On August 20th, 2013, the District of Sechelt held a hugely successful event to revitalize our local skateboard park. There was colourful paint flying, live music booming, and lots of fun for all ages at Paint the Park. By the time Subway started handing out free lunch, well over 100 participants were happily playing and painting at the Park.
Thanks to the limitless creativity of our community, the Sechelt Skateboard Park is once again an exciting recreation site and a place to showcase the artistic talents of our youth.
As well as numerous skateboarders, scooters and BMX bikes, there was live action graffiti painting by artists Davyd Oram, Ben Tour and Chris ‘OPEK’ Mewhort. Keeping the crowd energized were the local youth band The Momma’s Boys as well as DJs Aerion and Stimz – all of whom donated their time to perform at the event.
Paint the Park was organized by Siobhan Smith, Arts Coordinator, in partnership with the District’s Parks Department. The fun‐filled outdoor event was made possible by funding from the District of Sechelt’s Crime Prevention Fund, as well as the generosity of local businesses, including: the Sunshine Coast Home Building Centre, Sechelt Subway, and Bonniebrook Industries.
Stay tuned for Paint the Park 2014!