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Peace Park Documentary – Ottawa Screening

Peace Park Documentary – Ottawa Screening

Original article: Jordan Wells Documentary By: David Bouthillier Photography By: Peace Park (Website coming soon) The first time David Boots saw the iconic movie Kids written by Harmony Korine was at the Mayfair Theatre during his time living in Ottawa in the mid ’90s. The…

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A Public Space that Grows with its Community

A Public Space that Grows with its Community

[o] Jordan Wiens One of the biggest barriers to skateboarding in Ottawa is defensive architecture. But if we go a step beyond architecture, a closely related challenge is the perception of public space and who is (or in what’s often the case, isn’t) entitled to use that…

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Mom’s Thank-You Letter

Mom’s Thank-You Letter

Inspiring article – and something we see happening every day in Ottawa’s skate community. If you are one of the many thousands who have shared this CBC article, take some time to look into what people in your own city are doing to inspire kids…

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Why “Skateboarders are essential for our cities”

Why “Skateboarders are essential for our cities”

Original article from MUDOZINE The following is an exert from a lecture given by Iain Borden the Vice-Dean for Communications and a professor of architecture and urban culture at University College London. The Following exert was originally republished by the Guardian newspaper under their Independent…

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Things My Kid Learned at the Skateboard Park

Things My Kid Learned at the Skateboard Park

By Cathy Canton Original Article My kid is a skater. He has been for the last ten years. He has spent hours at skateboard parks, practicing tricks, trying to finally land the one that has eluded him. I know my kid will never be a…

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