The first KNOWSHOW took place from February 12 - 14, 2006. The event came together quickly following the previous spring/summer buying season. In a matter of months, Ben, Nick & I added (what is now known as) a side hustle to our existing roles of selling and making clothes for skate and snowboard shops and the burgeoning cadre of lifestyle boutiques popping up in the pre-recessionary retail landscape of the early '00s.Read More
On July 9th, 2019, some of Canada’s most talented flat ground skaters converged at KNOWSHOW to duke it out in the Original éS Game of S.K.A.T.E.Read More
A while ago, a friend I’ve known over the years in this industry offered up a stark introspection of his own business (a multi-faceted retail space) that was refreshing to me. He said (paraphrasing)
“We have always been able to position ourselves as a great retailer, based solely on selection. We have been the access point for people to find brands, and now that advantage is gone”.
Every year on June 21st, skateboarders worldwide roll out en-masse and celebrate Go Skateboarding Day. This year, there are some great activations planned around the country and we wanted to make sure you knew all about what was going down!Read More
Lightspeed, official registration sponsor of KNOWSHOW, will be hosting educational sessions throughout the show.Read More
“Learn to snowboard first. Film second.”
I found this simple advice while reading up on KNOWHOW speaker Spencer Whiting (AKA @Gimbalgod) and it has stuck with me since reading it. The answer was for aspiring follow-cam videographers, but the ethos behind the statement is one as old as time.
Here’s another way of saying it: a house is only as strong as its foundation.Read More