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A local skate park has been renamed to honour a former city councilor who passed away. Formally known as the SLP Skate Park, skateboarders will soon be able to shred on the Wade Galloway Skate Park. City council approved a new multi-year sponsorship deal with the Wade Galloway Foundation, and Mayor Blaine Hyggen says he can’t think of a better way to honour him.
“I knew that the time and the effort that he put into having this realized our skate park on Mayor Magrath Drive was outstanding. The meetings that went on, and it was just exceptional that he would dedicate that much time. And so then months later here, and we both together at the same time, decided to run for council. And we actually worked quite well together throughout councils, we shared a similar vision. And so when this all came to pass and the skatepark was introduced, it was great to see that happen,” said Mayor Blaine Hyggen.
Galloway won a seat in the 2013 election just months before he died in an avalanche in Waterton Lakes National Park back in February of 2014.