A SKATE MEET-UP FOR NON-TRADITIONAL SKATERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS
Join us for an inclusive and all-skill levels skate session in Tsawwassen (scəw̓aθən) - South Delta, BC. We welcome those who identify as female, queer, transgender, or non-binary, the BIPOC community as well as neurodiverse folks. The meetups aim to be filled with kindness & support as we have a good time on the board whether you are a beginner or an experienced skater. As a POC, queer, and female later skater, I would like to create a safe space for others like me who can feel like they belong to a positive community of skaters in this part of BC. Aspiring skaters and people from outside of Delta are more than welcome to attend the meet-up. DETAILS BELOW
CONNECTION + SUPPORT
Creating a supportive community with people online and IRL. The MNSTR Skate Initiative project was created with the goal of connecting with other skaters, helping them connect deeper with themselves, building our mental health literacy, and contributing positively to our collective mental health. Since I started skating, I've never felt comfortable at the skatepark on my own, and hope to build something that others can feel comfortable to be at.
At the MNSTR Skate sessions, we do not condone any sort of discrimination like racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ageism, sanism, or ableism. We strive to have the sessions as welcoming as possible, especially for those who are in marginalized communities.
SPACE TO TALK ABT OUR MENTAL HEALTH
The MNSTR Skate Initiative provides a safe space to discuss our mental health openly, we can talk about it any time during the session or afterward (in person or online). I ask that our skaters will be respectful to those who are speaking up about their mental health states. A non-judgmental and open environment is ideal for these types of discussions to take place as they are extremely important and also a big part of our lives just like our physical health. We'll discuss what kind of role skateboarding plays in managing our mental health and how it has helped or can help each of us.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th : 1030am - 1230pm
NOTE: For those For those who have kids/fur babies, the skatepark is located within a park w/ a playground, and the South Delta Rec Centre has restroom access.
MNSTR Skate would like to acknowledge the traditional territory of the scəw̓ aθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations and of all the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial. I would also like to offer my respect to all the Elders who have gone before us and to all who are on the journey of Reconciliation. Thank you to the Tsawwassen First Nation for allowing us to be and skate on their beautiful territory.