On Saturday, August 3, JAMCOUVER 2013, a full day skateboarding and live music event, will have people enjoying full bellies and a better understanding of how to help end hunger in our streets. JAMCOUVER 2013 is taking place at Sunset Beach with proceeds raised at the event going to the Jamcouver Cultural Society and A Better Life Foundation.
60 of North America’s top skaters will converge on Sunset Beach for JAMCOUVER,
DC, LAKAI, OSIRIS, VOX, EMERICA and VANS will skate against each other as teams, in heats where judges will award those who make the most creative use of the unique street course.
More than 25,000 spectators will be in attendance throughout the full day of programming (10am-7pm). It’s the perfect way to spend the day and then cap it off by watching the fireworks.
The Jamcouver Cultural Society is also honoured to have Save On Meats on-site, serving food throughout the day. Money raised by food sales will be split between A Better Life Foundation and the Jamcouver Cultural Society’s mission to build a permanent indoor skateboard facility in the City of Vancouver.
“Mark [Brand] and his team understand skateboard culture and know what it takes to help a community. We couldn’t ask for a better partner to feed our guests and athletes.” Said Sandro Crison, Jamcouver Cultural Society Chairman.
A Better Life Foundation is re-defining the way people face the challenges of hunger in Vancouver while Jamcouver Cultural Society aims to change negative stereotypes surrounding the skateboard culture and build a permanent place where the community can grow.
“Vancouver is recognized as one of the best cities to skate in the summer months,” said Mark Brand, owner of Save On Meats, acknowledging the need for a permanent indoor park. “Jamcouver Cultural Society, with the right partners, is the organization to realize it.” adds Brand.
By partnering together on a free all-ages public event, both non-profit organizations will have a platform to interact with curious spectators and inspire crowds to think differently about the world around them.
Event Details: Official event hashtag: #Jamcouver
FREE ADMISSION/ALL AGES
Skateboard contest ($10,000 purse), vendor fair, fireworks display, musical performance by The Goat (L.A.) and others.
Location: Sunset Beach, Vancouver BC
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
About Jamcouver Cultural Society:
“Jamcouver” is an annual flagship event that began as an idea to bring creativity back to skateboarding and spotlight arts and culture. Today, the Jamcouver Cultural Society non-profit group has grown to include a wide variety of cultural programming throughout the year, while maintaining its original mandate of promoting skateboarding through arts and culture with a focused goal on achieving a sustainable indoor skateboard facility for the City of Vancouver.
About JAMCOUVER 2013:
This year, Color Magazine has teamed up with Skullcandy to present Canada’s biggest skateboard contest, where the nation’s top talents will compete for cash prizes and get creative on a one-of-a-kind street course you’ll have to see to believe. On location at Sunset Beach in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators, JAMCOUVER 2013 aims to bring world-class skateboarding back to the City of Vancouver for the whole world to see. @jamcouver
About A Better Life Foundation:
Founded in 2012 by Mark Brand, ‘A Better Life Foundation’ strives to support people in need. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to raise critical funds towards providing food security to women, children, and those in assisted living as well as providing job training and employment opportunities for the community at large. By looking for and working towards sustainable solutions, ‘A Better Life Foundation’ aims to contribute towards meaningful change.
Feature Image: Jennifer Stoddart