When “Munny” Munro Duncan came on board as the head coach of the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association’s (WORCA) first-ever youth dirt camps, the program offered two weeks of instruction. “We had 10 kids. I was still racing full time so I couldn’t really do more than that, and then it slowly became this organic thing that kept developing and getting better,” he recalled.
One year after hosting the provincial championships at their home track, the Pemberton BMX club riders proved they don’t need a home track advantage to win. Cyclists from the local club had a strong showing against many of B.C.’s best BMX riders at the 2017 Provincial Championship Final in Kamloops on Sept. 10. Several Pemberton riders even returned home as the proud recipients of a provincial number plate, awarded to the riders who accumulate the most points over the course of the season.
It’s a common story. Kids pick up a sport while they’re young, learn the basics and commit to it as an after-school extracurricular for years. But then life gets busy; school and part-time jobs get in the way, and those extracurriculars fall to the wayside. In other cases, some teenagers and adults might regret not giving a certain activity a try when they were kids, yet avoid taking it up, assuming they’re too old to learn a new skill.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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