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2016 YYCBIKE Awards - Meet the Judges

Our third judge is a veteran at selecting winners, having been a Calgary Youth Science Fair judge for 7 years.

Karen McPherson

Karen McPherson

Karen McPherson was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill, on May 5, 2015. She currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on Private Bills, as a member of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing as well as a member of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.

Before being elected, Ms. McPherson’s career spanned roles as varied as Collaboration Analyst, Collaboration and E-mail Architect and Manager, Business Continuity Consultant and Business Analyst in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, in industries such as Chemicals, Manufacturing and for more than 20 years, in Oil and Gas.

As part of her commitment to contributing to the community Ms. McPherson has served as Secretary for Old Colony Habitat for Humanity in Norton, Massachusetts, a wrangler when Calgary hosted the Juno Awards in 2008 and a judge of the Calgary Youth Science Fair for seven years.


Ms. McPherson has two grown children, a small grouchy dog and enjoys travelling to learn about the world we live in.


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2016 YYCBIKE Awards - Meet the Judges

Now that the nominations are complete, it's time to meet the judges tasked with selecting this year’s YYC Bike Award recipients, and it will not be easy!



Helen Pike


Helen Pike is a reporter for Metro Calgary and reports regularly on cycling infrastructure and events. Although she's a motorist Monday to Friday, on the weekends you might find her getting from point A to B on her burgundy road bike.

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New Volunteer Page



Ever wanted to volunteer for Bike Calgary, but you weren't sure how? We are relaunching our Ward and Communities Reps program, and we need people who bike from all over the city to get involved. Once we have a few members signed up, we will host an orientation. You can also find out how to get involved in our other projects, including the Calgary Stampede Parade (we have two entries in this year!) Sign up today!