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Hello my name is Marc, I am one of the Owners of a family owned skate shop 'Nomads' and the new online shop The other owners are my Dad Steve, my Mom Louise, my Sister Stephanie, & my Brother Walter. We have been into action sports like Skateboarding, Longboarding, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, for our entire life. Mom & Dad got us into these sports as young as 2 years old. 
Growing up in Kelowna, BC gave us lots of great places for these sports. Looking back all I can remember is hanging out on the water all summer and riding Big White and Silver Star all winter. We move to Sylvan Lake, Alberta in 1991 and my Dad started up an Ice Cream Shop called The Big Moo. (If you haven’t been here you should check it out. This place is the bomb.) Talk about a sweet way to grow up. Living on the beach and eating ice cream all day long. The only thing that was missing was a place to get my skate board & snowboard gear.  At the time the closest place for those items was in Red Deer. But that was to change when I graduated high school June 2002...


Nomads was started in the spring of 2002 as a beach store. At that time we sold Bikini’s, Boardshorts, Towels, & cheap sunglasses. Our shop was ghetto fabulous. Loud music, good friends & laid back attitudes.  The goal was to create a fun environment for everyone who was interested in learning and/or progressing at Skateboarding and Longboarding. At that time we were only open 7 months of the year and the other 5 we would take off on adventure like vacations to Asian & African countries.  Man, did we ever have fun. After living what I thought was the Canadian dream we started to really miss snowboarding all winter. We realized that Snowboarding is way more the dream we wanted. So in 2006 we opened our doors for the winter. It was sick selling boards & getting people hyped on something totally new. We still take off on crazy adventures we just snowboard more. It's a totaly sick way to live.

Now you are on our newest project. The Nomads Website. I'm personally really excited about this. The goal is to give something new to On-line shopping.


I hope you enjoy our on-line store. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you or if there is anything that we can do better. Email us at

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