Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Emerica’s Wild in the Streets main event goes international for the first time! The Emerica team will be heading up to Vancouver, BC, Canada for Go Skateboarding Day on June 21, 2009, for Wild in the Streets. This year, Wild in the Streets will benefit LeeSide , the underground DIY skatepark that Vancouver skateboarder and artist Lee Matasi envisioned and began creating before his untimely death. Lee was shot and killed in 2005, but lives on through LeeSide.

An Emerican army consisting of a few thousand skateboarders will charge the streets of Vancouver during the Wild in the Streets 2009. Emerica is hosting the event this year to raise awareness about Lee Matasi, to raise money to help LeeSide continue to grow, and to support the Vancouver skateboarding community. Emerica will be selling t-shirts and all funds raised during the event will go toward the construction of new obstacles for LeeSide.

The event will also be taking place in Toronto, Ottawa, and Quebec.

In case you need another reason to head to Vancouver, the Emerica team will be making an appearance at Underworld on Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m., followed by a session at LeeSide with the entire team.

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