1997 Optimist Club of Brooklin, Ontario
Saturday, September 6, 1997
Brooklin Skatepark-Luther Vipond Arena
67 Winchester Road West, Brooklin, Ontario
$5 entry fee – nice prize hookups for winners courtesy of Scottie’s barbecue and refreshments on site
OFFICIAL OPENING at 11:00 am followed by 30 minute registration and warm-up period. Contest starts at 11:30 am
Come out to watch or compete, check out the brand new skate park with bleachers tables and plenty of space to spectate.
This event is the culmination of efforts by the Town of Whitby, the Optimist Club of Brooklin, Ontario, Sorbara Developments, and the Brooklin Octagon Club specifically Brooklin student and skater Ken Montgomery who planned and directed the building of the skatepark, including securing funding and support from the Town of Whitby Council. This grand opening event is an official celebration of the building of the park and the positive influence it will have on area youths and the community at large. With news stories this summer documenting the problem of local youth’s clashing with adults and homeowners because of having nothing to do and no where to go in their free time, this development of a youth planned and maintained park is a positive accomplishment and indicates solutions for the future. Town authorities have planned to appear for an official ribbon cutting at eleven a.m. on Saturday September the 6th to kick off the contest.
The contest is being organized by student coordinator Sam Cooper and the design concept was directed by student Ken Montgomery.