The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society continues to work towards it's goal of a outdoor skate park in Nelson.

UPDATED:Skateboarders offer up a one of a kind event

The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society are still hard at work raising money to make their dream of a skate park in Nelson a reality.

The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society are still hard at work raising money to make their dream of a skate park in Nelson a reality.

“We’re in the grant writing phase. We have the land and the design, we need the funds,” said Rob Levesque with the society.

Instead of focusing all of their energy on grants, the society is organizing a one a kind event to involve the community in the project.

“[Sk8 Fest] is going to be a one of a kind dining event,” said Levesque. “It is going to have a real street theme. We haven’t confirmed them but I’m hoping the Rhythm Ropers will be there. There will be break dancers, buskers and musicians. A lot of the food is going to be street vendor style.”

The food will be created by the Selkirk College culinary students who will be cooking up street themed bites to satisfy your cravings.

There will also be a skateboard demonstration by some of Nelson’s best skateboarders and some other “surprises” will roll out during the evening.

The society will also be unveiling some fundraising campaigns which will be discussed at their annual general meeting on February 2.

“We’re going to unveil a few of our big fundraising events at the Sk8 Fest including the buy a square foot of the park for $50,” said Levesque.

There will also be a gold, silver and bronze donation campaign. Anyone who donates in those levels will be permanently recognized at the skate park “in some nice signage.”

In addition to reviewing the society’s progress to date, Levesque hopes the AGM will draw out some new people interested in donating their time.

“We’ve basically been the same five people doing the same thing for almost 10 years,” he said. “We need new blood to invigorate the whole thing and get a new generation of people into it. It’s funny the kids we signed up at the beginning have since grown up and moved away, or gone to university and living in other towns now.”

Volunteers don’t need to be skateboarders, it is open to “anyone who believes in community improvement and believes in our community and wants to make Nelson a better place and help for the cause. That’s all we need.”

The AGM will be on Thursday, Feb 2 at 7 p.m. at the Hume Hotel.

Sk8 Fest will be at Mary Hall at Selkirk College on Friday, February 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available at Ripping Giraffe Boardshop, Nelson Ford, Husky Gas and Eddy Music and the Bridge.

For more information about the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society contact Rob Levesque at KLOSPS@hotmail.com

 

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