Rick Hansen is going to be in Fort St. John on Wednesday. Sadly, I am going to miss his visit but I did get the chance to talk to him on the phone last week. He thanked me for the district’s part in planning his stop here and then we talked about being kids in Montney for a while.
Rick spent parts of his summers on his grandparent’s Montney farm and played fastball with our team while he was there. He was the best player and probably the nicest guy (I’ve always said that the Man in Motion we’ve all followed for twenty-five plus years is absolutely as nice and as genuine as he seems).
He asked me about all of the guys who had played ball and he asked about their parents. At one point he asked about my dad who had been the ball team’s coach back then. I said that he would be 80 on his next birthday and that he was doing fine. Rick said, “Your dad is an amazing guy”.
I phoned my dad later that night. I told him that Rick Hansen thinks he’s amazing. I think I made his day.
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