Brock Warr

Design chosen in skatepark contest

The municipality and the Summerland Skatepark Committee have chosen the winning design for the Summerland Skate-Shirt Design contest.

The municipality and the Summerland Skatepark Committee have chosen the winning design for the Summerland Skate-Shirt Design contest.

The contest ran during September. The winning design was submitted by Erin Toews.

“Our whole family will be sporting the T-shirts and hats, and hopefully so will all our friends,” Toews said.

She and her two sons submitted 10 designs for the contest.

The shirts will be launched during the Festival of Lights on Nov. 25. Proceeds will go to the Summerland Skatepark.

Jon Alexander, owner of Interior Ink Works in Summerland, donated $1,000 worth of T-shirts for the fundraiser.

“We were very excited to help out with this fundraiser,” said manager Brock Warr. “We know how a skate park can make a safe area for kids to learn new skills and meet new friends.”

The new skatepark is expected to cost $594,200.

The Penny Lane Society has donated $135,000 towards this project.

The municipality has applied for a $300,000 Canada 150 grant application.

“We are thrilled so far with the support from the community, businesses and school board,” said Mayor Peter Waterman.

“The new skate park will be a central feature for Summerland, attracting new visitors to the downtown core and enhancing the attractiveness of our community.”

Online donations may be made at www.summerland.ca/parks-recreation/skatepark. Tax receipts will be issued.

Work on the new skate park is expected to begin next year, said Erick Thompson, chair of the skate park committee.