Jon Watkin

May 5, 2016

Langford, BC – Bear Mountain Resort announced today that Jon Watkin will lead the resort’s cycling
program as the new Cycling Manager. In his new role, Jon will further build on the resort’s
partnership with Cycling Canada as the Home of the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team and
the recent success of the Canada Cup XCO race held at the resort this past March.

“We set out to build a world-class destination for resort guests and residents alike. Our 5 year
agreement with Cycling Canada allows national athletes to train at Bear Mountain and in turn, help
others of all abilities learn and ride here,” says Dan Matthews, CEO, Ecoasis Group of Companies –
the owner, developer and operator of Bear Mountain Resort. “We are grateful to Rob Fawcett who
dedicated a year of his life to put in place a strong foundation for cycling at Bear Mountain, and we’re
proud to have Jon join our team and use his passion for sport and business to drive cycling at Bear
Mountain. We view his appointment as the next step in our commitment to be the leading mountain
biking destination on Vancouver Island.”

“I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to follow my passion in cycling with Bear
Mountain Resort as their new Cycling Manager. I am looking forward to working with an amazing
group to create a world class cycling experience on Vancouver Island,” says Watkin. Jon has over
15 years of bicycle retail experience and is familiar with the local and national cycling community as
the Race Director for the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series p/b PISE and General Manager of the
Russ Hay’s Racing Cycling Team. Watkin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads
University and has a strong background in business having worked in key leadership roles at
Schneider Electric.

About the trails at Bear Mountain:
Bear Mountain Resort, home to the Bear Mountain Bike Park consists of over 10km of west coast
inspired single track and flow trails. Built over the past two years in collaboration with the Nature
Trail Society and Cycling Canada’s National Mountain Bike Team, that now calls Bear Mountain
home, the Bike Park is open to all ages and abilities. In addition, the Bear Mountain Dirt Jump Park
is Southern Vancouver Island’s only rider built and maintained dirt jump park of its kind. Headed by
Pro Freerider and Vancouver Island native, Jordie Lunn, the Jump Park is challenging enough for
experienced free riders but offers beginner camps and instructions for those wishing to learn.