Following Global Competition Season Canada Skateboard and RYU Release Celebration Video Featuring National Team

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 5:00 AM AKDT|Updated: Nov. 4, 2021 at 2:00 AM AKDT

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - RYU Apparel Inc. (TSXV: RYU) (OTCQB: RYPPF) (FWB: RYAA) ("RYU" or the "Company"), a creator of award-winning urban athletic apparel, is pleased to share a hype video that celebrates the spirit of skateboarding and international competition.

Captured across three continents and featuring the Canadian National Skateboarding Team, the video campaign showcases the diversity and inclusivity of the skateboarding community as well as skateboarding as a form of art and movement.

The campaign also spotlights the apparel collection that was designed in collaboration with some of Canada Skateboard's elite team of athletes itself. The limited-edition high-performance hoodies and t-shirts celebrate Canada's exuberant nature and will be showcased at RYU's Vancouver and Toronto store locations, as well as be available for purchase on ryu.com.

RYU Canada Skateboard Partnership (CNW Group/RYU Apparel Inc.)
RYU Canada Skateboard Partnership (CNW Group/RYU Apparel Inc.)

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"Being on the global stage for skateboarding with domestically designed garments was an honour for Canada Skateboard. Our National Team members put on an amazing display proudly sporting RYU apparel and now fans can represent by wearing them as well. RYU continues to be a great partner hearing the needs of our team and pushing the capabilities of fabric and design. Be on the lookout for more product collaborations and team support as we shift our focus toward Paris 2024 and beyond." Commented Ben Stoddard - President - Canada Skateboard"

"It was a thrilling experience to watch these athletes represent our nation and share their unique talents with the world. While designing the uniforms that would represent our nation proudly as well as meet the hot and humid conditions in Tokyo, we learned first-hand the dedication, sacrifices and inspiring commitment these athletes made." commented Cesare Fazari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RYU Apparel.

Skateboarding is a highly popular sport globally with an estimated 6.4 million skateboarders in the US and 85 million worldwide in 2016, according to SkateboardersHQ.com.

About RYU Apparel

RYU Apparel (TSXV: RYU, OTCQB: RYPPF), or Respect Your Universe, is an award winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for active lifestyles. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. For more information, please visit the RYU website at: http://ryu.com

ABOUT US Skateboard Canada

Formed in 2016, Canada Skateboard is recognized by the Canadian Olympic Committee, Sport Canada and World Skate as the official National Sport Federation (NSF) for skateboarding in Canada. Canada Skateboard board of directors is composed of skate industry veterans with a shared vision to support, promote and grow skateboarding in Canada. The board includes professional skaters, industry heads, event producers, international judges, coaches, skatepark designers and media managers from the past and present in Canadian skateboarding. Each brings their unique expertise, personality, and a steadfast commitment to skateboarding

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