Friday, September 08, 2006

Everything's good so far

Hi again, we had a meeting with Hochelaga and it went pretty good, we have to meet with different others like Sapouto, the RIO and probably Ville de Montréal but everything is looking good so far.
Please continue to post your support and please sign your name on each post to show you care enough to make it personnal.

Bon, nous avons fait quelques rencontres déjà, dont l'arrondissement Hochelaga et ca regarde bien pour le futur de notre pipe. Mais se n'est pas fini et on doit continuer à travailler fort.
SVP, continuez à nous laisser des témoignages sur le pipe et signez vos petit mots pour démontrer votre engagement personnel.


Anonymous Todd Henderson said...

The press coverage (CBC, CTV, La Presse, Gazette) is very positive. One report mentions hearings with the Ville de Montréal regarding the soccer stadium plans. Would you be able to post information regarding time and place of such hearings? Merci d'avance. Sauvons le pipe.
Todd Henderson

8:52 PM  
Blogger Cyriac said...

There is a picture of the pipe this month in thrasher France. Unfortunately I do not have any scanner to put the picture online. But Tom Penny's flip to fakie on a double page picture worth the 4,75 € I paid for the mag'!

Cyriac, Nantes, France

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Guillaume said...

Info-skate a fait un article sur le pipe :

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

For two years now, I have been skateboarding at the Big O, a concrete pipe located near the Olympic Stadium. To me, the Big O isn’t just a concrete pipe, it’s so much more than that, and it’s such a historic place where different generations of skateboarders have left their mark. Ever since I’ve known the Big O, I have met such incredible skateboarders and they have inspired me so much throughout my journey in skateboarding. The Big O isn’t just a place to skate; it’s a place where skateboarders learn to respect one another and the environment by always keeping the surrounding area clean. At each time I go to the Big O, I can’t help myself but admire the beauty surrounding the pipe. The sky, the soft breeze that blows in the trees, the greenery, even the Olympic tower makes the place even more beautiful by its presence.

At each time I go to the Big O, I always feel so welcomed and you can feel the warmth between the skateboarders, I have never had that feeling in all of the other skate parks I went to. The skateboarders always encourage one another and when someone gets a trick; everyone instantly smiles and cheers them on. Whenever I show pictures of the Big O to other skateboarders across Canada, I feel so proud to be part of it and to be able to skate it each day. Unlike some other skate parks I have been to, there is no competition whatsoever between the skateboarders, they always try to help one another. There are not enough words to describe the way I feel at each time I go to the Big O; there is something magic about this place, something so overwhelming, it’s as if everything is suddenly possible if you can just reach for it.

The Big O is unique in its kind because it wasn’t meant for skateboarding, you have to work twice as hard but that’s what makes it so special. The thought of not being able to skate the Big O for the rest of my life breaks my heart because this place means so much to me, without the Big O, I wouldn’t be half the person I am today. So please, save the Big O, it’s an historic landmark that deserves to be preserved for the generations of skateboarders to come.

Jade Bonnemaison, 17 years old

11:43 PM  
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1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the bad link...

Here it is:

2:00 AM  
Anonymous Tamara Morahan said...

Good luck brother, in getting your project going, and congratulations on the press. I'd love to interview you for our online mag, and feature you and your cause if you have the time. We're launching in the next few days, I can squeeze it in. Check my site to get a feel for what I'm doing.

3:13 AM  
Anonymous Jérémy Robitaille said...

le pipe c'est plus qu'un skate spot ordinaire..j'ai j'amais vu depuis que je skate ( 7 années) une place aussi relax et amusante que le BIG O
j'espere que ti-gras et son escouade sevonveron ce monument de lhistoire du skate
peace and luv

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is craig Blackwell and i have never had the privlage to skate the big O but me and a buddy where gonna road trip down to skate it we were going to bus from ottawa to montreal just to skate the big o montreal is known for its awesome street skating and the big o is historical site for skaters and it can NOT be taken away if the big o is destroyed that means i will not be able to skate it next summer please i live in ottawa so there is nothing i can do to help but leaving this comment is what i did goodluck on your upcoming meetings and keepthe big o alive

3:47 PM  

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