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The Bentway's new summer programming kicks off Canada Day weekend

Ainsley Smith Jun 14, 2018 2:46 pm 180

The Bentway recently announced its new summer-long celebration of skateboard arts and culture called CITE.

The new installment will open to the public on Canada Day weekend, officially opening the skate trail for the season.

The opening weekend (June 30 and July 1) will debut a new art installation and skatepark featuring Semblance, skateable sculptures conceived and constructed by Build for Bokma. The company creates 3D terrain for skateboarders to ride on.

Additionally, there will be a site-specific art installation by artist and skateboarder Pascal Paquette.

On June 30, visitors can enjoy DJ sets by The Remix Project alumni, a marketplace of local skateboard merchandise, pop-up film screenings from TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival), and an open skate.

There will also be a beer garden with treats and ping-pong from SPiN, Toronto’s Ping-Pong social club.

On Canada Day, there’ll also be outdoor games, skate demos, a ‘best trick showcase,’ and meet and greets with Vans Skateboard pros, including Leon Chapdelaine, Una Farrar, Etienne Gagne, Annie Guglia, and Dustin Henry to look forward to.

On subsequent weekends during the summer, visitors can enjoy a variety of workshops including skateboard clinics, building skate sculptures, videography, screen printing, and designing skateboards, in addition to a speaker series.


CITE/The Bentway

CITE Opening Weekend

When: June 30 and July 1
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: The Bentway Skate Trail
Price: Free to the public

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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