Skate Invasion: The 13th Annual Toronto Board Meeting Weekend
Since 2003 the Ontario community has hosted the The Toronto Board Meeting. This year we were stoke on lucky number 13! What first started with 40 people and a push through the city. Has now consecutively brought 1000+ people from all over the world for three days of free skating in the city. This year we even brought people as far as Japan! What started out as simple dream from Board Meetings creator Benjamin Jordan is now the dreams of many. As the many rest their heads down to sleep at night. They will forever here the chants of Board Meeting drumming on our souls. Bringing Joy to the young, old, middle, man, woman and even puppy!! BOOOOOOOOOOARD MEEEEETING!!!!!
Rain rain rain go away! If it was any other day we would not want to skate board. This did not crush the spirits of 150 people who showed up to old school night shred aka osns for Board Meeting weekend carnage! This was the largest Old school night shred we have ever had and probably one of the most fun. Board Meeting weekend brings the best out of everyone.
13 years ago Benjamin Jordan and I committed to going to Board Meeting rain, shine, fire from the sky and if no one showed up we’d skate it alone! Lucky for us 40 people showed up and every year after that it seemed to double. Now we stick to the comfortable number of 800 – 1000 people and we don’t worry about numbers anymore. We worry about the quality of people!! People who care about bringing joy to the world. This year we had quality!!! WHO BROUGHT THE STOKE!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO BROUGHT THE POWER OF LOVE!!!!!
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After a crazy night at the Sector 9 after party and club 54 the traditional slacker slide jam Slide Fu is hosted at the Toronto’s chunderiest fun time hill the poop chute. The rain did not stay away this year and it poured all day long. 50 people still gave zero f@#ks about the wet and shredded there hearts out till the sun dropped. Gnarly fun good times!! Thank you so much everyone for waking up!!
Thank you everyone who made it out the 13th Annual Board Meeting! I’ve learned my lesson that pushing down the street is dangerous! I managed to limp myself through all 3 days of carnage! Thank you everyone who did not fear the rain brought the stoke of 1 million people into our hearts. Every year it’s the second Saturday in September. Can’t wait to see the world in our amazing city once again, September 10, 2016!
There’s much more video media still to come and even a full length documentary about the Toronto Board Meeting and 13 years of stoke. Keep skate invading the planet friends and I’ll be back to keep you updated!
Big shout outs to our sponsors Sector 9 Canada, Loaded Boards, Comet Skate Boards, Landyachtz, Switchback Longboards, Longboard Haven, Rayne, Orangatang, Restless boards, Frenique, Roarockit, Ontario Longboarding, The Escarpment Surfers and Skate Invaders crew.