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Celebrate Silvercreek Skatepark grand opening
International Go Skateboarding Day is June 21

Guelph, Ont., June 15, 2016 – On Tuesday, June 21, the media and members of the public are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Silvercreek Skatepark during international Go Skateboarding Day.

The free event, organized by Energize Guelph, gets underway at 4:30 p.m. There will be music, a free community barbecue, product giveaways, and displays from skateboard industry partners. The Guelph Water Wagon will also be onsite for people needing to refill their reusable water bottles with Guelph tap water. Mayor Cam Guthrie will deliver remarks between 4:30 and 5 p.m.


Silvercreek skatepark opened on June 9 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and June 21 marks the official grand opening.

What              Silvercreek Skatepark grand opening/Go Skateboarding Day

Where            Silvercreek Skatepark, 142 Edinburgh Road South

When              Tuesday, June 21 – 4:30 to 8 p.m.

The event is supported by the City of Guelph, Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, Wyndham House, Funhouse, Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium, Vans “Off the Wall.”

About Go Skateboarding Day

Go Skateboarding Day, started in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, is a day of celebration for skateboarders around the world. Communities marking the day use it as an opportunity to promote skateboarding and to encourage young people to get outside and enjoy the sport. This is the first year Guelph has participated in Go Skateboarding Day.

About Healthy Kids Community Challenge

The City of Guelph is one of 45 cities selected to take part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, a key part of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy. Guelph’s participation in the three-year program, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, allows the City and its partners to create a community where it’s easy for children to lead healthier lives. Locally, the initiative is called Energize Guelph.

For more information

Eric Pool
Project Specialist, Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 3366

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