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CITE - a celebration of skateboard arts and culture

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Start:
June 30 @ 10:00 am
End:
August 12 @ 9:00 pm
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Event Tags:
Summer 2018

Organizers

The Bentway Conservancy
Build for Bokma

Venue

The Bentway Skate Trail
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V3K9 Canada
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CITE – A Celebration of Skateboard Arts and Culture

CITE - a celebration of skateboard arts and culture

June 30 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 9:00 pm

A Summer-Long Celebration of Skateboard Arts and Culture
June 30 – August 12, 2018
10am-9pm
The Bentway Skate Trail

Opening weekend, June 30 & July 1
Ongoing programming, June 7-August 12

The Bentway and Build for Bokma announce CITE, a summer-long celebration of skateboard arts and culture launching on June 30 and officially opening The Bentway Skate Trail for the season.

Things kick off on opening weekend, June 30-July 1, with the reveal of a new art installation /skatepark featuring Semblance, skateable sculptures conceived and constructed by Build for Bokma which create a 3D terrain for boarders to ride on, as well as a site specific art installation by artist and skateboarder Pascal Paquette.

On subsequent weekends, CITE will offer a variety of workshops including learn to skateboard clinics, building skate sculptures, videography, screen printing, and designing skateboards; plus a speaker series. The Skate Trail with the Semblance sculptures will be open and available for skateboarding every day from 10am – 9pm.

CITE is an opportunity to advance Build for Bokma’s mission, bring new audiences to The Bentway, and serves as a response to Toronto’s new skateboard strategy to integrate skateparks in the future development of the city.

CITE, co-produced by The Bentway and Build for Bokma and presented by Vans, with media partner VICE, runs from June 30 – August 12, 2018. The Bentway is supported by the City of Toronto and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport).

Read the full press release >>

Read the full press release on Opening Weekend >>

OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE

June 30, 2018 (10 AM – 11 PM)

  • DJ sets by The Remix Project alumni
  • A marketplace of local skateboard merchandise
  • Pop-up film screenings from TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival)
  • Open skate
  • The Bentway Beer Garden featuring tasty treats from SPiN, live graffiti, and more

July 1, 2018 (10 AM – 11 PM)

  • Local DJ sets
  • Live beats by Toronto-based DJ and producer Beat Sampras (7pm) and LA-based DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf (8:30pm)
  • A marketplace of local skateboard merchandise
  • The Bentway Beer Garden, Ping Pong, and other outdoor games
  • Skate demos and best trick showcase
  • Open skate
  • Meet and greet with the pros, including Vans athletes Leon ChapdelaineUna FarrarEtienne GagneAnnie Guglia, and Dustin Henry

SATURDAY LEARN TO SKATEBOARD WORKSHOPS (12 – 3 PM)
(Drop-in)

July 7 & July 28
CITE: Youth Skateboarding Workshop with Skate Loft and Babes Brigade

July 14, July 21, August 4, August 11
CITE: Youth Skateboarding Workshop with Skate Loft

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE
(Advance Registration Required)

July 8 (10 AM – 4 PM)
Videography Workshop with James Morley

July 22 (10 AM – 5 PM)
Designing Skateboards Workshop with Morning Bell Skateboards

August 5 (10 AM – 5 PM)
Building Skate Sculptures Workshop with Gord Hardie

August 12 (10 AM – 12 PM, 3 – 5 PM)
Screen Printing Workshop with The Baitshop

About Build for Bokma
Build for Bokma is a not-for-profit organization located in Toronto, Ontario; their mandate is to create multifunctional skateable public structures. Their long-term goal is to develop a community-built skatepark that commemorates the life of (Canadian pro skateboarder) Justin Bokma.

The group is focused on fostering a long-lasting dialog with the public and future generations of skaters by utilizing underdeveloped spaces in innovative and creative ways. The demand for more places to skateboard is on the rise across the country and BFB intends to further integrate skateboarding with future developments, initiatives, and community-lead activities within the city of Toronto.

About Vans®
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 600 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.

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DETAILS

Start:
June 30 @ 10:00 am
End:
August 12 @ 9:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,

Event Tags:
Summer 2018

Organizers

The Bentway Conservancy
Build for Bokma

Venue

The Bentway Skate Trail
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V3K9 Canada
+ Google Map