The Wallace Emerson BMX Bike Park has been honored with a new set of BMX ramps thanks to the tireless advocacy of the BMX community and community collaboration. The city of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and TorontoBMX invite the BMX community and the public to a barbeque, ribbon cutting ceremony, Best Trick Competition and BMX Jam on June 9th at the Wallace Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin St, Toronto. Click here for Facebook Event.
Schedule of Events:
[Note: Registration in advance for riders in Best Trick and the BMX Jam is preferred. You can register the day of, but for organizing purposes we would really appreciate if you could register in advance by clicking on the links below. Thanks}
11:am 1st Band “The Coppertones”
1:00pm TraceNine Band
2:00pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2:15pm Best Trick Competition [Riders register for Best Trick Competition by clicking here]
3:00pm The Buhlers Band
3:30pm BMX Jam [Riders register to participate in BMX Jam by clicking here]
See the TorontoBMX presentation, led by local BMX riders and retired teacher Mike Heaton, to Toronto City Council in October, 2009 here:
The BMX riders and the community are honoured that Councillor Ana Bailao, Ward 18, Davenport will be in attendance to support this event.
There will be live bands playing all day organized by youth involved with Constable Robert Tajti of 11 Division Toronto Police Service in the Music, Not Mischief program. Two of the confirmed bands are The Coppertones and Tracenine of Cambridge. A band called The Buhlers will headline the event.
Preview on Youtube of Tracenine
The BMX Ramps have now been installed, fencing removed and are available to ride!
Mike Heaton stated for this post: “Volunteer helpers are always appreciated: I will be looking for some knowledgeable riders who might like to help out with the judging of course”.
To volunteer, or inquire about this event, as a participant, spectator or media personality, please contact Mike Heaton of TorontoBMX firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Mills cell 647-449-2801
Written by Scott Mills & WordPress specialist Rob Cairns May 18, 2012