Skull Skates celebrates Canada’s oldest skateboard park
Established in 1978, Canada’s oldest skateboard company, Skull Skates celebrates Canada’s oldest skateboard park, Seylynn bowl in North Vancouver with an art and photography show Saturday August 10th 2013 from 7 pm til late at the Red Gate in downtown Vancouver. With live entertainment by DJ Kilocee w/special guest, plus live performances by Perchoron & Sorcerers. Additional show viewing Sunday August 11th noon til 6 pm.($5 admission)
In April of 1978 an experiment that would become Canada’s most enduring skateboard company started in Regina Saskatchewan. In October of that same year Canada’s most advanced and now longest standing public skateboard park opened in North Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s with a feeling of gratitude that Skull Skates has assembled a tribute to one of the world’s most important and durable skate spots, the Seylynn Bowl.
Seylynn bowl was the brainchild of the district of North Vancouver. It was designed by Calen Sinclaire, Monty Little, Niko Weis and Rob Leshgold with the initial process of a secured site and mandate to build a park beginning in the Spring of 1978; the park actually opening officially on October 7, 1978. Special mention goes to Terry Snider and Dirk Oostindie from the District of N.V. for their initiation and dedication to the project.
Seylynn thrives as a landmark in the international skateboard community, plus N.V. of course is home to some of the most dedicated locals to be found anywhere. But Seylynn is more than just Canada’s oldest skateboard park. It’s a public space that fosters creativity in people of all skating styles and abilities.
If there were anything close to sacred in skateboarding, Seylynn would have that distinction.
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*Reminder to anyone submitting art or photography for display, we must receive your item(s) at the Hot Shop 3734 west 10th avenue at Alma st. no later than 6 pm Wednesday, August 8th.*