Big Air in Bedford- Skateboarding Show

Organization Sponsor: LeBrun Recreation Centre

Organization Partner: Halifax Regional Municipality

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Program Description

HRM Recreation and Bedford Skatepark Action Team (BSPAT)present Bedford Skateshow. The event is aimed at new and experienced skateboarders who want to show their skills or learn new ones. The HRM mobile skatepark will be set up for a freeskate followed by a demo by some of Bedford's best skateboarders. There will be a live band, DJ, canteen, raffles, and door prizes. All proceeds will go to BSPAT and the Bedford Skatepark fundraising project. This event was celebrated during National Youth Week.

Program Approximate Cost: 

$400

Funding Sources: 

HRM Community Recreation Services

Strategies For Sustainability: 

The event will raise awareness for the BSPAT skatepark initiative while providing youth skateboarders the opportunity to showcase their skills. Hopefully, through the event, we'll be able to give youth new opportunity and the ability to try something new. The event will also showcase one of the area's local youth bands.

Impact Of Program: 

- Awareness of the skate park initiative
- Showcasing talent of local skateboarders
-Giving new riders the chance to come out and learn from more experienced riders

Key Elements Towards Success: 

- Community Awareness
- Sponsors
- Meeting deadlines

Challenges To Meet Them: 

- Deadlines: Less than a month to prepare, get sponsors, advertise

Length and Stage of Project: 

This event began in 2010

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