Skateboards were flying Saturday afternoon at the very first Heavy Medal Skateboard Competition and Showcase held at the Rapids Skate Park in downtown Pembroke.
The occasion included competitors in junior women’ and guys’s departments along with adult women’ and guys’s classifications. Throughout the afternoon there was likewise a barbecue for both individuals and viewers to take pleasure in.
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The Heavy Medal Skateboard Competition and Showcase arranging committee included Colony Skateboard Shop owners Randy Pedersen and Tanner Hogan and City of Pembroke Councillor Brian Abdallah.
The council member stated he was extremely delighted with the good-sized crowd that ended up to view the action which he was pleased the City might provide such an occasion for youth and to promote active living.
“There are lots of benefits to an event like this,” Abdallah stated. “Look at this great crowd. It’s a destination event, promotes tourism and active living, promotes partnerships between the city and the volunteers. Everyone is having a great time, there’s positivity all around. Talk of this is going to spread and we’re doing another one, the Halloween Jam.”
The occasion not just brought in involvement from the regional skateboard crowd however local skaters from Arnprior and Deep River and from as far as Ottawa and Gananoque.
Results of the very first Heavy Medal Skateboard Competition and Showcase are as follows:
Junior Girls’ Division
- 1. Mya Foster
- 2. Marie Charles
- 3. Ivy Heather Rose Pedersen
Junior Boys’ Division
- 1. Jack Pomeroy
- 2. Tarin Davidson
- 3. Zack Saif
- 1. Jaquie Carbajal
- 2. Molly Leahy
- 3. Karina Dos-Reis-Baeta
- 1. Zackery White
- 2. Mat Lavigne
- 3. Thomas Goodison
The occasion was sponsored by the Colony Skateboard Shop, the City of Pembroke, Green Tomato Productions and ILLXNESSCO.