful Aeries and more wonderful conversation and help thru the years.

Thanks for letting us know.. My heart is very sad.. prayers to his family.
Logged

"it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that string"

http://community.webshots.com/user/oyehut1955
randyg
Trade Count: (+4)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 241


Location: Georgia

« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 09:54 AM »

He worked with me on the tutorials I was able to translate to German and French. A true joy to know and work with. He'll be missed.
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Cal Custom

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear below and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.

kmacFab
kmacFab

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Kitebookie
Kitebookie.com

Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

A Wind Of Change
skyshark

Untitled Document
Untitled Document


Untitled Document
DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB

Support the GWTW Forum

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!