Boarder X: DIY Skateboards

Boarder X curator, Jaimie Isaac, and Winnipeg artist, Peatr Thomas, took part in a “train the trainers” course at Roarockit Skateboards so they could in turn teach seven youth how to build, shape, and design their own custom skateboards. The youth took part in a three-week course Saturdays in March at the YMCA on McGregor Street. Each participant’s handmade board turned out awesome – Jaimie and Peatr hope to do more workshops like this in the future!

A special thanks to Diane Lafournaise from the WAG and John McGee at the YMCA who helped support facilitators and youth during the workshops.

Training at Roarockit Skateboards and youth programming was made possible by our amazing sponsor, VANS.

Video by Peatr Thomas



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