Art to the extreme

Yukon artists have taken on unconventional canvases to chip in towards improvements for Whitehorse's skate park.

Yukon artists have taken on unconventional canvases to chip in towards improvements for Whitehorse’s skate park.

More than 20 decorated skate decks have been donated to a silent auction fundraiser for the Skate for Life Alliance. They are currently on display at the Rah Rah Gallery on 6th Ave.

The non-profit hopes to raise $500,000 to pay for improvements to the Second Heaven park in Riverdale.

If a Community Development Fund application proves successful, it would cover half the cost of the redesign.

Second Heaven was built in 1995.

The planned upgrades will allow for a wider range of skill levels, improve the entire flow of the park and see smooth concrete instead of the current asphalt. Alliance secretary Michelle Gormley says the park’s redesign would also enable a more inviting community space for residents.

Final bids and the drawing of the winners of the silent auction will take place at the Rah Rah Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 29, between 1 and 4 p.m.

Contact Alistair Maitland at

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