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Keep Pushing - June 2020

News and links for the skateboard community in Canada
Before we get into the update we need to acknowledge recent tragic events that have caused all of us to self-reflect upon how we can do better. We are once again reminded of the inequalities and injustices that exists in our society.

We do not have all the answers, but we unite with the skateboard community and all Canadians in the fight against racism. That starts with listening, dialogue, and amplifying diverse voices for positive change in our world.
Second edition of the Canada Skateboard Coffee Table Book is available now for pre-order!

Be the first to pre-order the expanded Second Edition of the "Canadian Skateboarding -A Visual History". The first edition sold out in 3 hours, make sure that you don't miss out!

First shipments of the book are expected before the end of June.

Follow this link to pre-order the book.

Learn more about making of the book

Canada Skateboard's president Ben Stoddard sat down with Dave Boyce, host of This Boyce Life with The Murmur. They discussed creation of the book "A Visual History; Canadian Skateboarding", as well as the changes to the upcoming 202One Olympics.

Follow this link to listen to the podcast.

Advocate for safe reopening of skate parks

As skateparks across the country are reopening Canada Skateboard encourages all skaters to maintain physical distancing measures recommended by Canada's top doctors. Follow the link below for a document outlining the guidelines and recommendations specific to skateboarding during the pandemic and re-opening of skate parks.

Follow this link to access the document.

We would love to get your feedback on this document. What other resources would be helpful?

Check out a video produced in collaboration between the City of Nelson, Ripping Giraffe Boardshop and Tribute Boardshop and the new regulations for using the Nelson skate park during COVID-19.

Meet 10 year old Fay Ebert

Fay Ebert, showed up on our radar at the Hoedown at the Hoof contest last July. More recently she landed on the podium at Canada Skateboard's National Open in both Park and Street. The CBC caught up with her in May. Click on the link below to view the interview. 

Follow this link to watch the clip.

Canada Skateboard National Event Series - Photos and Update

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 National Series has been postponed. Our priority is to ensure that our National Event Series is hosted in a safe environment and is aligned with National, Provincial and Municipal health guidelines.

Check out the new photo gallery from last year's Event Series and the National Championships, now available for download. Stay tuned for event updates.


https://www.canadaskateboard.ca/gallery

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