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In Focus | Graeme Paterson

Meet Graeme Paterson! He has lived in PG since 2005!

Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?
My lovely wife Stephanie is my favourite without a doubt, but anyone else up for a bike ride is ok with me!

What is your favourite local store in Prince George and why?
My favourite store in Prince George is Ruckus Skis Boards and Bikes. Mark and his team are a great group of people and they always take great care of me and all of their customers. I feel that it is also super important to support your local bike shop! The

Describe yourself in one word.

If you could go anywhere in the world right at this moment where would you go and why?
Australia, because its warm!

What is your favourite activity in Prince George?
Mountain biking, dog walks and generally being outside.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
Does constantly getting my car stuck in the snow count?

What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?
Understanding and working to deal with my mental health. It was a struggle at first, but it's been great to address it and learn how to better understand myself. To anyone out there mulling over this, don't wait any longer, work on yourself.

Tell us your favourite childhood memory.
Riding bikes down the abandon railway beds around Nakusp BC with my dad and brother.

Where do you volunteer or give back to in the community?
I help out with trail building and maintenance at the Pidherny recreational area when I can. I'd like to get more involved in 2019.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Replace the president of the USA.

Where would you sneak away to in Prince George to spend some time alone?
Anywhere in the woods. Lots of great trail networks here!

Where would you like to see positive change in Prince George and why?
Continual growth and development in the downtown area.

What do you think makes Prince George great?
Outdoor recreation for sure. There is just so much to do here if you're into getting into the great outdoors!

What are 3 things on your bucket list?
See some more of the world, mountain bike in a different country, run a marathon.

Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
I used to be into running/jogging but fell out of it for a few years. I have started back up and will be hoping to run a marathon someday soon!

How do people connect with you, personally, through social media?
Connecting through Instagram is probably best. My handle is graeme.paterson

What is the name of your business/organization?
I don't have a business/organization per se, but I do enjoy growing and developing my Instagram account to help showcase the awesome mountain biking possibilities in Prince George through photos and video.

Tell us your best piece of life advice
Work hard, be patient, and good things will happen!

If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Let's say Barack Obama...guy seems classy, smart and very insightful. Feel like I could learn a lot from him.

Why do you think it is important to shop locally?
Keeps money in the community, and helps keep great local shops in business.

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Working with Mountain Bike BC to provide photographs of the trails in Prince George was a fun experience!

Give someone you think that deserves it a shout out and explain why!
Gotta be the people at Ruckus. They have helped me out lots over the years and I really appreciate it!!

My choice for the PrinceGeorgeNow In Focus spotlight is:
Anyone who posts photos of Prince George to help spread the word of what a great place PG is to live!

Some general comments I would like to share are:
Thank you for featuring me! I really like what Prince George Now does for the community and look forward to continuing to watch you guys grow and spread the word about our great city!

We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below and submit your own nomination by clicking HERE. You are also welcome to submit a form of your own by clicking HERE.

In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition of the people, businesses, and organizations that help make our city great. Thank you, Prince George!

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