On September 20th, 2014, Ceebs Skatepark (The Courts in Conception Bay South, NL) held host to the first skate comp in three years.
We were lucky enough to spend some time with Kestrels (Toronto, ON) on their recent visit to St. John’s and capture a solid live session with the trio within the walls of Suvla Estates.
In case anybody missed it, or you’re just getting brought up to date through this post now, two great locals recently put together the best skateboarding video to come out of Newfoundland to-date.
For “Nitty Gritty”, which premiered this passed June, Jacob White and Jared Hawco stacked film from around the St. John’s area onto footage collected during their winter trip skateboarding in China this passed February.
We at Secret East are reaching out to you to share a capture (picture, video, blurb etc.) from any event or occurrence you happen to catch in Atlantic Canada for a chance to have your contribution published on the site. To celebrate the announcement of this segment we will be holding a Secret Giveaway. Any submission featured on the site will be entered in a draw to win a gift basket of solid Atlantic Canadian loot.
Check out Not Friends (St. John’s, NL) as they rip through the opening of their set at the Weak Link Records’ Hardcore Punk show – Friday September 12th, 2014 at The Rose & Thistle.
On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, the Halifax Municipal Council passed a motion by Waye Mason to take The Khyber off the “surplus status” death-list. After weeks of rallying and campaigning for support, it seems the people’s voices and hard work of the Khyber Arts Society (KAS) spirited a huge win for the Khyber Arts Society.
Browse Heather Nolan’s photo captures of Kestrels second night @ Distortion in St. John’s, NL – August 6th 2014
Featuring: Kestrels, Lady Brett Ashley, Waterfront Fire
We wanted to extend a gracious thank-you for all the feedback and communication we’ve been engaged with while testing the waters over the last month. In return, we wanted to extend a promise and commitment to continue to do our damnedest to hunt down Atlantic Canada’s best kept secrets.
Trust us folks: it’s all good stress, and we’re having a blast doing it.
Newfoundland fosters a unique and original skating style and it’s no surprise to locals because the streets themselves are on a level of their own. Having been described as a mini-San Francisco, it takes no stretch of the imagination to believe how challenging it can be.