Blyth was recognized by the groups for being a “well respected woman in the male dominated sport of skateboarding.” Blyth is credited for founding the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition and initiating the development of six skate parks in the city, as well creating Skateboard Week. Blyth’s latest projects include organizing street soccer teams for both men and women, who’ve already competed in the Homeless World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and France.
At the time her award was announced, Blyth told me this would be the most meaningful honour she’s ever received due to the fact she was nominated by members of volunteer groups she’s worked with in the past. Blyth had been unaware she’d been nominated until the awards were announced. Writer: Twitter: @sthomas10
The issues just never seem to go away for Nelson’s Skatepark efforts. It seems like another saga has begun with the revelation of more issues around the downtown location. Check the article in the Nelson Star…here
THF generates some major $$$….with their 9th annual event.
“The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit was held at the Green Acres Estate in sunny Beverly Hills, California on Sunday. The family-friendly event, now in its 9th year, raised $979,000, including $27,000 to help build a skatepark in the Los Angeles community of San Pedro, where youth have rallied around the project.” source standupforskateparks.org/