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YYC Bike Awards - Meet our Host!

It couldn't be a party without an amazing emcee, and this year we have an engaging host of many talents.

 

Mike Morrison

 

Mike Morrison is the author of Calgary By Bike, a popular guide to the city's cycle tracks. Last year, it topped the Calgary Herald's Best Seller list for seven weeks. The 2016 edition features more than 130 things to do and see along Calgary's urban pathways. He's also bald head behind Mike's Bloggity Blog, which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year!

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2016 YYCBIKE Awards - Meet the Judges

Our second judge is a passionate supporter of cycling and active lifestyles for all Calgarians / Canadians (see http://www.bikecalgary.org/node/4572)

 

DENNY MORRISON

Denny Morrison 

 

Denny Morrison has been a member of the Canadian team for the 8th year now and already experienced two Olympic Games. He's currently training with Canada's new coach, Bart Schouten.

Denny started speed skating when he was 3 years old and untill 2002-2003 competed in shorttrack aswell as longtrack speed skating.

Now he competes in the 500m, 1.000m, 1.500m, 5.000m and Team Pursuit.

He already won a Silver Medal in the Torino 2006 Olympics with the team pursuit and collected his first individual gold medal at the World Cup in Calgary March 2007.

In the 2007-2008 season, he became World Champion in the 1.500 meter event and set a World Record at this distance aswell. He currently holds the trackrecord at 4 differant Icerinks across the globe.

 

Denny competed in 4 events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He raced the 5.000m, the 1.000m and the 1.500m. The results were not as good as hoped and expected, but together with Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux, he won Olympic Gold in the men's Team Pursuit, beating former Olympic Champions Italy in the quater final in a new Olympic Record. Passed Norway in another Olympic Record in the semi-finals and finally beat Team USA in the final.

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2016 YYCBIKE Awards - Meet the Judges

Our second judge is often seen bustling behind the scenes of every cool event you are at or wish you were at.


Colin Smith

Colin Smith

 

 

 

 

Colin Smith is a third generation Albertan with a passion for building community and

working to solve environmental challenges.


Before 2013, Smith was a journeyman electrician who volunteered at events like Sled

Island and Market Collective in his spare time. When he broke his arm in a

snowboarding accident and couldn’t continue working in his trade, he took on an event

planning position for Village Brewery in Calgary. The experience brought home for Smith

something that had concerned him about his other favourite events. “There was just so

much waste. I loved being part of them, but I hated seeing heaping trash cans at the end

of the day.”


Smith decided to step up. In 2012, he launched Green Event Services, offering recycling

and waste management and diversion services for events. By 2015, Green Event

Services had participated in over 150 events, diverted 90 tons of waste from the landfill,

employed over 100 people, and served over one million event attendees by providing

waste reducing options.


The company’s good work hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2015, Green Event Services

received the Calgary Chamber Small Business Award for Environmental Stewardship. But

it’s the less tangible successes that really make Smith smile. “Last summer, I employed

more than 80 people and paid them a living wage to do meaningful environmental

 

work. I feel proud about that.”

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