1st Annual Johnny Strange Bhutan Skate Program

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The Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) in collaboration with the Strange Family will be organizing the first Annual Johnny Strange Bhutan Skate Program from August 13-18, 2019 at the Bebena Skate Park in Thimphu.

The six-day long program will be guided by two expert skaters from the United States of America.

According to the BOC, best skaters during the program will also be provided trophies on the following categories such as fastest skater, coolest trick, highest Ollie, longest Manual, and Johnny Strange award (1 male and female).

Meanwhile, the skate park in Bebena was built in honor of Johnny Strange, who first came to Bhutan in 2011 and brought a skateboard with him. Johnny was an adventurer and he loved kids and when Johnny passed away in wind suit flying in 2015, we wanted to build this park for the youth of Bhutan to inspire them to be outside next to the mountains and away from their video games.

Those interested to participate in the program has been asked to kindly register before July 30, 2019. The registration is open for all.

Tshering from Thimphu

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