Shout Out: Pemberton BMX

Here are a few people who deserve a shout-out for their contribution to Wellness in the ‘hood:

The Pemberton BMC Club crew: Jessica and Graham Turner, Lara and Dan Wall, Ernesto Cruz and Turner Montgomery.

Jessica Turner, in this inspiring Q+A at Choose Pemberton, also recognised a host of amazing volunteers who supported the Board this summer, including:

Jeff Ihaksi, Sean Holmes, Nelson Jenson, Steve Petrie & Graeme Harris who were key in getting the track rebuilt and help out whenever they can.  Turner Montgomery built our trophies and is a key volunteer. Brett Milner, Mark Beaton, Gary Martin are usual suspects at the track…  My sister Tara Hare kept an eye on our little boy during events and cooked a hotdog or two. Coast Mountain Excavations for the machinery, Dave Traynor @ Flow Irrigation for the watering set up, Rona for the shovels & rakes, Pemberton Valley Supermarket for hooking us up with food, ToadHall for our stickers and Blackcomb sign shop for our signs.  Prize donations from Mile One, Mount Currie Coffee Co., Troy Lee Designs, Vans, SkullCandy, Sram; The Village of Pemberton for being so supportive along with Squamish BMX, Langley BMX & North Vancouver BMX.

These folk resurrected the Pemberton BMX track this summer with weekly track maintenance nights, and hosted 3 races and a skills camp. As Turner says, “there’s something satisfying and somewhat therapeutic about moving dirt around and making it look good.”

If you’d like to nominate the Pemberton BMX group, or anyone else who has done something awesome to make Pemberton and Mt Currie a more healthy place to live, this is your chance!

Nominate a Wellness Champion by Friday October 12. It’s as easy as filling out an online form.

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