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Cycling BC Targeted Athlete Celebrates Grad Her Way

Ana sitting on the couch, smiling in her cycling kit and helmet
Photo by Deon Nel Photography


It’s the time of year when high school seniors would typically be getting ready for graduation ceremonies, final exams, and of course, prom. But just like last year, proms and graduations this year are going to look very different from what we have traditionally known them to be. 

For Cycling BC targeted athlete, Ana Large, there was no formal gown or parade walk down the aisle. In a year that has forced us to think differently about how we go about doing the things that we do in our everyday lives, Ana decided that a traditional prom wasn’t for her.

Instead, the grade 12 honours student from Kelowna, BC, celebrated graduation in her own unique way – with a new cycling kit, a ride, a few of her favourite people, her favourite beach, gourmet food, and ice cream to end the day.

Cycling kit laid out on a bed with a bouquet of flowers
Ana traded in the traditional formal prom dress for a cycling kit of her choice. Photo by Deon Nel Photography


Jacob and Ana on their bikes.
Ana’s prom date and fellow TaG Cycling Race Team member, Jacob Rubuliak, joins her for a celebratory bike ride. Photo by Deon Nel Photography


Congratulations to the Class of 2021. Photo by Deon Nel Photography


It’s been a challenging year for a lot of people and an unconventional final year of high school for this year’s class of 2021. We congratulate all those Cycling BC targeted athletes who are graduating this year, and like Ana, we hope you can find a way to celebrate and honour your accomplishments in a way that is truly meaningful to you.

Special thanks to Ana and her family for sharing these precious ‘prom’ photos with us.