PLT Canada’s Spotify contest winner Jacky Yip wants to pump Zac up!

July 29, 2019

Jacky Yip

Jacky Yip, winner of PLT Canada’s Green Ride Spotify Playlist Contest.

“I’m competing in my first bodybuilding contest this fall, and music is super important for my training. When I heard about the Spotify contest, I thought ‘Wow that cross-Canada Green Ride is hardcore!’ So, I decided ‘Strong’ by R3hab & KSHMR would be perfect to keep Zac motivated,” says contest winner Jacky Yip (@JackedJacky on Instagram).

The PLT Canada Spotify context was launched in June to inspire green jobs youth to get outside and get Zac Wagman, PLT Canada’s Green Jobs Manager pedaling as he made his way across Canada by bike. He is cycling from Victoria to St. John’s to promote the rewarding careers that exist in the forest, conservation and parks sectors by meeting youth employed in the Green Jobs program and sharing their stories on social media. His journey began on May 13 and he will cover over 8,750 km in four months. 

“I really like the chorus in the song, because it goes, ‘taking me higher’. It’s in my head when I’m grinding up a steep hill,” Zac says. “Because I don’t actually listen to tunes when I’m riding, it’s great to have that earworm to keep me going.”

When Jacky is not at the gym, one of his favourite things to do is go hiking in the woods. He and his partner recently travelled from Toronto to B.C. to do some “awesome” hiking, he says. The Spotify contest opened Jacky’s eyes about the Green Jobs program and showed him that Canada’s forests are not just great for recreation, they are home to great careers. “Getting paid to be outdoors and do things that help our planet is an unbelievable opportunity for Canada’s youth,” he adds.

“I know Zac is going to feel great when he finishes. I also want him to know that he is making his mark for a sustainable future where everyone gets the importance of forests and their proper management to fighting climate change,” Jacky says. PLT Canada believe in the values and benefits of sustainably managed forests and the great outdoors and understands the importance of managing our forest resources to support current and future generations of green job workers.

To listen to Jacky’s contest submission, “Strong” by R3hab & KSHMR, and the rest of the 100+ great songs that were suggested by PLT Canada fans on social media, sign in to Spotify and check out our PLT Canada Green Ride Road Trip playlist.

Congratulations to Jacky, and thank you to all those who participated in our playlist contest. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more contest opportunities and PLT Canada Green Job updates. PLT Canada is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Submitter Chanson(s) Submitted through

Laura Johnston

  • Wheat Kings – Tragically Hip
  • Like a stone – Audioslaves
  • SOS – Avicii

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Cam Rollins

  • It’s a Great Day to be Alive – Travis Tritt

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Ceilidh Milligan

  • Wagon Wheel – Owl Crow Medicine

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Akshar Goyal

  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Green Day

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TaylorLee Dolan

  • Head Up (Feat. James Newman) – Don Diablo
  • Dreamer – Martin Garrix, Mike Yung
  • High on Life – Martin Garrix, Bonn

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saugeen29

  • Anything by Bob Marley

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roseaz

  • Anything by Bob Marley

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Germainefafard

  • Coton Ouaté – Bleu Jeans Bleu

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cotec007

  • Wild horses – Gino Vanelli

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pauldesba

  • Running back to Saskatoon – The Guess Who

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imarockstar03

  • King of the Road – Roger Miller

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coach_daves

  • Born to be wild – Steppenwolf

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schoolsteading

  • Soundtrack from Glee

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judyhunting

  • Life is a highway – Tom Cochrane

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vipernastics

  • Fast Cars- Tracy Chapman

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hoveygirl72

  • Life is a highway- Tom Cochrane

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marie_trudel

  • All Skrillex songs

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dsoozy

  • Without you – Illenium

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mikekdirk

  • Fight song- Rachel Platten

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latherandbubble

  • The Chains – Fleetwood Mac

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flowergirl345

  • Trucking- Grateful Dead

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starbine14

  • Anything by Bruno Mars

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hippolee999

  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

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lynception

  • Chateau – Angus and Julia Stone

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cassidy1968

  • I got a feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

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petesomes

  • I don’t Care – Ed Sheran ft. Justin Bieber

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chawang1

  • Uptown Funk – Bruno mars

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mindlessdoodles

  • 24k- Bruno Marks

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jovintardif

  • Me – Taylor Swift
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • In the air tonight – Phil Collins

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nicolehrmt

  • Don’t stop believing – Journey

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cmicalle

  • Life is a highway – Tom Chochrane

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sayitinmusic

  • End of the line – The Traveling Wilburys

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canadiantexan

  • Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

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hoggerx1

  • Radar Love – Golden Earring

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crystal_zacharias

  • Highway Patrol – Paul Brandt

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sadlon91

  • Big Wheel – Arron Pritchett
  • What do you think about that- Montgomery Gentry
  • Shot down in flames- AC/DC

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neilwhite89

  • Relentless – Arkells

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jimminy5

  • Don’t worry be happy – Bobby McFerrin
  • Breathless -William Prince
  • Portland, Maine- Donovan Woods

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juliejune5

  • Hip to be square – Huey Lewis

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kellybutton

  • Shake it off – Taylor Swift

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rlima5

  • I’m on my way – The Proclaimers

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kristena6968

  • Barbie girl – Aqua

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barthanar

  • She gets me – The Washboard Union

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christina.gee

  • Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello
  • I don’t care – Ed Sheeran ft. Justin Bieber
  • Beautiful People – Ed Sheeran (ft. Khalid)

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jessekak

  • Go your own way – Fleetwood Mac

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sarahmcpherson44

  • Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine
  • Long White Line- Sturgil Simpson
  • Traveller- Christ Stapleton

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bree_vic_chris

  • Sister golden hair – America
  • Sirius – The Alan Parsons Project
  • Dinner and Diatribes – Hozier

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_fionamcdonald

  • Home for a rest – Spirit of the West

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d.folkerson

  • Highway Star – Deep Purple

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thedevinstewart

  • Country Roads – John Denver

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tree_talk

  • I don’t know – Sheepdogs
  • Up Around the Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Running down a dream – Tom Petty

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jmetnick

  • Highwayman – Willie Nelson

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oyepcanada

  • For the Nights I can’t Remember- Hedly

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jackedjacky

  • Kung Fu Fighting- Carl Douglas

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turcotte_girls

  • Here I go again- Whitesnake

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joannebove

  • Cherry Bob- The Runaways
  • Walk of Life-Dire Straits
  •  Glory Days- Bruce Springsteen

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fus.rose.dah

  • Free Bird- Lynryd Skynyrd
  • I’ve Been Everywhere- Johnny Cash
  • Built for speed- Motorhead

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alicesp18

  • On the Road again- Willie Nelson

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j.oyoyo

  • Hold the Line- Toto
  • Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
  • I’m gonna be (500 Miles)- The Proclaimers

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wayde6523

  • Cut the Cord- Shinedown

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jbcastnbrew

  • Unknown road- Pennywise

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brianellishwang

  • Road Tripping- Red Hot Chili Peppers

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brianellishwang

  • Strobe- Deadmau5

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brianellishwang

  • On the Road Again- Willie Nelson

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captainmontage

  • Canada’s Really Big- Arrogant Worms
  • Bobcaygeon- Tragically Hip
  • Telegraph Road- Dire Straits

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bplunks93

  • Bailando- Mr. Daniel Hernandez

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mackhallworth

  • Life is a highway- Tom Chochrane

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irahudgin

  • Tweeter and the monkey man- Traveling Willburys
  • I won’t run from it- Big Red Machine
  • A simple Twist of Fate- Bob Dylan

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funforestry

  • One headlight- the wallflowers

 

ContestQueen

  • Boys in the Bright White Sports Car- Trooper
  • Bicycle- Queen
  • Black Betty- Ram Jam

Twitter

_fionamcdonald

  • Bicycle- Queen

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christmasinfant

  • I’m gonna be 500 miles- Proclaimers

Twitter

pamelajogra2379

  • Man in motion- Rick Hansons

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joesphhowell

  • Born to run- Bruce Springsteen
  • Freebird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Bright Side of the Road- Van Morrison

Twitter

FrancoisGrimard

  • Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Saskatchewan- Les Trois Accords

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Vtxmad

  • Any song by Traveling Wilburys

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coach_daves

  • Tom Sawyer- Rush
  • Downtown- Macklemore
  • Another Brick in the Wall- Pink Floyd

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emiliemarielouise

  • Little Green Bag- George Baker Selection
  • Green River- Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Fiddlers Green- The Tragically Hip

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turcotte_girls

  • Here I go again- Whitesnake
  • Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Synyrd
  • Don’t Stop Believing- Journey

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jonkroe

  • Rock the house- Gorillaz
  • Radar Love- Goldren Earring
  • Breathe- The Progidy

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Cassandra Cornish

  • Monster- Rihanna/Eminem
  • Push it- Salt n Peper

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