White Rock’s Andy Anderson competes in the men’s park skateboarding preliminary heats at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Aug. 5. Though he didn’t advance to the final round, he gained a fan in legendary skater Tony Hawk. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

B.C. skateboarder earns praise from legendary skater Tony Hawk

Skateboard icon calls Andy Anderson “an awesome skater” during podcast appearance


Elija Saxby, City of Campbell River skatepark leader, at the Willow Point Skatepark on Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

Skatepark leaders showing kids park is for everyone

City program has young mentors help with tricks, maintenance and any bumps or scrapes that arise


Rose Archie, one of the founders of Nations Skate Youth, teaches a participant during the organization’s skateboarding camp at Homalco First Nation on July 1, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Nations Skate Youth stops in Homalco for skateboarding workshop

Organization teaches skateboarding to empower Indigeneous youth and conserve culture.


Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018