All Aboard

It’s January which means resolution time.

And of course, my exercise program is firmly in place, set to begin tomorrow, or the next day or the next.  You know how it is when the winter sets in and the tea, cozy chair and stack of books are in desperate need of our immediate attention.

But I was inspired by the “All Aboard” crowd at Granville Island.  Now this would be an amazing exercise program.

All Aboard, Mini-Ramp Pilot Project, Granville Island

I was even more impressed by the “All Aboard” pilot project that “demonstrates the need for a publicly accessible, dry, well lit, safe and fun skateboard facility in Vancouver during the winter months.

Happy exercising! (And reading, too!)

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Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

15 thoughts on “All Aboard

    1. How very well said.. health is the best wealth. Skateboarding is now considered an art form, an entertainment industry job, and yes, a method of transportation. Who would have thought that this would happen back in the 1940’s when the first wooden boxes were used. An idea seems to take a life of its own. One board became a multi-billion dollar industry. Who knew????

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    1. Sending love back, Cindy! You had me scurrying to find the history of skateboarding. I just found out that skateboarding will be represented at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo! WOW!!

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  1. A brilliant idea … what an improvement from the rain-ridden one in our village, sadly unused all winter! So, are you tempted, Rebecca?! 😀 My New Year’s resolution became so flexible I resolved to give up on making them a few years ago! No guilty conscience any more! Have a snug and cosy winter, my friend, xx ❤️

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    1. Always tempted. My sense of adventure is always steadied by my sense of danger. I love watching the skateboarders that seem to defy gravity. The stack of books and tea, and comfy couch are waiting for me. Hugs coming your way.

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  2. …it’s that time of year, isn’t it?!!!! I’m already 9 days behind from changing my eating habits [hard to, when there are still sweets lying about in the house from the holidays! ;-)] Lovely idea this project! 🙂

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  3. How progressive! I enjoy seeing communities figure out ways to meet the needs of young people who actually want to move their bodies inside or outside. Let us know if this pilot project really takes off!

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    1. I will be following this trend in 2020 and will give you an update when I find out more. Jane Jacobs would be pleased “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”

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  4. I stopped making resolutions many years ago. I much prefer to choose a word of intention. So, when are you going to try out that ramp? 😉

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    1. I knew you were going to ask that question. YIKES! I would love to try this. The movements are so fluid. And the community of skateboarders are amazing. A couple of months ago, I saw a training session in progress and smiled when the “teacher” applauded the “student” when she made her first solo appearance. It reminded me of a baby taking a first step. I am with you on word intention – a more wholistic approach to wellbeing.

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    1. Skateboarding is for the young. We may be young at heart, but the young have recuperative powers. I held my breath when I saw a couple of the skateboarders tumble. They recovered with speed and agility, ready for the next run. Amazing.

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  5. I love it, and what fun for the ones who can stand up and move like that. And, also, what a great place prepared for this fun and exercise–so much more inviting that the outside right now in the snow and rain. I am glad for the young people who enjoy this really nice facility prepared for them! ! Great photos and great movements for those who can stand up and move like that!

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    1. Thank you, Frances! Your comments are always encouraging. I agree, I have seen skateboarders trying to find a place to practice. It is not easy as there is a considerable amount of noise that is associated with this sport. There are more skateboarding parks being built, which is a good thing. Great exercise and a wonderful community of kindred spirits.


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