The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #42

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Skateboard culture is deeply rooted in this fine city of ours. Not only does Metro Vancouver produce some of the world’s finest wood-wheelers, it’s also a major migratory destination for skaters from all over Canada. The Weekly Ledge(r) exists to update you on skate-related news and happenings in our town. Know the ledge, it’s not just used for sitting…


Back in March, North Van/San Fran’s Russ Milligan, Calgary’s Kevin Lowry and SF’s Josh Matthews jumped on a bird and landed in Portugal to take in some culture and skateboarding. “The Portugal Recollection” was born – an 8-page feature in the July 2011 issue of Concrete (out now) along with the above video supplement.

The C1RCA Canada In Texas webisodes have started up on the Color site, the first one being a visit to Dallas with the ‘Couv’s Magnus Hanson, Corey Klim, Will Blakley and Sheldon Meleshinski. REAL pros Justin Brock and Peter Ramondetta were grilled about Canadiana at the Loose Moose a few months back, and the feature recently web-surfaced. Fleetwood’s John Hanlon made an appearance in last week’s “Five Sequences” on the Thrasher site, and the fine work of local photographer Rich Odam was web-featured in The Skateboard Mag‘s “Fresh Crops”. In more photo news, our-town’s Brian Caissie shares some aged polaroids featuring an epic cast of characters.

Montreal’s Barry Walsh is well-known in Vancouver and fondly looks back at living here for a lengthy ’90s-span in his well-deserved Living Legends retrospective video. Richmond’s Chris Haslam was spotted having a good time amongst his Almost Skateboards brethren down at the Hollywood Park, and Jordan Hoffart poured it on at Quiksilver’s Door 33 in Cali. East Van’s Spencer Hamilton is on a European Tour with SUPRA Footwear’s elite list of teamsters (check out photos of Spenny and company in Edinburgh and Manchester). Beer sponsor? Billy Mitchell puts his footage on display for Cariboo brew (including some clips shot while the Vancouver Plaza has been getting renovated and upgraded):