AKWESASNE CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW SKATEPARK
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne thrilled to announce the opening of the Akwesasne Skatepark. Located at the A’nowara’kowa Arena on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island), the park is now open to serve the skateboarding, rollerblading, biking, scooter-riding, and wheelchair users from in and around the community.
“I would like to first acknowledge the team at the Department of Economic Development for their commitment and dedication for bringing this concept to reality,” said Kawehno:ke District Chief Edward Roundpoint, speaking at the event on behalf of Grand Chief Abram Benedict. “Through numerous corporate and private donations, this was all made possible.”
MCA would like to thank:
- Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
- Cornwall Dairy Queen
- Rotary Club of Cornwall
- Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise
- Bank of Montreal
- Cornwall Roof Truss
- Ontario East Powersports
- Cornwall Mazda
- Seaway Hyndai
- Seaway Chevrolet
- Meg Estoff
- Karla Ransom
In addition, a great deal of site preparation went into this project. We would like to acknowledge SIBC, the City of Cornwall, and Top of the World Skateshop for their support and assistance. Vans has also shown a great deal of support to the Akwesasne Skatepark, and they invited pro skaters to come to Akwesasne.
We wish to welcome all of our community members and neighbours to enjoy the Akwesasne Skatepark. Please be safe and have fun!