Everyone in the Vancouver area knows that RDS in Richmond is the best indoor skatepark in Canada (and one of the best in the western hemisphere). We’re also painfully aware that, despite sitting there fully-functional, the park has been collecting dust for almost two years. The reason? Common, pig-headed greed. Since being screwed around by the building’s owner, Kevin Harris (freestyle skateboard icon and patron saint of indoor skateparks in the Lower Mainland) has been valiantly trying to resurrect his world-class skatepark. Here’s the latest update from the front lines, courtesy of the Richmond Review.
Looking for work in the skate industry? Then this might be for you:
If you have a high degree of office management /small business admin experience, Jim Barnum at Spectrum Skatepark Designs might want to bring you on board.
For more info contact- firstname.lastname@example.org
I mentioned that an article would be appearing in The Vancouver Courier, right? Well here it is. Complete with the requisite pun too.
Did everyone see this article in The Province today? Travis Cutler and Jeff Cole are quoted. You don’t get heard unless you make noise, and it sounds like we made enough noise to leave some kind of impression. Not as much of an impression as Chris Young’s “speaking partner” though. She was something else. I won’t even try to describe her except to say that she was representing the other squeaky wheel and that I doubt she’s on our side.
In other media news… keep an eye out for an article in the Vancouver Courier. Most likely the Wednesday issue.
The Roundhouse Community Centre has an opening for the position of Skate Plaza Host for the Downtown Skateboard Plaza at Union and Quebec Streets. The Skate Plaza Host should be outgoing, upbeat, and friendly and will set the tone for a welcoming and positive skateboarding environment. The host will function as an on-site mentor/role model, displaying and encouraging safe practices at all times, will also work as a skateboard instructor for Roundhouse skateboard programs, and will be involved with minor maintenance tasks to keep the area clean and tidy. The Host will encourage other users/skaters to be good neighbours to the residents, parks, and businesses surrounding The Plaza area by skating safely to and from the Plaza, properly disposing of litter, and encouraging skaters to minimize any other negative impacts on the neighbourhood. Continue reading “Job posting – Skate Plaza Host” »
If you are already a supporter of Alan De Genova and want to get more involved with his Mayoral campaign, you can work for him and make some extra cash. Al’s campaign is offering $15/hour to those who work to sign up memberships. Perfect for students during spring break.
Alan De Genova helped us get Hastings bowl built and wants to help us legalize skateboarding.
Call Melissa De Genova if you’re interested, she’ll get you started. (604) 767-8731
A quick update on last night’s Park Board Meeting…
As I mentioned last week, Coalition folks caught wind that we might be getting the errr…. cold shoulder from the Vancouver Park Board’s 2009-2011 Capital Plan, so we figured we should mobilize again to represent ourselves at the meeting. And represent we did…
Here’s what we gave to each of the Park Board Councillors last night:
Continue reading “Nathaniel and Jeff’s Handouts to the Park Board Councillors” »