The Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough has been working since the winter of 2019 to create and skatepark in the Honoré-Mercier park, in collaboration with the Association Skateboard Montréal with a committee of locals skateboarders. To read the city’s write up (only in French) click here.
General interest announcement:
(closing of the lights and temporary partial closing of the Van Horne skatepark between Wednesday the 25th and Saturday the 28th)
The Mapp festival is organizing an interactive projection event that will take place at Skatepark on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th.
Three things to know:
1- The public is invited to participate in different ways from 18:30 on 27th and 28th
2- Some of the best skaters in Montreal will be present. It should be a good show!
3- The ASM is enthusiastic about all this but we have absolutely nothing to do with the design of the project. If it’s nice then all the credit goes to the mapp organization and their Moment Factory collaborator.
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