Roll on over to the Wade Galloway Skate Park Grand Renaming Event
Join us tomorrow, July 22, to celebrate the Wade Galloway skate park grand renaming event. The celebration, located at the corner of Mayor Magrath Drive South and Parkside Drive South, begins at 11:30 a.m.
The event will feature a free BBQ for the first 200 visitors and Boarderline Skate Shop will be on site with demos and learn to skate activities.
Galloway's work on the skate park project inspired him to run for City Council. He won a seat in the 2013 election, just months before his untimely death in February of 2014.
“As most people are aware, Wade and I were close personal friends,” says Mayor Blaine Hyggen. “We decided together to run for Council the first time, then were both successful in 2013. His untimely passing was an extremely sad and tragic time and I still think about him frequently. His passion and dedication led to the construction of the skate park and I am very proud of the legacy he has left. This is a great facility for our community and I’m thrilled that it now bears his name.”
In November of 2022, City Council approved a new multi-year sponsorship deal with the Wade Galloway Foundation. The site, formally known as the SLP Skate Park, was a passion project for Galloway as he advocated for, and raised money towards, the construction of the facility.
“The Wade Galloway Legacy Foundation is excited to partner with the City of Lethbridge in having the skateboard park renamed, honoring Wade, his vision, dedication, and leadership in the skateboard park project,” the Galloway family said in a statement. “We look forward to the future of the skate park and all those that utilize it.”
The sponsorship agreement includes a 20-year deal at $12,500 per year for the first 10 years and $15,000 per year for the next 10 years, for a total commitment of $275,000.