If you are a snowboarder that lives around Montreal, you may want to check this out this winter. CISION reports that Vans collaborated with the Dillon Ojo Lifeline Foundation to create the Dillon Ojo Snowpark, which has one of the coolest locations in all of Montreal. Its located within the Montreal Olympic Park, and is on the hill that’s located above their infamous Olympic Stadium. The terrain park is free to guests, is open 9-5, and features eight features (various rails and a medium-sized jump). The terrain park will remain open until either the end of March or until the snow melts. This is a walk-up park, meaning there’s no lift, and helmets are required.
The Dillon Ojo Lifeline Foundation was created in honor of Dillon-Charles Ojo, who died at twenty-two following a tragic accident. The foundation devotes its time towards making Dillon’s favorite hobbies, snowboarding and skateboarding, more accessible to the general public. Here’s what Dillon’s mother and co-founder of the foundation, Elaine Charles, said about the new park:
“We want everyone to be able to discover and take part in this fine sport which our son loved so much. We know he would have wanted to pass on his passion to the greatest possible number of people, so we took on this mission in his honour. Dillon was born in Montreal, and he would have loved to have a park-like this one to train in without having to plan for transportation to a ski station. He wholeheartedly enjoyed life. He liked to laugh, learn, play, share special moments with loved ones, and help others. The Snowpark will be a place where these values will be shared and where young people can create lifelong memories.”
Various photos and videos of the setup are below…