After a skateboarder’s death, Esgenoôpetitj First Nation working to build a dream park – CBC

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After a skateboarder’s death, Esgenoôpetitj First Nation working to build a dream park – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202229 Views

Jun 09, 2022

Tyrelle Augustine died in 2019. His friends are building a park to remember him

At a cracked, old concrete foundation called “the slab,” skateboarders are flying up metal ramps, sliding across rails and trying new tricks.

It’s a busy spot in Esgenoôpetitj First Nation overlooking the dark blue waters of Miramichi Bay. After a fire burned the reserve’s band hall to the ground, skaters repurposed the remaining foundation into a place for their sport.

Frank Johnson is one of a dozen skaters flying back and forth across the park. He started skateboarding here when he was 11.

“If you wanted to talk to any people, we’d have to come to the skate park. And because that was the spot to be, everybody would come around and every day, all day,” he said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/esgenoopetitj-tyrelle-augustine-skate-park-1.6482044

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