The Bentway and Build for Bokma (Wes Loates, Immony Men, and Josh Singal) presented CITE, a summer-long celebration of skateboard arts and culture which launched on June 30, 2018. The opening weekend revealed a new art installation /skatepark featuring Semblance, skateable sculptures conceived and constructed by Build for Bokma which create a 3D terrain for boarders to ride on, as well as a site specific art installation by artist and skateboarder Pascal Paquette.
On subsequent weekends, CITE offered a variety of workshops including skateboard clinics, building skate sculptures, videography, screen printing, and designing skateboards; plus a speaker series. The Skate Trail with the Semblance sculptures was open and available for skateboarding every day. CITE was an opportunity to advance the Build for Bokma’s mission, which was to bring new audiences to The Bentway, and serves as a response to Toronto’s new skateboard strategy to integrate skateparks in the future development of the city.