Support our Campaign to re-pave Venice Beach Skate Dance Plaza

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We are trying to get $ support to re-pave Sk8Dance Plaza where we sk8 every weekend. Now that we are a bonafide Non-Profit Organization (501.3c Calif Corp) we are able to give Tax Deductible receipts to donors. Please share this GoFundMe Link with everyone you know. All donations go directly to the Venice Beach Skate Dance Association Bank Account. Every $ counts and our goal is $20,000.00 to be donated to the city in the name of the Venice Beach Skate Dance Association to re-pave our spot.  Thanks on behalf of all of the Venice Beach Skaters.

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Roller Dreams Premiere

ABOUT:
Roller Dreams is a humorous and poignant feature documentary about the rise and fall of the iconic Venice Beach roller dancing scene.
Created by
Kate Hickey & Diana Ward

Kate Hickey & Diana Ward have shared the following exciting news:

ROLLER DREAMS SCREENINGS HAVE INCLUDED:

World Premiere  in competition at the Sydney Film Festival – June 11, 2017

International Premiere  at the LA Film Festival on June 18, 2017 at Archlight Cinema, Santa Monica followed by Sunday Sk8ing and celebrating:-))

Metro Art Los Angeles at Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall in Los Angeles – October 13, 2017

SF DocFest  at Roxie Theater in San Francisco – June 8 – June 13, 2018

ARENA CINELOUNGE  in Hollywood –  Q&A with Cast and Crew Following Saturday’s Screening – September 22 & 23, 2018

O G Skater Duval Stowers, aka Superman

Hi Everyone

We have lost one of our O G skaters Duval Stowers, aka Superman. I don’t have
many details except that he had recently been ill. There will be a memorial service for Duval on Friday November 20th at 11AM at McCormick Mortuary 1016 West 164th Street, Gardena, Ca. 90278.

We will be having a Memorial Skate for Duval on Sunday December 6th at 2:00 pm
at Skate Dance Plaza. Please wear a Superman T-shirt in his honor.

We have created a Facebook page entitled All about Duval.  Many of you have posted pictures heartfelt feelings, thoughts and your experiences with Duval on your Facebook pages .. you may also post them to this special page so that nothing gets lost in the sea of Facebook ..  or feel free to share them here.

Duval Stovers duval-supermanThe memorial was extraordinary, a heartfelt and beautifully executed celebration of Duval’s life. Some of us attended and we were welcomed and honored as Duval’s by his family and other friends.

Pam
sk8itgirl@aol.com

 

ROLLERWAYS Short Documentary

ROLLERWAYS is a short documentary that surveys the LA roller skating scene and those who populate it. Ranging from the nostalgia of the rink and its charming organ music to the down-and-dirty scene of the roller derby, this film reveals universal truths that should permeate any scene in any city: find your passions, show love to others, live in the present, believe in yourself, and just don’t forget to have a good time. John C. Reilly and Snoop Dogg (aka “DJ Snoopadelic”) make guest appearances along the way.

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Submitted by: Emma Baiada

Email: emma.baiada@gmail.com

Skaters Rally to Support Emergency Fund for Nelson

“Attention skaters one of out sk8 fam Nelson Bracamonte is a victim of an Arson fire to his vehicle. It was torched and all his stuff was destroyed. This happened a couple days ago. Im reaching out for him. Weather or not you know. If you can help contact via face book or cell if you have the number. Drop a word of encouragement; i cant imagine what he must be going through.”  ~ shared by Don Daman~

“Hi Everybody! Please help to contribute what you can to help Nelson Bracamonte to recover last night’s fire damages that completely destroyed his only means for work – van and photo equipment for more pictures see Nelson’s FB page. As many of you already expressed a desire to help, here is Nelson’s page to raise recovery funds.”
http://www.gofundme.com/grn36w  ~ shared by Vera Goldina~

“please help…..his van was set on fire and all his photography equip and comp stuff was in there and lost everything. ” ~ shared by Chris Gallo~

Someone committed ARSON on my van! Every thing inside is totally destroy .all my photography equipment destroyed. I reaching out to my friends for HELP!!!!” ~ shared by Nelson Bracamonte ~

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