Go Skateboarding Day Calgary

Go Skateboarding Day is just around the corner and we are beyond stoked. This is the one day a year where the entire skateboarding community gets together and celebrates skateboarding. Go Skateboarding Day in Calgary has always been one for the books. For summer 2017, there are a wide variety of events going down.

go skateboarding day calgary
Go Skateboarding Day Calgary

Millennium Park

Join us at Millennium Park between on June 21 for a free Go Skateboarding Day celebration!
Time: 4-6pm

Huntington Hills Skatepark

Place: Huntington Hills Skatepark (Centre St. & 64th Ave NW)
Time:  4-7pm

Music, bbq, demos and good times

 

We hope to see you out there! If you see any of the Evolve Camps Crew, be sure to take a picture with them and upload to Instagram with the hashtag #evolveskatecamp

Go Skateboarding Day Toronto

About Go Skateboarding Day

As per Wikipedia – Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) is an official annual holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to promote skateboarding. The holiday was started in California for Rob Dyrdek’s work done for the community’s skateboarders. It is usually marked on June 21. It has been on Father’s Day.

GO SKATEBOARDING DAY
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY

About Go Skateboarding Day Toronto

Toronto is one of the hubs for the best Go Skateboarding Days in the world. There are always events going on and many Pro’s have appeared during this amazing day. As usual, this year there will be fun events scattered throughout Toronto and the GTA. 

go skateboarding day toronto
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY TORONTO

The best skateboarding parks

There are many to mention, so if we missed your favourite spot, don’t take it personally. 

Ashbridges Bay SkatePark – Toronto

Dunbat Skatepark – Toronto

Iceland Skatepark – Toronto

Dufferin Grove Skatepark – Toronto

Markham Centenial Skatepark – Markham

 

Evolve Skate Camp Go Skateboarding Day Toronto

For 2017, Evolve Skate Camp is teaming up with So Hip It Hurts to put on an awesome Go Skateboarding Day Toronto event. We will be setting up our mobile skateboard park at Christie Pitts in Toronto. Our mobile skateboard camp is stacked with quarter pipes, rails, fun boxes and few other fun features. 

The event is gonna feature all types of fun on the spot contests for prizes along with tunes, music and a BBQ. 

Go Skateboarding Day Toronto
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY TORONTO

Go Skateboarding Day Event Details

Date: June 21, 2017

Location: Christie Pitts 750 Bloor Street West

Time: 3-7PM

Cost: FREE

Notes: Get stoked to shredd and have fun with the Evolve Camp and the So Hip It Hurts Crew

There have been many epic go skateboarding days around the world below are few awesome videos from past events which we really love. Have a look and enjoy.  We hope to see you on June 21. 

Chilean Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts

Chilean Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts

Chileans are known to be very friendly and hospitable people. They will make you feel right at home. Their culture and customs are different from what you may be used to at home or from what you’ve experienced when travelling elsewhere. For that, we’ve compiled a list of some do’s and don’ts when it comes to Chilean Etiquette for when you are fortunate enough to make a trip down the the southern hemisphere.

Do:

  • Make direct eye contact while having a conversation with someone you meet. Chilean’s are naturally affectionate people so don’t be taken aback when someone very close to you during a conversation. It’s just a sign that they are showing interest in what you are saying and are being friendly.
  • Address people as Senor for men and Senora for women if you aren’t sure what their title is. Residents of Chile are usually addressed by their titles.
  • At a meal, keep your hands above the table at all times, even when you have finished eating.
  • Discussing families, children, easter island and history are considered good conversation topics.

A Chilean Family dinner - Chilean Etiquette

Dont:

  • Don’t bother to bargain for things in stores or street markets. It’s illegal to sell items without an issued receipt.
  • Although certain hand gestures are common and come natural to you in conversation, many of them may be misinterpreted as being rude.
  • Raising your right fist to head level is a Communist sign, avoid doing that hand gesture.
  • Do not discuss politics with just anyone, preferably only friends. If the subject comes up, use caution.

When campers travel with Evolve Chile, our staff make be sure them feel at home and comfortable in a new environment that they may not be accustomed to. We make this transition as smooth as possible and to have open communication with campers by checking in on how they are doing on a day to day basis.

Interesting Facts About Chile

Interesting Facts About Chile

If you couldn’t already tell, we LOVE spending our summers in Chile. It’s hard to find a reason not to love it. The amazing mountains, culture, beaches and adventure sports….the list can go on and on. Here’s a few fun facts about Chile that’ll make you want to head down to the southern hemisphere!

1. The Worlds Largest Swimming Pool is in Chile

In Algarrobo City, along the pacific coast of the southern hemisphere you’ll find the worlds largest swimming pool. It is an artificial paradise like no other. The pool has a length of 1,000 yards, an area of 20 acres and a maximum depth of 115- feet. It holds 66 million gallons of crystal clear seawater.

This pool is the size of 20 olympic pools
This pool is the size of 20 olympic size swimming pools!

2. You Can Find Penguins in Chile

Penguins can be found in several areas of the country. If you’re by the beach you’re likely to find them there as the humboldt penguins along the pacific coast of northern Chile with about bout 12,000 breeding pairs in the country. The Seno Otway Penguin Colon are found in the southern region.

Humboldt Penguins in Northern Chile
Humboldt Penguins on the north coast

3. Chile has One of the Longest Coastlines in the World

Since Chile is one of the longest countries in the world, it would only make sense to have one of the longest coastlines as well with it being around 6500 km long. It is also one of the narrowest in the world with a width of just over 200 km.

The beautiful coastline in Chile
The coastline there is also one of the most beautiful in the world

4. Chile is Home to the Oldest Mummy in the World

The Chinchorro mummies lived along the northern coast of Chile and were discovered in the Atacama Desert in 1917. They dates back to around 5000-7000 B.C. In Egypt, they reserved this holy rite for kings and luminaries. Although the Chincurro granted the community the rite of mummification regardless of age or status.

One of the Chinchorro mummies dating back to 5050 B.C
One of the Chinchorro mummies found in the Camarones Valley

5. The Alerce Tree is One of the Tallest Trees in the World

The Alerce tree, found in the southern region, is native to the the Andes mountains and also one of the worlds 10 oldest living trees. Some of the Alerce trees found are over 4,000 years old.

The Alerce Tree
The branches are relatively short and grow horizontally or downwards

Evolve Chile campers come home with new cultural experiences and having learnt about the history of this awesome country. We offers city tours of Santiago that will open your eyes to how amazing this southern hemisphere truly is.

Street Art In Valparaíso

Street Art In Valparaíso

Two hours from Santiago, the capitol of Chile lies Valparaíso.  This laid-back harbour city in the southern hemisphere contains colourful buildings and loads of street art spread along the coast of Chile. It’s the place to be if you want to experience as much Chilean culture as possible, with festivals every year, and a number of Chilean street artists, writers and musicians. They made the city their home due to its charming location and bohemian values. Many view the city as the Latin version of Berlin.

What gives Valparaíso it’s charm? A large reason is because of the art you’ll find by on the walls. Hardly any wall is left untouched. Art you’d find on the streets in Valparaíso often represent a historical theme, political topic or world issues. It’s one of the top places to see graffiti, street art and tagging.

Types of Street Art

Together they are all referred to as street art, the difference between the three types of street art you’ll see is quite obvious once you spot it out. Street art (also a term on its own) is the most high quality pieces of work. Artists want people who pass by to be engaged by their work. The art has a lot of detail and often has a story to tell in its message.

Graffiti artists are not interested so much so in getting the public to understand their work even though they create their work for the public to see. Their work is meant to communicate to and with other graffiti artists. It looks like huge stylized letters that can be done by painting, drawing or writing on the surface. Tagging is similar to graffiti art but it is a lot more simplified. It looks like scribbling or a signature created using spray paint.

The kind of street art you'd find in Valparaíso
Street art in Valparaíso
Grafitti style font
Grafitti art
Tagging art is a bit messier than grafitti
Tagging is a bit more of a messy look

In other cities you’ll find that a lot of street art is made over the works of other street artists to make their work more known. In Valparaíso, no work of an artist is painted over the works of another artists, it’s the unwritten rule. That is a large reason as to why the street art is so appeals to people passing by, because of its ‘clean look’ all around town.

Evolve Chile goes above and beyond the pow, big mountain and Andes experience. With us, you’ll be sure to experience new culture, new food, new terrain, and a mountain and city lifestyle that most have not experienced.