In Pictures: Rock the Plank! brings in the booty

The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Everybody in the skateboard raffle sniffed out their favourite of eight custom-painted decks, all by Haida Gwaii artists. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)Everybody in the skateboard raffle sniffed out their favourite of eight custom-painted decks, all by Haida Gwaii artists. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Minstrel Cramps make their second showing at Chown Town. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)The Minstrel Cramps make their second showing at Chown Town. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Meghan Wallace, co-founder of the Masset Skate Society, ramps it up by the Rock the Plank! stage. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)Meghan Wallace, co-founder of the Masset Skate Society, ramps it up by the Rock the Plank! stage. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Alan Moore flies into a pirate post kick. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)Alan Moore flies into a pirate post kick. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Another high point of the night. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)Another high point of the night. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Evan Amies-Galonski sings while skaters keep dropping in. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)Evan Amies-Galonski sings while skaters keep dropping in. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Punks Jason Camp & The Posers and their gonzo manager Jonny Begel fired up the crowd. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)Punks Jason Camp & The Posers and their gonzo manager Jonny Begel fired up the crowd. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Some real Animal hit the ramp after sundown. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)Some real Animal hit the ramp after sundown. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

With no pillaging and just a few scurvy dogs, the Rock the Plank! Pirate Party in Tow Hill raised $2,500 for the new Masset Skate Society last Saturday.

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Buoyed by live music from the islands’ own Dub Jackson Band, Jason Camp & The Posers, Minstrel Cramps and Evan Amies-Galonski, not to mention grub from The Ground and Causeway Convenience, the booty-raising benefit also featured an auction of locally-painted skateboard decks and a mini skate ramp by the stage.

The bands rocked, the pirates danced, and fans cheered on skaters of all ages while hanging hammock-style in a giant beach-combed fish net.

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