Thank you to the almost 3,000 skateboarders that came through to Emerica’s first international Wild In The Streets in Vancouver, Canada. It was truly an epic day for skateboarding in our city as Emerica team riders Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Ed Templeton, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero, Jerry Hsu, Brandon Westgate, Jamie Tawncony took over the streets with Vancouver’s skateboarders. The mass ride throughout the city and events of the weekend was meant to raise awareness for skateboarding and for Lee Matasi, a local skateboarder who was murdered in 2005. Through donations, food, and t-shirt sales, $7000 was raised for the Lee Matasi Foundation and Leeside, the skateboard park built in his memory. We believe in the ability of skateboarders to empower themselves to do great things, and everyone stepped up.
Timebomb Trading Inc would like to thank the Emerica team, Michelle and Antisocial, Sole Technology, the Timebomb staff, NLA, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Sarah Blyth for declaring it Skateboard Week, the Vancouver Police Department for letting us do our thing and the police escort, Underworld, Color Magazine/SBC/Concrete for the coverage, Red Bull for the sound and hot dogs, all the media that helped push this event, Cyrus Thiedeke, Mike Mckinlay, everybody else that we missed. Thank you for supporting!