My wife Gwen and I are part of the first wave of baby boomers. We were born on the west coast of Canada, grew up here and raised three young adults who, with their new families, enrich our lives immeasurably.
If we could afford it, our leisure time would be consumed by travel, learning and experiencing history, food and culture of unique people and places.
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