Get on Board is a registered non-profit organization which uses board sports-surf/skate/snow to develop social skills, self confidence and goal setting in youth. The very nature of board sports: physicality, creativity, courage, and self discipline help youth develop life skills.
Ahousaht Skate Project
Over the past three years GOB and Landyachtz have been building
a friendship with the people of Ahousaht First Nation. Skate lessons,
surfing and board building have been shared. This year under the
guidance and support of Ahousaht First Nation, Landyachtz and
Spectrum Skate parks, GOB will be participating in the construction
of a skate park in the remote village of Ahousaht.
GOB will encourage and represent peer mentoring. Youth working with youth and youth leadership.
Rolling to Recovery
Led by recovering addicts GOB will offer support through skating,
including day trips to skate parks and board building.
Ramp it Up
Working from the same model as used to build the K’omoks First Nation half pipe and supported by AFC Construction, GOB will encourage
and support half pipe construction with schools and community groups.
Skate park Preservation Project at Forbidden
A graffiti gallery of immense beauty has emerged on the walls, rusty parts have been collected like archeological remains waiting to be
transformed into rails and grinds, and cement slabs have been jig saw
puzzled into skate ramps at Forbidden Ski Lodge. GOB will advocate
for preservation of this imaginative transformation.
Skate it or Hang it?
GOB recognizes the art/cultural milieu around board sports and seeks the development of artistic projects in conjunction with mentoring artists and artist spaces.