Calgary Skateboarder Rescued After Whale-Watching Boat Sinks

Dwayne Mazereeuw and his family.

Dwayne Mazereeuw and his family.

Well known local skater, Dwayne Mazereeuw and his wife Elisa were on the whale-watching boat that sank near Tofino last month.
You may recognize Dwayne as construction director of New Line Skateparks and as one of the founders of True North Skateboards.
Dwayne and his wife were rescued by people from a First Nations community called Ahousaht. Coincidentally, there is a crowdfunding campaign to build a skatepark in Ahousaht, which Dwayne has now committed to help build as a thank you for saving his and his wife’s lives.
You can learn more about Dwayne and Elisa’s harrowing experience and rescue as well as the skatepark fundraising campaign on the Facebook page they’ve set up to raise awareness for the skatepark project:

Southwood Skatepark Update

With the extraordinarily long construction season of 2015, PCL has been able to work on Southwood Skatepark for longer than anticipated. Here are some photos from our recent visit to the site. City officials have planned for a December completion for both Southwood and Huntington Hills skateparks.
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Ramp Bylaw Survey: One Week Left

There’s only one week left to complete the ramp bylaw survey.
This is your chance to let the city know why it’s important to be able to have ramps on private property. Calgary is the only city in Canada that has a bylaw like prohibiting ramps so click the image below to get to the two-minute survey:

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New Gated Areas at Millennium Park

City staff have been installing gates at Millennium Park for the past few weeks. You may recall the outreach/engagement the city did two seasons ago to decide whether or not to revert Millennium Park back to “open 24 hours”. Some officials were pushing for the park to close at 11PM nightly (as all other city parks do) in the interest of safety.

CASE members lobbied successfully for the park to return to open 24 hours but as a trade off, the city decided to install gates to block off all of the covered/hidden areas at the park. Read more in Metro News by clicking the photo below:

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City of Calgary Ramp Bylaw Engagement

The City of Calgary is currently in the process of examining the bylaw that prohibits ramps and other skateable surfaces on private property. This includes halfpipes/mini ramps, rails, quarter pipes, launch ramps, and grind boxes.
After CASE representatives contacted all major cities in Canada to find no other city has such a bylaw, they reached out to Councillor Evan Woolley. The Councillor brought forward a Notice of Motion to examine the ramp bylaw, which was passed a few months ago.
Read this to learn more about the proposed size restrictions to ramps.
If you really want to help change this bylaw, please attend the information sessions listed below and complete the online survey (available until November 30th).

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“Skaters From Around Here” ‘Zine Available Now

Local artists Eric and Mia have completed one of the art components of the new skateparks. “Skaters From Around Here (and Elsewhere)” is a hand-illustrated ‘zine that will be circulated to thousands of homes in the areas of the new parks. They are also available at local skate shops now. Read more here.

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Mindset Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society

Support a great cause– the Alzheimer’s Society– by attending the Mindset fundraiser this Sunday, October 4th at Last Best Brewery. Click the poster below for more info:
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CKE Opening Day – September 20, 2015

The first new skatepark in decades opened yesterday at CKE (Chinook Park Kelvin Grove and Eagle Ridge Community).

CKE skate spot Ribbon cutting

Councillor Brian Pincott cuts the ribbon on the CKE Skate spot!

Check back for more photos from opening day!

CKE Skate Spot Opening — September 20th

CKE Skate Spot will be opening on Sunday, September 20th. We’ll be there. Will you?

The skate spot is located at the corner of Elbow Drive and 73 Ave SW.


Go Skateboarding Day Video

We put together a video from our Go Skateboarding Day celebration at Millennium Park. Enjoy!

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