Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Battle of the Bands raises some cash for our park!

Many thanks are needed for everyone involved in helping make the Battle Of The Bands at Algoma University's Speakeasy a success. First of all thanks to Paul Skeggs of Algoma's Students Union, George Ravlich of Crank Sound Distribution, and Algoma's Students Union for hosting the event and donating the prize money for the bands. It should also be noted that Stephane Guindon and Hitman Productions came out of nowhere to help step the event up a notch with an addition first prize of an invitation to open for an even bigger and better event, a skid row concert this summer!

Also we can't forget all the bands, because without them there would've been no show!
The Blockade
Sue Inside
Sense of Truth
The Scary Uncles
Free Beer

Overall this event raised just over $1600 for the SCSA skatepark construction fund!

Congratulations, to Sense of Truth for taking first place by storm! Also, for more event coverage check out Slackhopper's coverage at "Sense of Truth opens for Skid Row (video, photos)"

For more great photos like the one pictured above of Wayne Watkins front man of The Blockade check out Curt O'Neil's Murderfly Media Gallery.

Skatepark Donation Form - Available for download!

Skatepark Donation Form is now available as a download! Just click the link to download the PDF file, print it, fill it out, and drop it off at City Hall. The form goes back to the Community Services Department and they are in the office at your first right through the front doors of the Civic Centre.

Community Services Department
The Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6
Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Skatepark Donation Form

Friday, April 04, 2008

April 26th - Battle of the Bands - Skatepark Fundraiser

Where: the SpeakEasy @ Algoma University
When: April 26th

Doors open at 6:30. Rockin' out begins at 7:30.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
This is an All Ages event!

Information for interested bands
-Entrance for bands is $25.
-1st place gets $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $125. (Sponsored by AUSU)
-Deadline for band entrance is April 19th at 5pm.
-Contact Paul Skeggs at or call 949-2301 ext 4733

The format is for 8 bands, to each play 3 songs. Then the judges will determine the final 3 who will have an additional 2 songs.

All proceeds are going to the development of the Sault Skate Park.

SPECIAL THANKS to Algoma University's Students Union and Crank Sound Distribution for sponsoring this event !!!

Tickets are available at Algoma University and from members of the SCSA fundraising committee.

This event has tickets! If you don't get a ticket you are NOT gauranteed entrance on the day of the event!

First look at the skatepark design

The design photo above shows a zoomed in view of the street section design, which is part of "Phase 1" of the skatepark project. The photo below shows the two phases, street section "Phase 1" and the bowl section which is "Phase 2."

Trillium Foundation adds $75,000 to the project

Sault Ste Marie's skatepark project got a large boost today from the provincial government. The City of Sault Ste Marie in partnership with us the SCSA received a grant of $75,000 towards the construction of a concrete skatepark facility.

Check out the coverage of the announcement in this article: Skate park finds its wheels. Summer opening expected
David Orazietti got on board in a big way today.

The Sault MPP presented Travis McCormack, president of the the Superior Community Skate Park Association (SCSA), with a cheque for $75,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

"It's just great news all around because this is the final piece to actually get concrete in the ground for Phase 1 of the project," McCormack said....

McCormack's association still has a little further to go to meet its fundraising goals.

"We're looking to raise about $38,000 more in material donations and we're hoping some community leaders will come forward with those," he said. "We need concrete, rebar and wood for the forms as well as a concrete pump and a small Bobcat."

The association also wants to get the second part of the two-phase park going as soon as possible and will be starting its fundraising in earnest now.

and the article: Skate Park To Be Built In Two Phases
“Today’s investment will help the City and the Superior Community Skate Park Association realize their goal of building a safe and accessible skate park in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Orazietti. “The skate park will provide a central location for skateboarders and inline skaters to pursue their sport and encourage youth involvement in our community.”

Pictured above is MPP David Orazietti presenting SCSA president Travis McCormack with a plaque on behalf of the Trillium Foundation.