This week, YOU have a chance to help bring more skateparks to Calgary.  Can we count on YOU to step up and make a difference in our city?

Here’s how the opportunity presented it’s self, check out this article from Friday’s Calgary Sun by Renato Gandia

Calgarians will get the chance to voice their opinion how the city should spend a $42-million tax break from the province.

The Community and Protective Services committee will discuss how the cash should be spent and the public is invited to say their bit next Wednesday.

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What YOU can do:

If possible, attend the Community and Protective Services meeting and speak (maximum 1-2 minutes) to let the City know you want some of the money to be spent on new skateparks

  • Meeting Time: 9:30AM, Wednesday April 6th
  • Location: Engineering Traditions Committee Room, First Floor, City Hall

You can email or call your Alderman and the Mayor to let them know you want some of the money to be spent on new skateparks

Be clear about what you are asking for, be respectful, and offer some reasons which can include:

  • There are plenty of skateboarders in Calgary (over 40 000) but only 1 City skatepark, which restricts how active they can be and forces skaters into less safe and less desirable places to skateboard.
  • For years, Calgary skateboarders  have been under served and Calgary needs to catch up with other similar size cities in promoting active lifestyles through skateboarding.   There is no good reason why Edmonton has so many more skateparks than Calgary does
  • Calgary needs an indoor skatepark for next winter and several outdoor skateparks to meet the needs of Calgary skaters
  • Compared to other recreational facilities, skateparks are far less expensive to build, and they are very well used, giving excellent value for the money spent on them.
  • CASE is ready and willing to work with the City to plan, design, construct, and help fund raise so skateboarders can also help make these  skateparks a reality

This week, YOU have a chance to help bring more skateparks to Calgary.  Can we count on YOU to step up and make a difference in our city?

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