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Photo courtesy of Maude Chauvin.
This Christmas Eve was made special for 35 First Nation youth. It started out as a pilot project that took one year to complete. “It happened so fast that it made sense to give the skateboards on Christmas Eve and it couldn’t have been done without Christine Long who offered to be the driver for this special event!” Says Founder, Betty Esperanza.
Listen to the radio interview on CBC -Home Run: http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/montreal/skateboards-for-hope-gives-decks-to-underprivileged-youth-1.2883772
Watch the feature Christmas Story on CBC MONTREAL TV HERE: ( start at 18:10) http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/ID/2644675541/
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SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR DONORS, SKATERS, TAZ SKATEPARK, LANDYACHTZ LONGBOARDS, LONGBOARDING FOR PEACE, YOAN GALIANA, JUSTIN DARROW, CHRISTINE LONG, LES VAGABONNES, EMILY BRASS, CBC MONTREAL AND FIRST NATIONS FOUNDATION.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY OLLIE’DAYS!
It all began in Cuba. Then in Negril, Jamaica and First Nations, Quebec. Since July 2014, we are now in Gulu, Uganda and soon in Agadir, Morocco. Skateboards For Hope thanks all our supporters and skateboard aficionados. Now go skateboarding! ( Let’s try to reach 2000 Likes)
This is a great video of skateboarders just doing their thang! The music is awesome and brings you back to a time when skateboarding was for the cool and rebellious. Skateboards For Hope is always looking for talented skaters to show their style. Reach out to us and meet us in Havana!
Posted: April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized
Tags: cuba, cubaskate, epic, freestyle, hanging out, Havana, hope, laid-back, radical, rebel, shredding, skate, skateboarding, skateboards for hope., the seventies
Can an act of kindness of a recylced skateboard translate into hope and stop the cycle of poverty? That is the quest Betty Esperanza is trying to achieve by building sustainable skateboard communities in impoverished territories in Cuba and First Nations.
Watch Betty Esperanza tell her story on TEDxYouth YouTube here: TEDxYouth@Montreal YouTube Video of Betty Esperanza
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)