It’s Only a Num­ber!

Hit­ting the ‘Big 5-0’ in high-fly­ing style

More of Our Canada - - Cause For Applause - by Kel­lie Smith,

Sum­mer 2016 found me turn­ing 50, but, with my dad hit­ting 74 and Gramma Bea go­ing strong at 95, age does not de­fine me. To cel­e­brate, we gath­ered to­gether at my par­ents’ beau­ti­ful place in Nel­son, B.C.

Now, I am not overly ad­ven­tur­ous, but I thought I should mark the turn of my first half-cen­tury in a unique way, so I booked a fly­board day for the en­tire fam­ily to ex­pe­ri­ence.

Dad even gave it a try, mak­ing him the old­est per­son ever to at­tempt it with the fly-board rental com­pany we hired. You can’t miss the shared hap­pi­ness in that big group photo! The only one miss­ing is Gramma Bea, who was in a sec­ond boat with our am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phers. Bea is a long-time sub­scriber and gifter of Our Canada. How sur­prised she will be to see a pic­ture of her­self in her favourite magazine! ■

In­set photos: At left, in white, Gramma Bea; below, the fly­board­ers (Kel­lie’s dad in front).

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