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Rudi Slagter

Rudi is 14 years old and lives in Yellowknife, NT. Here’s how he’s taking the lead:

“My friends and I have built and are managing a fun and safe bike park for youth of all ages. The bike park is a great place for parents to take their kids and develop their biking skills. I have learned that we need to set an example for the little kids because they really look up to us. I set an example by using appropriate language and keeping the site clean. Another thing I have learned is to collaborate with my friends by making smart decisions on where to put jumps and trails. I like going to the bike park to be outside, have fun with my friends and make youtube videos of being at the park. I really enjoy being on the land and have started my own outdoors youtube channel (outdoorsYK).”

 

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