Cowabunga! Pizza for a park

There’s been a lot of talk about a new skatepark in Lethbridge. And recently, the Lethbridge Skate Association got a nice boost from Panago to help achieve that goal:

The LSA wants to send a huge thanks to Panago Pizza for donating Pizza coupons to be sold by the LSA as a fund-raiser! These coupons are $10 each and entitle you to any Medium Panago Pizza!

You can pick your coupons up at West 49, Infamous and Boarderline!

This fund-raising is going towards the costs of planning and developing our new skatepark! 100% of every dollar sold goes towards our new park, so come show your support and buy yourself some pizza coupons!

I like that idea (and pizza)! I agree with Wade Gallow that Lethbridge needs more recreational things-to-do for youth, and a skatepark is a great idea. Also, skateboarding is totally badass, even though I can’t even sit on a board.

Lethbridge Skate Association

Artists lose only graffiti-friendly area

Lethbridge graffiti artists can now look forward to (one day) requesting permits or risk paying $10,000 in fines after losing their only graffiti-safe area.

Parks Operations Manager Kevin Jensen has convinced City Council to toughen its graffiti bylaw, banning local artists from practicing their craft at the city’s skatepark.

“This whole thing about free walls or graffiti areas, like skateboard parks, are proven by studies not to work effectively. They have a tendency to attract illegal graffiti in surrounding areas and they act as a social network for the graffiti vandals,” said Jensen.

Somehow I doubt this will deter people from tagging the area, but it may prove to be a beneficial source of revenue for the city.

Graffitists have gone just a little too far