A quick reunion at the old Local White Rock Skate Park, Andy Anderson shows you how to properly rip the Bowl he grew up skating, and then airs the fence gap out of the park in tribute to the OG legend Major Dave Bowers. Don’t it Feel All Right?
Song: Don’t it Feel All Right
Artist: Hagen Mitchell (with Craig Williams and George Faulkner)
Album: Craig Williams – In Good Company
With today being a day to reminisce I would like to pay tribute to some of the local skaters who were my friends who we have lost over the years and we all miss every day:
Major Dave, Rachel Hunter, both just uncalled for tragic losses to the skateboard community.
Lee Matasi, chased down by an ignorant kid with a gun in 2005 and shot in the head on the streets.
Chris Whitmee, hit by a random bullet in a public washroom. The guy it was meant for took 5 shots and is still alive.
Josh Evin, tragic motorcycle accident.
And Don Hartley, The Mad Carver, a solid face to face collision with one of his best friends during a Bowl Series Contest at Seylynn Park.
These are just to name a few, and unfortunately I’m sure I missed some people.
All these people were great influences on us in many ways, when they were living, and even after we lost them. And they all shared a passion for skateboarding, a passion for friendship, and a passion for Freedom.