Memorial skateboard competition request rolling to Salmon Arm council

September event to be in honour of Josh Hunter who passed away in 2018

A longtime member of Salmon Arm’s skateboard community is seeking the city’s permission to host a memorial competition in honour of Josh Hunter.

In a letter to city council, Trevor Piccini, now a Kelowna resident, laments the untimely death of Hunter, and expresses a desire to hold a skateboard competition at Blackburn Park in his honour.

Piccini writes that Hunter was taken far too early in August 2018; the two had made fond memories in the early 2000s skating at Salmon Arm’s old skatepark located in Fletcher Park.

Read More: Skaters test their skills

Read More: Development services fee increases proposed for Salmon Arm

Piccini adds that a memorial bench for Hunter already stands at the Blackburn skate park after a group of people fundraised enough money to have it installed. Council approved the bench in September 2018.

“It is our hope that we can continue to honour Josh’s memory each year, while at the same time breathe new life into the skateboarding scene and culture of Salmon Arm, like we had done for so many years before at Fletcher Park,” Piccini writes.

“It is also my hope that the new wave of skateboarders can build the same bond and friendship with each other as we all had with Josh.”

Read More: Jack-knifed semi cause of Highway 1 closure this morning

Read More: Salmon Arm strongman training for challenges of Sicamous Strength Fest

The proposed skateboard competition is to be held on September 28. Piccini included a timeline with setup beginning at 9 a.m., a food truck set up and registration beginning a 11, with the contest itself running from noon to 4 p.m. The main portion of the contest is to be followed by a memorial ceremony for Hunter and a best trick contest, with the event over by 6 p.m.

Piccini’s letter states they have applied for insurance and are awaiting a quote.

Council will vote on the request at its Monday, July 22 meeting.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Workshops, networking events designed for Shuswap women entrepreneurs on the way

Tsuts’weye project holds successful roundtables where valuable information gathered

‘She was awesome’: Malakwa baker leaves U.S. holiday show

‘There are Christmas miracles, look at me’

Salmon Arm ranked 7th best place to work in B.C. for 2020

Categories reflecting quality of life influence ranking

School District #83 board approves pay increase for trustees

Decision reflects policy, changes in BC Consumer Price Index

South Shuswap health clinic welcomes first doctor

Dr. Jack Beech to do Saturday walk-in clinic at Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre.

VIDEO: Federal Liberals’ throne speech welcomes opposition’s ideas

Trudeau will need NDP or Bloc support to pass legislation and survive confidence votes

Weak link in Sagmoen trial, defence says

Counsel questions whether search warrant police executed was obtained on reasonable grounds

Salmon Arm Work BC office hosts grand reopening

Services available at the office will remain similar to past offerings

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Carriageworks Restorations come together to care for car

North Okanagan MP says throne speech lacked specifics

‘Trudeau government presented a vague agenda,’: MP Mel Arnold

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Independent Investigations Office seeks witnesses following arrest in Penticton

The male resisted arrest at approximately 8:40 a.m. and sustained a head injury

Most Read