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Westside wakeboarding company ‘packed up,’ moving to new location

A gate blocks the access of once was Whiplash Cable Parks on the Westside.
May 03, 2020 - 7:00 AM

A wakeboarding park that was once nestled in the corner next to the W.R. Bennett Bridge on the Westside is moving to a new location.

Whiplash Cable Parks has been closed since 2017 after much of the park’s equipment was damaged and lost during the massive flooding event.

Owner Conrad Wiker said the business wasn’t able to get funding to replace the equipment, so they’re looking to eventually move to a new location.

During the last few years, it’s been incredibly challenging to operate as a small business, with Alberta’s economy being linked to the Okanagan’s and with the flooding events, he said.

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He said there’s a need for the outdoor sports for the kids in the Central Okanagan.

“It’s an awesome opportunity for kids that’s all,” he said.

The business was also planning to release a documentary that summer of 2017, which has been put on hold because of the flooding.

Wiker said he’s working on a new location for the cable park, but can’t unveil it yet.

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“Everything’s gone and packed up,” he said.

He’s also looking for special equipment that was stolen in 2017 which includes equipment that provides wheelchair accessibility for wakeboarders and special suits for the visually impaired, Wiker said.

 


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