We passed our inspection and got partial occupancy for the park!
I'm very happy to announce we got our partial occupancy, which means:
- The test event is on for this eveningfrom 3pm to 10pm. Please confirm whether your reward included... Read more
Test Event, Kickstarter Backer Day, Then Open...mostly...probably...
Our intention had been to have the Kickstarter test event while construction was ongoing but it turned out we weren't allowed. Plan B was to have the event as soon... Read more
Sorry - No Test Event This Sunday
This is Embarrassing...
I'm very sorry to say that we have to postpone the test event we had planned for this Sunday. I know we just sent out the invite,... Read more
Kickstarter Test Event This Sunday!
Ramps Are Ready For You To Test Them Out
I'm happy to say that the build of the ramps is pretty much done. The crew are finishing the last few... Read more
Long Overdue Update!
My apologies for not providing more Kickstarter updates. We've been so busy working on the park and posting progress on social media, that we forgot to post directly through Kickstarter,... Read more
Park Design Is Ready for Your Feedback!
We are very close to finalizing the lease for 265 City Centre. Confirming the park design is one of our final steps. We've been working hard the last few weeks... Read more
And the location is…
As per the update on Friday, this is a short follow-up to officially announce the location. Once we waive the conditions in the agreement and complete the formal lease, The... Read more
We have a conditional agreement for a lease.
It's a big day for The Yard. We have a signed Agreement to Lease for a space! It has taken longer than we had expected or hoped, but we think... Read more
Still Working to Secure a Location and Stickers are Coming
Since the Kickstarter finished, we have been working hard to secure a lease. A number of offers have been submitted but none of them have worked out for a variety... Read more
Quick word of thanks and next steps
We did it - thanks to you!
The campaign is over and we are happy to say that we met our goal. Thank you!
The reason we ran this Kickstarter... Read more
We did it!
Thanks to you we hit our goal of $100,000 and Ottawa will soon have an indoor bike and skate park!
Have a good nights sleep (I know I will) and... Read more
A little over 24 hours to go and less than $4000 to hit our goal!
We are almost at $100,000 and in about an hour, our Kickstarter close-out party starts at Nita Beer. How cool would it be if we hit our goal during the... Read more
Less than 48 hours to go and almost 90% of the way there
We are almost at 90% of our goal with just under 48 hours to go. Typically this is a busy time for Kickstarters, so we are feeling good about our... Read more
Only 70 hours left!
Only 70 hours left to make an indoor park happen in Ottawa
That's right - we aren't counting in days anymore, we are into hours.
I've had a lot of... Read more
Bonus for Pledges above $200 and Flexibility for Pledging Amounts
Added incentive for pledges of $200 or more
We have had a lot more pledges at the $66 level than we expected or planned for. Right now they account for... Read more
Only 4 days left - 25% more to go!
Only 4 Days Left to Meet Our Goal!
Not much time left to meet our $100,000 goal. We've been out every day at a variety of events talking to people... Read more
Less that 2 weeks left! Need your help.
We are now officially under two weeks to go
With $67,637 pledged, the campaign is 2/3 of the way to the funding goal. At our current average pledge rate, we... Read more
Over $2000 in Prizes to Give Away This Thursday at Airborne
Airborne Action Sports is hosting a fundraising event for The Yard this Thursday, April 26th at their store. Address and a few more details below:
Airborne Action Sports
Party at Airborne on Thursday
Fundraiser for the The Yard This Thursday, April 26th, 6-9pm at Airborne Action Sports
Block your calendar for this Thursday evening. Airborne Action Sports is holding an event for The... Read more
Almost half way there and CBC interview
We are within a few pledges of hitting a big milestone for the Kickstarter - $50,000!
If you missed it yesterday morning and are interested, here is the link to... Read more
Interview tomorrow at 8:15 am on CBC Radio One (91.5 FM in Ottawa)
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be interviewed tomorrow by Giacomo Panico to talk about the park on his show In Town and Out. I'll be... Read more
We need your help!
In less than a week, we are almost half-way to our goal – as of this writing, we are over $43,000. Thank you for your support!
As happy as we... Read more
Great first day!
Thanks to everyone for making the first day of the Kickstarter a huge success! Amazing start but we still have a ways to go - please share the Kickstarter with... Read more