Re­tirees very mo­bile

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROBERT MUIR

For­mer Corowa Shire Coun­cil ex­ec­u­tive staff Bruce Cor­co­ran and Bob Parr are on the move since re­tir­ing from coun­cil.

The pair meet most Tues­days in Sanger Street Corowa for a bike ride and have plenty of other in­ter­ests.

Take coun­cil’s for­mer gen­eral man­ager for in­stance. Bruce, who con­sid­ers him­self “an av­er­age bowler” with Corowa Civic Cen­tre, is on the bowls com­mit­tee and the race club com­mit­tee, loves horse rac­ing and is a life time budgeri­gar breeder.

Bruce, who re­tired from coun­cil in Oc­to­ber 2013, likes read­ing The Free Press and The Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle, es­pe­cially to keep up with all the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil news.

He dis­cusses that news with his for­mer close work­ing col­league, re­tired plan­ning and plan­ning and en­vi­ron­men­tal di­rec­tor Bob Parr.

“We do a lap of the town, about 25 kilo­me­tres in­clud­ing Wah­gun­yah,” Bob said of their rid­ing pur­suits. “We go over to Ruther­glen some­times and to Thur­goona some­times,” Bruce added.

They wel­come Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s news of the pro­posed 42.9km Corowa-Mul­wala Trail for cy­clists. The to­tal of 86kms would be a some­what longer dis­tance for the pair.

“That’s easy. It’s flat, no hills,” Bob con­fi­dently pre­dicted. Bob, who re­tired in Au­gust 2016, knows another track very well, the Corowa Golf Course. He plays twice a week, plays off a hand­i­cap of just 5.5 and has been as low as 2.

Bob and Bruce have no prob­lems with re­tire­ment!

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