Billy Barker Slam Jam

From the rodeo to the skatepark there was something for everyone this Billy Barker Days.

From the rodeo to the skatepark there was something for everyone this Billy Barker Days.

The West Side Business Association hosted the first Billy Barker Slam Jam at the skateboard park Sunday July 20.

This event was open to all levels from beginner to advanced skateboarders, with the judges watching carefully to determine which boarder stood out amount their competitors.

“The crowd enjoyed watching the tricks, the jumps and even the falls,” West Quesnel Business Association Executive Director Deb Burton said.

In the time leading up to Billy Barker Days, the West Quesnel Business Association worked alongside the community to help spread the word about this years new event.

Several skateboarders, who frequent the skateboard park, offered help in judging the event and picking prizes for the winners.

Event prizes included an assortment of skateboarding apparel from various outlets, including local business Keen’s Sports.

Including spectators the Slam Jam was attended by approximately 100 people.

There was music, food, free giveaways and competition prizes.

The event was attended by the 7-11 mascot Mr. Slurpee, giving away free slurpee coupons and even jumping on a skateboard and taking a quick roll around the park.

First place in the beginner competitions went to Tyler Podger, with second place going to Aaron Cunningham.

Boarding his way into first place in the intermediate category was Robert Clark. Andrew Deryck took second place and third place winner was Dymeyien Brekke.

For the advance challenge Cody Neigum’s skill earned him first place , with fellow boarder Taylor Norris rolling into second and Jared Olson following behind in third.

“It was a great afternoon and the West Quensel Business Association hopes to make it an annual event during Billy Barker Days,” Burton said.

“Thank you to all that attended and competed. See you next year at the Slam Jam.”

 

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