This Calls for a Celebration!

News, Community Involvement

Mar 04, 2014  Comment

We are very excited to hear the news that the Contagious Mountain Bike Club in Whitehorse has won the MEC Dirt Search Contest. We thought you'd like to read all about this from the club itself. Here what they wrote yesterday on their Facebook page:

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What happens when you combine mountain bikers, a First Nation, dedicated youth trail builders, generous local businesses, a proud territory, and supporters from across North America? $12,000 and a surprise ending, apparently!! 

Proving that we can achieve great things when we join together, the Yukon has won the western division of MEC's Dirt Search contest, receiving more votes than the serious southern heavyweights we were up against. It was a close finish, and we can assure you that EVERY last one of your votes really made this seemingly "impossible" goal possible!

As if the $10,000 MEC prize wasn't enough, our club received over 3 times the 2,000 votes it needed to realize the full $1 per vote (up to $2,000) pledge that Yukon Energy Corporation made early into the competition! 

Thanks to all of you, youth trail builders will be out in full force this summer in Carcross. We are so excited for them and this amazing opportunity. Together we're going to do great things, Yukon. 


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