Pro skateboarders to open park as youth centre kicks off summer programming

Grand Bend Youth Centre registration
Saturday, June 16 – 9 to 11 a.m.

Skateboard park opening
Saturday, June 16 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wondering what your kids should be doing this summer? If you want them to have fun, look into the programming offered by the Grand Bend youth centre.
The centre (located between the Bank of Montreal and the Legion) will be opening summer registration Saturday morning before Burgerfest kicks off on the beach. Pro skateboarders will also be on hand as the centre opens its skateboard park; the skaters will offer training for anyone interested in learning how to skateboard.
“This is a huge deal because it not only gives the kids the ability to see other skateboarders that have taken a love for skateboarding and made it into a success in their lives, but they will be giving hands on lessons. Anyone who wants to come down and learn is welcome. We have protective equipment, we have skateboards. Even if you want to come talk to these guys, they’re here for us.”
– Youth centre facilitator Stacey Pfaff
In addition to the registration and skate park opening, there will be a bake sale and a chance to wander the facility. The youth centre offers arts and sports programming as well as trips to destinations including Canada’s Wonderland, Toronto Zoo, Storybook Gardens and the Blue Water fun park. The centre promises to have something affordable for any family, no matter their means.