Lillian Evin, Josh Evin’s stepmother, says a few words during a ceremony dedicating a park bench and spot on Castlegar’s wall of fame to Josh at the Rotary Skate Park on Sunday.
Josh, a professional skateboarder, died in a motorcycle accident in Blewett last June. Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids is a charity that was started on behalf of Josh by his brother Justin. The mission of the charity is to provide children with the equipment they need to begin skateboarding.
There are two upcoming fundraisers: Brohymn on June 30 at Element (partial door proceeds go to the charity), and Tron’s Head Bang at the Lion’s Head Pub on July 2. The second event is a skate jam/live music event with proceeds going to Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids. The skate jam will boast a four-foot mini ramp and Vision will be playing outside. Doors open at 11 a.m.