Gordon Melrose

April 2024

When Gordon isn't away traveling to Europe, one of his favourite travel destinations, his early morning routine starts at the CGC! A member since 2011, Gordon is often one of the first members through the doors every morning for his hour swim in the Competition Pool. While staying active and being healthy is important, Gordon shares that he's made many friends at the CGC and has much respect for our team of lifeguards. He can also be found taking the time to share a story with our Customer Service staff as he comes and goes from the Centre.

 "As I get older, it becomes more important to do something healthy."
  • Where is your hometown?
"Originally from Carleton Place, Ontario (just outside Ottawa)"
  • What do you like about the CGC? Where in the CGC will we find you?
 "I like the atmosphere and I can be found in the pool swimming for an hour each morning. I have much respect for the lifeguards and enjoy many conversations with them."
  • What is your favourite memory of the CGC?
 "The many friends both members and staff that I have made over the years."
  • What is your favourite workout routine or your current fitness goal/accomplishment?
"I enjoy doing laps in the pool and hope to do it as long as I can."
        • What do you like to do in your spare time?
        "I like to watch soccer and cycling races (Tour de France)."
        • What motivates you to be active? Why is fitness important to you? 
        "As I get older, it becomes more important to do something healthy."
          • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
           "I like my morning coffee."
          • What is your favourite movie/book/TV show?
          "Movie - The Wild Bunch"
          • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
          "How very important it is to the community."
          • What was your first impression of the CGC?

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