Crofton Skate Park Named in Gerry Hursts Honour

(May 30, 2017 Crofton, BC) The Municipality of North Cowichan Council has recognized Gerry Hursts commitment and dedication to the community of Crofton by naming the new Skate Park in his honour. The new community Skate Park, Gerry Hurst Skate Park, is located on a 1.2-acre Municipally-owned property at 1537 Chaplin Street. The park is over 5,500 square feet in size and accommodates different skill levels, boarders, bikes and scooters.

"We are very pleased that we can recognize Gerry in this way," says Mayor, Jon Lefebure. "Gerry was a tremendous advocate for youth and never wavered from his vision of securing a Skate Park for Crofton."

Gerry began the quest for a Skate park in the late 1990s by creating a Skate Park Youth Committee and started a variety of fundraising campaigns. Through his leadership and guidance, the group raised over $13,000 for the future park.

Gerry was also successful in bringing together various community groups including the Crofton Community Centre Society and the Crofton Seniors to support the community park. Gerry was the quintessential believer that recreation opportunities for youth were essential for a healthy community. His colourful and outgoing personality helped to make him the unofficial Mayor of Crofton. 

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For more information, please contact:

Jon Lefebure, Mayor
Municipality of North Cowichan
250-746-3203
Mayor@northcowichan.ca

Ernie Mansueti, Director of Parks & Recreation
Municipality of North Cowichan
250-746-3110
Ernie.mansueti@northcowichan.ca