Michael: What are some of your interest and hobbies?
David: Thank you, Michael, for your question.
I have a number of interests and hobbies, and have been able to enjoy them since my retirement in 2018.
A key part of my daily life, is my love of running. I try to maintain a level of fitness through my daily exercises. I run approximately 20-30 kilometres each week, and when I’m not running, it’s not a stretch to find me on a walk or snowshoeing adventure. As I find goal setting a helpful tool to keep me motivated throughout the year, and with my love of running, I will annually set distance goals.
Additionally, it’s extremely rewarding that I share this love for physical fitness with my family. It’s an added bonus that I can share this with them and we can participate together.
Recently, I fulfilled a life goal by learning how to paint creatively. The ability to explore my creative side, learn how to express myself and learning my style of art has been incredible. Although I am still a beginner, over the past couple of years, I have created several visual art pieces that I am very proud of.
Additionally, I had a keen interest in learning how to play the guitar. Motivated to learn, I was able to teach myself how to play, and, successfully can play at an intermediate level.
As a Family:
As I mentioned above, we do enjoy several interests and hobbies as a family. It’s so much more fun, when you can share your interests with those around you.
As a family, we enjoy playing golf, watching Wilson’s hockey games, playing hockey, skating, and running.
We have as a family also welcomed a number of animals to our family. Currently we have three cats, Oliver, Lloyd and Julie, all rescue adoptions who have blessed our family. We recently had to say good-bye to Bear, our beloved dog, who provided us with 12 and a half years of unconditional love.
In My Spare Time….
When the opportunities present themselves, I find myself catching up with my reading list, indulging in biographies, and everything, anything political.
I enjoy cooking, and like to expand my creative juices in the kitchen. It’s not unheard of to find me creating a culinary masterpiece for dinner, or, mastering a long-standing family recipe, as represented this past Easter weekend while making my mother-in-law’s famous goose stuffing!
As there are so many things I can mention, I would be remiss to highlight my love for volunteering within our community. Through my involvement, I have met so many incredible people, and I am inspired everyday by the generosity of everyone who contributes to making our city the best it can be.
This is a small window into who I am outside of the classroom, and my pursuit to be Sudbury’s MPP. Thank you for your question, I have enjoyed reflecting on my interests and my hobbies that fill my days. I’m wondering, what do you enjoy? What are your interests?
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