New capital plan for Vancouver from 2019 to 2022

Norma at 12:08 am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tagged: News,Update
During the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition meeting on September the 5th Vancouver city officials gave the following update:
Capital Plan – The city has approved a new capital plan for citywide spending from 2019 to 2022 . This plan includes $2.4M of funding towards new skateboard and bike parks. One of the first projects to be completed with this funding will be a renewed Vancouver Skateboard Strategy which will guide the spending of the remaining budget over the next four years.
Skate Plaza 1.5 – The project is on permanent hold due to the new date of the viaduct removal and demolition of the existing Skate Plaza. The best estimate right now is 2024/25. This is good news because the current plaza will stay where it is. The consultant team has agreed to leave the contract for the Plaza 1.5 is open so that they can hit the ground running once word of the viaduct removal is issued.
Plaza improvements – improvements and the additional features at the Plaza are still planned. An update on when this work will go ahead will be given in the new year once the funding for the 2019 capital plan is available. The cost of this project will come out of the $2.4M capital plan. Upgrades and new features will be presented to the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition for approval prior to installation and repair.
We appreciate the hard work that the city is are doing for skateboarding in Vancouver and are looking forward to updates in the new year when the funding for 2019 becomes available.

Canada Skateboard

Norma at 1:18 am on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tagged: News

Canada Skateboard is the national sports organization with the mission to support, promote and grow skateboarding in Canada.

On September the 5th, Jay Balmer, board member of Canada Skateboard, gave the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition a presentation about the reasons why the organization was created, detailed background on its goals and values and plans to continue to support skateboarding in Canada.

Canada Skateboard board members Kevin Harris and Kyle Dion also joined the meeting and provided personal reasons for joining the organization and their vision for the future of skateboarding.

While skateboarding is going through a lot of exciting developments, it was clear that community and culture were in the hearts and the minds of all that were present, and that Canada Skateboard is very similar to the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition, but at the national scale.

Thank you @CanadaSkateboard and #KEEPPUSHING!”