June 6, 2008 – The family and friends of Tim DaSilva invite you to join them on Sunday June 8, 2008 from 11:06 am until 5:00 pm at the Mold Masters Sports-Plex Arena (221 Guelph Street, Georgetown, Ontario – Upstairs Meeting Room) to learn more about the sport of BMX Racing and the importance of the Tim DaSilva BMX Track to our community of Halton Hills.
We are honoured to have heroes from the last three decades join us in our Quest to save Tim’s Track.
From the 1980’s :
– Bill Allen AKA “Cru Jones” from the movie RAD.
– One of the best BMXmovies ever made and it has become a classic favourite to many BMX racers.
– “Cru Jones” was Tim’s inspiration to one day become a #1 BMX rider.
From the 1990’s :
– Jay Miron AKA “The Canadian Beast” is a Canadian BMX athlete and owner of MacNeil Bikes.
– Jay has won 9 X-Games medals, including the first ever X-Games gold medal for Bike Dirt.
– In addition, Miron is credited with inventing more than 30 tricks, including the double backflip.
From the 2000’s :
– Riders from Team Ontario will be present, Tim was also a member of Team Ontario.
– Team Ontario riders are the future of BMX racing in our Province and worldwide.
– Riders include Chris DaSilva (Tim’s younger brother) from Milton, Ontario, Andrew Harper from Kingston, Ontario, Kyle Pearson from Georgetown, Ontario, Amelia Walsh from Ayr, Ontario, Chance Herrington from Kingston, Ontario
Tim’s goal was to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games this Summer but tragically Tim lost his life on July 15, 2006 when a machine that he was operating at Halton Place while building this BMX track in Halton Hills tipped. Tim designed and was building the BMX track for the community, this track was in the process of being completed when the tragic accident happened.
Tim DaSilva BMX Track was named after Tim to honour him and keep his legacy alive.
On June 16, 2007 an Open House was held and was very sucessful with many BMX riders racing this technical track for the first time and bringing in over 60 members. A few weeks later the Niagara Escarpment Commission shut it down due to a missed permit. Presently the Niagara Escarpment Commission is forcing the family to flatten the Track in less than 90 days. Tim’s family and friends are not giving up and are taking on a quest to keep Tim DaSilva BMX Track OPEN for the Community and to Tim’s dream alive.
We invite you to bring along your family and friends to view firsthand what the newest Olympic sport is all about. You will also have a chance to win a REDLINE BMX BIKE, similar to the bikes that athletes will be racing at this Summer Olympics. A few other exciting prizes will also be given away. Other activities will include photo opportunities, autographs and face painting.
“If we stand together as a community we can succeed in our quest to Save Tim DaSilva BMX Track”
Save The Tim DaSilva BMX Track or Tim DaSilva BMX Track RAD = Raise Awareness Day